These people force Nick to become more of a helpful and stable person when he cares for them at the shelter. Nick follows in his father’s footsteps in a lot of ways, often drinking and using drugs at a young age. For much of his young life, he has no one to help him get better, and he is quite unstable. One person who truly enables him to act like his father is his mother’s boyfriend, Travis. Nick comments that Travis, an ex-soldier, is “fun to have around, in a frenzied sort of way...he....goes off to hot-wire someone else’s boat...We knew the boat was stolen, even though he said it was a friend’s.
In the novel The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton the character Darrel Curtis is unquestionably influenced by his gang as it prevents him from being successful to becoming the father of the gang, and overall being someone to look up to. Darrel, or Darry has always wanted to become something amazing in life, but sadly when his parents died in a fatal car crash, he was left to raise his two younger brothers, Sodapop, and Ponyboy. More specifically, Darrel chooses his gang over his potential future to care for his friends but sadly, “. . .
Yes any of the greasers can be a hero by just doing one little thing and they don’t even realize that they are a hero. Darry is a hero because after his parents died, he had to take care of his siblings Ponyboy and Sodapop. The text states on page two it states “ Darry’s hard and firm and rarely grins at all. But then, Darry’s gone through a lot in his twenty years, grown up too fast.” This shows that he had to take care of his siblings when his parents had died. Darry is also a hero when he took care of Ponyboy when he was sick.
He takes another chance on his running career, and begins training: “But without extending himself, he began clocking miles in 4:18, just two seconds slower than the winning time of the Zamperini Invitational that he’d seen in March. He was coming all the way back.” (359) Here you can see that even after war, Louie slowly starts to become himself again. However, it’s not easy as a war veteran to return to normal life. Louie found his past haunting him in his dreams like a ghost. He turned to alcohol, making the people around him concerned.
Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes
His story starts with a disadvantage and he is called to adventure by a tragic event. As a boy, Rudy is small in size compared to other kids in his age and his high school grades were not good at all. These conditions prevent him from going to the University of Notre Dame in order to join his dream football team and disadvantages him from playing against other players in football games. However, Rudy does not give up his dream and his best friend named, Pete, always encourages his dream. When Peter passes away in a tragic accident in a steel mill, that Rudy gets called into adventure.
Cinderella Man directed by Ron Howard tells the incredible true story of James J. Braddock a.k.a. the Cinderella Man. was to become one of the most surprising sports legends in history. By the early 1930s, the impoverished ex-prizefighter was seen as broken-down, beaten-up and out-of-luck just as much as the rest of the American during the Great Depression. His career appeared to be finished, he was unable to pay the bills, the only thing that mattered to him was his family and that was in danger, and he was even forced to go on Public Relief.
But we just didn't have the money for him to go to college, even with the athletic scholarship he won. And now he didn't have time between jobs to even think about college.” (16) Darry was the ‘golden boy’, with lots of opportunities to change his life, and be in a better place. But when his parents died all those chances died with them. Now he works like an old
The greatest heroes in human history, whether real or fictional, are often portrayed as lone-wolves, people who neither require nor want help from others. But that is entirely untrue. Every president has a vice president, every superhero has a sidekick. And if even those people need help, then of course a normal man such as Nick Flynn does too. In Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, by Nick Flynn, Flynn details his and his absent father’s experiences, as they dance around each other for years before slowly developing a relationship.
Henry Ward Beecher states, “A prideful man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” Odysseus’s whole reason to keep going is to make it back to his family, but through the 10 years he proves to the reader that he is a braggart and is prideful in his winnings. Odysseus is not a hero for he lets his pride blind his judgment ending in death all around him. Page 996 stanza 456, “I would not heed them in my glorying spirit but let my anger flare.” (Homer 445). Odysseus is telling the king of Phaeacian that after the destruction of the cyclops eye he was on his ship leaving. He called back to cyclops baiting him out of prideful anger.