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  • Analysis Of Endurance By Ernest Shackleton

    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 contemplating whether he should help his country in the war or continue on his expedition, Shackleton asks the government whether they should continue, and they’re urged to proceed. After traveling for a while, they reach a rough part of the water, the Weddell Sea, which is filled with floes of ice. This can prove to be disastrous as these mini islands of ice are feet thick, and push and pull apart with the wind. However, the Endurance herself to be a sturdy vessel and stands steadfast against being pummeled by these floes. After three or four collisions that cause the crew to cringe each time, their fears eventually come true when the ship groans from the pressure of multiple floes pinning the Endurance. The ship creaks, and lets out animalistic noises as water begins to seep into her, and she starts to be crushed. After three days of trying to rescue the dying ship the crew eventually must let her go. After unloading most of the supplies, including the dogs which slide down a makeshift…

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  • An Analysis OfThe Ocean, By Nathaniel Hawthorne

    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 Poem In The Calm By Sean O Brien

    “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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  • The Sea In Ursula Le Guin's Earthsea Cycle

    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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  • Greek Tragedy

    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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  • Importance Of Water In The Sound Of Waves Of Uta-Jima

    "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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  • Memory By Kenneth Walcott Analysis Essay

    As time’s clock runs its course, we often find ourselves nostalgic of times that could have been or were. Staring out across an ocean, laughing around a table filled with close friends, or taking a long walk at night humans seek reflection and question if we have proven ourselves worthy. Similar to Walcott in his poem, people begin to reflect when faced with reminders of their past. The magnitude of the narrator’s experience is clearly portrayed in his nostalgic tone and repetition of…

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  • An Analysis Of Matthew Arnold's Poem Dover Beach

    “Dover Beach”: In his “Dover Beach,” Matthew Arnold employs images related to the ocean to establish a theme relating to the cyclical nature of human life. Specifically, he refers to the continuation of misery throughout an individual’s life. This allusion to cycles is supported throughout the poem through the use of tidal imagery. For example, he refers to the French coast and how “the light gleams and is gone” (3-4) This is significant as light often works as a symbol of hope. Therefore, this…

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  • Tempest And Lord Of The Flies Comparison Essay

    consciousness(99)” . The island throws obstacles at these children and they have no other choice then to change from the innocent juveniles into ruthless savages. This displays an example of how the island is changing jack, he feels as if he needs to lose the qualities that the outside society has helped him develop,u and become this savage. Being confined on an Island makes him emphasize which traits is best fit for his search of a way of this island. Prospero’s influence over the narrative,…

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  • Adrift In A Moral Sea Analysis

    Adrift in a Moral Sea Life often throws people some difficult challenges where there ends up being more than one right course of action. Everyone has their own different morals that they have acquired through out their life and this helps them decide which ethical perspective that they believe in. One instance, of where you can look at multiple ethical perspectives to solve a problem comes from the essay “Lifeboat Ethics” by Garrett Harden, which is about being shipwrecked in the middle of the…

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