Essays Tagged: "sharks"

Similarities of Two Famous Tales of Love. West Side Story and Romero and Juliet.

Romeo And Juliet.The families of the Capulets and Montagues were well represented by two gangs, the Sharks andthe Jets. Both being ineffective rulers, officer Krumpke and the Prince struggle to keep p ... e.'( ) . Due to their differing backgrounds, Tony being affiliated with the Jets and Maria with the Sharks, Tony and Maria partook in forbidden love much like Romeo andJuliet. Much like Tybalt, Bernad ...

(3 pages) 114 0 4.3 Apr/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway

s out and fights nature inthe form of terrible forces and dangerous creatures, among them, amarlin, sharks and hunger. He starts the story in a small skiff andmoves out in a journey to capture a fish ... tely he doesn't ever re-coin the terms again throughout thebook. Some vocabulary he uses stands for sharks or the sea itself.Others he uses for bait. The main idea though in this part is to letthe rea ...

(5 pages) 103 0 2.0 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is an analysis of the characters in the old man and the sea

. He goes through a long and grueling struggle with a marlin only to see his new catch destroyed by sharks. Even though only his marlin's carcass is left by the end of the story, Santiago may be consi ... the story, Santiago may be considered victorious because he never quit, valiantly fighting off the sharks until there was nothing left to fight for.*Manolin (The Boy): This is Santiago's loyal young ...

(2 pages) 66 2 4.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemingway.

ago killed the shark with his harpoon but also lost his harpoon while doing that. He knew that more sharks would smell the blood and try to eat the more of the marlin so he tied a knife to one of his ... try to eat the more of the marlin so he tied a knife to one of his oars to fight them off. Two more sharks came and he killed them but not until took more of the marlin. While killing the second shark ...

(2 pages) 73 0 2.2 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Hort book report on Old Man and the Sea, highlighting the relationship between man and nature.

In Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago is confronted by a series of sharks, which come in a specific order. This order is significant in a few ways. One significance in ... specific order. This order is significant in a few ways. One significance in the order in which the sharks come is that it shows us how nature is organized and arranged. In this book, Hemingway seems ... specific arrangement and believes that things in nature work in a specific way. The sequence of the sharks show Hemingway's ideas about nature. Santiago first encounters the Mako shark, which is descr ...

(2 pages) 96 0 3.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Romeo and Juliet vs. The West Side Story.

Story are similar to those in Romeo and Juliet. Romeo is Tony, of the Jets. Juliet is Maria, of the Sharks. The candy storeowner serves as a modern Friar Lawrence, helping Romeo in his time of need, w ... eo in his time of need, while Maria's friend, Anita, could be the equivalent of Juliet's nurse. The Sharks are the Capulets, the Jets the Montagues. Riff is Mercutio, being fighting leaders of the mod ...

(2 pages) 66 1 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Santiago's losing struggles in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea. Santiago loses an apocalyptic struggle to nature, society, and even himself.

feat a powerful force such as nature. Santiago cannot win at sea at the hands of the marlin and the sharks. The same applies to society and man's own mind and thoughts--he is never able to rise above ... him easily, and attack him without mercy. By analyzing Santiago's struggles with the marlin and the sharks, and the unloading of his boat and the return to his shack in The Old Man and the Sea, by Ern ...

(13 pages) 98 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway


and for the protection of their members whether they are the Bloods and Crips of Los Angeles or the Sharks and the Jets of "West Side Story." Gangs may not possess a set of formal written rules, but a ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Jerry and his music, the story of jerry garcia's life before the greatful dead.

fective living thing, it could have stopped at bacteria. Or it could have stopped at vertebrates or sharks. But consciousness goes a quantum step further than just life. It might be that consciousness ...

(4 pages) 27 0 4.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Study notes on current affairs for the topic "Telling the truth"

ldn't be taken to seriously."A Current Affair" Episode OneSummary of stories"Trained to killThe two sharks that attacked Brad Smith a 29-year-old surfer may have been in 'training' to learn how to kil ... al shark attack of the twenty nine-year-old surfers Brad Smith. It is believed by some that the two sharks responsible for the attack may have been in 'training'. In which the older of the sharks was ...

(11 pages) 48 2 4.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Spirit of the Philippines, in Chicago

different species of fish. Visitors may dive into the 400,000 gallon tank consisting of at least 25 sharks. The water in the tank is a dark blue for the effect of deep sea and it has sound effects. Ac ... effect of deep sea and it has sound effects. Across from the shark exhibit is the stingray exhibit. Sharks and stingrays swimming around create many "oohs" and "aahs" in the audience.There are compute ...

(1 pages) 36 0 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays > Travel Descriptions


rk-Be-GoneThis past weekend marked the first use of an electronic shield to protect surfers against sharks by the organizers of an Australian night surfing competition. Without the use of this shield, ... as feared by organizers that the lights would attract bait fish and other assorted marine life, and sharks along with them. A surfer isn't much of a challenge for a shark to take a bite out of. In ord ...

(1 pages) 17 0 3.5 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Biotechnology

A Pursuasive Essay on Why Shark Finning Should Be Banned

Shark Finning Should Be BannedShark finning is a cruel act which should be banned worldwide. Sharks are the top apex predator of our planet's oceans, and as an apex predator they control the ba ... herman than others. The most common species to be caught are dolphins, turtles, swordfish, tuna and sharks. The fishermen unhook every single carcass, whether it is dead or half-alive. Tuna and Swordf ...

(2 pages) 36 0 4.1 Feb/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

"West Side Story" Critique.

Synopsis: Maria is a newly-arrived Puerto Rican girl whose brother heads a gang called The Sharks against the Caucasian gang called The Jets. The rivalry between the gangs is in place from th ... plunges into a concrete playground where an elaborate set of dances takes place as The Jets and The Sharks bicker over their territory readying themselves for a gang brawl.The movie is based on the su ...

(3 pages) 90 1 5.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Introduction & Observation of a Shark

lab was an introduction of the external anatomy of the shark under visual observation.Introduction:Sharks are mostly marine fishes, and some live in fresh water. Their fins have different functions s ... y, and used as a sandpaper. It consists of bascal bony plate buried within skin and raised portion. Sharks possess the basic eye structure that is found in all vertebrates, but with some modification. ...

(1 pages) 1728 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

"Romeo and Juliet" and "West Side Story"

de Story, Maria is a young woman from a Puerto Rican family that has a brother in a gang called the Sharks. Tony is an American who has separated himself from his past gang, the Jets.In "Romeo and Jul ... family, the Montagues. These two stories have a basic thing in common. In the "West Side Story" the Sharks and the Jets hate each other. In "Romeo and Juliet" the Capulets and the Montagues hate each ...

(2 pages) 14 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare > Romeo & Juliet

Avoiding Shark Attacks

Sharks are unpredictable, and any time you are in waist-deep ocean waters you are in shark country. ... ith its back and tail fins above the surface.Practice these tips to avoid attracting seen or unseen sharks:Don't carry dead fish when swimming or diving.Don't swim at night, early in the morning, or e ... diving.Don't swim at night, early in the morning, or early in the evening. These are the times when sharks are hunting.Stay out of murky water.Don't wear contrasting colors or flashing objects.Avoid w ...

(2 pages) 24 2 4.2 Mar/2006

Subjects: Science Essays

"The Old Man and the Sea" by Ernest Hemmingway: Analytical Book Report

ny times. It should easy for germs to crawl in there especially when he was handling fish. When the sharks attacked Santiago, he should be dead. He was lucky that he killed three sharks with a knife, ...

(2 pages) 17 1 5.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

David Hicks - Aussie in an Execution Cel: His life and how he came to be imprisoned for terrorism.

quired a taste for strange jobs including skinning kangaroos at a meat-packing factory, fishing for sharks and working at cattle stations doing the job that someone has to do. And for those who don ...

(3 pages) 24 0 4.3 May/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Discuss Identity in Nella Larsen's "Quicksand" and "Passing", and Hurston's "Their Eyes were watching god"

s with as a young girl having no knowledge of her own race to becoming a woman with the strength of sharks, recognizing her true self. Only that strength, allows her to return to her hometown to drown ...

(9 pages) 38 0 4.3 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American