At the palace of Circe, where Odysseus and his men stopped along their journey, there a death occurred. Elpenor, who was among Odysseus’ men, became intoxicated and fell off of Circe’s roof, breaking his neck and therefor killing him. Odysseus spoke out in honor of him, “‘So I spoke, and the inward heart in them was broken. They sat down on the ground and lamented and tore their hair out, but there came no advantage to them for all their sorrowing. When we came down to our fast ship and the sand of the seashore, we sat down, sorrowful, and weeping big tears’” (book 10, 566-570).
Chopin’s story gave insight from a different perspective on the characters and situations in “The Awakening.” Psychoanalyzing the character Edna Pontellier was one of the easiest characters to analyze. She was going through what many women went through in that time of history. Women were filled with resentment in those days. Edna became the woman who life was only about taking care of her husband and children, which lead her to become more resentful and full of regrets when it came down to her life. “Her marriage to Leonce Pontellier was purely an accident, (Chopin, 1899).” Chopin developed the character Mrs. Pontellier that many women were in that day.
Matsu’s younger sister, Tomoko, had one of the most beautiful faces seen in Tarumi. Unfortunately, she was one of the first to become infected with the Leprosy disease. It was believed that if one has a disease, that person brings shame to their family. The honor of their family isn’t restored until the diseased one commits suicide. Tomoko’s best friend, Sachi, mentioned that” I often recall my father saying how the Samurai maintained their honor by committing seppuku” (131).
She then tells him about how she died of grief waiting for him. He then meets other great heroes and hears the stories about their deaths. He also speaks with Agamemnon; he tells Odysseus how he got murdered by his wife and her lover. When all the souls coming at him at once, he gets frighten and runs away to his ship and sails. He gets frighten and sails away when all the spirits coming to him at
130 first class passengers died, 166 second class passengers died and 536 third class passengers died. The highest casualty rate was men. Apparently there was a strict rule about women and children first when it came to boarding the lifeboats. How so Bruce Ismay (Olympic Class Ocean Liner Owner) and Thomas Andrews (Ship Designer) should be blamed for this and was also involved in the sinking of the titanic because they should insure safety measure for all of the classes and to insure that it regulates the British legislation laws, which they did not insure passengers safety of all different class.
I never slept a night without him; he was all I had. He was my comfort and my pride, day and night; and ma’am they were going to take him away from me” (95). This depicts the feelings of so many mothers of that time who were faced with the heartbreaking news that their little one’s were being sold. Eliza is one of the more lucky ones, most mothers never even have the chance to make the do or die decision of running away. Cassy is another young mother who’s child is stolen out from under her, but unfortunately she doesn’t have the power to stop it.
Book report on The Secret Life of Bees Although the title is called The Secret Life of Bees, this book is not actually about bees. Lily was raised in a broken family. Her mother left her when she was little and her father did not represent the right father figure. The only person that actually loved Lily was ironically Rosaleen. The fact that Rosaleen truly cared for and loved Lily is ironic because Rosaleen is African American while Lily is White.
They saw that one of the crew was still alive, but trapped in the aircraft. They left him and returned the next night, knowing that he was dying in agony. Mrs. Rutter is not ashamed of what she did, and explains it in terms of strict revenge, for the death of her husband, who was killed in Belgium at the start of the war. Sandra and Kerry are both shocked, but it is Kerry who is first to leave her house and then speaks of what a horrible women Mrs. Rutter is. This shows that on the outside someone may look helpless and kind, but they can be capable of the cruellest of things possible, like Mrs. Rutter.
This paper will show that even though the movie follows the basic facts of what happened to the Titanic it also dramatizes events to capture an audience. In the movie Titanic; the main story was told by an old woman who had been on the “Unsinkable” ship and survived. She talked of the people and the conditions of life on the boat before it sunk. Her story is also how she met the love of her life and lost him. The short story was based on merely factual accounts of how the ship sunk.
Good and bad. Guilty and innocent. These are only a few of the countless themes that surround everyone’s life. All of these themes are found in the short story, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”, by Flannery O’Connor. The story is about a “good” woman (the grandmother), who goes on a vacation with her son and his family and in the end suffers horribly due to her poor beliefs and judgment, but at the same time learns real importance of “good” in a “bad” situation.