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The Destruction of the Minke Whale in Mobe Dick by Herman Melville - ... In the ocean is revolving cycle, such as planktons being eating by fish, which are eaten by whales. In order for the ocean to function, a cycle has to happen, Jeremy Jackson5. A solution could be finding another meat to use to substitute whale meat, or having a numerous amount of customer that stop demanding sushi. By lower demand the Japanese will have no reason to kill the Minke whale because it is not a request. While some conservationists argue that the minke whale is near extinction, economists suggest that the cost to protect the minke whale are too high for the LDC to afford....   [tags: capitain ahab, taxonomy]
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European Perception: The Honourable Simon Thomas Frase - ... Simon was genuine man who made sure to be on good terms with the Aboriginals, he adapted friendly relationships with all the tribes he came across. Fraser always made sure the Tribes he met were sending positive messages downstream upon his arrival, letting the next tribe know he came with good intentions. For the most part this tactic worked out, however Fraser stumbled on some problems when encountering the Musqueem people, there brutal hostility put a strain on Simon exploring, which lead to the factor Simon was not able to get more then a glimpse of the Strait of Georgia on July 2nd 1808....   [tags: canadians, british columbia, capitain]
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Film Analysis: Movie Sequels - The highest grossing films for nine of the last ten years were movie sequels. Movie sequels have been around as far back as 1916’s “Fall of a Nation” and as recent as this years, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Though some critics have successfully argued against the need and quality of movie sequels, they have outranked some of the best original and standalone films in movie lists; with the top sequel contenders being “The Godfather: Part II”, “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” and 2008’s most anticipated film, “The Dark Knight”....   [tags: capitain america, dark knight] 538 words
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Taking a Look at the Captains of Industry - The results were worth the means because in the end throughout all the negative situations the captains of industry faced they were able to make America better and create what America is today. As the captains of industry started competing against each other, one man came out as the head of America and that was Andrew Carnegie. Carnegie's steel industry, Homestead, allowed for cities to grow with the advancement of steel, "Steel-cable suspension bridges, like the Brooklyn Bridge were built"(24)....   [tags: Andrw Carnegie, Henry Ford] 668 words
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Captains Of Industry - In the late 1800s and early 1900s, during the climax of the American Industrial Revolution, there was a small group of men who owned the major businesses and were leaders of their industries. They owned factories, railroads, banks, and even created company towns for the sole purpose of housing their workers. Due to the efforts of these few men, the U.S. economy became the envy of the world, and America became a leading world power. They provided the public with products that were in high demand for reasonable prices, and opened their markets to countries overseas....   [tags: US Capitalism Industry] 1353 words
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The Modoc War - The Modoc War of 1872-1873 is significant in the Indian Wars because it was publicized worldwide and it was of the last wars in the era. The involving parties of this conflict included Modoc band leaders, Klamath Indians, the US Army and the settlers of the surrounding areas. The land of interest consisted of Southern Oregon from Fort Klamath and Klamath Reservation through the Northern border in California. This essay concentrates on the young Modoc sub chief known as Captain Jack because he wore a uniform coast with brass buttons....   [tags: indian wars, band leaders, capitain Jack]
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Captains of Industry: Did They Really Help America? - Businessmen of the Gilded Age like Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, and Vanderbilt were captains of industry. Industrialists economically improved the United States by contributing the most money, which was made from the successes of their companies. In addition, they were financially beneficial to communities and set an example of philanthropy and lifestyle for others to follow. Moreover, they resorted to unscrupulous tactics not only for their financial gain, but for America’s financial gain as well....   [tags: money, economy, company, robber] 727 words
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Andrew Carnegie, John Davison Rockefeller, and John Pierpont Morgan: Captains of Industry - In the years following the Civil War, the American economy was suffering from extreme disorder. However, during the late 1800s and early 1900s, important leaders of American industry arose, essentially transforming the American financial system from chaos to efficiency. These powerful men shaped America into a world superpower and the country’s economy sparked jealous across the globe. Their contributions to business positively affected not only the United States’ economy, but society as well. Andrew Carnegie, John Davison Rockefeller, and John Pierpont Morgan reflect the mammoth industrial age of America....   [tags: Philanthropists, American Economy]
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Henry Hudson in Comparison to Samuel de Champlain - ... Samuel de Champlain was born in 1570 and was a French explorer. One way in which Champlain differs from Henry Hudson is that Hudson was born in England and Champlain was born in France. Champlain is believed to have been born a protestant but when he got older he converted to Catholicism. Similar to Hudson, not much is known about his earliest years. Champlain used to travel with his Uncle to places such as Spain and the West Indies; these were some of the first voyages that he ever made. Also, during the time period of 1601-1603, Samuel de Champlain was a geographer for King Henry IV....   [tags: explorers, sea captains, biographies]
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Captains of Industry - In 1796, president George Washigton wrote a farewell address to speak to the nation before he retired. In this, he explained valid reasons to keep America an isolated as well as neutral country. It is clearly prominent that Washington's farewell adress was necessary. This is due to the fact that it gave the nation something to ponder as well as dwell upon. Washington's intent was for his adress was to serve as an itenerary for the future of our nation. This did not succeed. Although it would be reasonable to be used today, we continue to remain allies with some countries, and enemies with others....   [tags: essays research papers] 538 words
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History´s Greatest Military Captains - There are many qualities one requires to be a successful General, they can be divided into two categories as I see it: those of character, that is, personal leadership, and those of professional and tactical capacity. When it comes to command in the field, the first category is slightly more important than the second, although it is useless, of course, if separated from the second, and vice versa. Alexander III of Macedon and Hannibal of Carthage are considered among the greatest generals to have ever lived....   [tags: alexander, romans, creeks, persian] 1173 words
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America’s Antebellum Capitalists: Captains of Industry or Robber Barrons? - More often than not, America’s antebellum capitalists are accused of being the “robber barons” of industrial America. The misconception is that these men took advantage of a naïve and growing economy and reaped its benefits without giving anything in return. True, the majority of America was poor in comparison to the few elites, but the philanthropist efforts and contributions of these men can not be denied. If not for these men and their efforts, there would have been no one to pave the road to America’s industrial domination....   [tags: Post-Civil War America] 496 words
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Racism and Slavery in Benito Cereno, by Herman Melville - Herman Melville is known greatly in the world of literature for his enigmatic works, such as "Bartleby the Scrivener", and "Benito Cereño". His complex plot and unique character personalities make his works both interesting and compelling. In "Benito Cereño", we are introduced to the narrator Captain Delano as he and his crew encounter the ship, the San Dominick, in need of assistance. Upon climbing aboard he meets Captain Cereño along with is crew and slaves, and is informed of their unfortunate events has left the ship without supplies....   [tags: Revolt, Slaves, Freedom]
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The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad - The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad The short story "The Secret Sharer" by Joseph Conrad centers around a character of a sea captain who is insecure and has great feelings of inadequacy on his fist job as Captain of a ship. In the story the Captain befriends a fugitive by the name of Legatt who is clearly shown to be a figment of the Captains imagination rather than an actual human being. The title of the story alone suggests that the "secret sharer" is an imaginary friend that is secretive and that the Captain can share his thoughts with....   [tags: Papers] 477 words
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What Really Happened in the Boston Massacre? - This chapter provided information from the trial of Captain Thomas Preston. The chapter asked the question, “What really happened in the Boston Massacre”. Chapter four focused on the overall event of the Massacre and trying to determine if Captain Preston had given the order to fire at Boston citizens. The chapter provides background information and evidence from Preston’s trial to leave the reader answering the question the chapter presents. Although, after looking through all the witnesses’ testimonies some might sway in Captain Preston’s favor, just the way the grand jury did....   [tags: thomas preston, boston, massacre] 921 words
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Conrad’s Thoughts on Dualism and Personality in The Secret Sharer - “He had turned about meantime; and we, the two strangers in the ship, faced each other in identical attitudes.” (9) The captain, narrator and main character in the story of the Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad feels isolated and alone on his new ship and crew. He has a surprise visitor that turns out to be a fugitive, Leggett, from the ship Sephora. Leggett and the captain have an immediate connection from the first meeting on the ship. The captain finds an alliance with Leggett because he feels he shares the same human experiences as Leggett....   [tags: Joeseph Conrad, Dualism, Secret Sharer, ] 707 words
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The Character of Leggatt in The Secret Sharer - The Character of Leggatt in The Secret Sharer        This essay examines Leggatt as an independent person, rather than as a symbol connected to the captain-narrator, a view shared by many critics.  Leggatt is not a negative influence on the captain per se.  From an objective point of view, it can be seen that Leggatt's portrayal depends entirely on how the captain (as narrator) perceives him, and that he deserves to be treated as the individual being that he is.               Many of Conrad's critics, most notably Albert J....   [tags: Joseph Conrad Secret Sharer]
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Theme of The Secret Sharer, by Joseph Conrad - The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad presents many themes throughout its complex narration of characters and the ideas it explicates through the novella. Amidst all the many themes that are presented there is one main theme that is thoroughly supported by Conrad in The Secret Sharer. The theme that is supported is, the ability that a person has, to change their moral and ethical beliefs due to their inexperience and self doubt as a leader. In the beginning the Captain is an upstanding, law abiding individual, yet his interaction with the murderer, and Leggatt, reveals him as someone who is insecure and easily malleable, this trait allows the captain to make many very illogical decisions...   [tags: The Secret Agent Essays] 1055 words
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Analysis of Dr. Horrible and Doris Relationship - When most people think about a movie with super heroes and villain they think of a movie about the hero defeating the villain. Dr. Horrible Sing along Blog is not one of those movies. In this movie we see that the main focus is on the villain Billy aka Dr. Horrible. This movie is about him trying to get into the evil league of evil, or ELE, which is a collection of the most evil villains in this universe, but also he is trying to get the love of his life, Penny, to fall in love with him. The first time she talks to him he is in the middle of stealing a component to power his freeze ray....   [tags: villian, hero, movie, love] 790 words
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A Comparative Analysis of The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness - The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness, two of Joseph Conrad’s more well-known novellas, share striking similarities in theme, plot, character development, and symbolism. Each novella presents a seafaring first-person narrator who struggles psychologically with the concept of darkness and other deep themes. “Heart of Darkness is one of literature’s most somber fictions. It explores the fundamental questions about human nature: the capacity for evil, the necessity of restraint, the effects of isolation, and the necessity of relinquishing pride to achieve spiritual salvation” (Haskin)....   [tags: LIterary Analysis ]
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Examining Power Dynamics and Leadership via Gold Course Management - The team that I was a part of was a player service team located at a private golf club in northern Arizona. Player service can be described as the entire outside operation at a golf course such as managing the practice range which included setting up furniture and placements for hitting spots, cleaning up the practice putting and chipping greens of golf balls, rake the sand in the bunkers, breaking down the range, and cleaning all the golfs balls off the grass for morning mowing. Operating the bag drop area including the parking lot which made getting members clubs onto golf carts a faster process, placing golf bags onto the practice range, and checking players in on time for their tee tim...   [tags: Organizational Management, Leadership]
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Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Benito Cereno by Herman Melville - Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Benito Cereno by Herman Melville tactfully conceal a racist and simplistic portrayal of Africa and its people through the mask of fiction. The novellas use fiction to dissuade the reader from understanding that the authors are indirectly equating Africa to anarchy and barbarism. The setting, dialogue and motifs within their stories make the extremely biased portrayal of Africa evident. Joseph Conrad and Herman Melville are often hotly debated in the subject of possible racism but their stories present Africa as a savage and uncivilized nether region of the world....   [tags: Racism, Africa, Literary Analysis, Review]
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Dr. Horrible and Situationalism in Dr. Horrible´s Sing-Along Blog - ... It backfires and shoots shrapnel everywhere killing Penny and making Captain Hammer feel pain for the first time. Captain Hammer gives up being a superhero because he doesn’t like pain and Dr. Horrible gets into the ELE. Any person with a dispositional view, a view that broad character traits control our individual behaviors, would believe that this is like any other movie. An example is the dark night. In The Dark Night there is Batman who is the hero and joker the villain. Batman always does what is right and joker what is wrong....   [tags: movie, evil, villians, hero, kill, view] 846 words
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Was The Boston Massacre Really a Massacre? - On March 5, 1770, an event occurred in Boston, which consisted of British troops shooting upon colonists. People refer to this as a massacre, but they only look at one side of the story. The Boston Massacre in 1770 was not really a massacre, but a mutual riot (Boston Massacre History Society). British soldiers went to America to keep the people of Boston in order. However, the soldier's presence there was not welcomed by the Bostonians and this made things worse (Boston Massacre History Society)....   [tags: mutual riot, history]
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Joseph Conrad's The Secret Sharer - Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer” “ In order to live with direction and an understanding of what is going on around you, one must understand and know what goes on inside himself.” - William Page In Joseph Conrad’s “The Secret Sharer”, the Captain of the vessel finds that he does not know himself as well as he thinks. It is not until a castaway, Leggatt, arrives that the captain finally achieves a level of self understanding and completion. Leggatt serves as the Captain’s complimenting double, and his actions and thoughts eventually help the captain learn about himself and create stronger character....   [tags: The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad] 1479 words
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Exploration of How Males are Presented in Victorian Short Stories - Exploration of How Males are Presented in Victorian Short Stories Charles Dickens was a prominent author who wrote on the historical eighteenth century issues relevant to the Victorian context. He wrote the following short stories and novels, Captain Murderer, Sikes and Nancy and the Great Expectations. In these stories there are three comparable characters that I am going to compare and contrast. These characters are Captain Murderer (from Captain Murderer), Sikes (from Sikes and Nancy) and finally Magwitch (from Great Expectations)....   [tags: Papers] 748 words
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Ethical Code in the Article the Overcrowed Lifeboat - Ethical dilemmas create a challenge between two or more equally alternative problems requiring moral judgment. This creates both an obligation and dilemma for those involved. Living in such a globalized world with cross-cultural borders, races, and ideas; negotiating what is considered morally “right” can sometimes be very difficult. Both religion and laws have a major impact in ethical duties. What an individual may presume as right cannot be guaranteed by the government or political party. The Overcrowded Lifeboat is just one example in which all the ideas above come to play in ethical decisions....   [tags: religion, laws, ethic, moral] 1108 words
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To Be, Or Not To Be - According to Merrion-Webster Inc. Dictionary, a doppelgänger is a double, an often ghostly or evil counterpart to a character. It comes from the German language, doppel- double + -gänger goer. It might be asked, 'What does a doppelgänger have to do with a paper on Joseph Conrad?'; The answer is a lot, especially if Conrad's 'The Secret Sharer'; is being discussed. In this short story, the two characters, the captain and Leggatt, share many similarities, as well as differences. When comparing the similarities and differences, they can be used to show the duality between the captain and Leggatt....   [tags: essays research papers] 1507 words
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The Sniper by Liam O´Flaherty and Just Lather, That´s All by Hernando Tellez - Murder is a reprobate action that is an inevitable part of war. It forces humans into immoral acts, which can manifest in the forms such as shooting or close combat. The life of a soldier is ultimately decided from the killer, whether or not he follows through with his actions. In the short stories The Sniper by Liam O'Flaherty and Just Lather, That's All by Hernando Téllez, the killer must decide the fate of their victims under circumstantial constraints. The two story explore the difference between killing at a close proximity compared to killing at a distance, and how they affect the killer's final decision....   [tags: murder, life, death, killing, conscience] 957 words
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Analysis of Herman Melville´s Moby Dick - ... Melville reminds the audience that like Ahab, the first mate of the Jeroboam sought out Moby-Dick with his harpoon with high hopes, but his spiritual insolence lead to Macey’s death. One evil Biblical king warns another of the costs of taking God’s doings into human hands. Herman Melville reveals the ultimate punishment that befalls on any man who attempts to rise above his limitations. This encounter ends as Gabriel, refuses to take a letter intended for the deceased first mate of the Jeroboam, which predicted that Ahab shall “soon [be] going that way” to the bottom of the sea and beyond (269)....   [tags: society, justice, humanity, allusions] 832 words
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The Essex: Risks and Leadership - The greatest risk In the HEART of the SEA The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex was the owners giving George Pollard Jr. the commission of captain. Risk is a measurement of exposure of danger in a situation. Risk is extremely important to understand in a project, management, investments and everyday life situations. As individuals risk can be a choice, such as riding a bike into oncoming traffic or we can be exposed to risk without even knowing, such as the chemical company illegally dumping waste into your drinking water....   [tags: Leadership]
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Challenges of Leadership and How to Formulate for Work - First of all, I'd like to thank you sir for letting us to discover new matters about leadership aspects and its broadest dimensions & how could we formulate them especially in our work place. Frankly, I'm really impressed by the information that I have learned and I got from this book. In addition, as a matter of fact, it taught me how to think positively about several matters in regards to the leadership and its contemporary challenges. Moreover, Through my readings the book showed me how is the best leader is marked by persistent effort, competence, and attention to details....   [tags: experiences, commitment, challenges] 997 words
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The Destruction of Innocent Billy Budd - Written by Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor (An Inside Narrative) describes the story of a sailor named William "Billy" Budd who is exchanged for another sailor to work aboard the warship H.M.S. Bellipotent. Billy is described as the Handsome Sailor, and his innocence is exposed through his actions. However, his innocence leads to his ignorance when he is believed to be apart of a mutiny by his rival John Claggart, who is the master-at-arms aboard the ship. Claggart reveals his accusations to Captain Edward Fairfax Vere....   [tags: Analysis, Herman Melville] 1126 words
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Review of Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom - Out of all the people Eddie encountered in his life, there are only five that he comes to meet once more in heaven. The first of the five people is “The Blue Man,” he is the man Eddie killed by making him have a heart attack, after he ran out in the street to get a ball as a child. The second person Eddie meets in heaven is his former Captain from when he was in World War Two. The Captain was the man who saved the life of Eddie as he tried to run to save the shadow figure inside the burning hut....   [tags: Book Review, Book Analysis] 1044 words
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Psychological Breakdown in Strindberg's The Father - Psychological Breakdown in Strindberg's The Father *Works Cited Not Included In Strindberg's The Father, we witness a string of actions that brings a sane and happy man to the point of utter lunacy in the span of twenty-four hours. While I think the play as a whole is less convincing in terms of its naturalism (perhaps very much due to the way it immediately dates itself), it does very fluidly connect the actions bringing about this psychological breakdown. To begin, the Captain lives in a house surrounded by women, of whom as a race he is rather untrusting....   [tags: Papers] 513 words
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A Massacre or a Riot? - Was the Boston Massacre really a massacre. In history, there are many events where the exact occurrences are not clear. The Boston Massacre, which took place on the evening of March 5, 1770, was absolutely no exception. Evidence is spotty, details can be lacking, and testimonies are often told from a personal and bias perspective. Determining the bias of each testimony is key to learning the motivations behind each witness, which in turn is key in deciphering the actual events of the Boston Massacre....   [tags: Boston Massacre, American History] 1552 words
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Untraditional Families in Ibsen’s "Ghosts" and Strindberg’s "The Father" - With both author’s realistic description and depiction of two dysfunctional families, Ibsen and Strindberg really both push the envelope on how realistic they may seem. They are not afraid to portray families how the truly are, many times ugly and unseemly. In Ghosts everyone’s roles as mom, dad, son, and daughter is abandoned and narrate to each other as normal human beings, but especially those of mothers. In Strindberg’s The father there is no denying that the conception of a feminist household exist....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Shine and the Sinking of the Titanic - In the poetry “Shine and the Sinking of the Titanic”, Shine is a hero. Shine is considered a hero because he left the sinking ship Titanic and swam to shore in order to save his life from a forthcoming tragedy. In this poem, it is apparent that Shine was an employee of the Titanic crew. Shine was a very intelligent and wise man, he did not heed to what the Captain, his boss was telling him. Shine knew that something was wrong when he told the Captain that there was about “forty feet of water in [the] boiler-room floor”, perhaps that was Shine’s way of letting the Captain know that something was not right....   [tags: Poetry summary] 434 words
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Billy Budd - Convictions Shaken - In Herman Melville’s Billy Budd, Sailor, readers are introduced to the conflict of good and evil between Billy Budd and Claggart. However, there is another conflict, which, in ways is more significant than the epic clash of good and evil. Vere’s struggle between duty and conscience is more significant because it occurs in the mind. Whereas Billy Budd was clearly the noble sacrificed hero and Claggart was the vindictive villain, duty is just as noble as conscience and conscience is just as noble as duty....   [tags: essays research papers] 1953 words
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the secret sharer - The Secret Sharer: the essay In the long short story The Secret Sharer by Joseph Conrad the narrator plays the captain of a merchant ship that is foreign to him. He is assigned to this foreign ship on a very short notice. He is expected to lead the crew to their destination, safely. This captain is lonely he has not one soul to speck to. He doesn’t know these people who he somehow is suppose to lead. His first night on the ship he finds his soon to be best friend, Leggatt. He finds his new best friend mysteriously floating in the water as if he was dead....   [tags: essays research papers] 985 words
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Understanding the Heroic Spectrum - Perceptions of the superhero and supervillain are mainly based on subjective definitions of each concept. These observations often lead to a definitive dichotomy that precisely splits characters into two impermeable divisions. However, this stringent separation is unable to account for the characters that are not at the extreme ends of their respective side. Neither is this rift capable of classifying characters that flirt with both sides of the superhero-supervillain dichotomy. Therefore it is imperative to analyze the established criteria for both superhero and supervillain to derive a more adequate explanation....   [tags: Superhero, Supervillain, Doctor Doom, Superman]
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Short Story: Cult Attack - ... I leave the room and the church feeling a little discouraged that there is no excitement or mystery to solve, but I come to realize it’s better that no human could have done this or there could have been a much larger case to solve. Back outside, I come across my lovely partner "Hey Johansen, looks like you found a whole lot of dusty evidence in there," an amused John had said, "maybe next time YOU will find something even after everybody searched the place." I glance down as my hate boiled up and under a pile of rubble I see an iron wrench....   [tags: creative writing, dialogue] 1102 words
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Selfish Decisions in “Wreck of the Hesperus” - "She struck where the white and fleecy waves Looked soft as carded wool, But the cruel rocks, they gored her side Like the horns of an angry bull. Her rattling shrouds, all sheathed in ice, with the masts went by the board; Like a vessel of glass, She stove and sank, Ho. Ho. the breakers roared!" The ballad "Wreck of the Hesperus" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow explains how uncivil acts can dramatically change anything. This story describes a prideful man who made a selfish decision to not listen to a sailor's gesticulation and go out to sea during a ineluctable hurricane off Herman's Woe....   [tags: Literary Analysis] 722 words
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James T. Kirk's Journey: Theory of Monomyth - Most myths have a common pattern between them. Today, this pattern is often seen in some of our most beloved motion pictures. Joseph Campbell-a respected 20th century American mythologist, lecturer, and writer- observed this and created a theory based off of the similarities he saw. He showed the world that almost every story with a hero follows the three stages in his theory he called “Monomyth” (Campbell). The monomyth, often times called “The Hero’s Journey” or “The hero with a thousand faces”, includes the departure, initiation, and return stages (Campbell)....   [tags: Star trek, Film Analysis]
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Oedipus the King and Ghost - The two famous playwrights Oedipus the King by Sophocles, written thousands of years back for Greek audiences and Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen which was written as a criticism of the Norwegian society in the 1890’s. The universal theme that both Sophocles and Ibsen explored in their plays is that people are punished through their own actions, and unfortunately those ungrateful events can occur to essentially good people, who suffer through no fault of their own, but as a result of the actions by others....   [tags: World Literature, Comparisons, Analysis]
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Crash of Glo-Air Flight 73 - Glo-Air Flight 73 On November 28, 2004 at about 10:00 a.m. mountain standard time, a Canadair (now Bombardier) CL-600-2A12 (Challenger 600), tail number N873G, crashed into the ground during takeoff at Montrose Regional Airport (MJT), Montrose, Colorado. The aircraft was registered to Hop-a-Jet, Inc., and operated by Air Castle Corporation doing business as Global Aviation. (Insert Here)The flight was operating under Part 135 Code of Federal Regulations. The captain filed the flight under an IFR Flight plan....   [tags: airplane, fatalities, causation] 671 words
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Common Themes in Secret Sharer, Heart of Darkness, and Shadow Line - Common Themes in The Secret Sharer, Heart of Darkness, and The Shadow Line Joseph Conrad's stories The Secret Sharer, Heart of Darkness, and The Shadow Line share a number of themes. All three stories deal with a process of maturing that involves the loss of youthful illusions, a process usually precipitated by an actual "trial" that challenges the protagonist's professional skills as well as his assumptions about his identity and sanity. In successfully dealing with the crisis, the protagonist reconstructs his identity and develops moral ideas rooted in acknowledgement of his own and others' human weaknesses and thus of men's necessary interdependence....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 822 words
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Comparing Conrad's The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness - Similarities in Conrad's The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad's books, The Secret Sharer and Heart of Darkness, both deal with each of our "dark selves". These books also have similarities which are overwhelming. In describing the true inner self of humans, Conrad used many symbols which have become apparent in many of his novels. Conrad uses the same or very similar objects in many of his works. Joseph Conrad wrote Heart of Darkness in 1899 to recount his voyages in the Congo....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays] 1326 words
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Life in Plymouth Colony - US I (Honors) Essay The times of early settlement were filled with determination to survive, following the words of God, and to making history in everlasting memories. I will be basing my opinion on these primary sources: “The Starving Time” by Captain John Smith, the founder of Jamestown, History of Plymouth Plantation” by William Bradford, the governor of Plymouth Colony, “How they sought out a place of habitation” and “New governor, first marriage”. I believe that the settlers were bold, adventurous, determined, and faithful....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Melville's Moby Dick: Comparing the Missions of Ahab and Ishmael - Herman Melville began working on this novel Moby Dick in 1850. In this book Melville challenges the relationship man have with his universe, his fate, and his God. Ahab represents a human being made up of evil, when he decides to questions God fate, and goes against God when he tries to strike Moby Dick the whale. The whale in this novel represents God. Moby-Dick, can teach you many things if you can remain focused long enough. However, the most important lesson that can be learned from the work is not that hard to understand....   [tags: Moby Dick, compare] 1654 words
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Revenge of The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas was a historical French novelist and a famous play writer of the eighteenth century romantic era. One of the novels Dumas is most famous for is “The Count of Monte Cristo” of 1844. It is a story about a poor sailor named Edmond Dantes who was cruelly framed for treason, deceived, and sent to prison for a long time. After he discovers how his fate has come to be, he devises a very clever plan to escape and get his revenge on all parties involved with his mistreatment. To this date, “The Count of Monte Cristo” is one of the most well-known tales regarding love and revenge....   [tags: Alexandre Dumas, French Novelist, Analysis]
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Accident Case Study: American Airlines Flight 1420 - Fifteen years have passed since American Airlines flight 1420 experienced a botched landing tragically killing 10 passengers, the captain, and injuring 110 others. Thankfully, 24 passengers were uninjured, and the first officer survived. This horrific accident could have turned out much worse, but it could have also been easily avoided. June 1st, 1999, captain Richard Buschmann and first officer Michael Origel were about to embark on their third and final leg of the day, after already working for ten hours on two other trip legs....   [tags: horrific accident, aircraft, training]
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Deontology in Jim and the Indians - Jim has found himself in a quandary. When arriving in a South American town he has happened upon a captain and his army about to assassinate twenty Indians in order to deter other Indians protesting against the government. Jim is treated as a guest to the town and offered the privilege of shooting one of the Indians in which case the captain will let the other nineteen go, however declining this offer will mean the captain will carry on as planned and kill all twenty. Consequentialism is ordinarily distinct from deontology, as deontology offers rightness or wrongness of an act, rather than the outcome of the action....   [tags: rules, consequentialism, good will] 891 words
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Saving Private Ryan by Steven Spielburg - In the movie, “Saving Private Ryan,” by Steven Spielburg, it begins with a veteran of WWII returning to Normandy to visit the burial ground for those Allied servicemen who were killed on D-Day. He is looking for a particular grave, and when he finds it, he takes a knee and starts sobbing. Captain John H. Miller has a flashback to June 6, 1944 in Omaha Beach, Normandy, France. Captain Miller and his squad of eight World War II soldiers are assigned the seemingly impossible combat mission to locate and return one American soldier, Private James Francis Ryan, all of whose brothers have already been killed in action....   [tags: film analysis, wwII, normandy] 1182 words
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Comparing Herman Melville's Benito Cereno and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin - Slavery is a topic much written about, especially in nineteenth century literature. Many books and poems have been written in favor or against it. Two stories written in the decade before the Civil War, when the discussion about slavery was at its height, still stand out today. Herman Melville's Benito Cereno (1855, 1856) and Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) both criticize the institution of slavery, but in a different way. Where Melville is quite subtle, Beecher Stowe is much more obvious and sentimental....   [tags: Benito Cereno Essays]
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Stephen Crane's The Open Boat - “The Open Boat” was written by Stephen Crane in 1897. This is an extremely powerful short story fictionalized by one of Crane’s own experiences out at sea. He is able to use what has happened to him, and spice it up to turn his story into a fictional account everyone can relate to. The reasons this story is so powerful is because of the literary devices Crane uses throughout the story, especially symbolism. In “The Open Boat,” Crane uses the four main characters, the dinghy, the waves, and the sea-weed as symbols to produce a microcosm of society....   [tags: literary analysis, fiction novels]
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The Vanishing of The Mary Celeste Crew - The 280 ton half brigantine merchant ship named “Amazon” which passed through a number of owners became involved in several accidents over the space of a decade and eventually was auctioned at a New York salvage where it was purchased for $3,000. After repairs the ship was under American registry; it was later renamed “Mary Celeste” - the name of the Captains wife. The new captain, Benjamin Briggs set sail on November 7th 1872 from New York heading for Genoa, Italy. Onboard were the Captain, his wife, his young daughter and a crew of eight....   [tags: Maritime History] 930 words
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James Cook - Great European Explorer - Did you know one European found five different islands. The islands are New Zealand, New Guinea, Hawaii, Tahiti, and Australia. His name is James Cook. He was a great explorer from Europe. James Cook was born on October 27, 1728 in Yorkshire, England. James Cook and his father share the same name James Cooks’ mother’s name is Grace Pace prior to marriage. His siblings are John, Christina, Mary, Jane, Mary (2), Margaret, and William. James Cook married Elizabeth Cook they had six children they are James, Nathaniel, Elizabeth, George, and Hugh....   [tags: Biography] 619 words
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Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Ship - November 10th, 1975, a massive storm rolls over Lake Superior. As many ships make their way towards the safety of the coastline, one ship is left behind, in the dark turbulent night. That ship, The Edmund Fitzgerald now lye in the depths of the Superior. The events of that night and what happened to the 729-foot freighter are still a mystery to the world. Many theorize what conditions caused the ship to go down that night. Some theories deal with the weather conditions as well as focusing on equipment malfunctions that took place....   [tags: weather conditions, lake superior]
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Homeward Bound in Moby Dick, by Herman Melville - Moby Dick, written by Herman Melville, is believed by some to be the greatest literary works of all time. The book takes place in the 1840s and seems greatly advanced for its time. Herman Melville uses many literary techniques that bring about severe imagery as well as insight and education to the readers. One concept that is conveyed in Moby Dick is the journey itself. This is broken into the physical journey, the spiritual journey, and life’s journey. The physical journey of Moby Dick is depicted by the information gained of the labor intensive actions performed on the Pequod as well as other whaling ships....   [tags: Moby Dick, Herman Melville]
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Private James Francis Ryan and PTSD - The character that will be examined is named Private James Francis Ryan from the movie Saving Private Ryan. The movie takes place during June 6th 1944 also known as D-Day and the following days after that. The United States army receives information that all his brothers were killed in action, therefore they found it necessary to go get him back home to his mother. The army sends in an eight man squad led by Captain John H. Miller in order to recuse and bring James Francis Ryan home. James Francis Ryan is a World War II veteran and everyday he thinks about what happened during the war....   [tags: Saving Private Ryan, mental health] 1535 words
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The Amazing World of Moby Dick - We are introduced to Ishmael, the main character and narrator of the story. He is a bored sailor about to go on a new adventure on a whaling ship. He packs his bags and leaves home. He stops at The Spouter Inn, owned by Peter Coffin, because he likes the name of the inn, and learns that he will have to share a bed with a harpooner if he wants to stay the night. Ishmael seems to be a bit too scared to be an experienced sailor and tries to fall asleep. As he is drifting off , he hears footsteps. He learns that the harpooner he is sharing a room with is a little different....   [tags: nantucket, whales, harpoon] 804 words
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Assault on Fornost - Just the previous night, an expedition of men had marched to the gates of Fornost, also known as Dead Man's Dike, and assaulted the guards in an attempt to dispatch the front lines of the enemy host. But the orcs knew of the attack, and countered the surprise, slaying many and taking several more captive, only to be tortured and help captive until death. Among those taken was their captain, a man of Trestlebridge called Captain Trotter. Brengeth and Thrundrid had ventured with the company, and now vowed to retrieve all those captured....   [tags: war, ] 1470 words
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The Cattle King of Florida - The Cattle King of Florida Francis Asbury Hendry was commonly referred to as “Berry” and was known as the “Father of Fort Myers.” He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church. He spent many years serving in the State Senate and in the House of Representatives. As a soldier, statesman, and cattleman; Captain Francis Asbury Hendry was a strong historical figure who accomplished a lot in life. Berry was born about 18 miles from Thomasville, Georgia on November 19, 1833. His parents were James Edward and Lydia (Carlton) Hendry....   [tags: Biography ]
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The ‘Twelfth Night Twins’ Study - ... began to study twins who were separated during early childhood and raised in different families. His findings conclude that the similarities between twins are due to genes, not environment. Captain et al (2010) - the Twelfth Night Twins Viola and Sebastian first met on September the 22nd, 2010, after 50 years of being separated by adoption at the age of two. When studied by behavioural psychologist, Dr Antonio Captain, astonishing similarities were uncovered in their lives and behaviour. Both had been adopted by separate families on opposite sides of Illyria therefore had grown up within 60 miles of each other....   [tags: personalities, attitude, telephaty] 801 words
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Three Skeleton Key - The sea rats came closer and closer by the second. My heart was pounding really hard and I had butterflies in my stomach. I was running out of ideas to get out of the lantern room and looked around helplessly and my eyes grew wide when I saw the one opportunity and hope in our lives. “Ship ahoy?!” cried out Le Gleo and Itchoua when they saw it. There it was; a large shining blue ship carrying loads and loads of cargo and supplies full with smiling sailors whose smiles turned into frowns as they saw our situation....   [tags: sea, rates, ship, alive] 521 words
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Structure-Agency Debate: The Dirty Work of Democracy by by Antony Atlebeker - ... It is clearly apparent that Captain Louis De Kosters overall general attitude towards his work as a police officer is one of disenchantment, “disillusionment with policing as a career” and de-motivation (Atlebeker; 2005: 176). His de-motivation is revealed by the fact that he goes to work but does not “do [his job] like [he] used to”, as his commitment for being a police officer is no longer present. Whilst his disenchantment with his role as a police officer is obvious in his belief that his career is over, as white captains no longer achieve promotions (Atlebeker; 2005: 173)....   [tags: choice, independence, police work]
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Comparing Star Trek and Homer's Odyssey - James Tiberius Kirk is a name that reigns throughout the entities of space; a fearless leader traveling throughout the galaxies on a mission of peace and conquest. Kirk battles countless species of aliens and encounters numerous walks of life in the Milky Way. While Captain Kirk is a very pragmatic leader, he is, at times, very boisterous and boastful; one could say that he is a modern day Narcissus. After reading this description, it occurs to me that James Tiberius Kirk is not a modern day Narcissus; however, it occurs to me that the prominent theme of a former Greek Hero who, with a few finely- tuned words could easily fit this description....   [tags: compare contrast]
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Race-Bending in the Media - Most avid comic book fans would agree that they were less than enthused when Marvel Studios decided to reboot the Spiderman movie franchise in 2012 – just 11 years after the quasi-successful run of the original trilogy (Proctor). As one of the aforementioned avid comic book fans, Marc Bernadin, writer for “io9” (a technology and lifestyle website), rightfully questioned this decision by stating, “in this day and age, does Spidey have to be a white guy?” (Bernardin). This question fueled an Internet phenomenon that forced creators and fans alike to re-evaluate the way that they see the characters they love so much in terms of their race....   [tags: truth made visible, red, white, black]
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The Unsinkable Ship: Titanic - Titanic was the dreamship, the unsikable ship. It was supposeed to sail from Southampton harper and be in New York 17th of April. But the dream ship never made it to New York. The story of Titanic is both tragic and adventures. The passenger were both poor and very wealthy. They were seeking adventure in a new country. Some went to travel other went to live the American dream and start a new life. The dream for many people came to an end on 14th of April. The unsinkable ship went down after hitting an iceberg....   [tags: ship, iceberg, water] 778 words
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Summary of Peter Pan - Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie tells the story of the Darling children and their newfound friend, Peter Pan. Peter is an adventurer that frequently visits the window of Mrs. Darling's house in order to listen to her bedtime stories. One night, he is discovered, and loses his shadow while trying to flee the scene. Peter comes back trying to retrieve his shadow and wakes up Mrs. Darling’s daughter, Wendy, who helps him put it back on. To return the favor, he invites her to come back to Neverland with him....   [tags: Childhood, Adventure] 958 words
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The Boston Massacre and the American Revolution - ... The soldier called for backup, when they got there they tried to settle down the crowd. The crowd just kept closing in on the soldiers, and the yelling got louder. Suddenly one of the colonists tried to strike one of the soldiers. The soldier accidentally shot, when that happened it startled the other soldiers. The startled soldiers shot into the crowd and killed 5 civilians. One of the civilians that died was a free African American named Crispus Attucks. Crispus was a sailor and was one of the only Africans there....   [tags: United States history] 569 words
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The Influence of Masculinity in Shakespeare's Macbeth - ... This also exemplifies that Macbeth uses his masculinity to scare off the other kingdom in war. When the Captain is explaining Macbeth’s successes, Duncan exclaims “O valiant cousin. Worthy gentleman!” (1.2.24). Duncan is the king of the kingdom and he portrays that he thinks that Macbeth is a brave person by using the work “valiant” which mean possessing or showing courage or determination. You also see that Macbeth is a warrior because he went and fought for his king. Duncan’s words also imply that Macbeth is a well-respected man because even the king of the kingdom is praising him....   [tags: soldier, manipulation, murder] 521 words
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The Theme of Failure as Presented in Das Boot - The Theme of Failure as Presented in Das Boot     "When 'Das Boot' was first released in the United States, its running time was 145 minutes, and it won huge audiences and no less that six Oscar nominations-unheard of for a foreign film." The genius of Wolfgang Petersen's "Das Boot" is that to Americans it is considered a foreign film indeed; not only in the sense that the film is from Germany, but because the film offers a unique perspective of World War Two, the German perspective. This point of view allows American audiences to walk away from theaters and be impacted by themes which are common in the cinematic industry....   [tags: Das Boot Essays]
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Comparing Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness” and Francis Ford Coppola’s film “Apocalypse Now” - The focus of this Comparative Essay is to evaluate the similarities between Joseph Conrad’s novel “Heart of Darkness” and Francis Ford Coppola’s film “Apocalypse Now.” Resemblances in both stories are prominent when reading the novel or watching the film. The resemblance which will be used in this essay will be the similarities between the protagonists in both stories, Charlie Marlow and Captain Benjamin L. Willard. Both men are in search of two other individuals that go by the same name, Kurtz....   [tags: Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Francis Ford Cop]
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The Tragedy of Justice in Billy Budd by Charles A. Reich - In all of Herman Melville’s short stories the captain is a tyrannical madman, but in Billy Budd, Sailor he changed things up and the captain, Captain Vere had compassion and a sensitive side to him, yet at the same time he had a military disciplinarian side to him. This is what made him such a controversial character. Captain Vere is all the talk, many critics have discussed the issue in their essay’s including Charles A. Reich’s “The Tragedy of Justice in Billy Budd” as well as Robert K. Martin’s “Is Vere a Hero?” Both essays argue whether Vere was the hero or the Villain....   [tags: vere, hero, madman, tyranical ]
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The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom - Many Forms of Sacrifice Sacrifice, as we know it, is something we give up for the sake of a better cause. When we care about something or someone, we willingly and sometimes unknowingly act on selflessness. In the book, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, written by Mitch Albom, the main character, Eddie, dies only to have five encounters that shine a spotlight on his life. In the process of learning why he meets these people, each character also teaches him valuable lessons that help him understand the significance of his life; among the many lessons, one of them is sacrifice....   [tags: eddie, sacrifice] 1060 words
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