The Lonely Crossing of Juan Cabrera Timeline
1. While driving to Havana after giving a lecture, Professor Juan Cabrera remembers a time in his childhood when his family lived on a large sugarcane ranch. This life did not last for long because Juan's father was taken away so that the Cuban government could sieze the family's land.
2. Juan and Raul pass through a Cuban State Security checkpoint on their way to the beach to meet up with andres and to begin the journey to the United States.
3. Juan, Raul, and Andres tie 3 rafts together with rope and carry bags filled with food and water and slip into the sea at night.
4. The next morning, the three men encounter and Cuban gun boat. It is traveling in their direction and they cannot escape, so Andres gets off of his raft and swims over too it while Raul and Juan duck behind their rafts. He tells the men on the ship that the men he was traveling died. The men on the ship shoot Andres in the head and Juan and Raul are terrified.
5. The next morning Juan awakes to heavy rain. They are caught in the hurricane, but manage to stay alive and connected by tying themselves to the rafts.
6. After the first initial attack from the hurricane, things start to calm down. Then they realize they are in the eye of the storm and prepare for the second wave by securing the ties on themselves and the rafts.
7. After the second wave of the hurricane they have lost everything except for 2 innertubes and rope. The third innertube, the food, and the water are all gone.
8. The next day, Raul gets hungry, so he fashions a net out of the leftover rope. it works for a little while and they catch a fish and share it, and put the leftovers in the net to attract more fish.
9. Unfortunatle the dead fish in the net doesn't attract more fish, but a shark. The shark attacks them and Juan swims a safe distance away while Raul tries to fight it off. Unfortunately in eats Raul and Juan is all alone.
...THE LONELY CRISSING OF JUSN CANTEA... THE BOOK IS HORRUBLE AND EVERYONE DIES! DO NOT READ IT! HIS FRIEND IS EATEN BY A SHARK AND THE OTHER GUY GETS SHOT IN THE HEAD!
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In sleep he sang to me
In dreams he came
That voice which calls to me and speaks my name
And do I dream again for now I find
The Phantom of the Opera is there
Inside my mind
Sing once again with me
Our strange duet
My power over you grows stronger yet
And though you turn from me to glance behind
The Phantom of the Opera is there
Inside your mind.
Those who have seen your face
Draw back in fear
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It's me they hear...
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The Phantom of the Opera is there/here
Inside my/your mind
He's there, the phantom of the opera!
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Question 2 – The Crossing
As one encounters dramatic experiences, the impacts those create may significantly alter that way in which that person views his surroundings. In Cormac McCarthy’s passage from his novel The Crossing, the main character is challenged with major obstacles that come to change his opinion of nature and its doubtful peacefulness. By employing techniques such as selection of detail, religious symbolism and sublime imagery, McCarthy paints the tragedy which has impacted the protagonist by infusing his journey with the presence of biblical elements as well as incorporating his longing for repentance and mourning. With the aid of such techniques, McCarthy identifies the protagonist’s underlying gratitude and respect for powerful, majestic creatures unlike himself while revealing his realization that nature’s serenity has the ability to destruct.
Beginning the passage, the main character is presented with the obstacle of carrying the lifeless body of a wolf up the Pilares Mountain. McCarthy utilizes selection of detail as he unveils the main character’s tenderness towards the female wolf. In line 5, the narrator watches as he “[cradles] the wolf in his arms and [lowers] her to the ground.” This careful treatment of the wolf by the protagonist is somewhat unexpected as animals are frequently viewed as being beneath humans – they are beaten, starved, neglected, even killed by humans yet this character displays respect and...
Nothing is stronger than a bond between a child and a parent. In all cultures the parent educates the child with skills and values and these remain with the child all his or her life. The reason why a parent has such impact on its child is because of trust. A relationship build on trust is the strongest and every parent wants to have such a relationship. This is the kind of relationship the main character in the short story Crossing (2009) by Mark Slouka is trying to build with his son.
Crossing is a story told by an omniscient third person narrator. The composition is chronologically structured with a few flashbacks in the form of the main character's childhood memories, and an explanation of why he ended up in the situation where the telling begins. The main character of the short story is a middle-aged father who tries to repair matters due to his many ‘fuckups’. He is divorced, at least separated, and has become a stranger to his wife as well as his home: “…the azaleas he´d planted…wiping his shoes and ducking his head like a visitor” (ll. 14-16). This example attends to illustrate that he is disconnected and displaced. He has not been happy in a while, and he knows everything that had happened is his own fault: “…all his other fuckups were just preparation for this” (ll. 135-136) Therefore, in a last-ditch attempt he goes for an outing in the mountains with his son. He wants to get to know his son because he as well...
The short story “Crossing”, written by Mark Slouka, begins as a straightforward account of a man who takes his son to a remote area where he remembers similar experiences with his own father. He carries their packs across a shallow but fast moving river, and then goes back and carries his son across. They spend one night exploring the area, but the next day when he recrosses the river, he knows that the current is a bit stronger than the day before. When he takes the boy back across, he loses his footing. Although he does not fall, he is moved downstream four or five feet to a point that makes it seem impossible to move forward or backward. The story ends with the man in the middle of the river, telling his son that they are okay and just to “hang on.”
“Crossing” deals with the son and father relationship, while bringing up the theme man vs. nature but combined with man vs. self.
The narrative technique used in Crossing has a significant meaning for the reader’s understanding of the short story. We are presented to the man through a third person limited narrator and as the narrator only knows what the main character, the father, thinks, feels and recalls, it is naturally told from his point of view. We get glimpses of the things that he struggles with, “he hadn’t been happy in a while” (l. 6-7). By using this narrative technique Slouka brings us closer to the father, and the reader feels and experience his...
...Crossing - Abstract
This paper examines the narrative technique and the significance of the setting in the short story Crossing. It also investigates the main character in the short story. The first part sets out to define the narrative technique. This is done by reading through the text and noting down any time one reads something useful about the narrator. After this is done one can do the examination of the narrative technique. The second part examines the main character in order to get an understanding of who he is as a person and what he wants. The examination is done by making an analysis and interpretation him. The final part of this study assesses the significance of the setting. This can be found by noting every time the setting is described. Afterwards one can do an analysis of the setting in order to evaluate the significance of it. The paper shows that the author is working with indirect speech when the reader experiences flashbacks. Otherwise quotation marks are used when the father is speaking with his son. By analyzing the main character it is shown that he longs for getting back together with his former wife and of course his child. It is concluded that the significance of the setting is somewhat important. It helps the reader to get a clear understanding of the events that takes place by the way it is described.
Crossing - Abstract
This paper examines the narrative technique and the significance of the setting...
...1650 and earlier
1430 Portuguese start voyages down the west coast of Africa
1492 Columbus arrives in Western Hemisphere
1509-1547 Henry VII rules England
Protestant reformation begins in England
1558-1603 Reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Ireland conquered by England.
1607 Jamestown founded
1612 Tobacco made a profitable crop by John Rolfe
1619 First group of blacks brought to Virginia
First legislative assembly meets in Virginia
1620 First Pilgrims in Plymouth
1622 Indian attacks in Virginia end hopes of becoming a bi-racial society
1629 Great Puritan migration to Massachusetts Bay
1636 Harvard founded
1676 Bacon's Rebellion
1686 Creation of Dominion of New England
1688 Glorious Revolution in England
1700 250,000 settlers in English colonies
1704 First colonial newspaper
1720s Colonial economic life quickens
1739-1744 Great Awakening
1756-1763 French and Indian War
1763 Proclamation Line established
1763-1764 Pontiac's Rebellion
1764-1765 Sugar Act and Stamp Act Controversies
1766 Declaratory Act
1767 Townshend Act, New York Assembly suspended
1770 Boston Massacre
1772 Committees of Correspondence formed
1773 Boston Tea Party
1774 Coercive Acts, First Continental Congress convenes
1775 Revolution begins with fighting at Lexington and Concord
1776 Declaration of Independence
1777 British defeated at Saratoga
1778 French join the war against the British
1781 Battle of Yorktown
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Medical home health care provides skilled nursing and therapy sessions to patient’s homes, or nursing homes. Results in this service will be costly to the Medicare Program.
State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
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Prospective Payment System (PPS)
The implementation of the Medicare Prospective Payment System (PPS) has resulted in major changes in the hospital industry and in the way the hospital services are used by physicians and patients. The central objectives of PPS were to reduce the rates of increases in Medicare inpatient payments and in overall hospital cost inflation.
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
NIH was originated in the 1887 (established by the Marine Hospital Service) as a bacteriological laboratory in Staten Island called The Hygienic Laboratory. The laboratory name was soon changed to The National Institutes of Health in 1930.
Medicare and Medicaid
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...Antietam- September 17th, 1862.
It was the first battle to be fought in the American Civil War to be fought on northern soil.
It was noted as the bloodiest day in American history. Over 23,000 soldiers were killed or
wounded. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first
invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary
Appomattox- April 9th, 1865.
The Battle of Appomattox Courthouse was the Army of Northern Virginia’s final battle and
was the beginning of the end of the American Civil War. Confederate General Robert E. Lee,
surrendered 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Days earlier, Lee had
abandoned the Confederate capital of Richmond and city of Petersburg, hoping to escape
with the remnants of his Army of Northern Virginia, meet up with additional Confederate
forces in North Carolina and resume fighting. Concluding, the American Civil War.
Civil Rights Act- The Civil Rights Act of 1866 granted citizenship and the same rights
enjoyed by white citizens to all male persons in the United States without distinction of
race or color, or previous condition of slavery or involuntary servitude. This act
contributed to the movement of the Radical Republican Movement which favored
increased intervention in the South and more aid to former slaves, ultimately to Andrew
Emancipation Proclamation- January 1st, 1863.
As the nation approached its...