How do you like the beating that we gave you…” (L. 390-392). This piece of evidence has two parts on how Odysseus endangers his men. The outcome of Odysseus’ outburst is a majority of his men dying and being cursed by Cyclops’s father, Poseidon, the God of the Sea. This shows how Odysseus bragging and his arrogance leads his men and him to danger. The role of a leader should be to lead his men to safety and
The narrator of the poem is a sailor in the crew of a ship. He mournes grievously about the death of his respected captain. Gloom and dread are vividly painted throughout the poem, as the sailor laments his captain’s death. The whole poem is an metaphor for Lincoln’s death. Lincoln is the “captain” and the “fearful trip” is the American Civil War.
This story talks about how life is fragile and how the speaker is looking back at his life and expressing feelings of nostalgia for the past. In the first 3 lines, the speaker refers to his difficult and painful life he had while struggling and being an alcoholic. “From there I could see and hear the water, and everything that’s happened to me all these years” (Carver1). When the speaker describes the weather like the “hot and still and quiet air”, it gives off feelings of emptiness and being calm, stating the speaker’s reflective state of mind. The speaker sees a cobweb hanging in a corner, this symbolizes confusion and being caught in something in which one cannot escape from.
In order to characterize Judd, Oates uses different literary techniques throughout the passage. One of the literary devices Oates uses is motifs. As Judd looks at the flowing water, he loses himself in his own heartbeat and thinks “Every heartbeat is past and gone!” (Oates 21). He is realizing that every heartbeat of his could be his last and he will never get it back. This thought recurs two more times in the passage, and shows Judd has a pessimistic view of life.
The first word, “Boatswain!” immediately indicates that the scene is the deck of a ship, and the characters rush frantically in and out, often with no purpose. Sebastian, Antonio, and Gonzalo indicated the general level of chaos and confusion. Cries from off-stage create the illusion of a space below-decks. The mortal danger of the storm upsets the usual balance between these two groups, nobles and servants. The storm is not a natural phenomenon at all, but a deliberate magical conjuring by Prospero, designed to bring the ship to the island.
Conyus uses repetition at the end of this stanza to demonstrate time, how he sat watching this horrific scene for a while as the waves came and went, taking in what he was seeing and trying to digest how this oil spill got to this point where a new morning brings a new nightmare. This line also lacks the presence of other humans in this scene; the fact that he does not comment that others are watching with him gives the idea that he alone is observing, and that he alone is going through this feeling of sadness and mourning as he watches the carcass float in the tide of regret. The imagery is infused with the idea of being forced to relive a mistake over and over again, like a recurring nightmare that does not seem to ever leave because it haunts one’s unconsciousness from the inside
Line seventeen “Bury their sorrow deep in the breast. This means honorable men put their sorrow aside so that it will not hinder them and get in their way. Tactile imagery on line twenty-three “Over wintry seas” which describes the atmosphere that he is going to be sailing in. The visual imagery on line forty “Beholding grays stretches of tossing sea” gives the reader an image of the treacherous sea. Another would be on line forty one thru forty two “Sea-birds bathing, with wings outspread, while hailstorms darken, and driving snow.
John Barrymore once said, “A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” This quote describes what takes place in “The Seventh Man,” but the narrator’s regrets take the place of his dreams at a young age of ten. “The Seventh Man,” by Haruki Murakami describes a tragedy that takes place in the narrator’s life. Him and his best friend, K. decide to go near the ocean after a typhoon has slowed down. As the weather gets worse, the narrator tries to get K.’s attention, but when it finally does, it is too late. He witnesses K. dying and being taken by a huge wave.
The Marinere notes after he realized he could pray, "And from my neck so free / The Albatross fell off, and sank / Like lead into the sea" (281 - 283). The Albatross, which was following the ship, was shot and killed by the Marinere. Coleridge gives no reason for why the Marinere shot and killed the Albatross, but throughout the poem the Albatross hangs on the Marinere 's neck as a visual representation of the sin that he had committed. In these final lines of part four, the Albatross fell off Marinere 's neck as soon as he blessed the water snakes, after observing them in a godlike fashion. The phrase "like lead into the sea," implies that the Albatross was both a physical and spiritual representation of the Marinere 's sin.
Although he is on his best behaviour, the Duke of Ferrara demonstrates many sociopathic tendencies as he recalls the time he shared with his now dead Duchess. Even in death the Duke wishes to hide her away behind the curtain where no other man could admire or see her beauty without the permission of the Duke. The Duke then resumes an earlier conversation regarding wedding arrangements, and points out other work of art, a bronze statue of Neptune taming a sea-horse by Claus of Innsbruck, thus making his late wife nothing but just another piece of art. The arrogance of the duke was best exhibited by subtle comments that he made throughout his speech. He scoffed at the idea that his former duchess could rank "My gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name ….