The captain place is confidant in their ideas to make a sail out of his jacket that allow them sail. The correspondent and Oilier shows brotherhood by working together after the build the sail and only had one oar. Near the end of the story the captain exhibits so true brotherhood. The captain, though injured, remains clear-headed and makes the decisions, which the others unquestioningly obey. However, the captain and the other crew members were struggling to swim to shore, but the captain unselfishly told the local man to help the drowning correspondent “but the captain waved him away, and sent him to the correspondent.:.
Without Bishop’s use of imagery the reader might of mistaken this story for a plain fishing story instead of a story about empathy and victory. The concept of victory is very prominent in both poems The fish and The Victory. Although, the poems both have to do with the theme of victory, they are very different poems. In the poem the Fish the concept of victory is very present because the fish has overcome so much and has had victory over many other fishermen. Elizabeth Bishop states, “I stared and stared and victory filled up the little rented boat” (64-66).
Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Number Date Melville’s Billy Budd This paper explains how the organization of Billy Budd by Melville reinforced the theme of guile. It seeks to address how the author structured his work to convince the reader that guile is a form of destruction of human life. The essay starts by giving a synopsis of the book and later gives supporting evidence of how well Melville structured the book. The book is about Billy Budd who was employed in the Rights of Man merchant ship as a seaman. He was young and illiterate but this did not suppress the fact that he was well capable in carrying out his duties.
Being sold again and again, the promises of being free and once free being questioned and beaten would test that statement and almost cause him to give up, but finding Christ and making his way back to London despite everything would once again show that he was a good omen to be true. Being a pioneer, as I see it, he sure took enough chances with his voyages alone and joining Captain Irving on his Polar expedition was enough for me to say he was an adventure junkie. The few key parts to me reading this book were his observations. Seeing the white man catch enough fish to keep them fed, yet throwing them back and
In Stephan Crane's short story "The Open Boat," one of the many themes that can be pulled out is that of community. He stresses the importance of the each individual's role in the group setting. Crane uses a life and death situation in which men must depend on one another and establishes that without group cohesion and unity they will not make it out alive. He shows the group being given false hopes from outside powers but, how in the end the group must unite together for survival and not rely on anything but themselves. Throughout the story, paralleling an actually event in his life Crane accentuates the intimacy and thought process of the four men as opposed to an epic story.
Even though these seem like normal daydreams, each of his includes great dangers that would kill anyone else who undertook these adventures. Unfortunately, Mr. Mitty often finds himself acting out his daydreams in real-life. We see this in the introduction when Walter acts out his daydream of being a Naval Captain while driving his car. “’Not so fast! You’re driving too fast’” (47) exclaims Mrs. Mitty as she becomes alarmed and subtly mentions that he is acting out his daydreams once again by stating, “’ It’s one of your days’” (47).
Analysis of Chapter 20 This chapter is mainly revolved around the unstable emotional condition of Holden. Continuously posting annoying questions about sex to Luce, Holden was left alone in the bar and got drunk by himself. Then he stumbled to phone booth and made a night call to Sally. He then tried to make a date with an attractive singer named Valencia. Aimlessly, he decided to go to the pond where he remembered Allie’s death and imagined his funeral.
The Open Boat Melissa Thomas Bethel University The Open Boat The Open Boat describes the journey of four men stranded in dinghy in the middle of the ocean and the hardships that had to be faced in order to survive. This story reminds how precious life truly is. Sometimes people have a tendency to take life as a joke and do not realize that life can be taken away within minutes. The captain is the major character in the story, and his character holds the other crew members heads up keeping then motivated during times of distress. He was a captain on the original boat, after the boat sank he become injured and could not physically participate in keeping the dinghy afloat.
These four men: the Cook, the injured Captain, the Correspondent, and Billie the Oiler survived the sinking of the steamboat Commodore, and were trying to reach land. While the Cook, the Correspondent, and Billie took turns rowing, the injured Captain gave orders and controlled the navigation of the small crew. A prominent ideology of naturalism is the insignificance of man, and this story shows humans’ pettiness in comparison to Nature in multiple ways. The boat the four men were in was the size of a bath tub, and the “waves were most wrongfully and barbarously abrupt and tall, and each froth-top was a problem in small boat navigation” (Crane 1557). The ocean, representing Nature’s power and wrath, was immense and mighty in comparison to the frail and leaky boat the crew was confined to.
He could have easily avoided the situation unlike the crew in “The Open Boat” who were already in that situation. “The Open Boat” is about four men who survive a shipwreck off the coast of Florida. The crew consists of the overweight cook bailing water out of the boat, the oiler “steering with one of the two oars in the boat,” the correspondent “pulling at the other oar,” and the injured captain giving directions (Page 202). In both stories the characters struggle but do what they can to survive. As time passes the characters not only see natures affect but also it is told on their bodies.