A Pirate and A Sailor

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In the movie The Pirates of The Carribean there is a pirate named Captain Jack Sparrow and throughout all of the movies he is known as a witty and quick thinking pirate who escapes death and  dangerous situations through improvisations. In the last movie On Stranger Tides a character is talking about him and asks, “Do you think he plans it all out, or just makes it up as he goes along?” He has crazy plans and executes them in a short amount of time and seems to always have a game plan and he reminds me of the character Edmond Dantes in the book The Count of Monte Cristo.

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Edmond Dantes, who soon changes his identity to the Count of Monte Cristo after escaping prison from false accusations. He plans to seek vengeance on those who put him in prison and it seems that throughout the whole book he knows EXACTLY what to do and he has planned everything so accordingly. They really do remind me of each other. Not necessarily the personality but the whole mystery about how their minds work and how they both seem like the type of character who defies death and punishment.

 

 

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Death’s Gray Land

Soldiers are citizens of death’s gray land, means life or death maybe, they thought of fire lit homes when the guns began, knock-kneed limped on, blood-shod, bonds to the whims of murder, great hour of destiny, they stand, Obscene as cancer, forced to fight on their homeland, Soldiers are citizens of death’s gray land, to cross the sleeping green between, but still they stare untroubled as he stands and mocked by hopeless longing to regain.”

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