In this quote Bethany, the narrator is describing the surfing and its pros and cons. This quote is significant because it she shows why surfing is important to her.She describes the overall negative consequences of surfing but how its apart of the game. In the end all Bethany wants to do is surf and she will overcome anything to surf.
Teresa is kind when she rescues an inexperienced windsurfer, Jamie. “The clouds start to move in, warning signs… ‘Can you get back to shore?’ I ask.
First, Laurie and David’s dialogue during the first stages of The Wave helps describe their original beliefs and thoughts on the new idea. For example, during the first stages of The Wave, Laurie discusses her thoughts with her peers. “ ‘‘I don’t know,’ Laurie said, ‘ But doesn’t it feel a little weird?’... ‘Thats whats so great about The Wave.’ Amy replied. ‘You don’t have to
An important idea in The Wave is ‘words can be used for harm or for good’. This idea means that words can be used to hurt people mentally and create bad things, but, at the same time can cheer a person up and change their life in a good way. The confusing thing is, is that good words can also be bad. For example, if someone said that they won their basketball game and you said ‘good’, then that would be a good thing to say. It’s also quite the same with harmful words. In The Wave, this conundrum is used in a smart way. For example, Ben Ross is taking his first class with The Wave as a base when he introduces the line,
The inclusion of footage of Koby surfing successfully at a turbulent time with the law had the purpose to re-channel the focus from the negative aspects of the “Bra Boys” history to the favourable events that portray them as surfing legends. Abberton was strongly promoting the moral that the “Bra Boys” as a whole, turn their disadvantage into success as the surf was their saviour. Koby Abberton was the figurehead for this storyline and by the use of his career achievements; it effectively cancelled out the negative judgements that could arise from his court case. The use of extreme long shots of the giant waves in Tahiti and Hawaii and the small surfer riding the mammoth waves acted a strong symbol. The relative size of the wave which was further emphasised by the choice of camera shot represents the amount of variables against Koby Abberton – representing the “Bra Boys”.
He felt almost as if he were coming out of a trance. What had possessed him these last few days that could cause him to do something so stupid?” This quote shows me that David is in shock. He got frightened by his own actions. He no longer had a voice to speak for himself. The Wave was pushing him to fulfill certain actions. He then realizes that The Wave has possessed him to do certain things he would never even think about. He hurt his own girlfriend, the one he loved, in the name of The Wave. At this moment, both Laurie and David agree that The Wave has to end before anyone else gets hurt. Even though this was a classroom experiment, they now both perceive that it is causing harm in many ways. People are losing their individuality and are relying on The Wave to make the choices and actions for them. David obviously did not mean to do this, which is why it is obvious that The Wave has gotten out of
The waves in the beginning of the book represent the challenges that Young Ju will face in life, Apa says “you must learn to be brave” (Na 1) and Young Ju does just that. However, she shows reluctance at first to follow Apa’s advice, for standing up for herself is a problem for Young Ju. She aimlessly followed whatever her abusive Apa said, whether it be to wash the car, go to school, or anything to avoid a beating, but Young Ju becomes confident in herself, for she has friends, is first in her class, and eventually says no to her father for the first time. While being interrogated about her being seen with Amanda, Young’s forbidden-to-see American friend, Apa asks “Give me her number,” (Na 131) but Young Ju bravely covers her head and says no, knowing what will come next: a beating. Because of this exchange, the reader can see that Ju transforms from a girl who is fearful of her Apa, and follows every command he orders, to a woman who speaks up for herself and jumps the waves, even when she knows there will be consequences.
Feminism is both an intellectual commitment and a political movement that seeks justice for women and the end of sexism in all forms. However, there are many different kinds of feminism. So some have found it useful to think of the women's movement in the US as occurring in "waves" . On the wave model, the struggle to achieve basic political rights during the period from the mid-19th century until the 1920's counts as "first wave" feminism waned between the two world wars, to be "revived" in the late 1960's and early 1970's as "second wave" feminism. The concept of 'waves' is not meant to imply that organised feminism disappeared in the
Eventually, Cora decides to teach herself how to surf. Margot is impressed. She also allows Jesse to help her. Margot teaches Cora how to deal with a rip tide and to use her instinct rather than fight with fear.
After the 1st wave, only darkness remains (Yancey “The 5th Wave”). After the 2nd, only the lucky escape (Yancey “The 5th Wave”). And after the 3rd, only the unlucky survive (Yancey “The 5th Wave”). After the 4th wave, only one rule applies: trust no one (Yancey, “The 5th Wave”).
After women won the right to vote, the second wave of feminism began in the 1960s and continued on to the 90’s. This wave was highly associated with the anti-war and civil rights movement and the movement started growing conscious to a variety of minority groups all over the world. Out of three waves, the second wave’s voice was increasingly radical and theoretical as sexuality and reproductive rights were dominant issues. Protest began in Atlantic City in 1968 and 1969 against the Miss America Pageant. Many activists thought it to be a degrading “cattle parade” that reduced women to only objects produced by the patriarchy. Along with fighting against sexism in cartoons and politics, second wave feminists found their voice among other movements such as Civil Rights and the Anti-War movement. While the first wave was fought by middle class white women, the second wave invited and incorporated women of color and developing nations demonstrating that race, class, and gender oppression were all related and seeking sisterhood and solidarity (Rampton).
The Third Wave was also seen as originating from the 1990’s post-feminist movement. The goals of the First movement were met, such as voting and property rights, as well as the Second Wave’s goals of equality in the workplace and reproductive rights. Thus, the goals of feminists were seemingly accomplished, and the movement was considered dead.(Page 64) This caused an increase in activity from people who still felt that there were injustices that needed to be surfaced, in regards to the interconnectivity of race, class, and sexuality with feminism. The feminist movement isn’t dead yet, but where its goals and aims will lead it into the future is unknown.
Some of the major issues that broadened the debate for the second wave femanism were sexuality, family, the workplace, social issues, and reproductive rights (Foster 72). The Third-Wave Feminism challenged the second wave 's "essentialist" definitions of femininity, which was often seen as one universal female identity and over emphasized the experiences of upper middle class white women, and began to introduce women of color and other cultures in developing nations (Drake, Heywood 49). This wave is also resposible for reclaiming sexuality (Drake, Heywood 53) Both movements brought about major changes that affected women 's personal life at home, job opportunities, and culture changes, causing us to changed the way we talk and think. As a result, most of today 's women now believe that their options are/should be as open as men’s. Although femanism was present in both decades, the issues women brought foward and how those issues effected them are different. Linda Hogan 's People of the Whale and Karen
The wave can in some ways be exactly like a woman. As water, she can envelop the man, lapping and devouring him, and then trying to control him with demands and desperation. The man in the story tries to please the wave, but his attempt only frustrates him. There is realism though in the way the man cares for the wave as if she had the feelings of a human woman.