The father is divorced from the son’s mother, but he still wants to preserve a good and healthy relationship with him. The father takes his son to a desolate place, where the father had experiences with his own father. The father carries their bags over a low, but flowing river, thereafter he goes back again and carries the boy over the river. They spend together the next day to challenge the desolate place. Later on the day, when they have to go over the river, the father knows that the water is flowing more than yesterday.
He carries on the father-son tradition by bringing his own son out to the lake, experiencing flashbacks to his youth. White lost his sense of self, as he began identifying himself as his son, feeling as though he was back at the lake with his father. This trip changed White’s outlook on life, for he finally realized that mortality was closer than he imagined. He was no longer young, and watching his son mature only made this notion more real. One day, he will be only a memory to his son, just like his father is to him.
“Each time, Salva would think of his family and his village, and he was somehow able to keep his wounded feet moving forward, one painful step at a time” (Linda Sue Park p.41) A personal journey is what a character goes through to change or improve themselves. The character Salva from A Long Walk to Water was a young boy that lived in the dinka tribe in Sudan. When he was at school he had heard gunshots and had to leave the country without any knowledge of where his family is. A personal journey is an adventure that teaches a character valuable lesson. In the book A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park we follow Salva’s journey after he has to flee the country after war breaks out.
The film was inspired by the director and co-writer, Andrew Stanton’s overprotective nature. As a relatively new father during the film’s development, Stanton found himself at odds with his tendency to veer into overprotective territory, much in the way viewers see Marlin combating the same thing in raising his son Nemo. He also had a love for all things aquatic that dated back to a childhood fascination with his dentist’s fish tank, so Stanton used this lifelong interest as a funnel for a deeply emotional story about the challenges of being a good father. The three main characters was
John starts to have dreams about seeing a “river, and, beyond it, a great Dead Place and in it the Gods walking.” John believes that he is given a sign through the dreams to visit the “Place of Gods”. He is passionate when it comes to the Gods, he loves to hear stories about them during the ancient times. John is a very hard-headed and ambitious character, his persistence is the only factor that makes him continue his long and tiring journey. John at the start of his journey feels very unsure of whether he should head East. He rests for awhile to wait for more signs.
Louie struggles to deal with his horrific past, but manages to find a way to let it go. Louie faces many obstacles during the war, but with the faith in God, years after the war he was finally able to forgive those who had made his life miserable. Louie seemed to be a person who never prayed for help, but when difficult times arise in his life, that was just what he did. Louie’s faith started developing after he and 2 other men were stuck on a raft after crashing in the ocean during a rescue mission. The men were pushed to their limits, knowing they needed to get water or they were not going to make it.
The choices you make will always have consequences and those consequences can always affect your most loved ones in the novel Montana 1948 , the Hayden's boys take advantage of their last name, the choices that Frank the doctor of Bentrock made ends ups leading a big events of family problems, the event that happened that summer in that small town will forever hunt David childhoods and the Hayden's family. There is sometimes a person that can no longer remain loyal even to a family member. Wesley the sheriff of the county who loves his brother a lot and had a lot of respect for him, he couldn’t remain loyal to his brother because of the crime he had committed, he had to arrest his own brother " Franks down there..." (109) Wes finally arrest his brother frank after doing research and finding out the crimes he has committed this event causes a lot of drama in the family and breaks down the loyalty they have had for years, this shows how a person has a certain point of which they can remain loyal, and people keeping secrets away from someone can make this
Mark Slouka’s short story follows significant themes such as trust and love. The story follows a man, who is also a father. The story follows his thoughts and feelings throughout his trip with his son, specifically crossing the river. The main character is a man who has a son. It seems that the man has had a divorce with the mother of his son: “He went inside, wiping his shoes and
Tom’s breaking through the grief of losing a dear friend doesn’t stop him from trying to make the world a better place, it pushes him harder. Tom climbs above the Terrible conditions placed before him, and tries to make something good from
First, the protagonist grows from child to adult. As shown above, Yûsuf (Joseph) grew as a favored child by his father and much envied by the rest of his brothers. When he was seventeen or so, and after he had had his dreams that foretold his greatness, his brothers decided to get rid of him. Second, the protagonist starts his journey as his brothers threw him in a well and he was bought by the water-drawer and was away from his family. Third, the process of maturation is long, gradual and arduous, involving repeated conflicts between the protagonist’s needs and desires and society.