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    and reach land on the other side of the Weddell Sea. At Buenos Aires, Perce Blackboro, a friend of William Bakewell, a crewmember, is hired as a temporary hand while in port. Before the Endurance leaves port at Buenos Aires, Blackboro requests to be hired for the exploration. Shackleton refuses. As the crew leaves port, Bakewell hides Blackboro in his locker behind the oilskins. Once the ship is too far away from Buenos Aires to turn around, Bakewell decides that it is the right time to show Shackleton that Blackboro was still onboard. Shackleton is furious at first and half jokingly says that if they have to resort to cannibalism, he will be eaten first. After this initial incident, Blackboro becomes a valued crewmember. The next stop was South Georgia Island. Everything had been smooth sailing up until this point. They arrived on November 5, 1914 and the whalers took the crew in with open arms. The whalers advised Shackleton that the ice in the Weddell Sea was in the worst condition that they had seen. Some even stated that it would be impossible to make it through the ice. The Weddell Sea was a roughly circular in shape enclosed by 3 landmasses. The ice that was formed remained trapped and travelled in a clockwise direction due to the strong winds. Shackleton waited for the conditions to change but left the whaling station for Vahsel Bay on December 5, 1914. For the next months, Shackleton and his crew sail through the Weddell Sea unable to reach Vahsel Bay due to the ice…

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    men that he’s worked with before as well as other less experienced men who Shackleton chooses from their countenance and appearance. Shackleton is quite successful at selecting a team with high spirits that surprisingly lasts throughout the adventure. The spirit and mood of the team is vital as he feels that the attitude of the crew is what will determine their success. Before the crew is able to leave the second World War is beginning which, of course, complicates the whole ideal. After…

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    The Endurance The story of Ernest Shackleton and his crew’s voyage to the arctic was one worthy of countless volumes. Yet the defining moment of their epic journey, was not their voyage to the arctic itself, nor their amazing plans, but it was their survival through the “polar night”; a time of complete darkness and isolation. So what caused this crew to not just survive, but to thrive in spite of their frightening situation? In this essay I will argue three points for what I believe may have…

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    On December fifth, 1914, a man stood on the deck of a ship with twenty-seven other men, heading towards Antarctica to make history. Who was this man, and what was he planning on doing? Sir Ernest Shackleton was the leader of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. The goal of this expedition was to make a journey to the center of Antarctica and across the other side of the continent, something that had never been done before in history. Little did they know, the journey would not unfold how…

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    Sir Ernest Shackleton was a man of great loyalty, perseverance and courage. Shackleton and a team of 28 men set out to conquer Antarctica. They were determined to be the first team to cross the entire continent via land. This amazing feat had been attempted several times all ending in failure. Although, on their way to claim glory for not only themselves, but their country, disaster struck. Their seemingly undefeatable ship, the Endurance, was crushed by ice and the men were forced to abandon…

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    "Yashiro Shrine is dedicated to Watatsumi-no-Mikoto, god of the sea. […] the inhabitants should be devout worshippers of this god. They are forever praying for calm seas…" (4, par. 2, chp.1) The islanders are so gracious for the ocean, that they made a shrine of a sea god to represent the seas that surround the island. The islanders have been devoted to their faith in order to receive a sense of reassurance. They pray in hopes to please the sea god that they worship in order to gain pleasant…

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    speaker also compares the worries of land to the peacefulness of the sea.This poem is about the death and afterlife that takes place under the sea and the peace that comes with it. The theme is about how above the ocean the waves are crazy and chaotic, but under the ocean it’s peaceful and calm, and the seamen who have died at sea are at the bottom peacefully at rest. The ocean is a frightful place, unfathomable, where many people have gone and few returned. .It mainly talks about the calmness…

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    “The Calm” by Sean O’Brien is a four part metaphor representing the infinite serenity of the ocean and the stars as well as the revolving of a lighthouse in comparison to the people who have fallen from the light. In the first three stanzas we see beautiful metaphors comparing the rolling of the waves to the movement of the stars and, the revolving of the lighthouse to the tilt of the harbor. The poem continues to describe the inhabitants of a nearby bar who have fallen from stardom, sharing a…

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    human life. Synge embodies this malicious aspect of Nature through the sea. Fate appears as the roaring sheet of water that plays the offstage protagonist, predetermining the lives of the characters. Comparable to the tragedies of Sophocles, Synge creates a looming tragic atmosphere through his premonitions of the future. The application of dramatic ironies such as the case of material brought by Maurya for Michael’s funeral being used for Bartley’s instead, adds to the tragic air of the text. …

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    characters throughout the Earthsea. In each of these stories there is one, shared constant: the sea. Throughout the books characters leave their homes and set off to face the unknown. Le Guin uses the sea to represent the unknown. We see this when a number of characters, including Ged, Arha and Arren, leave safety and land behind and take off into the unknown carried by the mage or earthwind. In her books, Ursula Le Guin says that to move forward in life you must be willing to brave the…

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