Examples of personification are, “He struggled up to the surface and tried to cry out, but the wash from the speeding yacht slapped him in the face.” "Well done, your Burmese tiger trap claimed one of my best dogs! Again you score..." Connell also shows many points of irony in this short story. The first being the Rainsford, a hunter, become the hunted. Also, he didn’t care much about the prey that he hunted and how they felt, but in the end he realized how the animal at bay felt. Lastly, the setting Ship-Trap Island, is used by general means to trap ships.
Our Gang’s Dark Oath (pg 4) Tom Sawyer calls Huckleberry Finn out and they are almost caught by the slave Jim, who is famous “because he got stuck up on account of having seen the devil and been rode by witches” (6). Soon, Tom and Huck escapes and goes onto
he story is told from the bias perspective of Noah Underwood, a boy who is fourteen, born and raised in the Florida Keys. Noah's father, Paine Underwood, a passionate environmentalist, has been arrested for sinking the Coral Queen, a casino boat operated by Dusty Muleman. Paine is openly proud of what he's done, and seems unworried by the legal consequences. His wife Donna, however, is furious. Paine has been arrested twice before and she's getting fed up with it.
Sin Nombre In Cary Fukunaga’s film, “Sin Nombre,” the audience engages in the tormenting but inspiring story of a young Honduran girl and a Mexican ex-gang banger trying to illegally trespass borders into the United States. The film portrays two parallel stories that tie up at the end of the saga. On one hand we have Willy; a young man who belongs to the feared gang of the Mara Salvatrucha in Honduras and recruits a little boy, Benito. After the little boy is initiated, the rest of the members including Willy beat him up. All covered in blood Benito still smiles to his commanders as a demonstration of strength and satisfaction to the “Mara’s” admission.
Briana Period 5 Beowulf Essay The Great and Mighty Beowulf sailed his way to Hrothgar’s kingdom to help fight off vengeful beast terrorizing his kingdom, little did he know of the adventures ahead of him. Each battle he fought glorified his strength and being. For Beowulf opening up one door always meant a new quest. From dragons to sea witches Beowulf’s fought for the greater good of his people. Through out his battles the great and mighty Beowulf not only grew physically, but at mind as well.
Homunculi: Twigleg is a creation of the same alchemist that created Nettlebrand He is a skinny slave of Nettlebrand. Nettlebrand has already eaten all of his brothers. He has never been treated good until meeting Firedrake and Ben. Ravens: Spies for Nettlebrand Title: Dragon Rider Author: Cornelia Funke Illustrator: Cornelia Funke Setting: They start out at The Valley of the Dragons as they make their way to The Rim of Heaven. Plot: Nettlebrand wants to kill Firedrake.
Beowulf the Hero A hero is someone who goes out of his way to do the right thing no matter what. In the epic, “Beowulf,” many things make the era in which our hero lives a dark and dangerous one. Monsters like Grendel and his mother terrorize people for no reason, and a huge dragon razes villages by breathing fire and hordes enormous amounts of treasure. When each of these dark beings arises, Beowulf shows the fortitude to challenge them with all his might and fury. These events show us that Beowulf is an epic hero because he possesses strength greater than anyone else in the world, he accomplishes great feats, impossible for anyone lesser, and his actions echo values of a good and strong leader.
The old sea dog has experienced the thrill and the adventure of the life of a pirate with a sabre scar on his cheek to prove it. Because the buccaneer was once first mate on a ship guided by Flint, a notorious pirate that invaded the sea, it lead him to numerous encounters from unwelcomed visitors in pursuit of his sea-chest. After Bones’s death, Jim and his mother searched the mysterious chest that many have been longing for and found Flint’s map along with other valuable as well as not so valuable items of Billy Bones’s belongings. Billy Bones’s death would definitely not be an unforgettable one, the real old salt has achieved a lot in life and his passing may open a door to others, maybe even because of the map in his
June 13, 2011 Lord of the Flies & Shattering Glass By: Bryce Chalfant On the surface, these two books seem completely different. Lord of the Flies is about boys being stranded on a deserted island and Shattering Glass about a group of popular boys transforming the class geek into Prince Charming. But in terms of theme, they’re relatively similar. Three themes present in both books are: loyalty, peer pressure, and fear. In Lord of the Flies, when Ralph and Jack compete for leadership of the boys, most of the boys show their loyalty to Ralph; by making him to leader of them.
Characters Peter Pan is the main protagonist in the story. He travels from the enchanted isle of Never Land all the way to London just to hear Wendy Darling spin tales about him and his adventures. While his ego may seem inflated at times, even his arch-nemesis James Bartholomew Hook, Captain of the Jolly Roger ship, knows that Peter's no ordinary boy. He can fly without wings and match Hook's cutlass with nothing more than a dagger. He's also the undisputed leader of the Lost Boys and allows no breaks in ranks.