Though he may be ridiculously unintelligent and emotionally unstable, he had a burning passion for justice and making things right. No matter how many people he had accidently killed, he always made it right by doing more and more good deeds. He was constantly working to become the best man he could. Though he couldn’t think properly, he was a man of his word. Hercules and Theseus both did great deeds, but Hercules just achieved more because of his strength.
He kept looking for his family and believed he could find them. When Uncle died, Salva was still determined to reach the refugee camp, and when he did he was still determined to find his family. Without Uncle, the group’s attitude changed, and they grumbled about him being too young and small, and nobody shared food with him, so he had to beg for scraps, which were given grudgingly. Under all of his sadness, Salva felt stronger and kept going. Third, in America, he was determined to help the people of South Sudan - “Salva worked for hours and days, which grew into weeks and months”, (pg 108).
Since this is the first time that Matt is recognizing himself as a animal rather than a clone, this signals a character shift. Matt also wants to learn to feel accepted not only by society, but as a individual as well. Towards the end of the chapter, Matt tries to resolve his conflict with the estate by creating goals and exceeding in his education which is also Matt trying to find his identity, but feel accepted as well. Summarizing, as Matt is doubting himself, he is setting goals and is trying feel accepted at the estate as a person rather than a
‘’I don’t know how many hundreds of push-ups or other exercises we did. I do know that I felt I was going to fail. That drove me-I did not want to fail. ’’From page 28. The quote is about how hard the training was and how his fear of failure helped him get through it.
I think Chris McCandless felt unfufilled in his life of privilege, and wanted to go out and experience life how he wanted to for awhile, and live freely. Chris may even still be alive today, had he been more prepared. Chris McCandless has always been a bit of a rebel. His spiritual awakening, has led him to quit society. He
After reading the biography of Louie’s Zamperini’s life by Laura Hillenbrand, it 's obvious Louie 's bravery carried him through many obstacles. His courage to conquer insurmountable odds without breaking, proved to audiences that an ordinary man can transform into the hero of his own story. This thrilling story of one man 's story changed thousands of readers minds about life. Of how to be a hero, you must be the bravest you can be and never let any one
Christopher McCandless was an anomaly at best, he was the once in a lifetime kind of person that you couldn’t forget if he tried, “Many aspects of Chris’s personality baffled his parents. He could be generous and caring to a fault, but he had a darker side as well, characterized by monomania, impatience, and unwavering self absorption, qualities that seemed to intensify through his college years” (Pg 120). He had philosophies and questions about life, yet the courage to go find those answers to his questions was what stood out and maybe he didn’t find all those answers but he found enough to die in
Beowulf values confidence, bravery, and fame all in which sculpt his overall image. These principles help him overcome monsters and myths most men fear. Beowulf seems to never lose these traits, thus causing him to be a courageous soldier for battle. Beowulf’s close minded ideals about himself makes him an example of a static figure. Beowulf in the story never seems to forget
Benjamin Franklin a True American Hero Christopher Reeve once said “ A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacle” meaning that a hero is someone who does not give up and perseveres no matter how hard things get. They keep trying and keep going to get to their goal. Many people have shown these qualities whether it was a fireman a teacher a greek goddess or even a postman. These qualities make a great hero because they do things many people would find impossible. Most people would give up when it gets hard but it takes someone heroic to get passed these obstacles and to make the impossible, possible.
: I noticed that Amir is a new type of person during this fourth of the book. Amir has grown up to be a man with a family, and now has a care free and peaceful life. Since his life before was filled with many challenges and scary situations, he has became more mature rather than a little boy under the protection of his rich and succesful father. But his selfish attitude still lives in his heart, he thought about his own benefit more than others , even for Hassan, a faithful friend who would give his whole entire life for Amir. On page 221 his words shocked me:" Why me?
It was never far from his mind to envision himself as a hero and a conquistador. " There [was] a persistent feeling in his correspondence as well as in his children 's writings that people like Thomas Jefferson, who shied away from battle, were not completely men" (Hendrickson 342). For Hamilton, it wasn 't the blood, the pain, or the suffering of battle that made it appealing to him. Hamilton viewed it as a stage for him to act on, and to display the qualities of selfless courage that would win him the honor, love and respect he so
Gawain fails in that he displays his natural human weakness to flee from adversity on the first stroke, and displays his will to live up to his virtues and strong character in the second and third strokes. Yet this scene proves that no matter how hard Gawain (or anyone for that matter) tries, they will always remain human and thus will never ever be able to be absolutely perfect in anything that they do and will inevitably make many mistakes as they struggle for
He proves his intelligence and strength. He remains positive and calm no matter the circumstance. His flaw is that he is too good-hearted, which in the end, gets him killed. Both Maximus Meridius and Captain John H. Miller have the qualities of a tragic hero, which are: a high position, a fatal flaw, and a downfall caused by their flaw. It is clear that Miller is a superior example of a tragic hero because he displays a larger amount of humanly traits such as fear and his situation is tragic because if he was still alive, his life could have been better, he could have been around the love of his life, unlike
Though I was afraid to fail, I convinced myself to enter the Running Start program. This decision was difficult for me because it meant leaving the few friends I had for a place filled with strangers. It meant having to be alone again. However; in my heart, I knew it would lead me to a bright