He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut. The fact that Louie is throwing himself into being the leader of the tough situation and using his mental skill to comprehend ideas which could lead to a different fate shows how skillful he really is. As can also be seen in the text: "He snatched the cord, reeled the raft to him, and climbed aboard. He rowed to Phil and Mac" (Hillenbrand 4, 5). This also shows how important skillfulness is due to the fact that Louie found his solution to a problem and put it in action.
He is a normal being of society and is not insane. Just as Chief finished his dose of Electroshock Therapy ,or EST, he says “And when the fog was finally swept from my head it seemed like I’d just come after a long, deep dive, breaking the surface after being under water a hundred years”(289). Here Kesey conveys that even though living under the comfort of the fog does seem applicable to many, it is in fact a rather dreadful living situation. Chief is now “cured” and can at last see the reality of life. Being under water represents how Chief was under the influence of authority over his own ideas.
The first act that he does is to rejuvenate the spirit of the inmates with his hilarious attitude. He asserts “…what I came to this establishment for, to bring you birds fun an’ entertainement”(11). He realizes that the first act to be done in a panic stricken world is to bring back laughter, one of the gifts human being forgot in their life. In the essay ‘Salvation Through Laughter: Ken Kesey and the Cuckoo’s Nest Stephen L. Tanner suggests that this differentiate Mcmurphy and the inmates of the asylum. There is no place for laughter in the Big Nurse’s smooth running machinery of manipulation, and the patients are conditioned in such a way that they are afraid of laughter (58).
In the invigorating novel A Bad Day for Voodoo we follow the main character Tyler Churchill as he goes through the struggles of his sophomore year, unfair teachers, girlfriend problems, and losing a voodoo doll powerful enough to kill. When Tyler’s history teacher accuses him of cheating Tyler’s friend Adam says he has a plan to get back at Mr. Click for failing Tyler’s test. The next week Adam shows Tyler the plan, a voodoo doll that, rather poorly, resembles Mr. Click. Tyler, like most of us if we were in such a situation, does not believe that this voodoo doll will be anything more than a scam and a waste of money. However, when Tyler sticks the doll in the leg Mr. Click’s leg flies across the room and he ends up at the hospital.
I know others better.” “Que va,” the boy says, “There are many good fishermen and some great ones, but there is only you.” “Thank you. You make me happy. I hope no fish will come along so great that he will prove us wrong.” (23) With that said, Santiago’s determination is the only reason that he is able to catch any fish. Also, he decides to not only ignore opportunities to boast his fishing skill, proving that he is above the common man trying to alleviate insecurities through bragging, but rather constantly displays a sense of humbleness and integrity. In conclusion, the sea is symbolic of the entire world in “Old Man and The Sea”, and Santiago barely even touched the water and learned so much, while teaching others even more.
All of the sudden, Rye was once again alone with three dead bodies, she understood some of the man’s urges of jealousy to kill everybody else, she discovers two young children who is capable of speaking and took them under her care. Octavia Butler’s Speech sounds were inspired by a losing a close friend to a disease, and have to go through trouble on the bus she took to see her friend reflected on a society that has never grown up. 2) Analysis First, the mood of the story is depressing and hopeless. Both the natural disease as well as mankind’s many actions shaped by “the silence” that helps form a society where humans are no longer regarded as intelligent species. The protagonist, Rye, after being deprived what she valued most, was in an psychological state of depression and loneliness.
For my third and final example is how McMurphy organizes the Deep Sea Fishing trip and just needs one more man for the trip. McMurphy convinces George a patient that likes neatness to join the trip and be Captain of the boat. “Hell, George, why didn't you say you were a fisherman” Pg 195. This shows McMurphy has the power to organize a fishing trip without Nurse Ratched going. Therefore McMurphy is gaining power in the ward and Nurse Ratched is losing power to
The naval officer is Churchill, he’s the “god” who acted upon the war and started to put the end of the WWII, making him look like a savior to Britain and others. It is also mentioned that there was another officer who could represent the US because from a far they were aware and supportive of the to the allies until they got involved; it’s inferred that most of the boys(people involved in the war) and the other officer(Churchill) go on the same boat to go to where their ship(peace, dreams, and stillness) is at. WWII and the boys show how mankind needs saving from disasters and having that need of a “savior” to get them
Also, during his departure, he crosses a threshold as he excitedly awaits the day of his first communion. When the day finally arrives and he intakes the holy sacrament, the lead character found himself moments later “... still seeking God’s voice” (Anaya 223). Despite prior questions, he still showed a hero’s strength by embodying the values of his society or at least those of his mother (Rudolfo 2004). Inclusively, during his departure, the main character crosses the belly of the whale when he “... saw Lupito lifted his feet and hurled backward by the
Okonkwo contravenes the tribe rule and beats his youngest wife during the week of tranquility and almost shoots his second wife who notes on his gun skill. He kills Ikemefuna, Nwoye's close friend who asks for Okonkwo's help because he was afraid of being weak (Achebe, 1958, p. 43). By trying to be a strong person and deciding to kill Ikemefuna and thrash his wives, Okonkwo not only decline his relationship with his wives and Nwoye, but also impairs himself psychologically. Despite these worsening, it is not until when Okonkwo kills one of the five British court members, that he discovers his tragic
The mood that the author intended to create was a sad, happy mood, he is moaning that his captain is gone, but they completed the mission the voyage is complete. So while the author creates a sad, misery mood you also have to take into consideration that the voyage is complete their journey is over they have anchored safely. The reason the author wanted to create this type of mood is because he uses words such as, my father does not feel my arm for touch, Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells for sound, The ship is anchor 'd safe and sound, for sight. These words are what created the imagery for this poem and what helped the author shape the mood of this poem. The author created a very strong connotation with the diction, he used words like mournful