“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline and effort.” Jesse Owens said discussing the correlation between determination and making dreams come true. This message translates directly to Homer Hickam 's memoir October Sky. This theme emerge very early in the book in Sonny’s many relationships; then later in his interests and goals.
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.
There is also the population who can not simply afford to get an education. This is where Benitez’s message on education starts to form and the audience is faced with conflicting sides of education or staying to support. The author’s message about education is that it is essential and very beneficial to anyone, which is shown in the scenario with Ines and Rafael, Beto and the teacher, as well as Candelario’s comments on education. When Rafael teaches Ines how to read and write is the perfect example of education helping the youth.
Even from a young age, many people have been taught to do the right thing by either from their parents or an adult close to them. However, do they really know what it takes to do the right action? These are some of the essential factors that contribute and enable you to perform what is called the right action: responsibility and self confidence. Responsibility is one of the main factors that enable us to do the right action, especially in a difficult situation when you know that it is going to cause you trouble in the future. A great example is in chapter five of The Kite Runner when Hassan was protecting Amir by aiming his slingshot toward Assef: "Hassan held the slingshot pointed directly at Assef's face"(p.45),
First of all, during his youth Kiritsugu always yearned for something that itself can be called childish, but for him... it was something serious. He always wished to be a someone whose purpose was to defeat the evil and to defend the world— or more specifically, be a hero. He has carried this wish since his childhood and even after reaching his adulthood, he still has the very same wish. However, even if it started as a innocent dream, it developed from that to something of deeper value due horrible experiences he went through.
“Cormac McCarthy 's novel The Road stages the same problem of belief from the inside, but The Road is unique in locating the basis for meaning in the father 's love for his son, and even suggesting that this meaning transcends the father 's efforts to affirm and protect his son 's life.”. (Schaub) The man finds an unexplainable will to live and is constantly trying to keep himself and his son alive. He truly cares about his son and will do anything for him. The man’s love for his son has made him do things he could never imagine doing.
The main character in ‘The Alchemist,” Santiago is a boy who was set off to follow his “personal legend” as said in the novel. A personal legend is a person 's goal to attain a dream also known as a destiny. Throughout the novel Santiago, the boy was in search of his destiny through a long journey to make his dreams of seeing the world come true. The sole purpose to navigate through his journey from dreams to reality was to achieve his destiny, in order for it to occur he had to change his routine and began to follow a course that changed throughout his journey to something greater than expected. In many novels characters change their course in order to attain a dream.
Baba always wanted more from Amir. That is where Hassan comes in play. Hassan was Ali’s son, they both were servants and of Baba. Baba really appreciated Ali and had a special treatment with Hassan. Baba not only was a nice boss, he was like a second father for Hassan.
His life teachings, and the way he raised me is one of the most important influences he had on me because it altered the way I think and choose from wrongful and rightful doings, and how to present myself as a young man; all while being able to maintain the humorous and joyous characteristics in my
Also, he was a major leader in this book and always wanted to help others and when he was called to lead the military he did. Benjamin Franklin has played in multiple roles that helped make the world as it is today. I see Benjamin Franklin as a role model to anyone and everyone that wants to lead and work their hardest to make a difference in this world one day and also a role model to those who want to always put the world and others before them. Benjamin Franklin is a great man and a very important founding father of the
In the book the Alchemist (by Paulo Coelho) Santiago learns many things along the way to achieving his personal legend. He gained skills and experience in things across the board, from how to clean crystals, to the 5 obligations of Muslims, to the basics of alchemy. Santiago learns from the wise, and educated, but also learns the meaning of a true friendship. Overall it is true that reaching one 's personal legend is life 's greatest treasure, but often the journey is just as valuable.
“To realize one’s personal legend is a person’s only obligation and when you want something all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” Many people know what their personal legend is and some have achieved it. But in the story the Alchemist written by Paulo Coelho, a shepherd boy named Santiago achieves his personal legend, his goal in life with some help from three major characters who teach him many important things. During his journey, Santiago learns more about his surroundings and things that also helped him grow. The first character who helped Santiago in his journey was the King of Salem known as Melchizedek.
Kennedy was very dedicated to his career and worked very hard to get to the top. Although he had many advantages such as the Kennedy legacy following him and a supportive father, he did face challenges such as all of his health problems. Competitiveness was encouraged between the siblings and was a healthy. Although Jack’s sickly childhood held him back as a child, he was able to find ways to use his abilities to his advantage. Joseph Kennedy was a big influence in Jack’s life.