He never complained and whined about his bad luck streak, nor the marlin that challenges his strength, or the shark that ends up eating his catch. Instead, he does his very best, without complaining. He honors and respects the marlin for its dignity and tries to protect it against the sharks that would devour it. For a short moment in the novel, Santiago accepts defeat, saying, "I never knew how easy it is when you 're beaten." But, indeed, Santiago is not beaten.
"Invictus," a poem by William Ernest Henley, is about staying courageous during difficult times. Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles, is about a king named Oedipus wanting to know the truth about a prophecy. Jon Krakauer shows Chris McCandless 's journey to reinvent himself in Into the Wild. Regardless of the belief that fate plays a role in life, people can control their lives with a great amount of effort and the choice to persevere. In Outliers: The Story of Success, it shows that people control the choices they make in efforts to achieve success and mastery.
There are too many options presented. A leader might want absolute control and force his agenda on his people. In a similar way Odysseus is a great leader, this is shown as he leads his men through the Trojan war. however, he faces many challenges and makes many decisions. In “The Odyssey,” Homer uses internal and external conflicts to reveal Odysseus as an intelligent and hopeful, but selfish character.
Overcoming evil in Beowulf Courage is defined as the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty,danger, pain, or other misfortune without fear. In Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf, the heroic protagonist whom the poem is named after possesses an abundant amount of courage and bravery. Beowulf uses his innate gallantry to directly oppose any and all evil that rises up within his realm regardless of whether its origins are supernatural or born of man. Through his courageous actions, Beowulf plunges himself into the depths of the state of nature of man and spirit. Beowulf triumphs over the dangers born of the innate presumption, desperation, cowardice, and hatred of man by providing temporary respite through his
Lennie’s fight with Curley in Chapter 3 is an event that supports the idea that it is the right thing to do. Others will say a fight never ends well, no matter the outcome, but in this case, it shows to the other men that Lennie is not one to mess with. An example of how the fight is the right thing to do is because it stops Curley from messing with Lennie, “The next minute Curley was flopping like a fish on a line” (63). This quote shows that when the big guy (Curley) is finally down, winning the
Santiago had great pride, conversely he never presented it in a repulsive way. Santiago showed his ego in an altruistic, humble manner. Though he did not display his pride often, it was still present within him. When speaking about his reasoning for fighting the fish at the expense of his health and well-being, the old man said “you killed him for pride.” Through his actions, one would not believe Santiago had much self-esteem, but he continues to possess and build on his confidence. His determination, strength, intelligence, and humbleness allowed him to hold tremendous pride.
It is not every day that man gets immense relief from seeing an animal let alone an orangutan while stuck at sea but due to his desperation, Pi was more than relieved. "How bitterly glad I am to see you...I love you" (Martel, 123). Orange juice was important to Pi because she was from the closest species to man and to him, she represented his mother. Through his despair of not seeing anyone and fear of being left alone, Pi was longing to have a comforting presence at sea and Orange juice was just
In the book, Victor says,“Whence, I often asked myself, did the principle of life proceed? It was a bold question, and one which has ever been considered as a mystery; yet with how many things are we on the brink of becoming acquainted, if cowardice or carelessness did not restrain our enquiries.” (pp 30). Victor sees himself as the one who is brave enough to create life and in doing so he would be famous and the person people read about. To him, there apparently wasn’t in line that shouldn't be crossed in regards to what things a man should attempt but only those who were too scared to try. However, this all changes once his creation becomes a reality.
Santiago never gives up on his fish, just like Christ never gives up on his followers. Santiago keeps a great attitude, relating to the theme of hopefulness. Next, Santiago knows that he may not be the strongest and most popular fisherman, but that does not keep him from persevering. He reasures himself when saying, "I may not be as strong as I think," the old man said. "But I know many tricks and I have resolution" (23).
The present study is aimed at understanding the symbolic darkness in the novella in the light of above given line by Guru Nanak. Keywords: Heart of Darkness, Darkness in Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad, Darkness of Mind in Heart of Darkness The desire to win over others has always remained very intense in human beings from the beginning of the world. The different ages on the earth correspond to the victories of the dominant over the weak. For the satisfaction of ego, man makes a futile effort to fulfill his desire by ruling over the other, be it Alexander or Aurangzeb or a common man. In order to rule or dominate, one has to fight his opponent and win.