In The Road, Cormac McCarthy demonstrates extreme sacrifices are necessary for survival. The Road describes the sacrifices and challenges of the man and the boy as they follow the road. The pair is inseparable and forced to make sacrifice after sacrifice to further their survival. From their experiences, readers begin to understand how far an individual is willing to go in order to survive.
In Night by Elie Wiesel the author shows resilience is how people survive through difficult times. Elie shows resilience by never giving up hope on surviving and working hard to keep his life going to make it out of the war. A specific instance is when they have begun the run from one camp to another with the SS shooting people who were left behind “I kept repeating to myself ‘Don’t stop, don’t think, run!’ Near me men were collapsing into dirty snow. Gunshots.”
It was almost as if they had left their strength with him, to help him on his journey.” Another example is “ So he had to shake the fear of to continue the journey” These examples prove that Salva was determined because he knew that his family would want him to make the trip.
The adrenaline rush that accompanies a fast paced hunt may be exciting, but perhaps it is not so exciting to be the one on the wrong side of the gun. This is what happened to Rainsford during “The Most Dangerous Game” when he met General Zaroff. Through his judging nature, Rainsford drives the story's theme of walk a mile in somebody else's shoes. In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, Sanger Rainsford is shown as Sneaky, Brave, and Intelligent.
This describes that he used his brain because they would not have the best of dogs and be missing some dogs. In the text of paragraph 23, it says "Walt cracked him sharply across the knuckles with the butt of the dog-whip till he let go." This describes that he was thinking quickly and cleverly to whip the man who grasped on the sled. In the text of paragraph 43, it says "they were so sure they had him that they did not shoot,—when Walt turned fiercely upon them with his whip.
Ha, like many other refugees, want a sense of home and a time of ease in a time where their entire world is flipped inside out. Ha wants to plant flowers from Vietnam to remind her of home. Another example is from the article “Children of War” by Arthur Brice about Emir practicing the religion of his own choosing, “Nobody I know practiced religion. And then suddenly they tried to kill me because of religion. Here, I don’t have that problem anymore."
Rainsford continues to thrive in the forest, pressing on and assuring he will not lose the General’s “game”. As he runs into the night, the forest becomes deeper and the obstacles become increasingly more difficult to overcome. Rainsford keeps pushing forward and continues to survive. “The Most Dangerous Game” shows how people will do anything to live and that survival instincts are a part of human nature: Rainsford took up his flight again. It was flight now, a desperate, hopeless flight, that carried him on for some hours.
He realized… “It occurred to me that anyway one more Sunday was over, that Maman was buried now, that I was going back to work, and that, really, nothing had changed. “ (Camus, 24) Explicate This shows how little importance he allowed his mother to have in his life. This further accentuates that he had given up her place in his life, which plays into the elements of philosophical suicide. He acted as if her death changed nothing, as if she was insignificant.
I interpret his carelessness as he gave up on his own property, but he can still find peace in helping others. I think we could say he was nonconforming and he did what he believed is right. He came to the conclusion that there is no use in maintaining his farm so he would help others; that way he can still be helping society and making himself feel better. He was not like anyone else; most people don’t help others instead of doing their own chores. Rip was individualistic and that was a big characteristic of the Romantics era.
No longer able to contribute to his family, he is made to be thrown out. Kafka’s use of a vermin here seems to demonstrate the hostility of man to one who can no longer pull their weight, that once deemed useless, one is no more than a monster or insect. All his efforts in the past have become insignificant, now that he is the problem. Once a worker to the family, and then a burden, once he had died, then the family was finally able to move out and find peace, the scene ending with, “she had
His men do not trust him. Odysseus’s men are struggling on surviving to get home. Odysseus tries to protect and help his men. Odysseus is strong, and courageous through his journey of the Cyclops, Scylla, and many more struggles throughout their long, rough journey. Odysseus has a dream of getting home, to his wife and son.
I like to think that I am a badger. I consider myself fierce. When I see the goal that I aim to complete, I do everything in my power to reach it. Even with the world on my shoulders, I cross that finish line in a full sprint. The most terrifying of beasts may try to stop me, but I will stand my ground to the
When he was only three when his parents had died. When he was finishing up his final year at connally Jr. He decided to drop out. After this his brothers and the rest of his family that were alive still, were disappointed in him. They originally thought he was going to be a lawyer like the rest of his brothers, but decided he wasn 't interested in that idea. So he ended up broke and all alone….
He tells him about his his parents background and how they gave up there religion for Ender and if Ender leave it will be easier on the family. Graff also tells him he is half of Valentine and half of Peter. They didn 't take Peter because of his cruelty and Valentine was to gentle. Graff tells Ender that he is needed direly and the only reason they won the last war was because they had Mazer Rackham and now that he is gone they need someone new. Ender decides he will go even though Graff tells him the school will be a
A quote says, “No candle lit in his memory. His last word had been my name. He had called out to me and I had not answered” (112).This shows that he regretted not being able doing more in his father 's last hours and made moments more precious to him. He was changed so greatly from previous event and could recognize that and no longer do the things he wished . Wiesel says, “I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep.