Whether it be facing his greatest fear or most deadly foe, the Hero must draw upon all of his skills and his experiences gathered upon the path to the inmost cave in order to overcome his most difficult challenge. Only through some form of "death" can the Hero be reborn, experiencing a metaphorical resurrection that somehow grants him greater power or insight necessary in order to fulfill his destiny or reach his journey 's end. This is the high-point of the Hero 's story and where everything he holds dear is put on the line. If he fails, he will either die or life as he knows it will never be the same again. 9.
Light can also refer to life. Oedipus iron out the problem of Thebes and gives them a hope for a new life. He guides his citizens sail across the darkness of death and reach a new morning of life. Oedipus might have been blinded by ignorance but he was definitely not blind to the difficulties of his people. We know that knowledge is considered divine and so Oedipus tries to know his true identity too but he ends up in a dismal state.
Unfortunately Con does not warm up easily to people, he finds it hard to share his feelings with others. However, as he gets to know and trust others he is not as scared to talk to them which is a small sign of Conrad 's independence . At Cons first appointment with Dr. Berger Con told him "I 'd like to be more in control, I guess. So people can quit worrying about me"( 43). This can give us a pretty good idea of Cons mental state right after he is released.
In the beginning, Willie was a humble man with great intentions to help his fellow man. After being set up to fail, Willie then realized he had to play the game of politics to become Governor. Willie continued to strive to do the right thing but he made bad decisions and took the wrong actions to accomplish the task. Winning at all cost has true consequences and as it relates to Willie Starks, it cost him the ultimate price, his
As a returned World War I veteran, Shadrack is traumatized from the scenes he witnessed and took part of during his time there. Consequently, as a way to take control of his fears he institutes National Suicide Day, a day dedicated to all the negative feelings he has, so that the rest of year can be enjoyed without these negative feelings. As he shares this holiday with the townspeople it is described, “The people in the town were frightened; they knew Shadrack was crazy but that did not mean that he didn’t have any sense or, even more important, that he had no power. His eyes were so wild, his hair so long…” (Morrison 15). The townspeople are frightened because the idea behind Shadrack’s holiday is not completely unfounded, as Shadrack is capable of being crazy, as in having mental issues from the war, but also sensible, as in being able to produce intelligent thought.
As the book goes on, Paul starts to overcome his fears by confronting Erik and Arthur. He overame the fears that dominated his life. For once Paul wasn’t afriad, instead showing courage and bravery. Others might dissagree and say that Paul reveals fear because on it says “... I felt afraid for the first time, afriad that we might all get sucked down and drwon in the mud”, Even if Paul was sacred, he forgot about that and saved multipul kids from the sinkhile in this quote, “My glasses were so caked with mud that I couold no longer se anything clearly.
The silence accepted the gift and awed them.” The previous passage demonstrates that the boys’ dismay of the Lord of the Flies is gradually growing. This is a result of the endorsement of such transcendental speculations by the leader of the tribe. Meanwhile, the tribe members will not dare to challenge Jack as he is the one that is believed to provide the shield that they all need against this evil creature: the beast. In Collins’s work, despite the fact that the leaders of Panem are barbaric and cruel, the
Even in safety, Harold was presented with a new intense situation that happens when suddenly the tables turn and the prey takes the upper hand. With this superiority many will take the chance to gloat or celebrate, however only a certain few fully comprehend the complexity of the situation. Now that the prey holds the power should they be at liberty to use it? Harold was not a killer by nature and dealt with “real regret for the way things were” (pg 29, Valgardson) but when his moral understanding was put to the test he gave into his conditioned response to protect the ones that he love rather than risk the safety of others. The author uses the flashback of the wife to demonstrate the ultimate reasoning for Harold’s decision - this idea that most people search for something from their past experiences to justify their actions in the present.
This was the most interesting action that Jonas took because it displayed his many different character traits, and created the climax of the book. First of all, Jonas’s motives for leaving the community were very interesting. He wanted to release his memories into the community, allowing them escape their world of “sameness” and explore new concepts. This was very fascinating because it was Jonas’s big move to defy the government, and also led him away from his family. He wanted to make change in the community and defy the government, but his willingness to leave his life and family behind revealed many of his personality traits.
The Ultimate Sacrifice Everyday 1,429,995 US soldiers risk their lives for the country they love. They sacrifice everything to protect those who need it. In Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, the main character does the same thing. Hamlet gives up his reputation, and life, by pretending to be insane for his father whom Hamlet loves and cares about deeply. Hamlet is not crazy because he can control his thoughts and actions, only does what he believes to be the right and just, and more intelligent than everyone around him.