According to “A History In Numbers” by Dave Fowler, only 706 people aboard the Titanic survived the terrible accident, while the other 1,529 were taken down with the ship. Many people believed the iceberg was to blame for the sinking of the ship; however, the problems surrounding the ship began long before the ship set sail. “R.M.S Titanic” by Hanson W. Baldwin revealed that the crew was so confident in the ship’s inability to sink that they did not even pack enough lifeboats in case of an emergency. Furthermore, the captain and crew neglected to practice many safety drills that could have possibly saved many lives. The Titanic was doomed once the captain and crew set foot on the ship because of the arrogant aura they carried which resulted in the confusion and lack of resources that were obtainable during the sinking to many of the passengers including Master Harold Victor Goodwin and his family.
The article “Into The Dark Water” by Lauren Tarshis explains what happened to Jack Thayer during the sinking of the titanic. The titanic started sinking because it had hit an iceberg. Jack jumped off of the titanic trying to get as far as he could from the boat. Jack never felt as happy as he did before the titanic sank. In conclusion, the article “Into The Dark Water explains what happened to some of the people on the titanic when it sank.
The lack of food is the reason so many colonists died of hunger. The second reason to why so many colonists died was because of occupations. There were too many gentleman in May 1607 and January 1608 that did not want to do any work at all. One surgeon in 1607 and 1608 was not good.That was bad because there was only one surgeon to help to cure so many people injured. In 1608, there was 51 occupations unknown that really did nothing as well.
In the 14th century, a contagious plague called the Black Death damaged society physically and mentally. After the Genoese were defeated by the Mongol armies, they accidently took germs of the “disease” and aboard the ship to leave. As a result, more than half of the passengers were dying slowly. This sight scared away those people waiting on shore to collect the goods because they fear death. Even though captains on the ships realized the mess they got themselves into, it was too late because the disease was spreading very quickly from one port to another.
The Europeans came to America for many reasons but the biggest was wealth. One thing they brought with them was smallpox which had disastrous effects because the Cherokee’s immune system was never introduced to the disease. The medicine men were incapable of finding a cure so they went to the traditional purification treatment, sitting in sweat houses before wading in the chilling streams. This treatment only increased the number of deaths which was around 7,000 to 10,000 Cherokees. The Cherokees tribe suffered heavy losses due to the illness and at the end nearly half of the tribe was dead.
In The Cold Equations Barton the Pilot of the EDS ship finds a stowaway who boarded the ship illegally and says “These ships are given barely enough fuel to reach their destination, and if you stay aboard, your added weight will cause it to use up all its fuel before it reaches the ground. It will crash then, and you and I will die and so will six men waiting for the fever
When Jerry died, he was also on a British prison ship, died from Cholera like Life, but wasn't buried or was waiting to be claimed. He was put into a body bag with rocks and thrown into the ocean, sinking without anyone knowing. This was the second death in the novel, but most strange due to him being so little and innocent. For Tim, this made him wonder why people would do this, especially to a kid like Jerry. This induces Tim’s decision to become neutral in the war even further.
Later, Ona was made to sleep with her boss and enraged, Jurgis attacked him. Jurgis was sent to jail after an unfair trial. Once released, he discovered that his family had lost their house and were living in a poor boarding house. In addition, Ona gave premature child birth which resulted in her and the child dying. This tragedy was too much for Jurgis to handle and he resorted to drinking.
“[The salmon] were already dying. The change from salt to fresh water had turned their flesh rotten” (75). While these two uses of metaphorical language occur years and dozens of pages apart, they both paint a grim picture of what lies in store for Toby. As Toby and his mother crossed the Continental Divide, likely one of many landmarks passed on the long journey from Florida to Utah, the car “boiled over again” (1). As the pair waited for the engine to cool, they heard the shrill wail of an airhorn from above.
“The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell gives a distressed mood throughout the short story, by using figurative language and making Rainsford seem very nervous and unsteady, while trying to get to safety after falling off of his yacht. When Rainsford falls off of the boat he realizes happens to him, “the wash from the speeding yacht slapped him” (9) making him cry for help with no one hearing him or helping him. This making the reader feel anxious and on edge waiting to find out what happens to Rainsford .Rainsford is thinking to stop swimming he hears a gunshot, that gunshot giving him hope that he isnt completely lost after 10 min of vigorous swimming he heard “The muttering and growling of the sea breaking of a rocky shore” (9). The
The passengers adrift faced cold water, drowning, exhaustion, or no life jacket. After a few hours, 10 ships, trawlers, fishing boats and torpedo boats came to rescue the passengers, some were unconscious but alive. Some were far beyond alive. The admiralty were quick to blame turner, but they provided no escort for Lucy or anti sub patrols. Turner avoided blame.
On the night of the evacuation there was a terrible storm. On the boat everyone was seasick, to go to the toilet was too dangerous in the rough conditions, people were sick where they were, the stench was terrible. When they arrived in Italy they were about 70 kilometres from the front line. They were then placed on a train, after travelling about 50 minutes the train stopped and they started going backwards. They ended up in a railway yard with nothing to eat or drink for two days, they were starving when they got on the boat and anything in their stomachs was evacuated due to sea sickness, they were barely alive, there were some deaths on the train.
He looked around the boat and saw black people chained together with sad looks on their faces. That’s when he realized his chances of seeing his home country again were very slim. The smell under the decks were so terrible that he became so sick he was unable to eat; he wished death would relieve him. When it was time to eat and he refused, he got laid down, his feet tied and beaten badly. He found some of his countrymen and asked what was going on and they told him they are being carried to the white people’s country to work for them.
The inaction and sloppiness of the US government and its military at the time is what caused the USS Indianapolis to fail and for the nearly 900 men to die at sea. If the ship would have been properly repaired and stocked, along with the men on the ship being properly trained for sea life, all those innocent, brave lives would not have died. The ship sank and failed due to the military 's haste upon needing new recruits and the how utterly unprepared the ship was
Since it wasn’t hygienic or safe, many did get diseases. While many diseases were contagious a small number survived but were still very sick. You get on a ship full of people, for a trip of a couple of months. When you get off you might expect to be glad of finally being on land but when you come off to see plenty of dead people, you might ask yourself if the trip was worth it. Many people in Jamestown died of disease, there was no hygiene on the ships or the villages whatsoever.