The original idea, starting with basically nothing and seeing how successful he can become, stemmed from a book he read criticizing the death of the American dream. Shepard intended to prove this theory wrong. Through his hardships of homelessness, Shepard learns the lesson he teaches in this portion of the text, that society can’t blame others for their lack of success. This lessons extends to his overall purpose, showing that through hard work you can achieve success in America; therefore, he proves the American dream is alive as
However, throughout this chapter the reader gets to see his character start to blossom. Lipsha discovers that he has a gift that not many people possess, the ability to heal with the touch of his hands. Even though he is still struggling to feel as though he belongs, this has given his life a new sense of purpose. With this new direction for his life, Lipsha is the last resort in saving the love between Marie and Nector. Once his method of love medicine takes a turn for the worst it leads him to the biggest discovery of his life.
J.C said that he would and explained that sober living has positively impacted his life and feels that without alcohol he can accomplish many things such as moving out on his own and obtaining a full time job. Writer encouraged J.C to keep that frame of mind and remain positive. J.C did mention that he felt anxious but would not explain to writer why he felt this way. J.C mentioned that he felt better and less nervous after talking. Writer encouraged J.C to come with her with any other concerns or even just to talk and J.C agreed that he would do
Huck even makes good friends with Jim which would have been completely unheard of back in his home town. By the end of the book, he had started to realize that he really did care about Jim. Huck is writing Miss Watson a letter towards the end of the book talking about where Jim is and how she can get him back. After writing the letter, Huck starts to think about the good times he had with Jim and says that “...somehow I couldn’t seem to strike no places for me to harden against him, but only the other kind.”(213). This was the most powerful part in the book for me because after thinking of all the good that Jim has brought him, he tears up the paper and says “All right, then, I’ll go to hell”(214).
We have to dream such as Randy Pausch did. Maybe his dream could be different of our dream because his dream was cure his cancer, but it is not important what is our dream, the important is dream because every successful people have dreamed more than once, so if they could become true their dreams we also can do it. This quote leads us to the another great quote: “I was heartbroken, but I was not deterred. I would find a way around this brick wall.” Trying to become true our dreams we are going to have a lot of problems, but we do not have to deter, we have to work harder than we have been working because that is the only way that we are going to being successful; although, we cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. I also realized with this book that I have been spending a lot of time complaining about my problems, and when I complain about some problem nothing changes, but if I use that time working hard to accomplish my goal, I could get
By examining the novels nigh and sold we can see that having hope is the key to survival. This is important because the people who lost their hope did not make it much longer after. In the novel night Elie the main character has to hope for so much. Elie has to not only have to hope for his life but for his fathers as well. Elie
How often, when you are facing a stressful problem, do you stop and think, ‘This is really going to help me develop as an individual’? Most people probably don’t see things in such an optimistic light. It is much easier to sink into the depths of self-pity and hatred than to climb out of the shadows and face your struggles with hope. In Alan Paton’s book Cry, the Beloved Country, he put emphasis on the lives of two men who were hurting deeply. Neither one of them was enjoying their current situation, but they were learning and growing, and finding how to love.
He lacks motivation due to limitations from his condition. He describes feelings of frustration, restlessness, and agitation. He is concerned about his future love life, and going through a big life change. Robbie J has positive behaviors and aspects that will be helpful in his treatment such as equipped to take responsibility for himself, he is sociable, and have family support. Given Robbie J problems with drinking, lack of motivation, and physical injuries, long term rehabilitation, join an Alcoholics Anonymous group, and continue family counseling is suggested.
“My final reducing advice can be summed up into two words: think small. Don’t rummage around in your past…” (Zinsser, paragraph 30) He says he likes to write vivid memories that are in his mind in his memoir. Walter does this by putting important and vivid memories of his past. “But I had… deserved the award for Outstanding Boy.” (Walter, page 68) Walter thinks this is an important memory even thought it might not look like it. In school Walter wasn't a very good student when it came to behavior so something like “outstanding boy” was a big achievement.
I think about things I said or did years ago, about how ‘stupid’ I was,/ Anxiety makes me a difficult person to be friends with” (Ann). Grendel needed a friend to keep him alive, he was always thinking about what his people did years ago when that’s irrelevant to him now. To overcome anxiety, you need companionship, but you also need to learn to love yourself so you can create a more confident, happy, and healthy lifestyle for
During his transition to his new school and the reservation Junior learns a lot about himself and how his disability has not stopped him from achieving his dream. Towards the end of the story Junior faced some terrible tragedies in his family, but he was able to find joy in his time of grieving, and some good came out of that in the end. This is a good book to read
Just as Khan said :" There is a way to be good again." He final choose made everhting chang, including his weakness.He gained a sense of reponsebility, it was real new Amir. This section of the story really touched me to see the young Amir finally grow up and mature. It was like a coming of age expierence for Amir to finally grow out of his old self and into a new man. Throughout this part of the novel i have to admit i felt really bad for his friend Hassan because he is a really great friend of Amir but it seems to me that Amir does not truely respect and honor his friends loyalty and love for him.
Cleamon Moorer demonstrates God’s unique work in his life by segmenting his story into five tracks: Off Track, New Track, Fast track, Tenure track, and Back Track. All of these segmented tracks reiterate important lessons, but the Off Track and Backtrack segments present the most valuable life lessons to me because during these tracks, the author reveals deeply of his humility, gratitude, and compassion. After his exit from DMI because of failure, Cleamon Moorer returns home downtrodden and has a conversation with his father about the future plans. His father advises him, “Life is hard, ain’t nobody giving away anything. If you really want something wort having, you have to sacrifice for it.