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  • Conseil And Ned Land
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    My book starts out with a naturalist named Pierre Arron ax. He's a man that is fascinated by underwater life, and enjoys watching and studying underwater creatures. News spread worldwide about a serpent-like creature, part of the whale family, had been ramming ships and seeking them with ease. Pierre was very interested in this issue. One day, while Pierre was staying the night in a hotel in Paris, he received a letter. The letter said that the American government was going to build a frigate to...
  • 471 Alliance Ships
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    Captain! Sensors pick up a huge fleet of 12,596 ships they out number us 8 to 3148,' Brister said in a futile voice. 'Arm all weapons prepare to vent the plague throughout the universe,' Kristin ordered. ' Enemy fleet in range,' Mandal on said. 'Slow to 1/4 impulse,' Austin ordered. '32 ships against an armada of ships? Their stupid,' Golduran said. 'Magnificent valor. Tell squadrons one through fifty to attack,' Austin ordered. ' Captain, they " ve crossed the minefield,' Robert yelled. 'Blow i...
  • End Of The Novel The Captain
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    The Secret Sharer written by Joseph Conrad, centers around a character of a sea captain. Its title and opening paragraphs forecast a story of mystery, isolation, duality, darkness and silence. The novel proves true these predictions reveling thematic and image patterns directly proportional to them. The opening of the novel further reveals dialecticism the novel. The clash between the private and the public world or man versus society, in other words is the primary dialectic. The journey theme o...
  • Captains Cabin Legatt
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    "The Secret Sharer" 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...
  • John Paul Jones Aboard Bonhomme Richard
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    John Paul Jones The Bonhomme Richard vs. The HMS Serapis John Paul was born in the small fishing village of Arbigland, Scotland on July 6, 1747. To his parents John Paul and Jean MacDuff he was the fourth child. They had seven children but unfortunately all but two died in infancy. The family was originally from Fife but John Paul's father had taken the family and moved to Arbigland where William Crack, the owner of a large estate their had met him and hired him to be his gardener. John Paul gre...
  • Watch With The Ships Bell
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    Dock 1 DEATH OF A KING Since commercial shipping began on the five Great Lakes, there have Been six thousand shipwrecks. Half have never been found. There are three storms The sailors still talk about: The great storm of 1913 claimed 250 lives and 12 ships. The storm of 1940 claimed 100 lives and two ships. The storm of 1975 claimed only one ship and 29 lives. The wreck of 1975 remains the most mysterious and controversial of all shipwreck tales heard around the Great Lakes. The legend of the Ed...
  • Back As Many Whales
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    By: Adrienne Delaney Captain Ahab If you ever saw Captain Ahab in a dark alley, you'd probably turn and run the other way. His scarred body and wooden leg are just a couple of characteristics that show who he is. Ahab is the captain of the whaling ship Pequod, and their mission is to go on a trip and bring back as many whales as possible. Ahab has a different mission plan set in his mind. The grotesque scars and wooden leg are just horrible reminders of what can go wrong when man goes against na...
  • Nautilus And Its Infamous Captain Nemo
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    20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA by Jules Verne The news spread worldwide about a serpent-like creature. Supposedly, part of the whale family has been ramming ships and sinking them with ease. The large ship named the Abraham Lincoln was sent out to find and kill this beast. An attack of the monster left Professor Aronnax and his long time sidekick Conseil thrown overboard. Ned Land, master harpooner was thrown overboard a swell. An iron-plated submarine saved their lives. When taken aboard the subm...
  • Captain Leggatt
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    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 ...
  • O Captain My Captain Rise
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    Dead Poet's SocietyAssignmentComplete writing assignment number 1 or 2.1. Read the poem, "O Captain, My Captain" by Walt Whitman. In a five paragraph essay, detail why this poem was an appropriate poem for Robin Williams' character. 2. Consider the saying, "Carpe Dem". In a five paragraph essay, analyze why the saying was important in the life of 1 main character (Neil, Todd, Mr. Keating, or Knox) and explain how you could apply the saying to your life. Minimum 250 words. O Captain! my Captain! ...
  • Captain's Portrayal Of Leggatt
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    Leggatt as an Independent Character in Joseph Conrad's '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 Conr...
  • Captain And The Secret Sharer
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    A Captain's Metamorphosis In the short story 'The Secret Sharer'; by Joseph Conrad, the captain of the ship, the Colorado, changes from an insecure and inexperienced ship captain to a more confident and secure individual, due to his experiences with the Secret Sharer. At first, the captain is not sure of his place on the ship and does not feel right about being in charge. Through his relationship with the Secret Sharer, the captain finds identity and becomes a confident person. In the beginning ...
  • Shine And The Sinking Of The Titanic
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    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 ...
  • Actions Of Captain Bligh
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    HMS Bounty The HMS Bounty set sail in 1789. Captain William Bligh and his many crewmember's ran the ship. There was an upset between the crew and the Captain. Even though the men violated the "Articles of War" it was justifiable that they should not be punished. The Crew of Captain Bligh, under penalty of law and the Captain, had no right to commit mutiny and remove the Captain from the ship. The "Articles of War" clearly state that if any crewmember conceals any traitorous practice or design sh...
  • Ships Closer To The Titanic
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    Titanic On April 12, 1912, the Red Star Liner Company commissioned a luxurious ship. This luxurious ship was set out to go on its Maiden Voyage from Southampton, England to New York City. The Red Star Liner claimed that this ship was unsinkable (Titanic 1998). The So-called the unsinkable ship was known as the Titanic. The Titanic was one of the biggest ships ever built. The Titanic was 888.2 feet long (Britannica 1998). The Titanic was considered to be the Ship Of Dreams (Titanic 1998). The Tit...
  • Metaphor Between Lincoln And The Captain
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    A Close Reading of "Oh Captain! My Captain! E Walt Whitman's poem, "Oh Captain! My Captain! Eis easily taken at face value. There are young sailors coming back from a long, hard journey, to find a pier full of excited bystanders to greet their return. The narrator goes on to tell the captain the good news and finds him dead, and not able to celebrate with the rest of the population. There is an extensive metaphor between the captain of the ship and Abraham Lincoln. With the knowledge of what was...
  • Masque Of The Red Death
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    "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Secret Sharer" are both inseparable from their settings. The settings in the two stories were subtle depictions of the personalities of the main characters of the stories. In "The Masque of the Red Death", the keen descriptions of Prince Prospero's abbey revealed many truths about the prince's character. The elaborately and vibrantly decorated rooms were symbolic of Prospero's grandiose disposition, even during the fragile state of his kingdom. The covered ...
  • Ship's Captain Archbold
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    The Secret Sharer Joseph Conrad THE NOVEL THE PLOT A young captain in the British merchant marine has just set out on his first command, starting through the Gulf of Siam (Thailand) and heading home. He was hired unexpectedly only two weeks before. So, while his men know one another well, he's the only stranger on board, and he's nervous about the impression he " ll make, especially on his first mate, a fussy and not very bright seaman, and his sneering second mate, who's the only man aboard you...
  • People A Bord His Ship
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    Captain Nemo is, by far, the best of all the characters. He show quickness, a cunning and charming personalty. Captain Nemo is the captain of this extravagant under water ship called the Nautilus. On his ship the savage the surface of the ocean under them in search for food, supplies, and new species of animals. One day the Nautilus picks up some people who are ship wrecked and just floating around on the ocean. Captain Nemo invites the people a bord his ship and treats them as the highest of gu...
  • Thoughts And Perceptions Of Captain Delano
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    The Bachelor's Ignorance In Herman Melville?'s? Benito Cereno? ignorance appears to be an overwhelming theme. Although? Benito Cereno? holds a powerful message about slavery, this is not the major idea of the story. Ignorance is the fire that fuels slavery. During the entire story every main character displays signs of idiocy. Unfortunately, the most important decision-maker in the story, Captain A masa Delano, falls into this category. Melville's story is told through a narrator. He purposely t...

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