As Odysseus is sailing away he yells his true name back to the island and Polyphemus prays to his father Poseidon to take a vengeance on Odysseus. Odysseus brought hardship upon himself when he yelled his name back to Polyphemus. Because Odysseus angered Poseidon and brought the gods wrath down upon himself and his men, he lost all of his remaining soldiers who were traveling home to Ithaka with him. This was a total of twelve ships full of men. Many of whom would have survived the trip if not for the choices that Odysseus made.
They tear open the bag and the winds are released, blowing the ship back to Aeolia. This shows how disloyal the crew was being to Odysseus. This also demonstrates how careless Odysseus can be. By not telling his crew the contents of the mysterious bag, he caused himself a great deal and much time lost. Although, Odysseus is only human and cannot possibly remember to tell his crew every detail that happens in his life, so he cannot be blamed very much for this incident.
“The only way to avoid regret is to live haphazardly, love unapologetically and to risk responsibility” (Darren Bocksnick). This quote relates to the novel “Martyn Pig” by Kevin Brooks. A young boy Martyn accidentally kills his drunken father and risk telling and turning to his friend/lover Alex for help thinking he can trust her. Even thought at the end, she takes his money and moves away to pursue her career in acting leaving Martyn stuck. Martyn relates to the quote above making careless decisions after the death of his father.
We catched fish and talked, and we took a swim now and then to keep off sleepiness. It was kind of solemn, drifting down the big, still river.” | The two boys are being alienated from society, as is described in this quote. They must live by themselves and escape and signs of humanity, so that Jim cannot be found and reprimanded for his actions. Also, they become bored with themselves, and it is seen how they wish they did not distance themselves from society so much. | Realism | 12 | 66 | “…I felt just the way any other boy would’a’ felt when I seen that wreck laying there so mournful and lonesome in the middle of the river.
Teenager Analysis “White Chocolate,” “Jared,”and “Goin’ Fishing” have something in common. These stories are all about troubled teens. In “White Chocolate,” Wally misses his dad and won’t talk to anyone one about it. This of course brings out violence and frustration. Next in the story “Jared” is about a boy who has his face burned and separates himself from the rest of the world.
When is loses its power, chaos occurs. For example when Jack states, “And the conch doesn’t count at this end of the island−” (Golding, 166). They have an argument and begin a chant. Jack leads the chant and Simon crawls out of the forest to be brutally murdered by the boys. This shows that when a once huge symbolism of power loses its significance, mayhem takes place.
After almost being killed, Huck cannot take it any longer and takes matters into his own hands. Huck fakes his own death just so he can get away from his father and the town he lived in. Later on, when Huck realizes that the thieves are stuck on the boat and they might die, even though they’re bad people, Huck knows he should do the right thing, so he tries to have them rescued. Throughout the journey, Huck never pays attention to society’s thoughts but towards the end, he begins getting mixed thoughts. When he almost turns Jim into the slave catchers, he realizes that Jim is his best friend, and when he thinks he is doing the right thing by writing the letter to Ms. Watson, he then realizes that Jim does not deserve that.
You and your hunting! We might’ve gone home- “(Golding 93). This quote is about how Jack goes off on his own, knowingly going against the rules for his short-term goal of hunting, and due to his actions, the group paid the ultimate price and missed their chance to be rescued. Due to the childish actions of the boy’s, and the inability to work with one another, it is impossible for them to establish a functional form of democracy. Rebellious kids are not only in works of fiction, they occur every day in modern society, according to Abby Ohlheiser’s article “Woman called ‘Mom of the Year’ After Beating a Young Man out of Baltimore Riots” posted in the Washington Post, she states that “I wish I had more parent’s take charge of their kids tonight”(n.pag.
One of Huck Finn’s major lies, is the one that set the stage for this story of adventure. After living with Ms. Watson, he goes on and lives with his dad but does not like the way he is treated, so he decides to run away. He doesn’t want to be “sivilized” and he does not want to hit by his “Pap.”Huck creates a plan that will lead people to believe that he is dead so if he runs away no one would suspect that and won’t look for him and sure enough. According to everyone he had been killed either by Jim or by his dad.
“I’ve taken this car through worse than that.” (57) The storyteller is so sure that he and his father will be caught for going past the barricades. But when the son’s emotions peak it seems as though he melts into the moment and rolls with what is happening, enjoying the recklessness that comes so natural to his father. The storyteller’s father always riding the edge in his life and marriage, putting his son in danger, including him in his spur-of-the-moment actions until the boy catches the father’s fever.