In conclusion, throughout the novel, Ethan Frome is never truly able to carry out his own free will. He seems to be forever bound to Starkfield and his demanding life. Even at the beginning of the book, Ethan always seemed to be imprisoned by the difficult situations that he is put into, causing him to be inevitably stuck in the deep rut that is his life. Overall, if Ethan had been able to exercise free will during the course of the storyline, there is no doubt that, at the conclusion of the book, Ethan would have ended living a considerably more joyful
Comparison: My Life to Huck Finn’s Throughout my life, there have been numerous occasions in which I haven’t felt completely free to do what it is I want. Much like Huck, I would often try to sneak away from my house to explore. I can’t remember a time that I actually got away with it, but I would always try nonetheless. However, it never felt like I was being forced into a way of life like Huck was. Huck had it much harder, and grew up in a more harsh condition than what I was put into.
"It 's been awhile, a long while since I felt what freedom, true freedom felt like. Just know in the last moments of my life--I felt free. Free from the stress and the guilt that has been eating me alive for the past couple of years. I knew that I did what I had to do to keep my club and family surviving.
We all know that staying safe will keep us alive, but it is a boring way to live. The biggest regret a person can have is never trying what they always wanted. As mentioned before, time never stops, so it is crucial that they act now. We fight a battle before we are even born against millions of others to see who will get to the egg first and be fertilized and born. We did not come to this world to just be safe and to be afraid to do new things.
As a single parent, it’s easy to live in fear. Parents have to worry about their child’s academics, health, well-being, and even safety at school due to all the recent crimes that have been taking place. But even though you’ll never stop worrying, you can’t let fear control you. When I was raising Leticia, every day I gave myself piece of mind by praying or putting positive energy on her whenever she left our home.
His whole life he believed in doing what was right, and burning books, because the government categorize them as “useless” and “wrong” if they were used. But when Montag met a teenage girl named Clarisse, she started to ask Montag about his life. One question that Clarisse asked him was “are you happy?” Clarisse was asking him if his life truly made him happy or not. This intrigued Montag, it made him look at his life, which made him realize that he really wasn't happy with his life.
Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111).
When Gerald Graff says “Until I entered college, I hated books and cared only for sports.” I can relate to him in many ways, not specifically speaking, but in relation to what he had to say as an author. I understand that people aren’t enticed by books until they learn about the power of knowledge. I for one, was such person who didn’t care to read much when I was younger until I reached my senior year of high school when I finally understood the meaning of being educated in all aspects. Education, to me is one of the most important things that a person can have; without an education you’re stuck at the lowest levels of society’s hierarchy.
[because he had] no kids. ”(Steinbeck 322). Tom later comes to understand the meaning of Casey’s words and promised to continue fighting the injustices of the migrant farmers as a whole rather than just protecting his family showing just how powerful the influence of the Oversoul is in the novel. The Oversoul had a significant influence in Grapes of Wrath as a whole affecting the plot and characters.
On page 25 of the novel Coates states, “Fail to comprehend the streets and you gave up your body now. But fail to comprehend the schools and you gave up your body later.” As someone who believes that education is the ticket out of anywhere, Coates’ quote stuck with me. The author 's words challenged my beliefs, and also forced me to think differently. How can a student be completely focused on learning when they must deal with all the negativity going on in their environment?
The conditions he was put through made him live and feel less like a human being, thus his will to survive began to shrivel away. Another author with similar experiences, Viktor Frankl, wrote about how “the human being is completely and unavoidably influenced by his surroundings…. The way in which a man accepts his fate and all the suffering it entails gives him an opportunity to give a deeper meaning to his life” (Frankl 1). Ellie had accepted his fate to be doomed, no longer finding any meaning to his life therefore crushing his remaining faith. In addition, Ellie had lived a very religious life before the Holocaust, praying at the synagogue every day and wanting to learn the Kabbalah.
Having a miserable life, Winston had to just deal with everything and live day to day. After Julia’s confession of love, he suddenly felt as if he had a purpose and he needed to find a way to live his life in his own way rather than the party’s. The form of rebellion, love, played a major role in Winston’s revolt against the inner party. If Winston did not have the trait of curiosity, he would have never rebelled.
The age old question was posed by grandfather. “What do you plan on studying at school?” That question had always haunted me, mainly because the answer never seemed to impress anyone. I’ve always loved writing– it’s pretty much the only thing I’m passionate about. So to me, it only seemed logical to study creative writing.
Jerrione Mosley In the book Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a letter to his son revealing the reality of life, growing up as a black man. Coates mostly focused on how black lives and bodies lacked value in America and could be possibly destroyed or taken away at any time. He also talked about “The Dream”, which is the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. The lack of values and importance for the black race is highly in effect.