The storm does not endanger their lives but they find themselves trapped in the middle of the lake, fighting against the wind after rowing in a constant strain. Jesus looking from land can see this battle-taking place hour after hour as evening turns into the early morning hour. One must assume Jesus supernaturally sees the struggle in the darkness and comes to rejoin them *walking on the sea. As I examined the text, I realized that there is no condition too chaotic that God cannot change, no calamity that cannot be transformed into hope, no dilemma that cannot be solved. The word teaches that the God we serve specializes in being a divine deliverer for His people as in the mythos of Israel and his disciples.
In comparison it is kind of like a fight against man and nature. When reading the story you see how cruel the sea is to the men and what a struggle it is to survive in nature’s pool. Then again, the men crave for comfort of land and its soothing certain ways. But in between land and sea sky’s a tower that may mean hope and may mean death. Crane symbolizes the nature of waves as he alludes to the nature of human life.
When Crusoe arrives on the island after the shipwreck, he realizes his situation is but a fulfillment of his father's prediction that if Crusoe disregarded his advice, Crusoe would find himself alone with no source of help. Alone on the island, Crusoe finds himself alienated from the outside world due to his sin. It is then that he questions himself “ before I lay down I did what I never had done in all my life I kneeled down and prayed to God to fulfil the promise to me that if I called upon him in the day of trouble he would deliver” (Defoe, 72). Crusoe is such an interesting character partly because he is so deeply flawed. We’re to understand that his original sin was a boundless curiosity about the world.
Later in their journey, the correspondent notices "the tall black waves that [sweep] forward in a most sinister silence, save for an occasional subdued growl of a crest" (254). Each of these examples show that the men in the boat feel that nature is out to get him. The waves are seen as a living enemy force. The men also view the seagulls as threatening. They hover around the boat and when they finally fly away, the men feel relieved.
Crusoe eventually finds himself in trouble, when he becomes captive on a ship. He beats the odds, though, and escapes from captivity. He later attempts to build a sugar plantation in Brazil, and goes to Africa to get slaves for his plantation. On his way to Africa Crusoe becomes the sole survivor of a shipwreck, and washes up on shore. He accepts the fact that he may be there quite a while, and builds himself a home and tries to stay alive in this strange land.
In The Odyssey Odysseus’s men are punished by The Sun God for eating his cattle by being thrown into a sudden storm, Odysseus is thrown overboard and after narrowly escaping is the only survivor. In a similar way Huck’s run in with a ferryboat is described as being just like a sudden storm, as it comes suddenly out of nowhere. When the f... ... middle of paper ... ...eliable narrator; he begins his novel by showing that he is a character who sees things for what they really are. He acknowledges that some of the stories about himself and Tom Sawyer are exaggerated, and even suggests that Tom Sawyer was an unreliable narrator, “that book was made by Mr. Mark Twain, and he told the truth mainly. There was things which he stretched, but mainly he told the truth.” (Twain, page 4.)
Being the only person who survived the crash, Crusoe makes a shelter and a small raft, which he uses to go to the crashed ship to find items not ruined by the water. He finds guns, powder, food, and other asso... ... middle of paper ... ...e captives, and find out there was a mutiny and one of them was the captain of the ship. Crusoe, Friday, and the other shout at the men from different directions, confusing them and tiring them out. They manage to make the mutineers surrender. The captain and Robinson trick the mutineers to take them back to England.
The men even believe that the waves are harsh on them and want to capsize the boat. The narrator explains that "[the waves were] nervously anxious to do something effective in the way of swamping boats" (361). Even though it is obvious that the ocean always has waves, it is hard fo... ... middle of paper ... ... out that nature, although it does impact the men's lives, does not have any connection to the outcome. With his short story, Crane challenges the idea that men and nature are connected spiritually. He even challenges the idea of religion by leaving the outcome of the men simply to the experience that they have.
The respect for the enemy that Santiago possesses is a major part of the "code of behavior" of Ernest Hem... ... middle of paper ... ...ago clubs the second pack of shovel-nosed sharks that come and eat his marlin's meat, Santiago thinks to himself, "â€¦I have hurt them both badly and neither one can feel very good" (114). The only reason Santiago is still out at sea fighting the sharks is because through his code of honor he refuses to surrender until he has nothing left. Because he stays, the old fisherman manages to get a little dignity knowing that he clubbed the sharks and caused the enemy some pain. Hence, by following the "code of behavior," Santiago keeps some poise despite being beaten by the sharks. In conclusion, Santiago is defeated at sea, but he also gains something in the process.
This kills the crew’s optimism about the wind blowing ashore. The oiler and the correspondent continue to row switching off when the other is tired. (4) The captain then spots a lighthouse on the horizon, like a small dot. The captain decides to use his jacket and an oar to make a sail to let the men rest. No one spots the boat and they find it curious, assuming that no one must be looking out the window out to the sea.