He is “ordinary”. “The Bagginses had lived in the neighbourhood of The Hill for time out of mind, and people considered them very respectable, not only because most of them were rich, but also because they never had any adventures or did anything unexpected: you could tell what a Baggins would say on any question without the bother of asking him (Tolkien, 1.3).” He loves food, smokes a pipe, is relaxed and doesn’t want adventures. Another example is Gandalf, who plays the mentor. He goes on the adventure with Bilbo, teaches and encourages him and is wise. The doppelganger is Gollum since he was once a hobbit, but was corrupted by the ring.
He believes that life should stay simple and plain, and that there is no time for adventures. On page 15, Bilbo says so himself. “I have no use for adventure, nasty disturbing uncomfortable things.” Little did he know that he would soon be dragged out on an adventure due to a crafty wizard named Gandalf. In his adventure he takes many risks but it is those risks which help him come out a new man (Hobbit).
Bilbo’s long and perilous journey with the dwarves’ taught him that he does not have to live a life that is considered “respectable” by his neighbors. Bilbo could have adventures and make a difference while still being himself. “Bilbo was no longer quite respectable… He was held by the hobbits of the neighborhood to be ‘queer.’ I am sorry to say, he did not mind.”(304) Bilbo expresses that he was not concerned about what the other hobbits thought of him. He was quite content with the life he had lived. The adventure Bilbo had been a part of opened his eyes and showed him that there is more to life than just tea and biscuits.
In the beginning of the movie "THe Hobbit" Bilbo is a small peaceful hobbit who lives in the Shire. He loves to keep things in order, was never late, and disliked adventures or anything unexpected. As the movie progresses he starts to portray more courage, bravery, heroism and becomes more adventurous. When the dwarves offer Bilbo to join them on their quest, Bilbo faints upon hearing the news. He decides to join their quest anyways and finds that in the beginning its really uncomfortable and wishes that he was back in his cozy little home.
“Be Yourself”. Prince Humperdinck never really changed, but he needed to change because he was a nasty man. Westley was really himself the whole time, even though he changed his look to be the Man in Black, he himself never changed. Lots of people, including myself, try to be like someone else sometimes but if you be yourself and accomplish what you want to accomplish, you will eventually succeed and do great things. The third life lesson that the Princess Bride relates to is,“Just because no one has, doesn’t mean you can’t”.
In the beginning of the story, Gawain is very honorable in every aspect, whether it be his dedication to his lord, or his commitment to fulfilling his deal with the Green Knight. Gawain falls short while he is residing with Lord Bertilak and he fails to keep his end of the deal and does not give the lord the girdle he received. Little did he know that would be his downfall and would shame him. Despite maintaining good, honorable behavior for a majority of the story, his one failure is enough to ruin him, and separate him from all of the other heroes of medieval romantic literature. One could debate whether or not the tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight truly is a poem that fits into the genre of medieval romance.
Falstaff is a character who represents the perspective of those who do not have a side or a reason to fight. Falstaff appears as one who does not care about anything, but truly he is mindful because he knows there is nothing worth for him to care about giving him no purpose to develop any class or respect for others. He represents the lifestyle Hal runs away to and stands as friend and father for Hal. Even in their immature adventures or Hal’s moments of greatness, Falstaff has an underlying lesson towards Hal to not forget what or who truly
However this utopian society is held from experiencing true emotions. This lack of emotion is causing serious problems for the main character Jonas, when he was elected to be the new guardian of memory. It was his job to make sure no one found out about the past. Since the community is build perfect, and they will not feel any kind of emotion even if it’s a good feeling like love. From the beginning of The Giver we met perfect people, in the ideal community with strict rules.
While this challenge is meant to shed light on how meager SNAP benefits are, it, much like Dolezal, misses the mark for reality. There is no realistic element to the challenge, no matter how strict one may be in their behavior while undertaking it, because the thought of knowing the challenge is only temporary, coupled by already comfortable lives they enjoy, jobs they work, nice homes these people often live in, means that they have no need to actually worry about feeding themselves or their families. There is always a backup – the challenge is
The way you speak says a lot about you. Victor created his creature in a manner that even he was afraid of it and ran off, so he never had the opportunity to show him how to speak. However, the monster learned to speak and act in a very proper manner. The eloquence and persuasiveness make it easier as a reader to sympathise with Victor’s creation because you learn he’s not evil, has humane characteristics, and forget he’s a monster. Rejected by his creator, the monster seeks shelter, however, he is disoriented and with the basic concepts that will allow him to survive.
No one took the time to recognize his desires of freedom and solitude, which is why many were shocked when they found him missing. Merriam-Webster defines life as an overall vision of or attitude toward life and the purpose of life. McCandless’ view on life was extraordinary and he only lived the life he thought was suitable; he appreciated the underrated belongings of life itself and longed for a greater good. One may judge his decisions on foolhardy behavior, but McCandless knew what he wanted and went for it without reflection on others’ notions. “it is easy, when you are young, to believe that what you desire is no less than what you deserve, to assume that if you want something badly enough, it is your God given right to have it” (Krakauer 155) In any case, Chris McCandless was recklessly bold and did what most could not.