His uncle was one of the most influential and supportive people in his life and he helped Salva throughout his journey. At one point, he was reunited with his uncle who had left to fight in the war he felt safe and he depended on his uncle for anything. This shows that his uncle was very caring, helpful and encouraging. In the book it says “ Salva shook his head, unable to imagine what life would be like in the camp without Uncle.”(?). In another instance, we find out that his best friend Marial was killed by a lion and that he was greatly affected by the death of his friend but through this, his uncle was there to comfort him and protect him.
Chris McCandless was in his early 20’s, he was the kind of that guy that wanted to learn and experience life without all of the material things. He wanted to be independent from his parents and friends so Chris did something that would be insane for most of us humans but to him, it wasn’t. He went into the wild of Alaska for months, in fact, McCandless even thought he could make it out alive at the end of his journey. As a matter of fact, he was known as being a risk taker and enjoyed being out and about in the nature side of the world. Many would believe that Chris McCandless went into the wild to purposely kill himself; however, I myself believe that McCandless did not do it purposely.
Before Byron was always in trouble from playing with the matches to getting a conk, but when the family is safe and sound back in flint he’s a new person. He knows Kenny is going thru a tough time and instead of picking and bothering him about it he is more nicer about it, he checks on Kenny in his hiding place aka The World-Famous Watson Pet Hospital. The bombing was like Byron’s third death wake up call, it had been the third death that came up and surprised him, it also made him noticed he almost lost something really important. After the incident Byron begins to think about how he treats people, and instead of protecting himself, he starts protecting the people he
He is still a fine father whose has unconditional love and commitment for Christopher which allows him to grow in spite of the numerous challenges he faces. Nobody is perfect, everyone makes mistakes in life, but some mistakes are forgivable. “We all make mistakes. Don't let that be the reason you give up on somebody” - anonymous. Ed Boone, a father of a fifteen-year-old son with Asperger, has made many mistakes in his life because he was trying to keep Christopher happy and safe.
General Zaroff first proves this when he says, "The weak of the world were put here to give the strong pleasure" (Connell 7). General Zaroff has been hunting his whole life and it has become just an easy game he plays. Although General Zaroff loved hunting, he wanted a challenge so he looked for a new animal to be his game. General Zaroff finally says the only animal capable of his preferences are humans when he says, "It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason" (Connell 6). General Zaroff is utterly surprised by why Rainsford thinks so highly of human life and has no problem to continue taking human life.
The main character in Flowers For Algernon is a 37 year old man named Charlie Gordon who has down syndrome and whose “friends” made fun of him all the time. All of Charlie’s life he has been wishing to be smart. One day Charlies wish came true, by having a special surgery down as an experiment by two doctors gives Charlie all the knowledge he's ever wanted but it's not permanent. In both of the stories, the main characters go through hard times; like Noah having to travel from Texas, the place he grew up in, to Colorado. The text says, “Would he ever get over losing his parents?
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is the protagonist and shows many characteristics of being a brave hero, but he often makes many mistakes throughout his journey due to his hubris. He left home to fight in the Trojan War and showed great leadership along the way. On top of leaving Ithaca, he also left his wife and child behind. He got lost on his journey home which caused him and his crew to encounter multiple dangerous situations. While most Ancient Greek societies clearly saw Odysseus as a hero, many modern audiences would reject his hero status.
He had no business going to Alaska but that was his tactic for getting away from society. He made mistakes based on what made him happy. I admire him for his courage in taking action to get away from “plastic people”. Christopher McCandless (Alexander Supertramp) was not crazy, he just had big ideas. Chris McCandless was always being judged by his father.
The biggest mistake of all was him leaving ending his life with hunger. I admire his courage and bravery from the start of his journey till the end, which was his death at the age of 24. He was always moving ahead and never turning back or regretting any moment of his life. He survived so long for not having the material stuff such as money. I don’t think any man is brave enough to do what McCandless did, especially the age he had.