In the fictional short story ‘What of This Goldfish, Would you wish’, Sergei Goralick, a Russian hermit living in Jaffa, was fishing on one of his valued late night fishing trips, when he caught a magical goldfish that granted him three wishes. He uses his first two wishes in order to help his friends, but is hesitant to use his last. Sergei knows that when he uses his third wish, he has to let his goldfish, who is now his best friend, free. One day, a boy named Yonatan comes to Sergei 's home, and asks him questions about what he would wish for.
In the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain, Huck, the protagonist, deceives his family and friends to escape from his father’s shack. When Huck finds a Canoe on the river, he hides it from his father so that he could use it when he escapes. To get out of the shack, Huck cuts through the sides of the shack with a saw. However he puts “the piece of log back into its place and…two rocks under it …to hold it there” (40) in order to maintain the appearance that everything is normal. Huck knows that he would need food and other resources when he is alone, therefore he takes the valuable resources from the shack to the Canoe.
Where the father taught his son how to survive in the life, the son also follows the path of his father. The son does not against his father. To the son, his father is only hoping to survive in the life because her mother commits a suicide. They love as well as care each other and they do not want to live without each other. However, in the story, “Miles City, Montana,” Munro underlying the theme of the love between the parent and children, while the parents do mistakes, but at the end, the children must forgive and forget the mistakes and live their life with their parents.
This quote is showing where Jim ran away from his masters home and town so that he can free himself and his family. The town is also keeping Huckleberry Finn “captive” to. Throughout the novel Twain talks about how Huckleberry Finn feels trapped in the town and how he wants to escape civilization and his father. “Every little while he locked me in and went down to the store, three miles, to the ferry, and traded fish and game for whisky, and fetched it home and got drunk and had a good time, and licked me. ”(Twain 34).
Bailey wanted to find the meaning of life and where he belongs. Farah Ahmedi needed to save her life by getting to the other side of the border. She needed to find a way to get to Pakistan and survive. Aengus spent his life searching for his true love. However all of the three are determined to search for love and happiness.
Enkidu is a wild man created by the goddess Aruru, and “All his body is matted with hair, he bears long tresses, like those of a woman; the hair of his head grows thickly as barley, he knows not a people, nor even a country. He was created to battle Gilgamesh because the king was acting too cruelly to his people. Enkidu is Giglamesh’s equal. (2) Why do you think the trapper is afraid of Enkidu when he sees him? (p. 5, lines 105-125)
High Noon, which was written by Carl Foreman, is a film about a marshal who has to protect his town and himself from a man who is returning from prison on the noon train for revenge with the help of his gang. “The Most Dangerous Game,” which was written by Richard Connell, is a short story about a man who ends up on an island known as ‘Ship Trap Island’ and has to survive from an expert hunter for three days by hiding from the hunter, his dogs, and his accomplice. Even though High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game” are stories that have little in common, there are instances where we see similarities between the two settings; the protagonists and conflicts also have many differences. The film, High Noon, and the short story, “The Most Dangerous Game,” have two different conflicts that affect the story.
However, Hoke wanted to transfer this concept of sacred space to touch multiple lives. An opportunity arose when Hoke needed a way to stay in contact with the men that no longer received his full attention. In “Fly Fishing with the Damned” Hoke begins fly-fishing with ex-gang members. To his surprise, the excursions along the Skagit River become so popular that whole families began to follow their pilgrimage into the wild. He even takes two men, Juan and Teddy to a fly-fishing class – transplanting their gang loyalties to a passion for nature: a new sacred space.
Odysseus just wants to get home to his family, and he is the commander of his men. He also looks out for his men, saving them several times. Odysseus also doesn’t try to get treasure or plunder towns. On one occasion where Odysseus was not looking out for himself is when he and a few of his men are stranded on Helios’s island, and Odysseus warns them not to kill the cattle. Another example is when his home and family are being taken over by the suitors, uninvited, and he kills them, a right and just punishment.
People may want other things besides animals such as family or reading materials. George finds Lennie by the lakeside where they arrived and begins to tell him their dream but then the inevitable happens. George shoots Lennie is the back of the head, mercy killing. He had no choice because it was either torture for Lennie for the rest of his life or be killed to save him from the suffering. Curley and the others arrive driven by anger and Slim goes over to George and tries to reassure him.
While George and Lennie buck barley in the movie, George sees Lennie hauling by himself as much as two other guys haul together and he smiles as if he would if he were proud of his own son. George also must give Lennie orders and care for him just as though Lennie were his own child. While Curley beats up Lennie, George must yell, “Get him Lennie,” because Lennie doesn’t know what to do. At the beginning of the novel, George orders Lennie to wait for him in the brush by the river if he ever gets in trouble. Similarly, when Lennie starts taking his pup out too much, George advises him to put the pup away since he doesn’t realize he will hurt
but he decided to follow the the wolf anyway. After hours of walking Sly Fox saw something in the distance and realized what it was. He began running as fast as he could with the wolf close by his side. His father greeted him with excitement when he made it back to his tribe. “We found your bow-and-arrow and thought something worse had happened to you!”
But Uncle Bright Star didn’t think it was real. That night Windrider snook out because he knew Black Dog was up to no good and MoonShadow followed him. Windrider went in a bar at the casino and came back with Black Dog, drunk on the ground. MoonShadow was in the shadows when he saw a Sleeper (a gang) point a gun at his dad. So he jumped on him and knocked him down.
We know there are people who don’t dare to take risks, while there are certain people out there who undertake crazy risks for many reasons. People undertake missions to make their/other's lives better. Real people like Farah Ahmedi and fictional people like Walt from "The King of Mazy May" and Aengus from "The Song of Wandering Aengus" went through hardships. The thing that was similar about them was that they all had unexpected things happen to them. Their journey to accomplish their goal was similar as well, since it went in a logical order.
Our own heroic journey, an undertaking that we all must power through in our lives. Though many of us would like to believe we in fact are responsible for the outcomes of our many journeys during life, there are actually a plethora of people who contribute to our tragedies and victories. These people who affect us in ways we might not even see fall into categories called archetypes. However not all archetypes have to be people, our furry companions may contribute to our journey along the way, and who knows that acceptance letter may just be your herald to go and begin an adventure. In the case of Cheryl Strayed in the novel Wild she faces many different archetypes along the path of her heroic journey, some of these even being within herself.