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.
Surely, immediately after the plane crash any survivors would be fretful for their life. Rosenblatt claimed that this ‘man in the water’ had a duty that needed to be fulfilled, and that duty was to put others before him. This man wouldn’t have even imagined that an ordinary flight such as Air Florida Flight 90 would end up in a disaster generating a duty for him to save others. Rosenblatt uses specific language that effectively explains the significance of the man’s actions. He said that the man felt an unnerving fact that if he continued to give the rope to others, he would die in the river because of how frigidly cold the Potomac River naturally is.
The sea inside is the tale of just one man, but it brings up a question which can apply to many others in similar situations; should one suffering from paralysis or any other terminal illnesses have the right to die peacefully through euthanasia, or should he be forced to continue to suffer in his current situation? Dreams are some of the strongest motivators to exist. Once one discovers that his dreams are suddenly impossible, life becomes a lot less meaningful. Before his paralysis, Ramon worked as a mechanic on a
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.
As the book goes on, Paul starts to overcome his fears by confronting Erik and Arthur. He overame the fears that dominated his life. For once Paul wasn’t afriad, instead showing courage and bravery. Others might dissagree and say that Paul reveals fear because on it says “... I felt afraid for the first time, afriad that we might all get sucked down and drwon in the mud”, Even if Paul was sacred, he forgot about that and saved multipul kids from the sinkhile in this quote, “My glasses were so caked with mud that I couold no longer se anything clearly.
Captain Phillips tried to defend the boat from the pirates every way possible to stop them from getting on the boat and he defended while they were on the boat also. He did every protocol he needed to do to keep the pirates from boarding but failed. When the pirates boarded he let his crew down below deck to save them while he faced the pirates like a hero. He locked down everything letting his crew be away from the pirates. Captain Phillips also tried to save his crew by acting like the ship was broken and that there were no more people on board, but the pirates did not believe him.
People will do anything to save themselves rather than trying to save everybody else. For example, in a story I read it tells about a man who had took a boat by himself to get off of a sinking ship. Afterwards, the man was called names such as a coward and things because he saved himself. This man was put into a situation in which he had
George may seem controlling of Lennie seeing as if Lennie makes anymore mistakes, George could lose his job and reputation. Nevertheless George feels the need to protect him after almost getting him killed back when they first met. George played a prank not knowing that Lennie couldn 't swim and Lennie almost drowned. In all these instances George has both a controlling side and a protective side. George tries his hardest to protect Lennie but when the situation calls for it, and in Lennie 's best interest, George was able to make the hard call and pull the trigger.
One of the main ones is that every action has consequences.Brooks demonstrates this by emphasizing the actions of the boys, as well as the last line “Die soon,” which causes the reader to reflect on the actions shown in the poem and infer that they result in death. The importance of education is another message exuded in the text; the grammatical mistakes and explicit statement “[We] left school’ tells the reader that the pool players are uneducated. Holding true to your own morals and beliefs is also projected. The young men are so busy trying to act “real cool,” they do not see that they are going down a dark path. Brooks promotes not pretending to be someone that you are not.
The universal theme that goes with The Old Man and the Sea is Mans struggle with nature and life. The old man was trying to fight a battle that might have killed him since his pride kept him from accepting defeat, and going back home empty-handed, because of his old age he felt like if he could not catch the marlin than he might have died because he thought that would make him a failure. Not to himself but to Manolin (the boy that he would fish with and would speak to about baseball.) The way that most people can relate to this is that, people do not want to let someone down that look up to them or see them as a role model. In the novel The Old Man and the Sea the way that nature is used is that it does not fight against the old man but it instead is used in the way that it shows man relationship with nature, by showing that even while he was out in the sea far from land he was still given nutrients to eat, like dolphin and shrimp.