In Rita Williams-Garcia’s book, Clayton Byrd Goes Underground, the plot revolves around Clayton, who strongly believes in his self-manifested identity, to become a Bluesman. At a young age, Clayton was deeply affected by the death of his grandfather, who he idolized to become. While Clayton’s dismissive mother fails to understand his loss, Clayton ran away from his house to reconcile with the Bluesmen, whom he thought would relate to his grief. The tragic events that Clayton had to face played an imperative aspect on his journey to self-discovery. Even though the author makes Clayton face difficult challenges throughout the story, the struggles helped Clayton attain a sense of self-identity and be at peace with his grandfather’s death.
The dialogue helps the reader understand the theme because it shows the character's perspective in the novel. Another way the author shows the lesson is using description. For example, “Get away from my granddaughter! Grandfather stood in the doorway in his nightshirt, his rifle aimed at the heart of the man who hit me”(144). This is significant because the author is describing the event of Grandfather trying to protect Mattie.
To start off with, one characteristic of a hero is tenacity. In the story A Man Nina Cassian states, “he set himself to do everything with twice as much enthusiasm”. In this statement the author means he is inspired to work twice as hard and to do everything the best he can. Another example from the story A soldier home from losing his leg in Afghanistan is when Tristan Segers says, “I was truly cared for the rehabilitation was rigorous and I pushed it, building back my muscles and learning to use my prosthetic leg.” In this statement, Tristan Segers mean it was difficult for him to get use to the leg and to gain the muscle back. In addition to tenacity another characteristic of a hero is courage.
One theme of Hatchet is to stay motivated. Throughout the story, Brian discovers that he must do this difficult task, no matter what nature throws at him, especially when he remembers the words of Perpich, loses all hope of being rescued when a search plane flies over him, and when he must restart from scratch, due to a hit from a moose and a destructive tornado. In the beginning of the story, the theme is shown when Brian knows that he must stay motivated, but is having trouble carrying out the task. This is shown especially when he remembers Perpich, but is still unmotivated when he sees his reflection in the lake. For example, on page 48 and 49, Brian remembers the wise sayings of an old English teacher, Perpich.
He skillfully combines the life of his grandmother and the history of the people together, with a unique perspective, rich poetic language, delicate emotions to show readers the origin, development and decline of the culture of Indian 's Kiowa people. Since Momaday and his father are both Kiowa people, he has a deep Kiowa complex, and endows the home of his ancestor and the land, the sun, the moon, mountains, trees and all other things there with deep feelings. He thinks that a writer or painter should pay close attention to the land in his memory, and excavate the land and imagination as much as possible. The Way to Rainy Mountain involves a large number of relevant historical and cultural knowledge of Kiowa people. In order to understand the article better, this paper will interpret the
He is the first person to read and praise Amir’s stories, something that has great impact on Amir. Through simple yet genuine remarks, Rahim is able to “encourage [Amir] to pursue writing [more] than any compliment” has done, indicating the value of his words in Amir’s eyes, and the strong bond that the two share (Hosseini 14). As Amir transitions into adulthood, Rahim’s role in the friendship shifts into someone who must push Amir to do what is best. He understands that the only way to convince Amir to go back to Afghanistan is through painful reminders of the past, demonstrated through telling Amir that “there is a way to be good again”, and by questioning Amir’s courage, accusing Amir of being a “man who can’t stand up to anything” (Hosseini 2, 233). In contrast, Rahim also exhibits a sense of tenderness and caring when needed.
Throughout the process of brainstorming the topic of this essay and using evidence from Paper Towns, the only question I asked myself was, “what makes a hero?” I decided that this will be my purpose question. From reading the book, I developed the thinking that being a hero means having compassion for what you are trying to achieve, having trust in your actions and be willing to take chances when needed. In the novel, Quentin Jacobsen (otherwise known as “Q”), shows lots of compassion towards his quest to discover Margo’s whereabouts. Q believed that Margo left all of the clues for him, he became extremely committed to finding her. “It became a weekend of reading, of trying to see her in the fragments of the poem she’d left for me.
The Kite Runner is a novel written by the author Khaled Hosseini, who writes this book with his background knowledge on Afghani culture and history. This coming of age story follows Amir, the protagonist, on his path to becoming a man while trying to fix his past sins. In order to truly understand the dynamics of Hosseini’s brain, readers must extract and analyze aspects such as, tone, literature comparison, and determine whether the story met its purpose. In Hosseini 's novel the cycle of betrayal and the need for redemption constantly fuels the entirety of the book, the author is successful in communicating the redemption Amir has attained. Throughout his story, Amir struggles to redeem himself in Baba’s eyes for the several reasons.
Loyalty, compassion, and honesty, things that should be passed down from generation to generation. In the short story, Barn Burning by William Faulkner, the main character Sarty is battling his morality within himself. He knows the difference between right and wrong but yet he has a sense of loyalty he must contain towards his family. By examining the decisions set by his father, Sarty’s inner struggle and the strength it takes to stand up for oneself, it is clear that Sarty must make his own choices that will set him on his own path for the rest of his life. Colonel Sartoris Snopes, Sarty for short, is the small ten year old son of Abner Snopes.
How does the hero’s journey apply to The House Of The Scorpion? The hero’s journey applies to Nancy Farmer’s novel in many ways. The parts that it follows include the crossing of the threshold, the presence of friends and mentors, and the return home. These points prove that an important part of Matt’s life follows the archetypical storyline in several different areas. First is the crossing the threshold.