Survival

“In reading about cases in which people survived seemingly impossible circumstances, however, I found an eerie uniformity,” in their actions (Gonzales, 1). Though there are many different techniques and ways of responding to setbacks that all can be extremely effective in helping one survive natural disasters, the most commonly used and most effective survival technique is staying positive and keeping a calm composure. The pieces of non-fiction literature “Nine Year Old Amber Rides out a Killer Flood in Ohio,” “Deep Survival,” “Staying in Galveston, a Park Bench for Shelter,” and “The Johnstown Flood” all show different instances and experiences where staying positive and staying calm were crucial in order to survive during unexpected events. Staying positive and staying calm help to keep one’s mind together, help to stay focused, and help to make wise decisions.
Right from the beginning of the article, “Nine-year-old Amber Colvin Rides out a Killer Flood in Ohio,” the authors, Michael Neill and Ken Myers, wanted you to have the impression that Amber Colvin was young, innocent, and childish. However, as the article goes on, readers start to realize that Amber was quite mature for her age because of her ability to keep her composure and survive such a catastrophic experience. The authors tried to make Amber seem young and childish when they use phrases like “9-year-old Amber…” and “…playing at home with her friend,” (Neill-Myers, 1). The word “playing” gave the impression of being rather childish, especially in this context. As the article progressed and the flood began, Amber started to be viewed as mature because of the way she made decisions that very well could be the reason she survived. For protection, Amber and her friend, Kerri, decided to seek shelter in the bathtub. This was a very wise decision, especially for a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old. When the situation got even worse and the flood demolished the house, Amber did all she could to…

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Survival

People are willing to go through great lengths and do unimaginable things in order to survive. Many true stories about people killing and betraying one another in order to survive can explain to what lengths people are willing to go to preserve their precious lives.In 2001, Ricky Magee woke up face down in the middle of the Australian desert, half buried, with a bunch of dingos trying to eat him alive. Ricky survived on nothing but frogs, raw leeches, and grasshoppers. Instead of giving up, which seemed like the easy way out, Ricky remained optimistic and kept strong both physically and mentally. He eventually walked a great distance and was almost dead before he encountered civilization again. When Ricky was faced with danger, he was willing to do things he otherwise would not ordinarily do, all in hope of survival. Another example can be found in the book “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption”, by Stephen King. In the book, a man called Andy Dufresne finds himself falsely imprisoned. In order so survive in jail, he withstands rape, beatings, and many other forms of punishment. Not only does Andy survive, but he also escapes the jail by digging a hole, which took him almost thirty years to dig. He then went through the sewage of the prison and crawled through the length of four football fields worth of feces in order to escape. Andy never gave up and was eventually rewarded for all suffering he went through. The years he spent in prison, the amount of rock and sand he dug through, the internal issues he ended up facing, all these calamities seemed nonexistent when he finally escaped and was able to live his life freely. Finally, Bear Grylls is a perfect example of someone who would do anything to survive. He is known for stranding himself on remote locations to demonstrate localized survival techniques. He has survived in places such as Mount Everest, Alaska and The African Savannah. Grylls has climbed cliffs, ran through a forest fire, ate…

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