"Nature is relentless and unchangeable, and it is indifferent as to whether its hidden reasons and actions are understandable to man or not." In this quote, Galilei is describing how nature is relentless and unchangeable. And also how we won't understand its actions. What this is saying is that nature doesn't really care about anything and what it does is unpredictable and this goes along with my book "The Open Boat" and with the theme. Nature was relentless towards the crew on the boat, and never let off. Just as the person from the quote said nature is unpredictable. You never know if nature will pound you or give you a break.
The poem "Invictus" was written by Ernest Henley. The character in the poem was beaten up and torn down in the situation that he or she was in. And nature isn't cutting this person any breaks. And this person says the only way to get rid of the pain is basically to die. But this person says they will keep on fighting. This is like the book "The Open Boat" because nature is going to continue to be relentless against the crew members. And it isn't going to cut them a break no matter what. And they had to continue to fight against nature, both the person in the poem and the people in the book.
The "10 deadliest U.S. tornadoes" is a informational article written by CNN. In the article, it gives us a few facts on the "Tri-State tornado" which is the most deadly tornado of all time killing 695 people. This shows that nature doesn't give anyone any breaks. Back in 1925, those people didn't have tornado tracking technology like we have today. So when a tornado pops up and destroys and kills people, no one knew it was coming. This is like the theme of "The Open Boat" because nature didn't care that the people had a weak boat, nature was going to try to beat the crew down until they die anyway.
The song "Tornado" was sang by Little Big Town. In the song, it describes a tornado that is "looking for a soul to take" which is basically exactly describing my theme that nature doesn't care about you and is almost trying to kill you. That's how nature is and that's how the song conveys it. There is no forgiveness in a tornado which is created by nature. And that tornado is their to kill you. Just like nature was out to kill the people on the brittle boat in the story, ¨The Open Boat.¨
The article "27 Modern People Who Were Lost At Sea" was written by Jude Newsome for Ranker. In the article, it describes two 14 year old boys who were last seen getting gas for their boat when they went out to sea to fish. There then was a storm that overturned their boat which caused the boys to drown. This proves to me that nature doesn't care about anyone, no matter the age or helplessness. These boys were to young to know what to do in a storm, they probably freaked out and weren't sure what to do. Nature couldn't even cut the children a break. Nature just destroyed the boat and kids. Just like in "The Open Boat" where nature destroyed the people in the books boat and sunk it causing the people to swim. And to one crew member to drown.
In this image taken by Richard Bennett, a small boat is stuck in a storm in the ocean. Even with such a small boat, nature does not really care about that. Nature is throwing a storm at a boat nature knows it can easily sink. This is just like in "The Open Boat" because the people on that boat were also stuck in a horrible storm that had sunken a bigger boat to put them on a smaller, more brittle one. This is a problem in a storm because the waves would easily tip a small boat over. And this goes along with the theme that nature does not care about you. Nature will throw you around and sink a boat without putting a second thought to it.
The news story "11 Stories of incredible Survival at Sea" was written by Alex Heigl for People Celebrity. This story tells the stories of people surviving at sea for sometimes over half a year. The story of Tami Oldham Ashcraft is very similar to the situation of the characters from "The Open Boat" as Ashcraft was stranded at sea because of the wrath from nature. 40 foot waves from hurricane Raymond attacked the boat as its motor and navigation systems were destroyed. Her and her fiance had to navigate back to safety. This is similar to the theme and book because this shows nature doesn't care about the stranded people and throws the hurricane at them and almost sinks the boat. And because of the no care, both the people from "The Open Boat" and the real life people had to navigate back to safety.
The article "California wildfires have destroyed 1,000 structures... and counting" was written by Holly Yan for CNN. Wildfires have broken out throughout California and have destroyed many structures. Nature's fires are almost unstoppable and burn through houses like its a field of dead grass. It puts many people in a very tough situation because their house could be burned down by these fires. This is like "The Open Boat" because it is showing the wrath of nature and the amount of care it has for people. None. The characters from the book were already in a tough position, then they had to deal with the raging storms. This is alike the people in California that have to deal with the fires and the burning of their houses.
The article "Hawaii volcano: Worried residents facing new TERRIFYING threat after huge eruption" was written by Thomas Hunt for Express. In this writing, it talks about dangerous chemicals and a toxic material called laze that can be damaging to humans and it has killed 2 people in 2000 from the toxic gases produced from the reaction between the lava and ocean salt. This eruption and the laze that is produced and spread by winds shows that nature could care less about you. You would think that man nature is already destroying our homes with all of this lava and eruptions, but no, nature just continues to throw more and more at us as if we aren't even there. This is like the book "The Open Boat" because nature gives the people problems, it sinks their boat, and still continues to throw more and more at the crew, like the waves and storms.
The article ¨A look at four storms from one brutal hurricane season¨ was written by AJ Willingham for CNN. In this article, it tells us about the destruction and deaths caused by the 3 strongest storms, hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The storms combined caused for over 640 deaths and also over 340 billion dollars in damages as reported by CNN. All of this proves my theme of that mother nature doesn't care about you. Nature caused these storms to brew and do all kinds of destruction and kill people everywhere. This is like "The Open Boat" because mother nature is throwing these storms at people, and it is killing some, and the people from the book are being hurt by the storm on their lifeboat that is very weak. Both the people from the boat and the people in the hurricanes are being affected by the storms, in negative ways.