When death takes his godson, his godson was “unable to resist and was obligated to follow death” and no matter how the godson tried to escape/trick death “[he] fell forever into the hands of Death”. Because the godson could not control his fate with death, it shows that death is more forceful than all man, even his godson. The book ends with the lesson that death can not be resisted and if death decides to take a person, the person will have no option but to go with death and, pass away. Altogether, Godfather death, the theme of death is applied to teach the simple facts of death. This story is beneficial because it can be used as a tool to teach children about death.
Beowulf is an epic poem which sings of the heroic conquests of one legendary hero. It calls its hearers to the heroic life, but holds out no false hopes for a “happily ever after,” an ending exemplified in the Odyssey, another epic poem. In opposition to it, Beowulf shows that wyrd will have its way and all must die when it is time. However although no man can defeat fate and escape death itself, personified in three monstrous enemies, Beowulf faces the physical, moral, and metaphysical evils. After those hard fought battles, Beowulf ends with accepting his victories as well as his inevitable death.
However, ultimately this act of kindness led to his death. When Robert fires at the German soldier, the idea of killing someone who has done nothing wrong beings to haunt him. Thus, the idealistic truth of war deceives his purpose in life, due to overcoming the harsh reality. At this point of his journey, his only purpose in war is to survive and return safely back to “the ordinary world”. In comparison to the journey of the hero, Robert “exhibits characteristics germane to the hero's journey, a quest for knowledge integral to a process of healing” (Rowlandson, 17).
Peeta is speaking to Katniss and having a very deep conversation. On page 142, peeta states “I 'm not going to be another piece in the capitals game.” This represents the theme “Always know your true self in the worst of situations” because peeta is explaining that even though he might die during the games, he still wants to die as the same Peeta he knows and loves. He doesn 't want to die as a savage wild animal. Another example of the theme “Always know your true self in the worst of situations.” is towards the middle of the games, when rue passes away. On page 237, When Rue is speared and Katniss surrounds her in flowers, she does the three finger salute to the cameras.
Also, the purpose of his journey back home helps him drive his determination. His yearn for survival and the ultimate goal of homecoming to kill the suitors courting his wife help Odysseus stay persistent. “‘You are a hard man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron, when you will not let your companions, worn with hard work and wanting sleep, set foot on this land, where if we did, on the seagirt island we could once more make ready a greedy dinner; but you force us to blunder along just as we are through the running night, driven from the island over the misty face of the water,’” (pg.
“Thornton’s doubt was strong in his face, but his fighting spirit was aroused- the fighting spirit that soars above odds, fails to recognize the impossible, and is deaf to all save the clamor for battle” (52). Buck does the impossible and breaks the sled from the frozen snow and pulls one thousand pounds one hundred yards all by himself. John Thornton wins $1,600 dollars- which is around $46,000 today- and sets off into the wilderness with his accomplices Pete, Hans, Buck, and his other dogs to look for a lost mine. Buck accomplished this tremendous act out of love for John Thornton. “As Thornton got to his feet, Buck seized his mittened hand between his jaws, pressing in with his teeth and releasing slowly, half-reluctantly.
I have given you my soul; leave me my name!”(Miller 143). His repetition of “name” represents his obsession with his reputation and how there is no way he should be allowed to be negatively compared to “dust on the feet”. Proctor’s request to leave his name allows him to die in a positive and courageous
“So every man should act, be at hand when needed; but now, for the king, this would be the last of his many labors and triumphs in the world” (183). This fight is similar to the other fights in the sense that Beowulf is willing to risk his life for the greater good of the people. He will win the fight or die
He goes into a fight prepared for the kill, to “purge all evil from this Hell”(27) not seeking any other form of peace between him and his opponent. For instance during his battle, he is described to be holding Grendel “till its life leaped out” (30), this brutal description shows the violent nature he holds. Beowulf would need to be understanding and have a sense of compassion or mercy in order to be considered a hero in this current society. Possessing the traits of being merciful show that a hero has a set of respectful morals and values which include the ultimate goal for other’s well-being. Beowulf may be considered a hero to some, however in our current time, his selfish intentions and lack of mercy, would lead him to be unfit of this role.
First, suicide defeats the purpose of life. Some people say, we all live only to die, which in some context is right, we are all going to die one day, so why can we not just end the agony and do it now? You see that reasoning is wrong, I think the only time you have the right to die, is if you have fully lived your life, and the only way you can prove that is if you die with a smile on your face. Mark Twain said, "A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. ", meaning you are only prepared to pull the trigger if you know you have lived your life to the fullest, and I would like to believe that for
While the dead could only be buried if there was a suitable break in the fighting. In The Lost Battalion some facts that relate to the discuss of bravery is they never give up. They are most likely scared and worried but they are proud to defend the country they are fighting for. They are also very brave. They see many men die or get shot and they have to watch this happen all the time.
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. The book seems to have an underlying theme based on the old saying “survival of the fittest.” ‘Fittest’ can imply many things, but it shows that only the most physically fit will have a better chance of surviving. The word itself has a harsh tone to it, making it seem that to survive you must be able to do whatever it takes to do, even kill someone to ensure your survival. Even though ‘of’ is just a short word in the sentence, it has a big impact to it. ‘Of’ can show many things, but in my point of view it shows that something has possession over it.
The intelligent and strategic sniper has to protect his life by killing others, and even though his brother dies because of this he was correct in his decision to kill. The sniper enjoys very much his job and is willing to fight for the republican side,“They were deep and thoughtful, the eyes of a man who is used to looking at death.” (O’flaherty, 2). This shows that the sniper is committed to the job he is required to perform. He knows he is always exposed to death and is never safe, so he always uses his critical thinking and strategic planning to get out of a dangerous situation. The sniper finds himself in a position where it’s either kill or get killed “The sniper lay still for a long time nursing his wounded arm and planning escape…
He matches Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero because of his fatal flaw. His tragic flaw was attempting to faithfully continue serving the "true" Emperor Marcos Aurelius, not considering the possible consequences he might have to face in order to return Rome to a Republic for the people. Captain John H. Miller was the captain of the American Army. He, like Maximus, does not give up very easily. Even though his mission is to save one man and risk many of his men, he presents a full effort to complete this mission no matter how senseless he believed it was.