In this chapter, Rudi is climbing alone in the Swiss Alps when he hears someone. It was a man in a crevasse in the ice, and he saves the guy by taking off his clothes and making it into a rope. After he saved the man, he realizes that the man is a famous climber, Captain Cold. To start, Rudi went out into the Swiss Alps behind his mother’s back to climb. Rudi took this risk to do something he loves and connect with his dead dad as much as possible, so this is an important moment for him to take a risk, and the risk paid off.
The whole psychology of it, the strengthening of religion in hardship isn’t totally absurd. It would seem through all the loss involved in situations like the Holocaust or 9/11, that some aspects aren’t completely lost. Perhaps putting all one’s faith in a God could supply help to make it through extremely difficult times. It could help keep people alive as they wait for some sort of redemption or subtle sign that their God is there with them. Jews viewed their destitution as trials, Christians viewed theirs as God being unable to interfere with the natural world.
He achieved his goal of seeing parts of Alaska that most people would dream of doing but wouldn’t actually conquer it because they are too scared of what might be out there. To start off, McCandless felt as though he accomplished his goal from the journey that he went on because of all the passion that he had for nature. Nothing stopped him from going out into the
He believes he is serving justice and doing the right thing but in reality he is carrying out his own form of justice. Nathan believes that he doesn’t have to be compassionate or caring for the Congolese as long as he is spreading the word of God. He uses this ideology to justify his action and to drive himself on his quest. This relates to the poem. “A White Man’s Burden” by Rudyard Kipling because Nathan and Kipling both believe they are doing what they have to do.
This book had a hard christian theme to find. I really had to search, but came up with always trust God. Paulsen went through many tough times from barely having enough money to pay the bills to almost dying out on the trail. Paulsen never mentioned God, but if he was a christian trusting God in these situations would’ve helped a
Although he was executed before being able to achieve his goal of gaining independence for indigenous Peruvians, Amaru’s perseverance and dedication to the Church throughout his rebellion is incredibly noteworthy. Although many historians argue that Amaru’s power was more important to him than his religion, his Catholicism was still always in the back of his mind. Personal accounts from some of his followers or family members might provide more evidence to verify the importance of his religion. Until these are discovered and analyzed, it is mostly up to our imaginations to wonder what the rebellion would have been like if Amaru was not
For example, in the story To Build a Fire the character figured out the hard way that you should never travel or hike on your own even you have the faith that you will make it out alive. Also the same for mccandless when he did not want to take the gear they were giving which could have helped him be out in the wild. It can be that you do not like to listen what other people have to say but sometimes it is for a good
and I probably would have survived if I was in his shoes. The people he met along the way were people that I can personally relate to in my life. The things he did to survive were things I have done as well and have my own opinion on that work and don 't work. McCandless survived well for someone with no survival skills(Book Reviews, 1997). He never spent anytime in the wild before his trip.
Another similarity is the faith and trust that both stories believed God could help them fixes their issues. Nnaemekea’s father prays for him to forget about the other girl he picked that wasn’t assigned to him by his father: “ However cease, hoping that he would realize how serious was the danger he was heading for, Day and night he put him in his prayers (Chinua Achebe 191). From both stories we see that being faithful and believing in God can help you get what you want but also find a sense of piece with
Only God can save us from enduring hell, but God needed a pure sacrifice, so Jesus stepped in as the ultimate sacrifice. He lived a life fully human, dealing with temptation, hungry, thirst, and weariness. If Jesus was not fully God and human our salvation would not have been
Krakauer ends Into Thin Air by logically developing an argument which explains the deaths of Scott Fischer, the leader of an expedition ascending Everest at the same time as the Adventure Consultant’s expedition, and Yasuko Namba, a client of Adventure Consultants. The storm had rendered both Scott and Yasuko helpless and unable to descend the mountain by their own strength. Consequently, in the final chapters of the book, the surviving leaders must decide between attempting to rescue Scott and Yasuko and “needlessly jeopardizing] the lives of the other climbers” or returning to base camp without the Scott and Yasuko. Realizing that the climbers were “as close to death as a person can be and still breathing” led the leaders to abandon any attempts to rescue either Fischer or Yasuko in the hope of saving the lives of everyone at camp. Including this argument helps Krakauer establish the motives of the surviving climbers.
I find this passage to be significant because he refered himself as Chris McCandless rather than the invented identity he was using during his trip. I think McCandless decided to use his real name because he knew that his “Alexander Supertramp” life was over, and the only way for people who rescue him was to know his real name. Though, when McCandless was writing it, he was not expecting anyone to see this note and come to rescue him because he knew that he was the only person on the mountain. However, I think that it is ironic how Chris McCandless still went outside the bus to collect some berries when he was injured in critical condition.
Beck Weathers, a pathologist from Dallas, is not a likely to be seen as a strong character. In fact, even the author’s first impression of Weathers was that Weathers was only “looking to buy the summit of Everest for his trophy case,” but after a while, the author agreed that Weathers was the strongest member on the expedition (170). Despite his torn mountain boots, Weathers kept climbing up Everest without even talking about his pain (171). This shows his strong character because many other members of the expedition, including the author, frequently complained about their fatigue and pain, and some even stayed back on a few days. In addition to this pain, Weathers should have been hindered by his radial keratotomy, which affected his eyesight
The Alchemist Synthesis essay The alchemist is an inspiring and thoughtful book filled with archetypes and connections to many things, including myself. One connection is Joseph Campbell's work. One of campbells many quotes that I personally love and has a link with the alchemist is '' Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say this is what I need. It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge.