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In Coleridge's epic poem, a guest is waylaid on his way to a wedding by an old sea dog who "holds him with his glittering eye". This "grey-beard loon" tells him a long story about a voyage he once took that became cursed after he shot the albatross, the crew's good luck totem. There is some wonderful imagery as the mariner describes the ship entering a pitiless, parched landscape "The very deep did rot: O Christ! Eventually, after a decidedly dark voyage of the soul, the mariner makes it back to land. Golding's first novel describes the ghastly fate that befalls a group of British schoolboys when they are stranded on a desert island Golding was a prep-school teacher when he wrote it.
Whether it be on a deserted island plane crash or sinking boat , completely snowed in, in a bare-minimum cabin, or even stuck in an elevator, there has been some exciting, scary and especially STEAMY intensity going on. And that kind of feeling has me on my TOES! Like we ARE them. Living it all, and feeling every single emotion. All of those moments, the trepidation, and the eventual bonding, becoming a team, and suddenly life meaning so much more than it ever did. Often, before we to the steamy stuff, we get a ton of the scary stuff to contend with.
His persistent will to survive on the high seas, in multiple Japanese POW camps, and in the dire domestic circumstances to which he returned in America, is the fabric of a narrative that would certainly provide me with the hope and hubris necessary to make it on my own on a desert island. Moreover, his refusal to give in and magnanimity might be enough for me to swallow a coconuts-for-breakfast-lunch-and-dinner diet, at least for a few weeks. Simply put, this illuminating novel contains several relevant references—both survival and spiritual in nature—that would assist me as I attempt to safely chart my course to an uninhabited parcel of jungle. While some of you might call this a frivolous use of a precious literary artifact, I contend that you would likely do the same, faced with the grim realities of becoming a shish kebob or walking the plank, respectively. Galapagos , by Kurt Vonnegut Just in case it ever becomes my sole responsibility to forge a new species and corresponding social structure, I would consider this homage to Darwinism to be a must-have evolutionary handbook.
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This is a companion blog on the Romance genre to my theme and troupe list making madness. - Islands have played a hugely important role in literature right from the start, both as locations and as metaphors, and sometimes even as characters.
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Island stories became particularly popular during the European Age of Discovery, with a substantial number, including The Tempest , partly inspired by the experiences of actual survivors. And ever since Robinson Crusoe , these stories have replicated wildly, like the rabbits set loose on Dr. In chronological order:. With the help of a Bible he never bothered with before, he learns to be grateful for being cured of his wicked ways. The Mysterious Island — Jules Verne Jules Verne wrote other castaway stories, but this one featured a balloon wreck as well as impressive displays of human survival skills, tons of ecological details, and a diverting plot.