Museum Of Thieves Character Analysis

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You’re in the middle of a desert. You have very limited food and water, and your car has broken down. This is exactly what happened to Donna and her friends. They survived by using their knowledge, staying calm, and having faith. These are the three most important survival traits that you could have. Without knowledge you would not be able to plan for the future. Without calmness you won’t be able to focus, and without faith you won’t have any courage. Without any of these traits you would not be able to get through any survival situation.
Knowledge is crucial to surviving any situation, no matter how dire. Without knowledge you will not know what to do, and you won’t assess the situation to your advantage. You also won't be able to figure
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If you are panicking, you are focusing on everything that could go wrong, but not on everything you can do to prevent the worst from happening. In the novel Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner, Sarah and her brother get trapped in a Museum with Thieves. Her brother gets kidnapped and she is forced to save him. “I must not panic. Oh god, where did he go.” (Tanner, pg 187). Sarah tells herself not to panic, because she knows if she panics, she won’t be focused on finding her brother. Later in the novel, Sarah is running away from the thieves and decides that her best option is to hide. “... I slowed my breathing. I was not about to get caught.” (Tanner, pg 223). Sarah avoided capture by staying calm, and slowing her breathing. If she would have panicked in this situation, she would have been really loud, making it easier for the thieves capture her. In “the Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Cornell, Rainsford lands on an island, and gets hunted by a man called General Zaroff. “ I will not lose my nerve, I will not.” (Cornell, pg 13). Just like Sarah, Rainsford knew that if he panicked, he would lose his focus on not getting killed. Sarah and Rainsford both stayed calm and didn’t panic to survive their sticky situation. Not panicking is still important in any situation, even if it’s not life or death. Keeping a clear head helps you plan for the future, and helps you keep the worst from happening. Calmness is very important for survival, but calmness works hand and hand with having faith in a survival
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