He learns of how Grendel only seeks justice for what was done to him. This kind of justice was also taken upon the first Geat killed, who rather than chosen randomly as in the poem, was actually chosen due to having shattered and desecrated Grendel’s father’s head. Once this deed had been taken care of he tried to escape from the mead hall, but his arm was accidentally hung on a rope and he decided to escape by cutting his arm off with a spear. Grendel then runs off, only to die soon after by the shore. Grendel’s mother pulls him in the water and takes him to her cave.
In Life of Pi, Pi is the protagonist of the story. Pi is trapped on a lifeboat in the middle of the Pacific with four animals. They kill each other in order to stay alive. On the lifeboat, they have no food and water, so they are hungry and thirsty. Orange juice is a peaceful orangutan, but she becomes violent when facing the hyena.
As the sharks approaches the boat, Santiago prepares his harpoon, hoping to kill the shark before it tears apart the marlin. "The shark's head was out of water and his back was coming out and the old man could hear the noise of skin and flesh ripping on the big fish when he rammed the harpoon down onto the shark's head" (102). The dead shark slowly sinks into the deep ocean water leaving behind almost nothing of the marlin. After the voyage back to shore Santiago feels relief for the marlin may still be there but not
He goes to a place where no one can follow him; “Softly, surrounded by a fringe of inquisitive bright creatures, itself a silver shape beneath the steadfast constellations, Simon’s dead body moves out towards the open sea. (Page:170)” Although both Jesus and Simon are killed in the pursuit of truth, Jesus dies while spreading his moral philosophy. In comparison, Simon is not able to tell the other boys the truth. Furthermore, while Jesus’s death brings the good in humanity and the domination of evil, Simon’s death only plunges the boys deeper into
After he stabs the cyclops in the eye, this leads him to say that nobody hurt him. After this Odysseus makes his escape, and is almost caught as they leave, so Odysseus taunts them, telling them his name and story. This is the end of act one. In act two they tell us of the island of Aeolus which ends up giving them a worthless gift, and then the land of Laestrygones, that destroy all of their ships but one. They then end up at Aeaea, and split up into two groups, one to search the island, and the other to watch the ship.
Movie Summary The movie Finding Nemo is set in the ocean, where Marlin (Nemo’s father) a clown fish became overly cautious of his son Nemo after the attack of Carol (Nemo’s mother) and his siblings. Nemo who was born with a foreshortened fin became rebellious towards Marlon. To prove to his father that he was capable of swimming in the open ocean alone he proceeded to touch the boat of a diver. While attempting to return to the reef Nemo was captured by the diver and taken to a dentist’s office. Horrified, Marlon immediately set out to find his son where he met a blue fish name Dory who has A.D.H.D with her strongest symptom being short term memory lost.
Moreover, Helios messages the thunder god to kill those who ate his cattle. It was this decree that made Zeus throw a bolt at Odysseus’ men, killing them all. Odysseus’ prayer shields him from Zeus ' bolt. The cry to Zeus conveys that the hero needs help from the gods and is unable to do everything himself, thus showing Zeus he is learning. This shows progression because in the beginning of the journey Odysseus disregards the gods and gloats about the obstacles he excels, whereas on Helios Island, the hero calls for help knowing he can not surpass famine/every challenge.
Eric Chen Mr. Todd Language and Literature, E8, Reflective Essay 23 March, 2018 “The Old Man and the Sea” Reflective Essay “The Old Man and the Sea” is a story of an old man named Santiago who goes out into the sea to catch the greatest fish he had ever seen in his life. Sadly, at the end of the story, the old man was defeated by his own pride and lost the fish to sharks. During the story, when the old man’s hand was cut, it was like Jesus’ hand being nailed to the cross. When the old man confronted the last wave of the shovel-nosed sharks, he let out a cry just like when Jesus was nailed to the cross. When he lay on his bed, he spread his arms out just like the position Jesus was on the cross.
Many animals die trying to eat plastic bags when they confuse the deadly shopping bags for food. When the animal believes they will be simply enjoying another meal their airway is cut off and they die an awful death. An example of this is, whales mistake the plastic floating about in the ocean as squid. Another example in an article by Jamey Wagner is, “Porpoises are the most common victim. Because they eat sea nettles and jellyfish they are the most likely to mistake the plastic bag for food.” (Wagner 1).
On his 85th day out to sea, Santiago encounters a marlin who resists his attempts at catching him leading to a two-day feud. Once Santiago makes it to sea he manages to get a strong and huge marlin to fall for his bait. This is reminiscent to another time of his life when he went a prolonged time with bad luck and wasn’t able to capture anything, but when he finally made a catch, it was a giant fish. Instead of the marlin allowing Santiago a quick kill, he fights back and refuses to stop swimming, dragging along Santiago’s skiff with him. In Santiago’s mind, he isn’t that bothered or worried about the fish putting up a fight thinking, “This will kill him… He can’t do this forever” (Hemingway 45).