Being resilient in tough situations can be substantial in some cases. To be resilient means one has great wit, especially in a 'finding a way out ' scenario. It can even be the key to survival, as can be shown in a short excerpt from Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. It gives a great example of resilience based off of a situation that Louie Zamperini finds himself and crew in as their plane crashes in the Pacific Ocean. What characteristic is most important in helping Louie survive?
His strength is what keeps the characters going, keeps them believing that they have a say and that they have a choice. So long as they live, so is there hope. Kesey writes that, “…you can’t really be strong until you can see the funny side of things.” (pg. 203). His message is that even carefree people can be heroes.
Even though he used his hatchet, he dove down to get it and he dragged to the raft. He also was smart enough to come up with the plan and think out cutting the metal and getting the pack. Though he was just awarded more supplies for completing the task, he proves that he is his most valuable asset. To conclude, in the book Hatchet, Brian, the sole survivor of a plane crash, survives in the Canadian wilderness by himself and learn that he is his most valuable asset. This is the main theme of the story and is strongly shown when he flies and lands the plane, when he makes fire, and when he retrieves the survival pack from the icy depths of the lake.
There are multiple scenarios within the frame story that show the reader that the young couple were not mature enough to know how to keep their family going. The boy is impatient and still feels the urge to be young and free. However, the stubbornness of the girl convinces him that his responsibility is his family and nothing else. The indirect characterization in this story shows a lot about what each character’s personalities are, and helps the reader completely understand the character’s
He was one of the only survivors in the plane crash and was what literature calls a dynamic character. A dynamic character is a character in a story that changed from what they were in the beginning. Phil went from a tough soldier to a scared-for-his-life prisoner of war. He remains confident and good-spirited on the raft. Despite not bearing any responsibility for the crash, Phil’s strong moral conscience makes him feel guilt for the dead crewmen (LitCharts, int.).
George Yeoman Pocock, a prominent boat builder in The Boys in the Boat, shows his understanding that there are things in life that are larger than himself when he is resilient after having financial trouble. Pocock had been a very tough competitor in the sport of rowing, but when his father loses his job crafting shells at Eton College, Pocock moves to America so that he is not a financial burden on his father. Even though rowing caused him to be in such a troubled state, Pocock holds faith in the sport and recognizes that he cannot control everything that happens to him in life. Pocock looks to the small things to keep his faith. “‘Sure, I can make a boat,’ he said, and then added, quoting the poet Joyce Kilmer, ‘but only God can make a tree.’ He said those separate fibers, knitted together in wood, gave cedar its ability to bounce back and resume its shape or take on a new one.
“One reason materialistic people are so unhappy is that they often lack gratitude” (Wallace). Gratitude is the quality of being thankful and many materialistic people are like that because they are not fully thankful of what they do have and they are just thinking about what else they can have to make themselves a happy person. Esperanza is not having gratitude about what her parents could get for her family and she is instead complaining and hoping every time they move, it is to that so talk house. She is certainly not recognizing the fact that her parents may have work their hardest to afford the house. Kids, like Esperanza, are not conscious enough of financial situations.
There are distinctive sort of strengths that a hero must possess to be considered heroic. This includes physical and emotional strength. In the book “The Odyssey,” Odysseus displays these two qualities. Odysseus shows emotional strength by never losing self-possession even when he is confronted with a hazardous situation. Additionally, he reassures his crew members that they are safe from the wrath of the cyclops when they were stranded on an unknown island.
3 turret!” shouted the Commander. “Full strength in No. 3 turret.” The crew, bending to their various tasks in the huge, hurtling eight- engined Navy hydroplane, looked at each other and grinned.” (Thurber, 1) Here, Walter Mitty is excitingly and hazardously flying in a Navy hydroplane with the goal of making it through the storm. Thurber uses the literary device of onomatopoeia in the phrase, “The pounding of the cylinders increased: ta-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa-pocketa.” to add tension and to give the readers a more lively effect of the adventure he is going on, making it seem as if they are with him flying in the hydroplane. In essence, Walter Mitty had the motive to escape his reality to find adventure, as shown when flying the hydroplane.
The Lord of the Flies by William Golding shows how society can break apart and return to primitive ways without law and order. Rules are established to govern the public but if the rules aren’t observed, humanity can be lost. We can see how this concept works in society by the crumbling system on the island created by Ralph. Ralph was a natural born charismatic leader who brought order to the group of surviving boys from the plane crash. “The fair boy stopped and jerked his stockings with an automatic gesture that made the jungle seem for a moment like the Home Counties” (Golding 7).