Every second of your life, your stepping into the unknown. You do not know what will happen next until it occurs. That's what happened In the short story the ¨Lady or the Tiger¨ a barbarian King has a unique way of punishment. When he finds out an underclass gentleman is in love with his daughter. Also, in the short story ¨The Most Dangerous Game ¨ A famous Hunter falls off his Yacht and he ended up on ship trap island.
As hunter Sanger Rainsford is on his way to Rio de Janeiro to take part in what he claims is his life calling of hunting, he plunges into the water and embarks on a peril journey to the “Ship-Trap Island.” This island is one greatly feared by man and not somewhere one would feel content. From the first gasp of air after falling, he must find it within himself to keep going despite it being so much easier to just give up. In Richard Connell’s short story “The Most Dangerous Game,” he uses the setting, characters, and the task archetype to show that perseverance in the midst of fear leads to achievement even if the success seems unimportant to some. The jungle setting presents the idea that the people living on it, General Zaroff and Ivan, have a twisted, chaotic perspective on life and hunting. Connell describes it as, “An unbroken front of snarled and rugged jungle” and “knit of webs and weeds,”(3).
But I know the minute I try to, the minute I reach up, a snake is gonna fall on me” (Capote 92). The story goes on to say that just before he is about to be crushed to death by the snake, a parrot comes in and saves him. This dream that keeps recurring in his dreams symbolizes the pain he has gone through in his life. The tree is his dreams of traveling and making music, but the snake keeps him from achieving them. The snake represents Perry’s troubles or conflicts he has faced that hold him back from ever being able to be free.
Both concepts symbolized a polar opposite of the existing ideals of the time and were viewed as dangerous, radical, and morally unacceptable. If found guilty of association with these, suspects were labeled as one in service of the primary enemy of the state. For Puritans, this enemy was the Devil, and for mid-20th century Americans, this was Communist Russia. [Bailey 45] [Association] Each embodied treason to the existing power or principle, whether God or democracy. Miller compares witchcraft to Communism to explain the severity of the fear and hatred that Americans felt towards the Soviet Union’s government.
In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell Rainsford runs into man versus man, man versus nature, and man versus self conflicts. In the beginning of the short story the conflict that started it all is a man versus nature conflict. Rainsford is on a yacht with his hunting friend Whitney on a moonless night in the Caribbean. He hears gunshots and wants to see if he can find where they are coming from so he goes out and stands on the railing of the yacht where he falls off, “...the salt water in his open mouth made him gag and strangle”(10). Rainsford is fighting for his life
His constant anxiety of the water causes Brody to feel less of himself and as result lets the mayor step over him. Aware that Brody has a responsibility and duty in Amity island, he lets Mayor Vaughan gain control and power over him by keeping the beaches open. Brody acknowledges that the only way for him to gain acceptance is to get rid of the shark and face his biggest fear. As a result, Brody seeks help from Quint, a fish hunter, and together with the help of Hooper, they set out to find the great white shark. Ultimately, the shark dies of anoxia and Brody swims back to shore as the hero of the island ( Benchley
John le Carré’s novel “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” dives us into the life of Alec Leamas, a British spy during the Cold War era in Europe. The spy has one final mission to complete before he can finally “come in from the cold.” Leamas’ mission, given by Control, is to eliminate Hans-Dieter Mundt, the head of the Abteilung in Germany. What Leamas is not aware of is the many complications and inner battles he will run into and must overcome to reach his mission objective. Throughout the story, these complications will be seen in themes such as deception, seduction and abandonment, which are all involved in the plot and will be analyzed, as well as the recurrence of unkept promises by characters and agencies across the chapters of the book. Deception is used by many characters, as well as agencies, to help with confusing and hiding information from others for a higher purpose.
Odysseus has to journey into the unknown after his encounter with the cyclops, he said “O’hear me lord blue girdler of the island, If i am thine indeed and thou father; I grant Odysseus raider of cities to never see his home again”(Homer 575). This quote supports the journey into the unknown because he is entering a world he has never seen before from being cursed. The next quote is from “Hero’s Journey,” Campbell wrote “heros enter a world they have never experienced before”(Campbell 1). This quote supports the idea of entering the unknown because he has to go through many trials on his journey back to Ithaca. Odysseus is getting supernatural aid from Athena.
The countries turmoil is demonstrated through the constant fear implicated within the innocent minds of the countries citizens, the rise of different political powers through turmoil, and the through Afghanistan and the impoverish living conditions caused by war. These destructive actions are at the pinnacle of Afghanistan’s turmoil and show the world what they are capable of doing. Fear is virtually the single most preeminent factor a person experiences during times of devastation/turmoil. Fear is shown to be existing in the innocent minds of the citizens of Afghanistan. During the time after the fall of the anarchy in Afghanistan, the Soviet Union communist invaded the country and enforced strict rules and punishments to try and control the public.
Military Fiction Captures the Grim Reality of Vietnam War Veteran Raymond Bell’s novel takes a powerful, gut-wrenching look on the emotional effects of the war. The Vietnam War is still deeply rooted in the American conscious not only because it is brutal with which it was fought and controversial for it symbolized American aggression, but also because of its psychological impact on the soldiers involved. Raymond Bell’s war novel Lost Years takes readers to understand what the war did to those who were thrust into it. Written by the Vietnam War veteran himself under the pen name Bobby Bell, Lost Years features two men trapped in history and in their emotions. The novel touches on the major themes of friendship, remorse, forgiveness, and
Directly after the end of World War II, the United States faced a time like no other—the Cold War. The fear of communism and the totalitarian Soviet Union grew rampant, and the possibility of an impending all-out nuclear war gripped American minds. During this time, the fear of a breach in national security heightened, and a loyalty review program in the government was introduced by President Truman. Soon, this practice crept into society, as everyday citizens undertook the responsibility of “policing” each other—determining each other’s loyalty, with suspicion constantly clouding one’s mind. Amidst this, American historian Henry Steele Commager, a product of the University of Chicago “…where he received his Ph.B.