In just 18 minutes the Lusitania sank killing about 1198 people, 128 of which were Americans.3 The news had hit America and the Americans were enraged and felt sorrow for the innocent that had died. A conspiracy theory was also made, one that said that the British might have had a hand in the sinking of the Lusitania, their purpose for this would be to force America into the war on their side.9 During the war, the Allies and the Triple Entente were in a stalemate for the majority of 1917. The only battle that the Allies had successfully won was the battle of Vimy Ridge. It was obvious that they required
Titanic was the largest of its time and could expect to be fully booked on its maiden voyage. A national coal strike began in the UK which caused considerable disruption to shipping schedules in the spring of 1912, causing many crossings to be cancelled. Because of this strike many passengers postponed their travels. The strike had finished a few days before Titanic sailed. Despite this, Titanic sailed on the scheduled date, as coal was transferred from other vessels including Olympic.
Titanic Crossing Genre: Historic Fiction Barbara Williams Copyright: 1995 Pages: 163 Grade: 4-5 Summary: Barbara Williams, novel the Titanic Crossing depicts the story of main character, Albert and his family as they aboard the Titanic in April of 1912 in hopes of returning back to America. Although Alberts family, are not excited about the new adventure, Albert is excited about going back home and the opportunity to explore the enormous ship, the Titanic. The night of the sinking of the Titanic, Albert locates his sister Ginny onto one of the lifeboats that are for women and children. When loading on the lifeboat, Albert is shocked to be informed by the crewmen that his age of thirteen qualifies him as a man, and he is forced to separate
The 2013 film The Book Thief directed by Brian Percival is based Markus Zusak’s 2005 novel. The film, set during World War II in Germany, follows the story of 11-year-old Liesel Memminger. Liesel’s mother is forced to give up Liesel for adoption because she is a Communist and Liesel then goes to live with her adoptive parents Hans and Rosa Hubermann in Molching, Germany. On the train ride to her new parents’ house, Liesel’s younger brother Werner passes away. This is when we become aware of the narrator of the film, who is Death.
He also tries to redefine our relationships with the communities that we belong or not belong to. Furthermore, the plot of the novel is taking place supposedly some 3200 years from now on a planet called Lusitania, which is inhabited by sentient being “Porquinhos” that to some extend resemble human
He endeavors to ease the suffering of the Russian prisoners because he perceives them as men and fellow countrymen. Paul does not view them as enemies because he perceives little distinction between his fellow countrymen, prisoners, and himself. Also, the Russians seem less of Paul's enemy than the non-commissioned officers on the German's side. As he performs his duty of guarding the prisoners, he cogitates how commands from higher-ups have transformed men like his fellow countrymen into enemies and could just turn them into friends. These thoughts terrify him because the prisoners could have been the German's allies with only "a word of command" (193).
“‘I have terrible news,’ he said at last. ‘Deportation.’ The ghetto was to be completely wiped out. We were to leave street by street the following day” (Wiesel 11). Throughout the vast novel, Night,by Elie Wiesel, the protagonist Elie had gone through agonizing experiences, for the duration of the gruesome and unspeakable genocide. He later wrote this book ten years following these tragic experiences.
To be sold into slavery or to be eaten by a shark: The Slave Ship begins with the story of a woman who must make this fateful decision. The author tricks the reader twice, first by making us think that this woman fated to death by a shark or the slave trade will be the focus of the novel, and then again by making us think that nothing could be worse than that. We learn as the book progresses that slaves faced insurmountable obstacles, pain, fear, and humiliation, and that for many the choice to eaten by a shark was one they could only dream of. In his novel he weaves a narrative of many, one with diverse perspectives and experiences that as a finished product reveal the slave ship in its truth. Rediker shows us that the trauma millions faced on the voyage from Africa to the Americas was in service of something of indescribable magnitude.
The Book Thief is book that describes the life of Liesel Meminger and her experience of living in Nazi Germany. The story starts when Liesel 's communist mother is on a train heading for a town in which Liesel’s new adopted parents are. On the train ride to Liesel’s new life, her brother, Werner, had died before arriving in Molching, and not only that, but she would also go on to lose her mother to Hitler’s Regime for being a communist. Already, Liesel experiences such a traumatic event that will affect her for the rest of the story, and will see dramatic changes to personality and outlook almost immediately with her being quite resistant to her
The author in his writing is talking about the living condition of the slaves on the ship. He gave lots of details about how harsh and, difficulties it was to survive inside the deck of a cargo ship; In his passage he described “The closeness of the place, and the heat of the climate, added to the number in the ship, which was so crowded that each had scarcely room to turn himself almost suffocated us. This produced copious