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.
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.
The men try to navigate the giant ocean waves in a ten-foot skiff on the open ocean. The four men on the ship all have different strengths. “The cook bails out the boat while the oiler and correspondent take turns rowing the boat, and the injured captain lies in the bow spouting cynical remarks and brushing away the seagulls, but also provides much needed leadership” (Bouchard 1). This quote accurately shows how the men use their strengths to their advantage so they can come together to achieve their goals. In order to survive on the life boat, it is essential for the men to work together as a team.
I was sweating profusely.The powerboat was traveling at breakneck speed.I was completely pumped up and feeling invincible. I've always been a thrill-seeker.but this speed was almost too much,'Don't freak out',I told myself' Just remember the name of your boat-Nerves of steel! 'I have to powerboat racing because i'm a thrill-seeker.I was terrified and sweating profusely.I kind of just,like,risked my life.I just feel like i am a kid again.I saw my life flash before my eyes.It was an amazing experience.Don't be scared.Powerboat racing is quite safe.The best way to live is to not have any
In the movie one of Edwards Bloom’s famous lines is, “There are some fish that cannot be caught. It's not that they're faster or stronger than the other fish. They're just touched by something extra.” In life, we all are “touched by something extra” in some way, that is what sets us apart from others. You have kids that are the fastest and the strongest but then you have those that may be the slowest and weakest of the group but their story can be the most amazing story out of everyone that is told. In the movie, Big Fish, Edward is telling a story of him befriending a giant.
Odysseus had left almost always meant to die with only saving a few which may have caused a sense of controversy and confusion. Also Odysseus hadn’t thought of a way to save all of his men, which eventually impacted his journey and his entire crew. Though Odysseus did have several acts of heroic deeds, the amount of failure in a majority of those other acts overpowered them
Back to the story of the Cyclopes, Odysseus himself pushes the ship from the shore back to the sea, “A giant wave that washed the ship stern foremost back to shore. I got the longest boathook out and stood fending us off.” (9.398-401) Odysseus got a boat back to shore with all of the men in it, showing his physical strength, but what about his mental strength? Throughout the entire adventure, Odysseus’ mental ability has challenged him, but he has always had a strong love for his wife. “Day after day mu longing quickens, and my company give me no peace, but wear my heart away,” (10.195-197) telling Circe that he needs to go home, back to Persephone. Then both his mental and physical strength challenge him when Circe tells Odysseus he must go to the underworld to get home.
As stated before in my P.E. Class we are grouped many times into different teams and it no matter the activity we are doing the winning team always has someone who takes control. Now this person who takes control doesn’t just boss people saying “do this”, “do that”, they lead and respect every member of the team as they know everyone has an important job. This is a prime representation of the coxswain. From this book readers can learn when to control, how to take control, and when to sit back and let someone else take control.
They often could not be taken proper care of while providing for the whole ship’s success. Death due to poor medicine for injuries affected many of those on the sea, especially within the military. All of these struggles proves the usefulness of new and advanced technologies that are forthcoming in the world. Though the work these sailors endured may have improved their physical strength, it came with many caveats that are not nearly as bad in the following centuries. It is apparent that the need for money was greater than the safety that countries ensured for their explorers.
Even though physical nature cannot be civilized, it can help humans to recognize their nature. In nature, hierarchy does not matter. A person with the power to control others’ lives inevitably becomes the top of everything. When Alonso, Sebastian, Antonio, Ferdinand, Gonzalo, and others come out of their cabins on the ship in the tempest and ask where the Master is, the boatswain says, “To cabin! Silence!