Unbroken, is a story about Louis Zamperini who has has survived many war battles. Louis has gone to war and survived, then was called back to keep fighting; however, this time, their plane crashed, and he landed in the middle of the ocean on a raft he had with him. Throughout all of this, Louis was brave and resilient to be able to stay alive in the ocean for 40 days. In Unbroken, by Hillenbrand, Louis had fought to stay alive after a rough patch in his life, and shows the audience that overcoming obstacles makes people better and stronger in the end. The narrative of Louis’s life begins when Louis is still in high school with him stopping at nothing to achieve his goal of beating the world record of mile runner in high school.
“Round she spun, reeling under the impact, filled with reeking brimstone, shipmates pitching out her, bobbing around like Seahawks swept along by the whitecaps past the trim black hull and the god cut short their journey home forever” (Odyssey 12. 448-452). The harsh punishment describes the ship as a she who’s shipmates dive out of the burning ship like Seahawks as the Zeus again hinders Odysseus and his men from going home. The theme of disobedience is very prominent in this episode. The poor choices Odysseus makes as well as his foolish men.
Did you know that the Mantis shrimp can crack glass with a single hit of its claws? Well, it can, and it also can brake thumbs. Many people have a bad opinion of the Mantis shrimp because it brakes many children’s, and adult’s fingers when they pick it up. People should understand though, that the mantis Shrimp is just protecting itself. Thinking we’re a threat, this little guy strikes an unfortunate person’s fingers at 5/1000ths of a second.
So, he jumped in the water and swam as fast as a marlin and caught up to it and slammed his fist on the humongous boat. The boat stayed in tacked. Luscious Luke was now scared for his own life. So, he himself started fighting the big green beast. He yelled, “Curse you, You are as ugly as a mole rat!” Boo got angry and replied, “I will tear your head off like a piece of paper and eat you for
While Circe spoke to Odysseus, morning arrived. As the new day arrived Circe left, going back up to her island. Odysseus made way to his ship, his shipmates quickly scrambling into place by their oars. The wind was with them , letting the men have a smooth take off from shore. As they took off, Odysseus talked to his men, “Dear friends, Circe has told me that we were to run into Sirens, so she told me what could happen to us if we don’t follow her words.
Odysseus in Homer’s The Odyssey has to go through trials and tribulations and he could not reach home in Ithaca without being so intelligent through the ordeals. The first trial was to get away from Calypso island. The text states that “The nymph Calypso, a powerful goddess—/ And beautiful — was clinging to him / In her caverns and yearned to possess him” (1.17-19). The main trial that Odysseus faced was the wrath of Poseidon was then stated shortly after the first trial by saying, “All the gods pitied him, except Poseidon, / Who stormed against the godlike hero” (1.25-26). The previous quote also shows that Odysseus has a very good reputation with the gods, and it is also the reason that Odysseus escaped the island.
“The man of twists and turns believes that he has escaped all of his woes! As simple as that; the great Odysseus seems to have overcome all obstacles blocking him from returning to his lavish life. Well not so fast, mortal!” shrieked the immortal Poseidon, outraged after witnessing Odysseus and his son emerge victorious from the bloody battle against the suitors. Swiftly, Poseidon descended to the rocky isle of Ithaca, taking the form of his son; Polyphemus, the son that the prideful King Odysseus blinded so cleverly. “Well, we will see if the king’s wit can save him from the wrath of a GOD!” thought Poseidon.
Following that, Santiago became acquainted with the ferocious sharks, who consequently tore apart and ate the Marlin. When Santiago sailed back to shore, he then began the long, painful journey home. The religious symbolism behind events from The Old Man and the Sea, magnify Santiago and the Marlin to the extent of resembling Christ. Through the struggle, pain, and the final path leading to
The first part of a long journey.The sirens can be described as loud,pretty,and unnatural.While the crewmen are relaxed and calm.Odysseus is trying to get untied,since he can hear the sirens beautiful song.The painting or image communicates the idea that they follow the ships trying to get them onto the island, while book twelve of "The Odyssey" communicates they stay on the island. The sirens and Odysseus share similarities and also differences throughout this paragraph.The sirens are trying to knock Odysseus and his men off course,in addition to that Odysseus has also knocked him and his men off course.Sirens have been cursed to live in a bird suit and need help,more so Odysseus as also been cursed by a god his curse will allow him to go home under rough circumstances.Sirens draw in men by "acting" or singing of needing help whenever boats or when come into view.Odysseus receives help from Circe who tells him of what is to come on his journey home,which gives him little help but great warning.The sirens do need help but whenever they sing for the help to come, the men die on the island and those who don't forget the song that is so "beautiful". In some ways Odysseus and the sirens are different.Odysseus is selfish he gets his men in danger, yet they treat him so kindly
Odysseus and his men had travel to the island of the Lotus eaters when he drove “... them, all three wailing, to the ships, tied them down under their rowing benches, and called the rest: “ all hands a board; come, clear the beach and no one taste the Lotus or you lose your hope of home.” (Book 9, lines 48-52, textbook). Odysseus saved three of his man and brought them back to the ship, saving them from a long weary death. Odysseus also taught his remaining man a lesson and showed his men how clever he was in this dire situation. As Odysseus is fleeing from the Laestrygonians, he “...shouted rapid orders at my shipmates: ‘Put your backs in the oars- now row or die… my ship alone… we… escaped our death yet at heart for the dear companions we had lost.” (Book 10, page 159, PDF). Odysseus had left almost always meant to die with only saving a few which may have caused a sense of controversy and confusion.
Find this monster and destroy the head with red eyes, While the golden eyed head is the only way you 'll escape with your lives." With that, Athena vanished and his men awoke. After consuming the seaweed Odysseus shared what Athena had told him. "Men, have we not been in this crisis before? We have completed task upon task without
He distracted me with his snake tail, and in consequence, I was snatched up. Launched into Zeus 's atmosphere, but not before I could take a stab at the horse 's flank. The animal screeched in anguish as my sword sliced its flesh, the name Scalopus came into my head. I soon touched the hard earth, I was rammed by the horns upon his
They use footage from different sources, showing trainers in the pool with the orcas and on the background a 911 call plays while these scenes are shown. Here Blackfish is raising the audience’s tension to believe that was the moment of that trainer’s demise. Various former SeaWorld trainers are then interviewed, and say the incidents with the trainers happened due to the aggressive behavior of the whales trying to harm the trainers. Dr. Dave Duffus also states that these attacks were a cause of the rigorous training the whales go through, making them aggressive towards the trainers. On SeaWorld’s response they state that these events were accidents, and that the cause of death was not due to the whales, but because of the trainers’ negligence.
Tilikum was not the only orca mentioned in the documentary but since he is well known (because of SeaWorld) caught they eye of many. Former Sealand trainers interviewed say that the park’s female killer whales would aggressively gang up on Tilikum especially when they were confined in a 20-foot-by- 30-foot pool overnight (Halverstadt). Aggressive behaviors has led to three deaths by Tilikum. Many say that this behavior comes from a aggressive side of Tilikum that is a side that doesn’t want to hurt anyone but has such a anger because he is being held captive.To be taken out of your water and away from your normal everyday living is very disturbing but what causes lots of emotions to go up is when we see that orcas are getting separated from other orcas they have lived with their entire lives or even birthed. The story that made it around the world and back, caused quite the controversy about whether orcas should be putting on shows was the senior SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau.
As part of the unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) I took great care in preserving the Great Barrier reef for many more generations to enjoy, with being the year 2050 none of us knew how much longer the reef could last. This would be the first time in many years that I go see the reef. After suiting up in a wetsuit i was euphoric to get into the water and explore. The boat set out and after a short time I was in the water. I was baffled how warm the water was it must of raised at least a few degrees from the last time I was here.