Story Synopsis: We are Not Afraid to Die and Tutankhamun

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We are not afraid to die

1(i) The author took the following steps to protect the ship when the rough weather began: * He grabbed the rails and sailed through the air into the ship’s main boom. * He found the wheel, lined up the stern for the next wave and hung on. * He managed to stretch canvas and secure waterproof hatch covers across the gaping holes. * He connected an electric pump to an out-pipe.

(ii) To check the flooding of water in the ship, he connected an electric pump to an out-pipe. Later, after 36 hours of continuous pumping, they reached the last centimeters of water. Talking about the text

1)When faced with danger, the author and his wife started losing hope and thought that their end was near. However, when the children were hurt and badly caught in danger, they remained optimistic and assured their parents in turn. They didn’t fear death as long as they were with their parents. When the adults reached a state of complete despair, the children cheered them up and gave them courage by drawing a card which read, “Oh, how I love you both. So this card is to say thank you and let’s hope for the best.”

2Optimism helps to reduce “the direct stress”. This can be verified with the instance where the level of perseverance rose in the author after seeing the caricatures of him and Mary, drawn by the children. Optimism also rose when Sue said, “we’re not afraid of dying if we can all be together. Optimism raises one’s spirits and helps one overcome stress and difficulty.

1v)Amun represented the essential and the hidden. Tutankhaten changed his name to Tutankhamun as soon as he took the throne because it meant 'the living image of Amun'- a very important God in Egyptian theology. 2)i)When he became the new pharaoh, he promoted the worship of the Aten, the sun disk, and changed his name to Akhenaten, or ‘servant of the Aten’.  He moved the religious capital from the old city of Thebes to the new city of Akhetaten, known now as...
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