Many times, in your life you will find yourself fighting against adversity, whether its physical or mental adversity, you will have to find the courage to overcome it. I read the book, Alex Rider, by Anthony Horowitz and throughout the novel the main character Alex undergoes many struggles and urges himself to fight through them. After reading this book I have come to a realization that the theme is to overcome adversity because of the many times Alex has encountered these moments. The points I will be explaining to you are his unfortunate events building up in his mental state, and his willingness to not give up when his body is telling him to. Alex shows his great characteristics by fighting against adversity right from the start of the story.
So clearly, a persons emotions and ideas are greatly influenced by the people in their lives and by the situations that are beyond their control. John Green has effectively displayed this in his book, An Abundance of Katherines, as the main character, Colin, displays constant influence from people like his father, and Lindsey, and influence from certain events that are beyond his control, such as falling for Lindsey.
In an attempt to put an end to Wayne isolating himself, those surrounding him attempt to persuade him to claim his position at the head of his father’s company, as they feel it is his duty to maintain it. He, however feels he needs more time to heal from his loss, which prompts him to begin traveling all over the world in search of answers. As he begins his journey of healing, the film showcases his transformation from traumatized child to superhero. This transformation from one state of mind and being to another, caused by traumatic experiences, is also illustrated in other forms of media, such as books. Throughout the graphic novel Nimona by Noelle Stevenson, both the characters Nimona and Ballister become villains and act as such by causing mayhem throughout the kingdom, as a result of their individual responses to traumatic
Life is an intense struggle of discovering the depths of one’s identity, and often this discovery is only made when all of life’s pieces come together. David Fincher’s movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button delves into this idea of self-discovery and its relation to time. When Daisy reflects on her life through Benjamin’s perspective, experiencing his emotions, encounters, and perception of the world, Fincher suggests that time is of the essence and only when it has run out will one truly understand how valuable life is: how the people shape who we are and how the struggles we face build our character. The acceptance that life only lasts so long is a theme addressed throughout the film; specifically, Fincher’s placement of Benjamin in a nursing home from a very young age developed Benjamin’s understanding that life should be lived to the fullest extent as he realizes just how temporary it is. Living in a nursing home meant that he was often presented with the reality of death, and to him, “mortality was a common visitor.” This acceptance allowed him to “never [be] afraid of death.” Fincher’s choice of soft, instrumental, background music coupled with silence in the initial scenes of the nursing home suggests how the death of Benjamin’s loved ones provides him time for reflection; he begins to understand that he must experience as much as possible before his own time is over.
In the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles, we are introduced to a character named Gene Forrester. Throughout the novel Gene experiences obstacles all the way from being reticent to discovering an uncontrollable amount of anger within himself and against others. Growing up is not easy in most cases. Although Gene went through bumps and rough patches on the road to reaching maturity, such as Love/ Hating his best friend, and feeling the need for revenge he eventually got to the point, finding true inner peace and adulthood. Throughout the book we are made aware of the obstacle that Gene Forrester faced and the the directions he took on his path to his coming of age and inner peace.
The largest aspect of Gene’s character which provides such complexity is his own struggle to discover who he is. Finny is the primary reason behind the major change in Gene over the course of the novel, and it’s even noticed at the very beginning of their new friendship. “Early in the story two pals realize their friendship. Gene feels validated by Phineas, who is emphatic and challenging. Finny who is developed into an idealized self-object is a very strong influence on Gene” (Flum 121).
Eventually, Amir and his father, Baba, move to America to escape the Russians, and must learn to live their lives in a diverse and unique country. While in America, Amir continues to form unhealthy relationships, which ultimately spiral into broken ones. However, throughout the novel, Amir continues to desire close relationships, and is willing to work for them. When an old friend of his calls, he embarks on a life-shattering journey that will permanently transform the way he approaches relationships. Hosseini takes readers through Amir’s life to demonstrate that a broken relationship, if continuously worked on and fought for, has the possibility to be mended.
As you grow up, you tend to hear from your parents and other adult figures in your life the little life lessons which slowly morph and mould you into the person you are today; and in the future. “If”, is a very famous, inspirational poem by Rudyard Kipling that provides advice on how someone should live their life. As well as, the virtues than one should follow to become the ideal human in Kipling’s eyes. Throughout the poem, Kipling gives the reader multiple life situations, both positive and negative, and the best way to act during them. This poem, though written towards the reader, it was directed towards Kipling’s son, John.
Leopold Bloom and Stephen Dedalus are evidently the two leading characters of Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ , both with underlying family issues and struggles with everyday life. Because of these concerns, both characters become subject to a father son connection. This essay will aim to pick out the aspects in ‘Oxen of the son’ that correlate with the subject of paternity along with delving into some background information about the pair in order to back up the statements that will be made. By doing this, the at-onement of Bloom and Stephen in the given episode will become clear cut and their relationship will be seen largely as paternal. ‘Oxen of the Sun’ is indeed the first time Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom are placed in the same location.
He is in desperate need of a person to release him from his loneliness and feelings of despair. When Holden’s strong connection with Jane Gallagher ended, his life began a downward spiral which continued until he felt such a bond again, rescuing him from his fall into sadness. Throughout the novel, Holden learns that the key to happiness is establishing deep relationships with others. While Holden is reminiscing about his time spent with Jane Gallagher, he discovers that the ability to connect with others will lead to happiness and fulfillment. As Holden is on a quest to find someone he can truly relate to, he recalls his moments spent with the person he felt most attached to, Jane Gallagher.