Make your way upstream until you come to the source. Dive right into the sacred foamy fountain, where it gushes out, and wash away your foolishness.” Herous did as he was told, and when he plunged into the stream the banks and the flowers that grew on them became brownish and chocolatey. But Herous emerged from the waters free of his wish for chocolate. So as long as he lived, he rejoiced in all that was simple and
Blueback is more interested in stealing crayfish from Dora than seeing Abel and Dora when they return to Robbers Head; however Abel has not lost interest “Let’s go back down, “said Abel, still tingling with excitement (Page 21). Chapter 3: Abel goes to school, however, couldn’t stop daydreaming about Blueback, “Just imagine all the things he’d seen!” (Page 26) .He also realised his years were secret, a mystery, and wondered if when a fish died all those years just vanished. -That afternoon, Abel and Dora head out to see Blueback.
The novel states, “The real reason for a quest is always self- knowledge” (Foster 3). So what knowledge do Mack and the boys gain? Mack meets the captain and a side of him unknown to the reader comes out. Although the boys were collecting the frogs in order to surprise Doc, Mack’s attention to the captain’s dog brings to light his compassionate qualities and leads the reader to think of him as a dynamic character with layers. So much so that the Hazel uses a hyperbole stating, “I bet Mack could of been president of the U.S. if he wanted.”
(Krakauer 136). Even though Chris’s body image became immensely gaunt, one can see in the photo that he was happy--genuinely happy. This shows that he achieved his goal to regain that missing piece within him, by searching deep in the wilderness. The tingle of enjoyment about what one does truly reveals in Chris’s choices and he stayed true to his values through hard times, especially the involvement with his parents.
“Leper looked up in anguish, shrank away from the ball, and voiced his first thought, a typical one. ’I don 't want it!’” (Knowles, 39). This seems like a sign of weakness to the other boys, the odd one out that doesn 't relish the activities the other boys like to participate in. However, Leper could be seen as a strong character, on that won 't be pushed around.
“Then a second realization broke as clearly and bleakly as dawn at the beach. Finny had deliberately set out to wreck my studies.” (24) Gene thinks this after going to the beach with Finny and ruining his grade because of the lack of studying due to his time spent having fun. This is just one example of how Gene thinks there's some sort of ongoing competition between themselves, causing Gene to be extremely jealous, self concerning and over analyzing about every situation instead of just enjoying the fun the two have as Finny does. Even though Gene acts like this he is still very friendly and a good person.
"Cheer up and dry your damp eyes" shows that he cares. Adam didn't even want his friend to be sad for a second because clearly they hadn't been crying that long if their eveys were only damp and not soaked. The anaphora "rainbow above you" has positive connotation. I think it is repeated multiple times to show that Adam's friend hass happiness around them, because they give it away, but they don't have any for themselves. They are too busy trying to make other people happy that they forgot about themselves, which leads to them being sad and scared.
But, this boring life starts to overpower the thrilling nature of the Wild West. According to the narrator, “This rebuke during the sober hours of school paled much of the glory of the Wild West for me” (1). We have to remember that we are talking about boys in the story. While men can stay content to whatever situation they are currently in, boys want more. It is in their youthful nature to have endless desire to want what they can’t have.
The narrator is so prideful that the thought of Doodle and him failing stings more than ever. Pride controls the narrator’s actions; Doodle’s death is a result of those actions. The pride is beneficial when it is controlled, but it quickly leads to Doodle’s downfall when it goes too far, pushing Doodle past his
With the worm bass are taken freely, though rarely of above a pound and a half, and rock bass and sunfish in plenty. The first rock bass prepared for the pan disclosed the yellow muscle worms in the thick flesh of the back. He may have been the only one so afflicted in the lake, but investigation went no further. Fish were so plenty it was no sacrifice to let the rock bass go, and he is a wonderfully numerous individual here — pestiferous when you don 't
And when he refused the offer to take the fish home, his father counseled him on the wisdom of refusal. It is almost impossible to say if the story happened the way it is said to have happened, if it even happened at all. Either way, this is exactly the kind of tidbit the average person loves to read about. It is an intimate detail, one that make the reader feel like they are getting special glimpse into the past. Writing history like this makes history more real and more relatable.
He had thought of a fine revenge upon the officer who had referred to him and his fellows as mule drivers” (192). Henry’s intense desire for revenge is a moral flaw, but Crane leaves hope for Henry as he does not act on his hatred for the officer (192). Henry Fleming finally finds inner peace, and courage wins the war in his heart. Crane writes, “Yet the youth smiled, for he saw that the world was a world for him, though many discovered it to be made of oaths and walking sticks. He had rid himself of the red sickness of , battle” (232).