Bobo is a dynamic character, he recognizes that he bullied Amat only because he was older and felt Amat was lower than him because he was poor even though Bobo is lower middle class as well. Bobo goes onto to befriend Amat and protect his friends from the others. Bobo sees how terrible some of the people are the team are and that they hurt people because they don’t see them as equals. William Lyt is a leader on the hockey team who takes over when Kevin is arrested. His parents moved in next to Kevin’s family so that their kids would be best friends and Williams mother is a big part of the fight against Maya and claims she was lying.
Fortunately, Saul was able to keep himself sane through hockey. Using hockey as an outlet, Saul escapes the horrendous influence of the school and copes with the many atrocities he faces and ultimately reclaims his true self. For Saul, hockey became a means in which he can escape the abuse from St. Jerome’s. For example, when Father Leboutillier learned of Saul’s interest and skill in the game, the both of them became closer, in which Saul describes Father Leboutillier as a father figure. Saul quotes, “Father Leboutillier was my ally.
Powder by Tobias Wolff Tobias Wolff’s, “Powder,” is about a father that attempts to win back his family by taking his son Tobias on a ski trip. The audience can relate to this if they have ever had any family issues, which many would likely have. In the story, the father risks driving his family through the snow and ice to go skiing with them. This is symbolic to represent the dedication he feels towards his family and how he desperately wants to keep them in-tact. Without this symbolism in the story, the story would not be as effective because it wouldn’t show the audience the key elements they need to fully understand it.
War not only impacts the nations involved, but their inhabitants too. Usually, the ones most directly affected are those on the battlefield. Within Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, through the perspective of a war veteran himself, he illustrated the psychological effects of relocation and of the brutal atmosphere that war was. O’Brien’s internal struggle began as he was contemplating what to do about his draft notice. His “hometown was a conservative little spot…,where tradition counted, and it was easy to imagine people… [talking about] the young O’Brien kid, and how [he was a] damned sissy [for] taking off for Canada” (O’Brien 42-43).
The Absolutely True Diary is the life story of a Arnold Spirit (Junior) and his efforts to break the stereotypes about Indians. He wants to become something amazing; he wants to be successful. Juniors experiences throughout the book changes him as a person and he understands that life has its ups and downs but if people have hope, they can do anything. In The Absolutely True Diary, Sherman Alexie uses literary devices, Mr.P’s advice, and Juniors experiences to illustrate the theme that perseverance and hope can lead to great things. Alexie uses the literary
Failure is not easy to cope with. Failure gives people a sense of apprehension, a lack of confidence that they are not capable of achieving their goals. Although it does not feel the best at the time, this is where success is made. Starting off my ice hockey career at the age of 5 I met many new faces and did not realize at the time that one sport would have such an impact on my life. Through the ups, and the downs, ice hockey has taught me how to be a hard worker, contribute to society, and most of all, how to handle situations when the tide is against you.
“I understood then that when you miss a thing it leaves a hole that only the thing you miss can fill.” ― Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse.Saul’s story benefits people who read it and helps them know what the natives went through. It helps by telling people to escape if times are tough, teaches people what happened in the residential homes and how Saul was discriminated by people because he was a native. The story of Saul’s life benefits people by telling them that if times are tough you can escape into your own little world. Saul used hockey to escape the horrors of the schools because it make himself feel free when it was just him and the ice. Saul would get up early in the mornings to be by himself.
When my coach yelled back at the other goalie during his crisis he didn’t take his own emotions and the other goalies emotions, into consideration. By doing this he made the other goalie feel as if the coach was he was in the wrong and only compounded the problems. Knowing that my goalie partner was a very emotional individual I approached him very calmly and made sure to curb my own opinions of the situation and of him, which helped put him at ease. I think both lessons are applicable to most, if not all crisis scenarios. When people in a crisis are made to feel they are not being heard or that people do not care about their issues it creates an even bigger problem.
This job allows him to make money and the strength to carry on in his journey. Later on in his journey he is faced even greater adversity and the same thing happens he is dejected and lost but picks himself up and preservers. “ “he is going to transform himself into the wind, just to demonstrate his powers. If he cant we humbly offer our lives for the honor of the tribe.” … The boy was shaking with fear, but the alchemist helped him out of the tent. … the alchemist continued, “usually the threat of death makes people a lot more aware of their lives.”” (Coelho 140 6 8, Coelho 142 2) Just like before Santiago is afraid and doesn't know what to do in a situation of adversity.
Winter can be endured, yet without heat and shelter, there are consequences. Finally, with a source of heat in his life, Ethan adores Mattie and fights to control her. He is in desperate need of this constant source; therefore, he does whatever he can to keep it. Meanwhile, Mattie is slowly melting the crystal, white snow and revealing a secret hidden beneath -- a loveless, broken marriage. “The note of authority in [Ethan’s] voice seemed to subdue [Mattie]” (88), yet he did not realize that the seasons cannot be controlled.
Indian Horse: The Racism that destroys, but creates Saul Hockey is a national sport that unites one another. From the Montreal Canadiens to the Vancouver Canucks, children and adults find excitement in the game. In the novel Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese, Saul Indian Horse encounters racism in his hockey career and with society. Saul attempts to bear the stereotypes set on him, which destroys him and thus, Saul struggles in attempt to reconcile mentally, physically and spiritually. Initially, when Saul starts playing with his hockey reserve team, he experiences his first encounter with racism.
For the simple joy of playing hockey Saul sacrificed so much. “I used the game to shelter me from seeing the truth, from having to face it everyday.” Page 199. As the reader later finds out he gave up his innocence, state of mind, he put everything into hockey giving up so much. “...he’d given me the job of cleaning the ice to buy my silence, to guard his secret.” Page 199. Being close to the father for an escape.
Sam Morris, the “surfer-boy” star of the Renegades, has hockey running through his veins. He lives and breathes the game. The only thing he’s crazier about is his family. Trina’s love saved him from himself after a season of losing and injuries. She was his life, his partner in crime, and his biggest fan.
Gene – feeling bitter because he realized that “Phineas had never been jealous of me for a second... I was not the same quality as he,” (59) – took a step towards Finny, but his intention was not the same as Finny’s innocent one. Gene “jounced the limb,” (60) – on purpose – making Finny fall into the body of water unprepared. Gene, not attempting to catch Phineas before he falls is a major sign of betrayal, considering the act that Finny had done for him previously. Knowles included the look on Phineas’s face as he was falling down describing it as a face with extreme interest.
Master of the Dangles There is no doubt in my mind, I was born with a hockey stick in my hands. Like my dad, I have grown to love the sport with a passion, most notably dangling. For people who have never played hockey before, they may not understand how the word is portrayed to hockey players. Dangling is when fancy, or skilled stickhandling is used to keep the puck away from the opponent. Although hockey as a whole has captivated my love of the game, this specific aspect has intrigued my attention more than the rest.