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Erickson 1 Sarah Erickson Kendra Ralstin English 101 10:00AM June 1, 2010 Imperiled Men According to dictionary.com, imperiled means, “to put in peril or danger; endanger.” Furthermore, I looked up what it said about peril as a noun, “exposure to injury, loss, or destruction; grave risk; jeopardy; danger: They faced the peril of falling rocks. Something that causes or may cause injury, loss, or destruction.” If I were to write about what I believe Dubis meant when he titled his essay, Imperiled Men, I would say that he was referring to the immediate danger his crew was in while they were aboard the USS Ranger, an aircraft carrier. In the essay Dubis described that he was a first lieutenant aboard the ship in 1961. Everyone on board knew the immediate danger that they faced during the war on their way to Japan. Dubis writes about a conversation with the lieutenant commander who was referring to the Soviet Union, “So if the whistle blows we'll get a nuclear fish up our ass in the first thirty
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Unformatted text preview: minutes. Our job is to get the birds in the air before that. They're going to Moscow.” “Where will they land afterward?” [Dubis asks his lieutenant in response] “They won't. They know that.” (pg. 129). Dubis felt that every man on his crew was in immediate danger because they were, he also spoke of an instance where he saw a pilot's parachute drag him under the water before the rescue crew could detach him from it. He also described the pressure his friend who was nicknamed, “CAG” was under when he killed himself aboard the ship. He named his essay, Imperiled Men because all of the men aboard, in several ways were in perilous danger on that journey. Erickson 2 Works Cited Dubis, Andre. The Contemporary Essay: Imperiled Men. Boston : Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1995. Print Dictionary.com | Find the Meanings and Definitions of Words at Dictionary.com . Web. 01 June 2010....
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