Thesis: After the crash of Air Florida Flight 90 in 1982, a man risked his life in order to save his fellow passengers from freezing to death in the Potomac River. In the end, this man lost his life. He was remembered by Roger Rosenblatt, who wrote an article for Time Magazine called, "The Man in the Water." He explains what happened in awe, and how heroic the man in the water was. His main message in this article is that no man is ordinary and any man can become a hero.
On this day, a multitude of innocent people fell victim to the catastrophe, while some became heroes in the process. One man, known as the man in the water, had a particular pull on the hearts of the country. The man in the water showed a great deal of courage, strength, and selflessness in a time of disparity. The article, The Man in The Water, by Roger Rosenblatt, follows a central theme of heroism. To begin, the article, The Man in the Water, follows the theme of heroism beginning with Lenny Skutnik.
This man was deemed a national hero after his involvement in the famous crash of Air Florida Flight 90. Rosenblatt’s article, “The Man in the Water,” uses a variety of literary techniques to describe several major themes throughout the text. These literary devices include similes, metaphors,
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 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
For this week’s discussion, I instantly thought of my grandfather during World War II saving the lives of his crew in the south pacific, my mother as my childhood hero, and of course all those action movie heros. I decided to choose an every day “hero”, the kind that truly defines what it means to be a hero. The story and clip I found is a combination of the movie clips and the story of Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano. It is about a man that swam for five hours to save the lives of four members of his family. He willing put his life at risk, because he knew that it was what needed to be done.
Many passengers tried covering the hole and others called for help with a satellite phone. Six long hours later, help from the Italian coast guard came. Everybody on board survived due to the steadfast thinking of the passengers. When they saw the hole, they could have just said “we're done for” and given up, but they kept trying to think of solutions to save everyone on board. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have the same perseverance to keep trying for a better life by moving to different countries where equal rights and a better life exist.
Horrific events can turn into days of remarklable wonder. In the story, “The Long Nights of the Little Boats,” by Basil Heatter, British troops were overrun by German Soldiers in Dunkirk. beThe need for them to be saved united thousands of random Englishmen to come to their rescue. The character of these men made them be the good people who came to the rescue of the soldiers. Positive Human traits make people successful which was witnessed by little boat rescuers traits, the soldiers traits, and my own personal traits.
On January 13th, 1982, 79 passengers on the Air Florida Flight 90 crashed into the icy, Potomac River less than a minute after take off. One minute, the passengers were warm and relaxed, sitting in their seats, and the next, they were drowning in the icy Potomac. Air Flight 90’s death toll of seventy-five people, easily could and should have been prevented, yet as tragic as the event was, some good managed to come out it as well. Joe Stiley, one of the passengers onboard the Air Florida Flight 90, knew something wasn’t right as he was sitting in the plane, waiting for takeoff. For one thing, he stated that it was hard for him to see out of his window due to the wintry weather.
The theme applies to our lives in our society because we shouldn’t be afraid when it comes to the point where you need to make a difference or save lives by risking your own life considering that there are people who died with honor or became amazing heroes from doing this and they are not afraid since they know that they are doing the right thing like protecting the people who need their help. This story motivated me to not be afraid to risk your for others and to not be a bystander to violence. I would totally recommend this book to others who are interested in historical fiction, adventure stories about sailing, and
The Titanic’s famous crash had many different effects on the people that were part of the tragedy. One person it affected was Jack Thayer, “As for Jack himself, he never seemed able to regain the feeling of confidence and excitement he’d felt as he stood on the Titanic’s deck that April night,”. Another was Bruce Ismay, “Ismay never recovered from the shame.”. Those who lost loved ones were known as “Grief-stricken survivors,” after the tragedy.
It was a brisk January afternoon in Upper Manhattan, New York. Nothing out of the ordinary, until a commercial airliner lands… in the Hudson River. The plane had struck a flock of geese at 15,000 feet, disabling both engines. The pilot weighed his options, and decided to land his stricken jet in the Hudson. But was that the right choice-- to put passengers’ lives in danger?
Scott LaBarge’s essay “Heroes: Why Heroes are Important” is well written because he effectively uses pathos, logos, and karios when explaining heroes to his audience. When something goes wrong or we feel like we cannot continue, we could all use someone to step in and change our situation. Everyone needs a hero. LaBarge gives an excellent example from his high school days; Thoreau inspired him and became his hero. The high school period of one’s life is a difficult period.
A Heroic Man With his last breath he died in the eyes of his soldiers a hero; however, heroism in Henry the IV Part 1 has many different interpretations. Shakespeare portrays heroism from multiple perspectives in order to demonstrate the different perceptions of heroism based on an individual’s morals and values. Shakespeare also explores the evolution of heroism, from that of a successful warrior, to an individual that is willing to put the needs of others before their own. Shakespeare intertwines honour and heroism into the theme of the play and we must consider both when determining the heroic value of each character.