In the story The Outsiders there were many times the characters had choices and we grew to know each character more and more because of the choices they made. The choices the characters made in the story defined who they are and what they’re like. A choice means an act of selecting or making a decision when faced with two or more possibilities. What you choose to do is your decision and it will affect you and others.
In the story The Sound of Thunder by Ray Bradbury, a theme that arises is that every action has a consequence. Three solid consequences in this story is the risk that they could die, a big fee if you go off the path, as well as a large fee for just going on the safari, and we have become illiterate. To begin, when Eckles asks "Does this safari guarantee I come back alive?" The official says that they guarantee nothing. The consequence of going on this safari is that they could end up wounded, dead, or even destroying the planet in some way. Another consequence is that there is a large fee just to go on the safari, and another large fee if you go off the path. In addition, when Eckles steps in the mud " Take it easy, all he did was kick up
Robert Frost once said, “Freedom lies in being bold.” Being bold is when you risk something, your physical danger, embarrassment, or reputation for others. Bold actions are worth the risk because you can be called a hero and people may benefit with success. People take bold actions everyday, and people benefit with success by taking bold actions.
Imagine you are entering a garden. You take in the aroma of the air and feel the serenity as
Risk is when someone is taking a chance where there is something to gain or lose. For many people, like Chris McCandless and Jon Krakauer, are willing to take those risks even if there was a chance they would have to die for them. This quote was written by Krakauer describing the time he went to Colorado and planned to climbed Devil’s Thumb. “As I formulated a plan to climb the Thumb, I was dimly aware I might be getting in over my head. But that only added to the appeal” (Krakauer 135). He was much like Chris McCandless when it came to their ambition and willingness to take risks. They both took potentially fatal risks because it made them feel alive and that they had a purpose in life.
Just like Konner said we do not follow the advice that we get from others or even each other because I know I don’t. Furthermore, I feel like we as individuals do overestimate some risks more than others because we do not look at the realities of the risks being taken. For instance, I know the consequences of my actions, and more importantly I know what I want, but no such knowledge exists because knowledge is imperfect.
First generation immigrants sacrifice their adulthood in search of a better life for their family and for future generations to come. My father came from Peru to support his family. He was the first person in his family to come to America. He works in road construction from morning until night so that my family is supported. The desire to repay both of my parents is the belief that guides my life.
The book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen focuses on a curious boy who finds himself helping out owls that are being pushed out of their homes due to a construction taking place. Roy is on the bus one day as he is being bullied by Dana Matherson. Roy’s face gets pushed against the window as he see’s a boy running beside the bus. Roy was curious to know who the running boy was and why he was running, Roy later finds out that the running boy does not attend to any school near which then makes Roy interested to find out who the running boy is. The book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen consists of simile, imagery, diction to convey that always do what’s right it’s better than doing what’s wrong therefore the person will create a positive impact. Throughout the story, we learn that one always has a chance to make the right decision.
Between February of 1692 and May of 1693 there was something called the Salem Witch Trials that occurred in colonial Massachusetts. More than 200 people were accused of practicing witchcraft which was the devil’s magic and 20 people were executed. Eventually, the colony admitted that the trials were a mistake and compensated the families of those convicted. The people that executed the 20 victims because they were accused of witchcraft thought what they were doing was right. So in conclusion the differences between right and wrong was not clear in the past. For Today standards the differences can be either way. Here are some examples that explain this reasoning. You were taught that stealing was wrong but what if it can save a person’s life.
-However, when one’s life is on the line, we should not dismiss any chances and instead chose a risk-averse
Fear is a powerful human emotion, it's built in within all humans and controls the human behaviour. It is human nature to allow fear to control people’s thoughts and behaviors, preventing them from being their true selves, as seen is “The Step Not Taken”, “A Nonsmoker with a Smoker” and Bowling for Columbine.
In order to survive, people will do things they wouldn’t normally do or will go to
Every day brings new choices that have the ability to influence different aspects of our lives. The consequences that we face revolve around the choices we make. Whether these consequences are big or small, choices will always impact our lives. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee develops ideas about the influence of choices on the life of an individual by demonstrating that choices can lead to learning valuable life lessons, choices can influence others to judge and individual and that choices made by one individual could influence others’ choices.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma- which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other's opinions drown out of your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow you're heart and intuition,” (Steve Jobs). You should do the right thing and never give up. A common theme in literature is that the worst times bring out the best of people. This common theme in literature is seen in the commentary “Doing the Right Thing” by Rick Reilly, the poem “The Road not Taken” by Robert Frost, and the short story “Thank you Ma’am” by Langston Hughes. After reading all three of the texts it is evident that your own confidence, the affection of
Eleven million people were killed during the Holocaust 1.1 million were children six million of those victims were Jewish. Other groups targeted by the Nazis were Jehovah’s Witnesses, homosexuals, disabled people, and Roma.