Did you ever wonder what it takes to be a survivor? Learn from these people and their stories, Bethany Hamilton's, "Young Surfer Girl Tells Tale of Shark Attack" where she gets her arm bit off by a shark. Also, Hyeonseo Lee's, "My Escape from North Korea" where she fought for her and her family to live a free life outside of North Korea. Lastly, Aron Ralston's, "Trapped" where he manages to escape by amputating his arm from having it caught under a boulder. These people definitely have what it takes to be a survivor, with them having the traits: calmness, dedication, and determination.
Never, Ever Give Up There are three reasons I believe that the theme of Diana Nyad’s presentation “Never, Ever Give Up’’ is “Never Giving Up.’’ First, her swim to Florida was long and treacherous full of dangers from sharks to jellyfish and hypothermia. The journey was a hard one with dangerous currents and predators lurking below. She also had to swim in the pitch black dark since any light will attract sharks, jellyfish, and baitfish which attracts sharks. Second, she had tried numerous times before which all failed.
“Fear has two meanings forget everything and run or face everything and rise the choice is yours” (Zig Ziglar). These are the two choices that Jennifer Bricker had to face. Jennifer Bricker was born legless and put up for adoption by her parents because they thought she was a bad omen (Adamo 2014). Despite what people may have thought of her, she decided to rise. She inspired many gymnasts and acrobats by proving anything was possible.
Of Mice and Men Why live in reality when there 's a world of dreams awaiting. Of Mice and Men is a really good book about two best friends and their adventure to make there dreams come true. I think this book show a lot about how some people are unaware of their powers. In the part of the book when lennie and Curley are fighting, lennie breaks Curley 's hand.
If you truly want something in life you have to work for it. Do not let anything get in your way on achieving your dreams, especially not your disabilities. Shelley Beattie turned a negative situation to a positive one. Firstly, Shelley Beattie was born and raised in Orange County, and at the age of three became deaf in one ear and partial in the other for accidentally swallowing a whole bottle of aspirin. At the age of eleven, Shelley moved to Oregon.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theater director, critic, and one of the greatest German literary figures. Something inspirational he said was that “Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men. “- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Dreams can affect anyone greatly, depending on the dream, willingly do many things to achieve them.
Dreams are an essential of life, dreams give you hope for something you love to do. In Of Mice and Men written by John Steinbeck, dreams are used throughout the whole novel. It is shown how dreams keep friendships together and happy through life, like George and Lennie. Dreams give hope to the characters that try to get out of working. They push people to do what they love and to get out of the ranch.
One trait Rayna Dubose used to overcome her obstacle is her courage. For example, in the article,” Against All Odds,” Keith Mills writes,” Struggle... Dubose’s ordeal was the superbowl of struggle…with artificial arms and leg, she had to relearn how to do everything all over again, walk, drive, eat, call, and type on a computer.” This shows that even though Rayna has gotten artificial legs and arms, she has the courage to continue to study because studying requires your brain not your arms or legs. Rayna had to learn to do almost everything again.
James Joyce wrote his collection of fifteen short stories named Dubliners in the time when Ireland was going through a period of stagnation and paralysis. This is reflected by main characters of these stories. In the first story of Dubliners, The Sisters, the theme of paralysis is introduced in the very beginning. “Every night as I gazed up at the window I said softly to myself the word paralysis.
The scientific community today still have not found a reason as to why people dream. To many, dreams have been a mystery since the beginning of time because they have the ability to impact someone's life socially and mentally. In Lorraine Hansberry's novel, A Raisin in the Sun and John Steinbeck’s film, Of Mice and Men, both deal with characters who struggle to pursue their dreams. Fulfilling a dream has the ability to save or destroy someone's life which is why the characters face challenges while trying to achieve them. It either satisfies the family or himself.