Odysseus was haunted by all the things that happened to him during his journey. For example Odysseus had horrible memories of Poseidon torturing him while we was on his journey at the ocean, he was really stressed. Sometimes when soldiers come back from war they have post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Post traumatic stress disorder is a mental health disorder that can be triggered by seeing terrifying events; such as war or in Odysseus’ case, monsters, and being away from his family for an extended period of time. Odysseus being haunted by all these things could symbolize PTSD, which is found in most
The sirens can be described as evil, creepy, and shameless. While the crewmen are scared. Odysseus is being tortured because he wants to go to the sirens to help, but there is nothing Odysseus can do about it because he is tied up to the boat. The painting communicates the idea that the crewmen are struggling and miserable while book 12 communicates the idea that Odysseus is a great leader. The poem communicates the idea that humans are stupid.
Furthermore, the aspect of discovery can also be conveyed in a different ways. The fact that sometimes people, like myself, are being forced to find a new place which can result a negative and positive emotional impact, or future possibilities. In ‘The Little Refugee’, Bruce Whatley illustrates a small shabby boat jam-packed with worried people who are desperate to find new life and hope, whereas Hurley’s his discovery was being forced by his inner-life. Dull and grey-black smoky colours symbolize the overwhelming fear as seen through the body language of the people. And the dominance of the stormy clouds adds to the uncertainty, and the salience draws our eyes to the boat, helping us to easily relate to the terrifying encounters.
Dealing with conflict is a constant struggle in many people’s everyday life. In the two texts, “Swimming Upstream” by Beth Brant and The Orenda by Joseph Boyden, two characters are shown to experience conflict within society. Christophe, from The Orenda is a charismatic Jesuit missionary devoting his life to convert the Huron, while Anna May is a homosexual in an unaccepting society. Besides their daily endurance with injustice, they also deal with the internal struggle of guilt. Both Christophe and Anna May are trapped within their own guilt as they blame themselves for the death of those around them.
“The Open Boat” by Stephen Crane features a small dinghy holding four men are stranded at sea, fighting off the ocean’s treacherous obstacles near the coast of Florida. In the midst of chaos and fear, the men soon realize that they are unable to reach safety, which results in the belief Nature is defying them. In this story, several themes may be perceived, including these: mankind versus Nature, forming brotherhood in time of helplessness, and humankind’s meaninglessness to the universe and its irrelevance to fate and Nature, which are demonstrated through symbolism, a commonly used device that provides a deeper meaning to objects or ideas past a literal sense. While there are several possible themes in “The Open Boat”, the most prominent theme is humankind’s irrelevance in the eyes of fate and nature, which is exhibited with symbolism by several means, including the boat that signifies life, the waves that signify an uncaring Nature and fate, and the repetitive poem that signifies Nature and fate are taunting and merciless. Dodging Mother Nature’s malevolently behaved elements during efforts to reach land, the boat is represented as the symbol of life in the piece.
Richard Connell uses figurative language in “The Most Dangerous Game” to create a suspenseful and eerie mood. In the short story, the there are many uses of figurative language to give it an odd and creepy mood. For example, Whitney notices things while he is on the boat and explains to Rainsford,“There was no breeze. The sea was flat as a plate-glass window”(8). This simile is used to give an eerie feel for the novel.
Lord of the Flies A frequent theme in literature is the conflict between an individual and society. In the novel Lord of the Flies, by William Golding, there is a character named Piggy who is torn between the ideas of individuality and society on the island. Piggy feels as if his ideas are overlooked by his peers because the leaders, Jack and Ralph, refuse to listen to him and only want to do things their way. Throughout the novel, Piggy faces a series of conflicts. He tries to fit in with the other stranded boys, however Piggy feels as though he is an outcast before they learn his name.
Hope and fear, two contradictory emotions that influence us all, convicted Frederick Douglass to choose life over death, light over darkness, and freedom over sin. Douglass, in Chapter ten, pages thirty-seven through thirty-nine, of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, utilizes various rhetorical techniques and tone shifts to convey his desperation to find hope in this time of misery and suffering. Mr. Covey, who Douglass has been sent to by his master to be broken, has succeeded in nearly tearing all of Douglass’s dreams of freedom away from him. To expound on his desires to escape, Douglass presents boats as something that induces joy to most but compels slaves to feel terror.
Frederick Douglass’s Hope for Freedom Hope and fear, two contradictory emotions that influence us all, convicted Frederick Douglass to choose life over death, light over darkness, and freedom over sin. Douglass, in Chapter ten, pages thirty-seven through thirty-nine, of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, utilizes various rhetorical techniques and tone shifts to convey his desperation to find hope in this time of misery and suffering. Mr. Covey, who Douglass has been sent to by his master to be broken, has succeeded in nearly tearing all of Douglass’s dreams of freedom away from him. To expound on his desires to escape, Douglass presents boats as something that induces joy to most but compels slaves to feel terror.
In the passage, Josan is worried the “stone tower [will] crumble beneath the fury of the storm” (31-33). The reader experiences the violence portrayed by Bray through her dramatic literary illustrations. She personifies the monstrous storm to increase the tension between Jason and the storm. Bray symbolizes “the lighthouse [as] being swallowed by the ocean” to gradually develop suspense in the story (48-49). The author keeps using personification throughout the story to create imagery.
By using symbolism and an apostrophe when describing the white-sailed ships, Douglass emphasizes his need for freedom. In a sudden burst of anger and desperation, Douglass says, “You are freedom’s swift-winged angels, that fly round the world ; I am confined in the bands of iron.” The poor man’s mind is anguished, as he is willing to talk to an inanimate object about his misery. This apostrophe projects his ongoing struggle to achieve freedom and how he longs for it. Mournfully, Douglass gazes at “the countless number of ships moving off to the mighty ocean.” (Douglass, 38) The ships on the mighty ocean represent moving to freedom, happily sailing off with no restraints, meanwhile Douglass is bound to slavery with no opportunity for escape.