Imagery, And Internal Conflict In A Long Way Home By Saroo Brierley

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Former U.S. National Security Advisor, Colin Powell, once said, “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work”. Michael Jordan put in a great amount of effort and practice every day to become a famous basketball player. Tim Cook always worked harder than everyone else to become Apple’s CEO. Howard Schultz put in extra time and work to become the Starbucks CEO. Hard work and determination always lead to success. In a book called A Long Way Home, written by Saroo Brierley, imagery and internal conflict are used to portray how one’s perseverance contributes to the accomplishment of their goal and success of their future. The author uses imagery to reveal Saroo’s long journey of searching for his home and how he refuses to give up. A situation with Saroo’s girlfriend, Lisa, shows how determined he is when he says “I went out with Lisa sometimes, of course, but the moment we got home I was back on the computer. Sometimes I caught her looking at me strangely, as though she thought I might have gone a bit crazy. She’d say, ‘You’re at it again!’ but I would reply, ‘I have to… I’m really sorry!’” (Brierley 167). When he says, “I have to”, it explains that Saroo feels that it is absolutely necessary that he continues his search whenever he can, even if it takes away from his time with others. Additional work and effort are put in to complete his goal of finding his family. Although it was late at night, excitement races through Saroo when
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