Imagine that the year is 1527, you are sailing along the Atlantic Ocean and suddenly you are told to get off the boat, and you’re left stranded near present-day Tampa-Bay, Florida. Believe it or not, this happened to a man named Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca. He was part of an expedition led by a spanish conquistador Pánfilo de Narvaez, Narvaez wanted to settle the gulf coast. After an accidental landfall, Narvaez, de Vaca, and many others march inland in search of treasure ; they found nothing, and they were stranded there and forced to survive. This leads us to the question, how did Cabeza de Vaca survive?
The reading that most interested me was Cabeza de Vaca’s The Relation. In this writing, Cabeza de Vaca sets out on an exploration to the New World and is shipwrecked and stranded with the Capoque and Han Native Americans and then the Avavares and Arbadaos Native Americans. Although he is stranded, he feels sympathetic towards the Native Americans and shows his anger towards the other violent explorers. The three most important lines in the writing begin with one on page 32.
In 1941, two years after the commencement of World War Two, Japan entered the war and invaded much of Southern Asia, capturing and imprisoning 22’000 Australians, who became POWs. One of those prisoners was Colonel Ernest Edward Dunlop, known to his fellow Australians as ‘Weary’. A medical officer responsible for over a thousand men on the Burma-Thai railway, who has been remembered because of his significant devotion to his fellow POWs and how he resisted Japanese brutality. Weary Dunlop’s significance in WWII and into the present day, is mostly the product of his effect on his fellow Australian POWs, who saw him as a leader amongst men and a man of profound altruism, in addition to establishing him as a symbol of hope and security because
A journey to remember. Five Spanish ships left the port of Seville in 1527 with 300 people going out to uncharted land called “The New World” and who knew only 4 people would come back. The leader of the entire expedition named Panfilo de Narvaez had dreamed of building settlements on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Cabeza de Vaca a military veteran was serving as the treasurer in this expedition.
In the book A Long Walk to Water, the main character Salva must overcome a lot of challenges in order for his survival. He is persistent, a hard worker, and just overall a very lucky young boy. These factors are very big reasons for his survival. After reading the book, readers can see that one of the main factors for Salvas survival is hard work.
Linda Sue Park hooked readers with the novel A Long Walk to Water. This book is about the true story of Salva Mawien Dut Ariik, who was a lost boy from the second Sudanese War in the 1980’s. Salva was separated from his village and family when he was 11 years old. Salva had many challenges he needed to get through, and used bravery, persistence, and strength to do so. First, Salva’s bravery is a factor in how he survives some difficult situations, one of them is when Salva was walking through the land of the Atuot, where the path is surrounded by lions.
A Long Walk to Water is based on a true story written by Linda Sue Park. The novel is focused on two young children named Nya and Salva. Salva is a “Lost Boy” who escaped a war from his village in Loun-Arik and all southern Sudan searching for a new home and get to see his family again. Along with fighting for his life. But what made his survival possible?
8. CERVANTES, a Cultured Spaniard of the Age. Above all the other great writers of the Spanish Golden Age towers the colossal figure of Miguel de Cervantes, “author of the unsurpassed picaresque novels known as the Novelas Ejemplares and the Historia del Ingenieso Hidalgo, Don Quixote de la Mancha– universally acknowledged as a crowning peak in the realm of the novel, and as one of the loftiest and most profound expressions of the human spirit,” 6 wrote Romero Navarro, . Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in 1547 at Acalá de Henares.
In Santiago, the central character of The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway has created a “Code Hero” who personifies endurance. Ernest Hemingway shows endurance in the main character Santiago. When he said “Fish… I’ll stay with you until I am dead.” After a long time waiting to catch a fish. Santiago finally catches a blue marlin.
"Beowulf, the oldest of the great long poems written in English, may have been composed more than twelve hundred years ago, in the first half of the eighth century, although some scholars would place it as late as the tenth century. " The story of Beowulf shows his progressions from the young warrior hero into the mature king hero. The literary and historical background of Beowulf is incorporated into this text. Beowulf, because his story is so old can be argued to be the father of many heroes throughout time.
How did the spanish conquistador thrive in the wild This conquistador walked 400 miles because of a shipwreck. A conquistador named Panfilo Narvaez had thought of of setting up a colonization by the gulf of mexico. He call the mission the Narvaez expedition in his boat came 400 men and one of them was Cabeza De Vaca a 37 year old military veteran.
In Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago was a “Code Hero” who exemplified the admirable qualities of perseverance through his actions. Santiago was an example of perseverance when he was out at sea for two days trying to catch fish. While out on the sea, he catches a big marlin that won’t give up without a fight. While trying to catch the marlin Santiago starts dealing with problems physically, such as his hand cramping up and when the rope gets pulled too hard it cuts his right hand.
Cabeza De Vaca: How did he survive? In the spring of 1527, many people left from the port of Seville, New Spain, to explore the New World. They set out for Northeastern Mexico, but they accidentally landed near modern-day Tampa Bay. 300 men were ordered off of the ships, and after two months the remaining men arrived at Apalachee Bay with little food and no ships.