Resilience is displayed through the drive shown by the characters in these stories, despite hardships or trauma in their pasts. In The Road, Papa and the boy continue to move forward and “carry the fire”, staying morally true to themselves, even despite the things they had seen. The boy’s mother shot herself, he has seen cannibalism, slavery, and people reduced to monsters and broken shells of humanity, but he is still fighting and trying to be one of the good guys. He still wants to help the little boy when he meets him, still wants to help Ely when he meets them (McCarty, 162); The Boy still has a desire to help people who are suffering. He is starving, but he wants to give away his food so that the people who are good in this world won’t die.
Perseverance is an important theme in A Long Walk To Water. The first example of Perseverance is when Salva listens to what his uncle says. His uncle uses his full name, and Salva thinks of his family. Uncle tells him to only walk as far as that bush, or clump of rocks. Salva perseveres by thinking of his family. By thinking of his family, Salva is able to keep walking even though he’s tired, thirsty, hungry, and his feet hurt. The second example of Perseverance is when Salva is in the refugee camp. He hates the refugee camp and wants to get out of there. “I only need to get through the rest of this day, he told himself. This day and no other.” (pg 73) This shows that Salva is persevering because even though he hates the refugee camp, he
In Louis Sachar’s book Holes, the protagonist Stanley Yelnats is sent to a correctional camp after being wrongly convicted for stealing donated sneakers. Stanley is born under a curse and is bullied because he is overweight and poor, giving the audience a misguided first impression of him as an unsuspecting hero. But throughout the course of the book, it shows that the protagonist unexpectedly develops into a hero who saves one of his best friends from turning into “buzzard food,” and unknowingly breaks the family curse. During Stanley’s ordeal stay at Camp Green Lake, he not only changes mentally to display heroic traits like altruism, perseverance and bravery he has also changed physically to be a stronger, healthier individual.
Brave, courage, humble, persistence, focus, caring, determination, dedication, perseverance, visionary and so many more characteristics describe an ideal knight, a modern day hero and figure that could be equivalent in today’s society. These characteristics, however, are what William Thatcher poses in the movie “Knights Tales”.
A balance between a enriching intellectual environment and comfortable living conditions is what all families, especially parents want. This is a constant struggle in the Glass Castle because of the Walls poor living condition, but eagerness to explore and adventure the world. Rex and Rosemary Walls, parents of Lori, Jeannette, Brian, and Maureen, obviously take an exploratory and learning environment over a comforting living space. Although living in rough conditions, which leads to bullying, poverty, I believe that it was more important that the Walls created circumstances for most of the children to explore and enjoy learning.
“Night” is a memoir from Eli Wiesel. Elie writes about how the holocaust was a horrible period of punishment and torture for many who were disfavored, especially the Jews, and that one of these Jews was himself. He wrote “Night”, based on his life in the ghettos and extermination camps during the holocaust. All throughout the story he displayed many traits. Eli is very significant because he was able to live and tell about the holocaust. In the story “Night” Eli displays himself in three traits, Eli was devout at first, he also had fortitude, and thoughtful determination.
“The Odyssey” is an Epic Poem which discusses the life story of Odysseus. The main focus of the poem is the journey of Odysseus and his way back home. Certain events distract him, most importantly; his encounter with the Gods, Goddesses. It takes Odysseus all of what it takes to head back home, including his bravery and intelligence. These qualities in Odysseus not only help himself but his men survive through the chaos of the journey called “The Odyssey”.
Education is the light at the end of the tunnel, when Frederick uses it he discovers hope. In the story the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Frederick goes through many struggles on his path to freedom, showing us the road from slavery to freedom. At the beginning of the book, Douglass is a slave in both body and mind. When the book ends, he gets both his legal freedom and frees his mind. The path to freedom was not easy, but it got clearer when he got an education. Education gives hope for Douglass’s life since he began to truly understand what goes on in slavery. As he figured out more about the topic, his self motivation poured out hope in his life.
Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest is a novel that takes place in the 1960’s within the walls of a mental institution. The main character, Chief, tells the story without speaking through a majority of the book. The Chief is not the hero of Kesey’s. A man by the name of McMurphy is the hero of the world crafted by Ken Kesey and his villain is a woman by the name of Miss. Ratched, or Big Nurse. Patrick McMurphy comes to the mental institution in order to get away from his life on a farm. Little does he know that he’s about to save the patients from themselves and from the Big Nurse with his own self-aware strength.
In medieval England, social status and rank are very important in everyday life. There are some things a person is obligated to do because of his/her social rank, and some things a person is forbidden to do because of his/her social class.
To many people believe conformity and nonconformity can be the same as freedom and slavery. But what is the outcome of them? Hopsin fails to conform to the majority of people in America. Boxer is beyond willing to conform to the new world crafted by Napoleon. But in the end they both face challenging times and are put at a disadvantage. This shows that no matter what you do in a situation like this you will be charged with consequences, be it internal or external. Your choice will ultimately result with hardships.
Our first reading of EN101, Fredrick Douglass’ “Learning to Read,” helped our class to better understand the privilege of being a writer. Douglass lives in Hugh Auld’s household for roughly seven years. During this time, he is able to learn how to read and write, though Mrs. Auld is hardened and no longer tutors him. Slavery hurts Mrs. Auld as much as it hurts Douglass himself. The mentality of slavery strips her of her inherent sympathy for others, making her hardened and cruel.
Yes, this source is a first-hand account. This document was written the same time it was happening. William Moraley wrote this because he expericed this situation personally first-hand. This document is a letter talking about William being an indentured servant in the New World. He tells stories that he
The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind is a biography and an autobiography written by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. The story takes place in Malawi, Africa in the late 1900’s and the early 2000’s. This book is about William Kamkwamba and everything he has gone through. William and his family have gone through starvation, and sickness, and poverty. Through it all, William still strived to reach his goals. He did everything to be able to stay in school, and when he couldn’t stay in school, he went to the library to read. With time and perseverance, he was able to achieve his goals and help his family.
Heroes come in many shapes, sizes, and colors… They all have something in common, which is (Grit) passion, perseverance, and courage. The Little Rock Nine is a group of 9 African American students who showed Grit. Firstly, The Little Rock Nine showed perseverance despite the racial hostility depicted in the community. For instance, they were spat on, embarrassed on a daily basis, and continuously harassed with vulgar terms. Therefore, showing perseverance in such circumstances makes them heroes. Secondly, they exhibited passion for their education. Specifically, they demonstrated passion by continuing to get their education at a school in which they felt unwelcomed. Thus, having passion for education makes them amazing protagonists. Thirdly,