“When Stanley stands up to the warden” (Sachar 214) I think that it was really important for him to stand up to the warden because he needed for her to respect him and that it wasn’t his fault that he was at that camp. This also shows Stanley is bold when he says,”I’m not leaving camp without Hector Zeroni (Zero).” Stanley is finally standing up for Zero and himself. Stanley has changed a lot since he came to camp. Throughout the novel, Stanley has changed from timid to bold. In the beginning, he didn’t want to go "camping" at Camp Green Lake and at the end, he didn’t want to leave and he stood up for
He was tired and hungry, but he never gave up hope of reaching. He kept looking for his family and believed he could find them. When Uncle died, Salva was still determined to reach the refugee camp, and when he did he was still determined to find his family. Without Uncle, the group’s attitude changed, and they grumbled about him being too young and small, and nobody
“There is nothing on this Earth more prized than friendship”- Thomas Aquinas. In the book, Peak, by Roland Smith readers are introduced to a boy named Peak who is a climber. Peak creates many new relationships with people while on Everest, but is still hanging on to a very important relationship. Peak becomes friends with this boy named Sun-jo, creates a stronger relationship with his father, and while he is on the mountain he misses his twin sisters more than anything else. Sun-jo is a Nepalese boy who is a descendant of a Sherpa.
Near the end of Paul’s leave of absence, he felt isolated and full of regret, “I ought never to have come here. Out there I was indifferent and often hopeless-I will never be able to be so again. I was a soldier, and now I am nothing but an agony for myself, for my mother, for everything that is so comfortless and without end.”(Remarque 185) This quote accentuates the narrator’s separation from his family, when he cries out “I ought never to have come here.” Moreover, commonly, soldiers are exhilarated to finally go home after long periods of time at the front, and the men dread when they have to return to battle. However, in Paul’s case, he desires to return to the front, rather than staying in his home town and seeing his mother in pain, he yearns to feel numb again. Therefore, Paul is in “agony” because before going on leave, he was hopeless and had no will to live, thus making him a better soldier.
Dementia and physical illness rendered him too weak to rely on, so rather than asking how Elie would live without his father, a new question was presented: How would his father live without Elie? Immediately after arriving to a liberation camp, the surviving prisoners were divided into various groups, prompting Elie to squeeze his father’s hand as if his life depended on it. Unfortunately, exposure to such unforgiving environments had introduced Elie’s father to the kind of seductive release mentioned previously. This was conveyed through an argument between the two where Elie refused to let his father sleep. Elie had known that if the latter slept, he would never wake up.
In the passage To build a fire the character goal is to get to the campsite where all his friends will be waiting for him to arrive but he never makes it because of the low temperatures he faces many circumstances that slow him down. He struggles with fires when he runs out of matches and he starts to have problems with his body when factors of his body is numbed, his dog can feel that it is not good to continue going in the cold weather but his owner insist to stay and they continue to walk in the snow. The character can not go on anymore and dies out in the middle of nowhere. In conclusion, the moral of the story is even if you have people who give you advice but do not take it sometimes you have to rely on what people tell you. For example, in the story To Build a Fire the character figured out the hard way that you should never travel or hike on your own even you have the faith that you will make it out alive.
Shek tried to disperse them, but they wouldn 't budge.”(175) The Sherpas and porters really care about Zopa and they were willing to sacrifice their important jobs to save him. Sherpas and porters are from a country that is pretty poor. When they held the silent vigil they sacrificed not only themselves but their families. Lastly, in the very beginning of the book Peak got in trouble with the law for climbing and tagging skyscrapers. Josh had left all his customers at base camp
The next time the gang comes at them Cole decides to sit down because he figures that they wouldn’t fight people sitting down. Unfortunately the leader Keith doesn’t care and kicks Cole in the ribs. Luckily their principal drove by and noticed them, the gang tries to reason with her but she doesn’t buy it
In the intense and terrible circumstances, Gene becomes a mature person and grows into a real soldier that makes it home safe from the war and his internal own battles. Elwin Lepellier, also known as Leper, is an example of another character that goes through an extremely sobering experience during 1942-43. Leper is shown as a benign and passive sort of character from Gene’s perspective. He is portrayed as a follower but is seen refusing to do activities he doesn 't feel comfortable doing, but he continues to tag along with the rest of The Suicide Society. This is evident when he refuses to jump from the tree and declines Gene’s pass during Blitzball.
Before his brother’s death, Arnold is extremely close to his family. He especially looks up to his brother, and is uneasy when he seems to have an advantage over his sleeping sibling. He “never [tires] of watching Eugie” (Berriault 2) and is extremely fond of his brother. After Arnold accidentally kills Eugie, he still turns to the other members of his family for help and support. While being questioned by the Sheriff, he “expects his father to have an answer” (6), and is dismayed when one is not given.
Elie Wiesel goes through 2 years of inhumane treatment, but always looks forward, because he has his father. When the Holocaust starts to come to an end, his father dies from Dysentery, leaving Elie lifeless. Although, through all that hardship, he recovers and that family bond can preserve sanity, and never to give up on life. When Elie endured all of this, usually people lose their sanity, but not Elie, for he had his father through most of it. This quote shows that without his father, the only family he had left, he was just an empty shell.
Chris hated that. He hated the thought of his parents, especially his dad, having had near total control over him. He never showed any signs of it, but by the end of college, Chris McCandless was dying to get away. Throughout the story, Chris showed he had a determination to get to Alaska. On his trip he meets various people who care for him.
Then he finally understood that he had to leave his father alone to survive like he had been doing for his whole life. Then the most mysterious thing happens, a man walks up to the Boy and confesses that he has been following them for the longest time, and wants to take care of him. The Boy unsure if he should trust him asks him if he is carrying the fire. When suddenly a pregnant woman comes out of the bushes and gestures for the Boy to come with them; the Boy finally decides to follow them. After the man and boy’s journey ends, they learn that people will do absolutely anything to survive and will create excuses so they will not be blamed for what they are about to do.
Beck Weathers, a pathologist from Dallas, is not a likely to be seen as a strong character. In fact, even the author’s first impression of Weathers was that Weathers was only “looking to buy the summit of Everest for his trophy case,” but after a while, the author agreed that Weathers was the strongest member on the expedition (170). Despite his torn mountain boots, Weathers kept climbing up Everest without even talking about his pain (171). This shows his strong character because many other members of the expedition, including the author, frequently complained about their fatigue and pain, and some even stayed back on a few days. In addition to this pain, Weathers should have been hindered by his radial keratotomy, which affected his eyesight
Before his father died he was trying to help but supporting him kept getting more difficult as time passed until he became incapable of helping. This can be seen in quotes right after his father died when he says, “I could see that he was breathing--in gasps. I didn’t move.” He knew his father was dying and did not help. After his father dies he realizes that it was not that he didn’t want to help, he was incapable of it. A quote says, “No candle lit in his memory.