David Moneypenny was a shipyard painter for Harland and Wolff, and he had also worked on the RMS Titanic (Titanic Launch Ticket). Thanks to David Moneypenny, the world has a small piece of history to remember that tragic event, which is so important to history. With the
Versailles Rail Accident and Metal Fatigue By H. Wendell Urquhart Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Abstract On May 8, 1842 the Versailles rail accident occurred in the cutting at Meudon Bellevue (between Versailles and Paris), France. After the celebrations of the King's fete at the Palace of Versailles, a passenger train returning to Paris crashed at Meudon after the lead locomotive broke an axle. The carriages behind amassed into the wrecked engines and caught fire. At least 55 passengers were killed, including the famous explorer Jules Dumont d'Urville. This accident is known in France as the "Catastrophe ferroviaire de Meudon".
But was he really responsible for the sinking? Captain Smith was told that the titanic could take on anything, whether it was a tiny thunder storm, or an iceberg 50-100 feet high, and possibly 400 feet long. Bruce Ismay was the White Star Line director. When titanic sank, it was said to be because of a flaw in the ship, which was under Bruce’s responsibility. Because of this, the titanic would have stayed in one piece, and would have stayed afloat for at least another 3 hours.
. The language and religious imagery in Thomas’ poem romanticizes death in wartime, while the language in Slaughterhouse-Five almost trivializes it. In Slaughterhouse-Five protagonist Billy Pilgrim sees Adam and Eve in the patina of a pair of golden cavalry boots worn by a German commander. The commander stole these boots from a dead colonel, and presumably if he were to die someone would steal them from him, representing the cycle of sin mankind practices. This connects to a central theme in the novel: “so it goes”.
Quote; Chorus: “And when he had put on the yoke-strap of compulsion, his spirits wind veering to an impious blast, impure, unholy, from that moment his mind changed to a temper of utter ruthlessness. For mortals are made reckless by the evil counsels of merciless infatuation, beginner of disaster. And so he steeled himself to become the sacrificer of his daughter, to aid a war fought to avenge a woman’s loss and to pay beforehand for his ships.” (218-227) This is wear the divine intervention of Gods come into play. Agamemnon claims that the sacrifice of his daughter was necessary to win the war against Troy, because Artemis trapped him in Aulis with unfavorable winds, and the sacrifice of Iphigenia would appease her, allowing them to successfully reach
In both myths, there is disobedience involved with regards to the release of these malicious forces, and the devious consequences that followed. It is most often believed that Prometheus was the creator of humanity from primeval earth and water. He taught mortals all the human arts and was their protector. Prometheus would sacrifice himself when stealing fire back for man in order for mankind to be civilised. (fire is often associated with civilisation).
“O Captain! My Captain”, an Elegy to a Legend Walt Whitman’s “O Captain! My Captain!” displays the United States’ aghast reaction to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln as well as accentuating how idols are often given more recognition upon perishing thus becoming a martyr to their own machinations. The poem in a literal sense is from the perspective of a spectator and admirer of a ship returning from a perilless journey of sorts. The speaker as well praising the ship and the occasion praises the enigmatic captain of said ship thus giving the poem its famous title.
Barker’s grandfather was involved in the war and this influenced her greatly to write this book and produce a powerful meaning into describing the realities of war. Sebastian Faulks, author of Birdsong, was born in 1953 and is a British journalist and novelist. He is best known for his trilogy of novels set in France, one of which is Birdsong in which it tells of a man, Stephen Wraysford at different stages of his life both before and during World War One. World War One started in 1914 due to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife by the Serbian Black Hand terrorists in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914. Millions of soldiers and civilians got killed and both of these novels illustrate how awful and horrific the time of the war actually was.
Crossing has a double meaning in this poem; the denotative meaning is actually crossing the sea. Its connotative meaning is death. People associate death with crossing over. Also, Slavitt writes an image of sinking: “To go down/” (4-644). Again the denotative meaning is the physical downward of the ship sinking but it also means death is upon you.
I believe the author uses death as a narrator in the first few chapters to help you imagine the devastation that occurred during the holocaust. The narrator also describes the color of the sky or earth to help you imagine how death sees the world. Throughout the beginning of the book Markus Zusak uses colors both literally and figuratively to describe Death’s perspective on events in the book; he also effectively uses figurative language to make the novel come to life. During the one of the first few chapters of the story Death uses the color red to describe the red sky during the firebombing that took the lives of everyone on Liesel's street. In the story I believe red represents death and blood.