In the book “The Odyssey” Odysseus never gave up and he told his crew that hey are not going to give up. If Kids in the world today saw this in real life how he motivated his crew it may motivate them to go out and help people in the world today. This world is becoming a bad place, It is sad to say that but we need to help each other like Odysseus.
Socrates said “An unexamined life is not worth living.” Johnny is a smart person, even though it takes him a while to think, but he tries to think about life and all that it
He expressed transcendentalist beliefs through his music. In his song he says “be a simple kind of man”. The meaning of that is to be yourself and go with the flow and life will be simple. He also says “be something you love and understand”. Lynard Skynard clearly believes you should be nothing more than yourself because you won't understand anything better than your own self.
He also lived his life freely because he comes and goes however he pleases and makes a path for himself in his life. This story has elements of life and consciousness because it tells that living is so much more than being alive. In this story it states, “I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practice resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and stuck out all the marrow of life…” Thoreau tells us the way he wants to live and that he doesn’t want to die yet without actually living his life the way he wanted
McCandless’s self-reliance is a big part of identifying him as transcendentalist. In the short story, “Death of an Innocent”, Chris says, “I've decided that I'm going to live this life for some time to come. The freedom and simple beauty of it is just too good to pass up.” McCandless feels that life should not be wasted doing what you do not love, and shows this by traveling and living off the land every chance he gets. Transcendentalists take in all of what nature has to give them by becoming one with it; like McCandless does throughout the story.
He mentioned that he wants to give people a reason, but could there be a reason for his reason? Or is he like Tom Robinson - just 'trying to help'? What is his true purpose in the story - why is the way he lives the way he lives? Is he trying to set an example, or simply just enjoying
He wanted to go in there without really anything so that he can make things that were in the nature. “Chris didn’t think twice about risking his own life…”(Carine McCandless 128). I absolutely think that this quote about Chris is very true because he was so into finding new adventures to take, to enjoy and be happy with
Rand shows this theme by writing, “We were born with a curse [that] has always driven us to thoughts which are forbidden [and] given us wishes men may not wish” (#). By trusting himself, Equality-72521 found his inner strengths in being the adventurous person he is. Although he addresses his skill as a curse, he justifies that self-reliance is what makes him unique by saying that it has inspired him to have his own thoughts and wishes that other people do not have. By things independently, people find their own strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities rather than focusing on how they are like others. Equality-72521 lives in an unsupportive society, and he proves that stepping out of his comfort zone is what made shaped him into the person he is today.
McCandless went through with his journey to help himself and understand life and all that has to do with it. Chris had hoped to lose his fears and unwanted memories from the past, most importantly his childhood. He believed the serenity and calmness of nature was going to help him achieve that. Anthony Storr explains that solitary people are on their way to creating their genius minds. I do agree that this was Chris
Joseph Butler cites example of King David to show how easy it is for people to deceive themselves. He also makes an injunction that “knowing thyself” should become a fundamental moral rule. Do you agree? I find that this is something that would almost be impossible, for knowing thyself is something you figure out as life goes on. You work through your troubles and learn a little bit more about yourself each time regardless of your age or gender.
Through the work, the creativity, and the self-exploration, he made himself an artist. Due to his self-expression and rejection of instruction, Paul finds his own style, his truth, and with that: peace. Paul isn 't perfect, but he knows who he is. If he ever feels confused, or in need of redemption, he can return to his art for the answers. Despite all of the bad sides of Paul, it could not be denied by any character that “he was beautiful” (Maclean 103).
2. At the beginning of the novel, Tom describes himself as a very tolerant man who often moves people who generally keep to themselves to open up to him without much effort. Tom prides himself on reserving his judgment of others until he takes time to observe and get to know them. This is a quality he is obviously proud of as he makes a point to describe his habits surrounding this quality in depth. He also describes himself as slightly restless and a bit fed up with the monotony of
Acceptance and originality are keys to prosperity. In the novel O Pioneers! by Willa Cather, the protagonist Alexandra thrives in what seems to be a hopeless situation due to her strong beliefs. Alexandra has the beliefs of a transcendentalist. Transcendentalists rely on intuition.
Numerous People state that Chris McCandless was a very thoughtless individual who made crazy decisions after graduating college. Yet many people found his actions to be inspiring as he risked his life to flee the hectic world that surrounded him. As Chris was raised in a perfect environment, living in wealthy middle-class, His relationship with his parents was very degenerating especially towards his father after he found out his dad cheated on his mother when he was younger. This ultimately led Chris to begin his trip to Alaska so he can find his true-self and to live life how it's meant to be lived.
“Nature’s first green is gold, her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; but only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, so dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay” Robert Frost.