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Hi, Can someone please correct my essay error and ad a conclusion for my essay? thanks in advace “After the Sirens", by Hugh Hood. This short story is about a man, his wife and his newborn baby surviving a nuclear war. The radio announcer came on saying there was an air raid and they had fifteen minutes to... show more Hi, Can someone please correct my essay error and ad a conclusion for my essay? thanks in advace
“After the Sirens", by Hugh Hood. This short story is about a man, his wife and his newborn baby surviving a nuclear war. The radio announcer came on saying there was an air raid and they had fifteen minutes to take cover. The radio broadcaster set several moods throughout the story such as frustration, panic, confusion and hysteria to allow the reader to feel what the characters felt.
The radio announcer’s tone of voice was totally different from the way he sounds when he broadcasts the breakfast music. “This is not an exercise. This is not an exercise. This is not an exercise,” screamed the radio announcer. He repeats the same statement numerous times. From his tone, it shows that he is in panic. Normally, he announces the morning breakfast music in a cheerful tone, however this morning his tone of voice changes from a lively morning broadcaster to a fearful broadcaster.
The radio announcer keeps repeating important messages three times, so that if the people missed the message the first time they can hear it second of even third time. “You have nine minutes, nine minutes to take covered. Nine minutes,” said the announcer. The reason the announcer keep repeating the message ,so if the people missed the message the first time they would hear it second or even the third time. The broadcaster keeps repeating messages, so that the people can hear his warning.
The radio announcer frustration shows in his messages. “We will be attacked in fifteen minutes. Correction. Correction. In fourteen minutes. In fourteen minutes. We will be attack in fourteen minutes. This is not an exercise,” stated the announcer. He makes mistakes in his message that indicate he was confused and frustrated. As a result of confusion it caused the broadcaster to create error in his messages.
The announcer is yelling on the radio for people to know that what he is saying is important. “This will be an attack with nuclear weapons. You have thirteen minutes to take cover,” yelling the announcer. The announcer makes sure he yells what the alert is about so that people can know that this is a serious message and they would be preparing for the attack. The broadcaster keep stressing on the time, so that people can be update with how many more minutes they have for preparation for the incident. The announcer shouted on the radio because to indicate to the people that this attack would be devastating and people have to be prepared as fast as possible.
The announcer’s voice affects the characters. One of the main characters was the wife, in the story she stated, “We’re going to die right now”. The woman was totally hysterical; she added to the panic and allowed the reader to feel what she was feeling. The broadcaster’s voice make the characters panic and traumatize.
As a reader, the announcer’s voice was filled with a huge amount of frustration and confusion. I was confused whether these people will be alive after this attack or not. As a result the broadcaster voice was very convincing that his message was not a job it was a dangerous warning. The news broadcaster hysteria and panic voice which affect the whole mood for the reader.
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These are the dangerous ladies who lure men to their deaths with their voices. Odysseus becomes the first mortal to live to tell the tale, because he has his men tie him to the mast while they plug their ears and sail on by. This is what they say:
Come this way, honored Odysseus, great glory of the Achaians, and stay your ship, so that you can listen here to our singing; for no one else has ever sailed past this place in his black ship until he has listened to the honey-sweet voice that issues from our lips; then goes on, well-pleased, knowing more than ever he did; for we know everything that the Argives and Trojans did and suffered in wide Troy through the gods' despite. Over all the generous earth we know everything that happens. (12.184-196)
What's cool is that people usually think of the Sirens as being super sexy and luring men by their feminine charms—but here, it sounds like they're actually promising Odysseus knowledge.