The speaker as well praising the ship and the occasion praises the enigmatic captain of said ship thus giving the poem its famous title. The twist in the poem is that the joyous occasion is brought to an anti climatic and somber end when the revered captain of the ship is shockingly discovered dead much to the disbelief, chagrin, and consternation of the spectators. Whitman, by making the poem an extended metaphor, and by utilizing apostrophe and repetition addresses concepts such as how idols are observed by the common man, the almost zealous effects of fervent patriotism, as well as how idols martyrdom often transcends the legacy of said idol. Perhaps the most prevalent device in Walt Whitman’s elegy is its extended metaphor , after all a simple elegy to a fallen captain of a ship after surmounting a hardship of immense proportions would not have the same impact as something that delved deeper. Whitman deliberately wrote his poem as an extended metaphor to end of the Civil War and most vitally the untimely assassination and subsequent death of President Abraham Lincoln; “What the reader goes on to find is that the whole story is in fact a metaphor” (Enrico).
The Titanic Debate: Should It Be Exposed or Not? After 99 years of rest, perfect nirvana, many rumor that the Titanic will be risen from the deep blue sea. I side with the strong disbelievers in this category. Its rude to disturb the people who died there thant night, its where they are happy. That’s just a few reasons why the Titanic should be left under water, in its peace.
The Significance of Clarence’s Dream Structure- dream goes through the phases of dying,The keeper often picks out the key words from each section of the dream to emphasize the phases that Clarence goes through. • Escaping tower, Richard helped in his delivery (pun as death is an “escape from life” and Richard is the reason Clarence dies) “I had broken from the Tower” o On boat with Richard going to france- looking back, thinking about the bad things he’s done to his country, thinking of wars between house of Lancaster and York. “There we looked toward England and cited up a thousand times during the wars of York and Lancaster that had befall’n us.” • Richard stumbles and Clarence tries to save him, but Richard seemingly accidentally knocks him over board. “Gloucester stumbled, and in falling struck me, that thought o stay him, overboard” o Clarence dreams about drowning, dreams about pain, physical pain of drowning “me thought what a pain it was to drown” “what sights of ugly death within mine eyes” • Jewels, a thousand dead people- just before he dies, mocking the worthlessness of wealth“A thousand men that fishes gnawed upon, wedges of gold, great anchors, heaps of pearl,” • Return of pain, Clarence wants to die but cannot- “methought I had, I often did strive to yield the ghost; but still the envious flood stopped in my soul and would not let it forth” • Goes into underworld- strange as people usually wake up when they die in their dream, “my dream was lengthened after life” Imagery • ,Jewels are the wealth of noble family, with wealth comes power ( wealth symbol of power), materialism • ,knowing he is going to die, senses brought in to emphasize the image of him dying, knowing he is grown to die, struggle • ,Jewel’s- image from many poems of jewels being in women’s eyes, lures men to the deep…referring to sin (religion) • ,Hell- “then came
After reading war poems we are able to get a true idea of how horrific war was and learn of its negative consequences. The main idea in war poems becomes apparent when reading Wilfred Owen’s poem, Dolce et Decorum Est. In the last stanza, the lines: “My friend, you would not tell with such high zest to children ardent for some desperate glory, the old lie: Dolce et Decorum Est, Pro Patria Mori” demonstrates the main idea. ‘Dolce et Decorum est’ is a Latin saying, which means ‘it is sweet and right’. The poet is saying that people should not talk about war as enthusiastically as it gives the impression that war is glorious.
Necessity of the bomb lies with the amount of people that would have been killed in a land invasion, although it was vastly exaggerated. If next generation were raised on the path the Japanese were taking, they would grow up to become monsters. it saved many American Soldiers lives by stopping a land invasion of Japan and prisoners of war were being abused. But the Atomic bomb used against Japan was not necessary to end the war considering the numbers of American lives saved was vastly exaggerated, They were sending their battleships and pilots out on suicide missions as they were desperate, there was a vengeance for pearl harbour and racism towards the Japanese people, many victims of the bomb were civilians that had nothing to do with the war, the only reason Japanese weren’t surrendering is because they didn’t want to give up there emperor to the “unconditional surrender” and to demonstrate their power over the world. The bombing of Hiroshima was necessary to end the war as it would save many lives as suggests in source A “should adopt a position that rather than throw to this bomb we should have sacrificed a million American and a quarter of a million British live”.
This is illustrated throughout Shogun in the form of seppuku, a form of honorable suicide, especially for samurais who failed in battle. For example, in response to an insult, Blackthorne attempts seppuku, but is stopped because Toranaga needs him alive. This changes the view of him that the Japanese have, which was previously that he was dishonorable and filthy, like the other survivors of the shipwreck. As a result of this event, Blackthorne is given
Unlike Cash, Elpenor was irresponsibility drinking and falls to his death. Cash was being generous, repairing a church roof, when he fell and broke his leg. This shows that in the Odyssey, and most Greek Literature, people get what they deserve. As I Lay Dying provides an ironic twist on the classic Quest genre. Faulkner parallels his characters to Greek gods and goddesses to give a mythical, deeper meaning to their actions and to give us something to measure their actions with.
There are several example of misconception in Hollywood and Bollywood; these include racial views and cultural views. Common misconception in a Hollywood film is that the storyline always ends with the happy ending. This is shown in movies such as Titanic (1997). Lane Crothers author of “Globalization and American Popular Culture” (2010) states that “Amidst the horrors of that ship sinking: the heroine loses her love to the frigid waters ... she is rescued as a sole survivor in sea of corpses, escapes her hated fiancé, marries for love, and has a wonderful family- all while keeping her ship-borne love in her heart” (Crothers, p.59). The film Titanic (2010) exemplifies that a happy ending is a must in Hollywood movies even if the happy ending is shown was not shown in a lateral storyline.
The subject of this text is about the experience of a witness of the Titanic disaster, who had witnessed the sinking of the ship and is describing the moments before the ship had finally sunk. The purpose of this text is to provide information to its readers about what happened before the ship sunk and to give vital information to historians about what actually happened in the moments for the sinking of the titanic. The audience of the text would be those who enjoy reading about people’s tough experiences or those who have a genuine interest in history. The genre of this text would be an autobiography. The writer uses several linguistic techniques to build atmosphere to the text.
A desire to rewrite history, leads the characters in Crabwalk towards “Negationism”. Crabwalk is essentially a historical novel in which Grass employees the sinking of Wilhelm Gustloff, the ship to reveal the history of Nazi Germany and attempts of its second generation to forget it. In this novel Grass makes his readers as well as characters go through a process of self evaluation. Thus the historical event of the sinking of the ship becomes a minor incident in comparison to the hatred and racial prejudice which had been affecting Germans, Russian and Jews on a larger level. In Lukács words “What matters therefore in the historical novel is not the retelling of