While on the trip the canoe had capsized and Eddie left and paddled to help a group of stranded Hawaiian leaders to safety. Sadly, later was not found and lost at sea. The courage of that man is amazing. He had the courage to sacrifice his life to save others.
Not to long after the previous year Eddie had got into trouble with the law again. He had purposely run his car into another parked car. “This came shortly after a stop-off at a nearby convenience store where a security video tape caught Griffin professing his intoxication”. These acts that Eddie Griffin did participate in clearly shows that he has an alcohol abuse problem. Where the depression hits are where his 34-year-old half brother and father figure suddenly died from a heart attack right before he was drafted to the National Basketball
At the age of 16, Eddie was exiled from Murray Island for breaking customary law. He moved to mainland Queensland, where he worked at various jobs, including deck hand, cane cutter and railway labourer. In 1959, aged twenty-three, Eddie married Bonita Nehow. They eventually settled in Townsville, Queensland, where they raised ten
By the end of the book, Eddie is almost a different person from whom he is at the start. First of all, Eddie shows maturity through his relationship with Travis Canary. Eddie meets and befriends Travis, a Yellow who is escaping Reboot, on the train ride to East Carmine. Later on in the novel, Travis runs away during night, at first Eddie goes after him, worrying about what might happen to him since no one is supposed to be able to see in the dark.
He is able to revisit moments from his childhood, his time in the war, and even his time as an amusement park maintenance worker. Each of these moments provides a new perspective on his life and the people in it. For example, Eddie
One example of this is when the player is forced to jump down an elevator shaft to escape Eddie, he immediately is concerned if they are okay just before his voice becomes angry and he says: “You’d rather die than be with me? Then die”. From this point in the game on, Eddie is no longer caring to the player but instead chases them while alternating between sweet words and bitter insults. He even kills the player in the event of being caught until he is eventually killed himself. On the flip side, this could be inaccurate because the player only really interacts with Eddie during about 30 minutes of game play so we don’t see much of him.
And when things get harder or easier for me in life the things that he taught me I will always remember and never forget them this gave me a huge understanding of the people that just wanna become better, and those who dont wanna get better and achieve nothing. This goes from my intro from In These Girls, Hope is a Muscle. This shows how the captain of the team was pushing the team, and my personal mentor would be my coach on the way he pushed my team to finally win a state championship from the last state title being over 30 years ago
His siblings Clyde Aikau and Myra Aikau were not as skilled on the surfboard but shared Eddie’s gift of making friends with everyone they meet. I believe Eddie has affected more than his family, more than his community, more than just the Hawaiian Islands but the whole world. He has inspired countless people children and adults alike. Eddie has left more than one mark on the world. If he were alive today he would be as great on land as he would be in the sea.
He tries to fit in the western culture. That particular scene gives us an understanding of Eddie’s mindset that he wants to break out of his culture and be like other westerners. Another scene that shows Eddie breaking out of the Asian stereotypes, is when his mother gives him noodles for school lunch. Eddie did not appreciate his Asian-style Noodles because his mates at school believe that his noodles were repugnant. This gives a negative view towards his parents and culture.
He meets a girl who shares the same hobby as him which is music. They both move into the same place and she teaches him to play the guitar. Eddie got a job as a bouncer. The papers said Eddie always played from his heart, which is likely why he made it to the spotlight. Eddie and his girlfriend both made a hit that made it to the charts.
The book is Morrie’s life leading up to his death. Eddie was inspired by another man he admired, his uncle. Eddie too always felt he did not live up to his full potential. When brainstorming ideas of what to write after Tuesdays with Morrie, he remembered something his uncle described to him as, “a handful of people waiting for you when you die
I remember when I was going to start school. The school I went to was called Lincoln Elementary. It was just a short four streets down from my house. I was a little nervous and slightly scared to go. I didn’t want to have to leave home and be gone for so long.
He also taught me to stay motivated no matter how many times I wanted to give up because of my mistakes. I remember the day like it was yesterday even though it was eighteen years ago. This is one of the proudest moments in my life. It’s a lesson that I’ll never forget. Being taught how to ride a bike for the first time was exciting.