If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111). This is just one example of the internal conflict going on endlessly within himself. When thinking of family, there are good times and bad times. When experiencing the moments that are extremely difficult for Elie and his father, he often thinks how great life would be if he could just get rid of his father’s dead weight. One evening when Elie’s father is very ill, the had of the block approaches Elie and tells him, “‘Don’t forget your in a concentration camp.
With the aid of the goddess Athena he sailed back to Ithaca but he infuriated Poseidon which made him have many obstacles that would lead to 10 years of wondering. In this tale we have Zeus knowing that odysseus was destined to suffer and have a difficult time going back home but nevertheless, at the end of the journey he was going to return home regardless of what happened in the journey. How he returns is up to him because
And these challenges will be shown. George had always fought his temptations hard, but there will always be consequences hanging as a challenge. George had always thought of leaving Lennie for his own benefit. George thought that by leaving Lennie, he would have a much better life and would go on living and having
Activities; how we choose to meet our goals does change over time. People often confuse activities with goals. Motivation to take action comes when you desperately want something. After setting your big-picture goals you must choose the correct activities to help you meet them. She also advises us to set big-picture goals for every category in our lives, ask ourselves “what’s it all about?”, and keep them simple and heartfelt.
A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo shows the hard work and difficult tasks the men had to go through to prove themselves and protect their country. The war will change the men’s attitudes and the way they do everything. Men made sacrifices in the Vietnam War most people would never make in a lifetime, they will not just sacrifice but push themselves physically harder than most any other men. The men will also emotionally change from constantly watching other men die, or killing other men. The mens first kill was always the hardest for them, mentally they had so many thoughts of the other mans close ones back home and what they would go through and how it would be all their fault.
There are some major themes that occurs in this story. These major themes the characters experience, they occurs in their life story, and they learn them as life lessons. Some of the major life lessons and themes from this novel can occurs in our life’s were we can experience them, they could occur in our life story, or we could either learn them as life lessons. One can be even the best things fall apart. Another can be don’t judge a man until you see how it’s like in their shoes, and sometimes we have to accept the worse in life.
“His life had been ruled by a great passion”, the drive from being unlike Unoka set Okonkwo’s goal “to become one of the lords of the clan” but because of him being expelled he couldn’t “[achieve] it” (131). Okonkwo’s fear of being like his father came crashing down as he left Umuofia and lost all the titles he had worked for. He was forcefully reverted to his original identity, having nothing. This experience showed Okonkwo that no matter how hard he worked he could always end back in the position that Unoka was in because that is where everyone
Odysseus’s crew continued to give into their greediness by sacking and robbing more places and continues to lose fleets. Homer’s message here is if one does not learn from their mistakes, they are going to repeat themselves. Odysseus got better at recognizing his mistakes when he realized that he should not sleep during vital moments of the story. Odysseus slept when his crew opened the bag of wind that made them go back to Aeolus, and many times more. However, the last time he slept was when the Phaeacians took him to Ithaca.
This sequence of events changes his view and molds Odysseus’ character in regard to his surviving friends and family. For example, Odysseus taunted Polyphemus and incited the wrath of Polyphemus and Poseidon, which led to the deaths of all his crewmembers. That was incredibly unwise, and not worthy of a leader who is responsible for the protection protect of his men. However, Odysseus learns his lesson, and realizes that he needed to grow through his horrifying experience of the earlier deaths. By the time Odysseus finally returns to his home, he not only has a burning desire to avenge his family by killing the suitors, but he also attained a greater understanding for the suffering of others.
But once they go and battle for their life, the men do not stay true to power they have. Battling Scylla, “... making her strike, whisking six of my best men from the ship” (585 Homer). More and more men die on the way to the point that Odysseus will be all alone. Continuing to travel back to Ithaca, Odysseus’ then loses his shpi later on which brings us back to the introduction of the Odyssey. Lastly, once he returns to Ithaca after a 20 year absence as a beggar, he wants to get his life back.
Browder seemed to be putting his life back together he earned his GED and started community college, but still struggled with life after Rikers Island. Being back home made him very anxious and was very paranoid about being attacked. On June 6, 2015, after struggling with anxiety and mental health issues Kalief Browder took his own life. Rikers caused him such greatly trauma that he couldn’t live inside his body. Browder’s case has now become a symbol of everything that is wrong with the American Criminal Justice