Edward Prendick is the main character and protagonist in the novel “The Island of Dr. Moreau”. At the beginning of the book, he has an established life as a biologist in London. This life is filled with trials, but Prendick is set apart from much of society because of his firm moral code. One day, while out on a boat with two seamen, a large ship unwittingly crashes into their small seacraft. Naturally, there is severe damage and the remains of the boat are scattered out into the middle of the ocean.
The first example of why being skillful is so important in cases of resilience in Unbroken can be noticed when once the plane crashes into the ocean, Louie immediately puts his wits into action. Highlighted in the text: "Louie knew he had to get Phil 's bleeding stopped, but if he went to him, the raft would be lost and all of them would perish. He swam for the raft" (Hillenbrand 3). Louie backtracked and thought about the situations that could be thrown at him for each movement he made. He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut.
Pi’s life changing traumatic event came while aboard a ship with his family. The ship sank and all but himself and few zoo animals survived. Pi lost his family and had to survive under the worst of circumstances. He was without a great supply of food and water. Also, Pi was without a family.
The novel, The Old Man and the Sea, is a story about an old man, Santiago, who experienced great adversity but did not give up. The author, Ernest Hemingway, describes how an old man uses his experience, his endurance and his hopefulness to catch a huge marlin, the biggest fish he has ever caught in his life. The old man experienced social-emotional, physical, and mental adversity. However, despite the overwhelming challenges, he did not allow them to hold him back but instead continued to pursue his goal of catching a fish with determination. Santiago’s character, his actions and the event in the novel reveals an underlying theme that even when one is facing incredible struggles, one should persevere.
It is through this that Rainsford decides to abandon his plan on prey as the story gets to a conclusion (Lyall, 2011). Conflict Conflict is seen when Rainsford falls off the yacht while riding deep in the waters. He has to struggle swimming to the shore of the sea to find help at the island on the far end. However, Rainsford overcomes the overwhelming sea when “a certain coolheadedness
He at first doesn’t know Robert at all, and since Robert was blind the husband didn’t know how Robert’s life was and didn’t know his limitations or his drawbacks. The husband is narrow-minded and cannot put himself in Robert’s place. He even feels that Robert has a better connection with his wife than he does himself. Robert cannot see but can understand a person’s feelings and emotions better than the husband could. The husband was prejudice at first.
On his 85th day out to sea, Santiago encounters a marlin who resists his attempts at catching him leading to a two-day feud. Once Santiago makes it to sea he manages to get a strong and huge marlin to fall for his bait. This is reminiscent to another time of his life when he went a prolonged time with bad luck and wasn’t able to capture anything, but when he finally made a catch, it was a giant fish. Instead of the marlin allowing Santiago a quick kill, he fights back and refuses to stop swimming, dragging along Santiago’s skiff with him. In Santiago’s mind, he isn’t that bothered or worried about the fish putting up a fight thinking, “This will kill him… He can’t do this forever” (Hemingway 45).
Underneath their gill slits there are blood vessels which intake oxygen from the water; some sharks keep their mouths open to breathe so it’s easier for the water to pass over the gills. Most sharks don’t have strong neck muscles so the water doesn’t easily pass over their gills, that is why they have to keep moving with their mouths open to breathe. Some sharks, which have strong neck muscles, push the water over their gills so the shark can stay at rest and still breathe. Other sharks have tiny holes over their eyes, which the water is pulled into so the shark can breathe with its mouth closed. A sharks diet is very interesting.
The definition of a caring person stretches far beyond the idea of being kind, and although it is important to be kind there are a few other key values behind this idea. Compassion is a key value behind the aspect of the idea of being caring. Having compassion for those around me is something I strive myself to do. As life has gone on, I have realized not enough people offer the empathy that those around them need; as an individual, I always give credit to those who have problems around me, and allow myself to step into their shoes, as I try and fix the problem. The idea of compassion flows into another key aspect of being caring, which is helping others.