“He had to leap, and by his death the others would live.” In the compelling fantasy story Gregor The Overlander, by Suzanne Collins, Gregor the main character’s courageous acts to save his father from the Underland will not only heavily inspire you, but also chill you to the bone. At first I thought Gregor was weak and depressed, not wanting to go on another day. It was a horrible judgement. When he learned his dad was still alive somewhere in the Underland he was filled with so much courage to go and save him, that he would lay his own life on the line.
In ABC’s Once Upon a Time, numerous sacrifices persist due to the unwavering connection between friends and family. Robinhood demonstrated true sacrifice after diving in front of a spell on route to strike his love; a spell that would obliterate the soul as though it never existed. Even though Robin had a strong son and a daring daughter to raise, he sacrificed himself to allow Regina a chance at life, for she had attempted to set herself on a better path. Sacrifice remains a key characteristic in determining a Christ figure.
One survival factor that was key to Salva’s survival was Marial. Conversely, Marial was there to make Salva feel better and to give him something to look forward to when the war was hopefully over. When life was at the hardest for Salva. In Southern Sudan in 1985, the group that Salva was in, was getting larger as the days passed.
However, the low point does not define the hero, the action and recovery to the low point is what defines the hero. Knowledge of the future can cloud the judgement of even the most intelligent people. Odysseus makes his decision and he has to face the consequences and deal with the grief of losing his men in a tragic way. He learns that his actions can determine the life of others, or at least how they live their final days. Odysseus finishes his quest and makes it home.
Joe’s rough start and the struggle he went through in his early years makes winning the Olympic gold medal in 1936 more meaningful and inspiring than it might have been otherwise. As a child of only 10 years, Joe faced many difficult hardships he thought would never end. From his mother dying, to being kicked out of his only home and being abandoned by his own father, he was very persistent to get what he wanted in life and to get where he wanted to be in life as well, which ultimately in exchange, led him and his meritable teammates to winning the Olympic gold medal. I find this story extraordinarily ironic due to the fact that Joe took himself and what he had, which was nothing, and made it and himself into something.
This simple, selfless act on the mother’s part will make her son’s life much better, and give him a strong chance of success. “[F]or I’se still goin’, honey” (Hughes line 18) gives an insight into how the mother is choosing to better her son’s life. Using her own experiences of difficulties, she is ameliorating her son’s
Their hope for humanity, happiness, and love help create a better future for everybody. In Warm Bodies, the hope to restore humanity in both the living and the dead builds a better time to come for all. This novel takes place in a post-apocalyptic future, where the living are hiding from the dead. Julie’s father, General Grigio loses all hope after the viral disease strikes, and he kills his wife after she has risen up from the dead.
This moment came at surprise for Percy because he thought that Ares was the friend who betrayed him in the prophecy. The prophecy stated Percy’s future of what will happen to him during and after his mission. I like this moment because of the emotion, excitement, and the intensity in this scene. Another memorable moment for me in the lightning thief was when Percy’s mom saves Percy and fights the monster by herself. I really like this moment because of the sacrifice that Percy’s mom had done to protect
Hope is always needed in dark situations to help you surpass the suffering. This is true in most cases where death may lie. In the book Fever 1793, by Laurie Halse Anderson, the Author shows just what a grim disease my do to you, your loved ones, and everyone else on this planet. In the book, a 13 year old girl, Marie, Lives a normal life in Philadelphia until the day comes during the summer of 1793 were the fever strikes it's first few victims. She is forced to try and survive not only the sickness but the people, and places around her.