Roger Rosenblatt The Man In The Water

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“The Man in the Water”’ by journalist Roger Rosenblatt was an article written for Time Magazine about a man who was never really named who, in an act of selflessness in a time of tragedy concerning an airplane crash in a freezing Potomac River, lost his life while ensuring the lives of other plane passengers. Rosenblatt wrote a compelling article about the unidentified man, pointing out how his act not only affected the outcome of his own life, but the lives of the strangers he then rescued. The article consists of not just what happened the day of the plane wreck concerning the plane passengers, including the unidentified man, but how it affected the other passengers’ lives for years to come probably and how the man’s actions affected others. The overall theme of Roger Rosenblatt’s article, the overall inherent message, is that selflessness is perhaps the most valuable gift to be given, even when the cost itself may be great.

The plane went down in Washington, hitting a busy bridge as it
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Rosenblatt wrote the article to convey that selflessness can be perhaps the best act of charity and power a person can give, and that it can really show a person’s true character. The man must’ve known that if he stayed in the water that he would perish, but he put the needs and lives of the other passengers before his, a true act of courage and kindness that the survivors surely remember each day they continue to live. The passenger showed the he had power over nature, even though in the end, he himself succumbed to nature. He showed that even the greatest acts of compassion can be given in the face of death. The overall theme of Roger Rosenblatt’s article, the overall inherent message, is that selflessness is perhaps the most valuable gift to be given, even when the cost itself may be
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