By W. P. Kinsella
The tales during this assortment variety in tone from zaniness to pathos. one of the stories are the weird "Reports about the demise of the Seattle Albatross Are a bit of Exaggerated," a couple of mascot from outer area who quite seems like a chook and the touching "Valley of the Schmoon," advised by means of a guy who has misplaced every little thing with no need the faintest proposal why. Or "K-Mart," in regards to the betrayals and losses in starting to be up, attempting to restoration existence appropriately and was once in boyhood baseball day
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When human beings secularize the distribution of risk and compensation, insurance becomes a reflection of social reality rather than a transcendent principle. In the case of the Zong both of the definitions referred to earlier – commercial sacrifice and the sacrifice of bodies – were at work, as the lawyers involved seemed to know. The problem of distributing burdens is always predicated on the question of who is inside and who outside the circle of the assured (as Mizruchi makes clear when she points out that the Nazis forbade insurance on Jews).
12:39–40) reinforces the sense that this is a symbolic action. 30 The Logic of Slavery René Girard has argued that this story of sacrifice and substitution underlies much Western myth-making, at least until its logic is rendered explicit in Christianity. For Girard, Caiaphas’s words are those of a political calculus, the ‘transcendent qualities’ of the scapegoat ‘replaced by the justification of social utility’59 – precisely that which was condemned on the Mignonette. And indeed, if one looks at the operation of lots in a range of shipwreck narratives, one comes to see that it conceals a harsh scapegoating in which the expendable are made to carry the burden.
When the ship strikes the iceberg he starts swimming, ignoring pleas for help from the captain – who offers him his daughter and money – and from other passengers. He outswims the sharks and when the news breaks is drunk in a bar in New York. 70 One might also link it to the decline, since the 1850s, in black participation in the merchant marine. But seeing it as ‘signifying’ on ‘The Ship in Distress’ also enables us to read it as a refusal of substitution and sacrifice: this black underling is not going to offer his place to anyone.