In the movie October Sky there is a wide variety of character and personalities. The movie is about a town where all the men work in a coal mine after high school. The only way people think to make it to college is a sport scholarship, but that's not the case for the rocket boys who earn scholarships for their work with rockets. Although My brother Grant and Homer Hickam are very similar, they also have unique differences. Homer and my brother Grant have countless similarities.
October Sky – Success October Sky comes around a lot of themes, which still exist in our societies today. The most important themes are probably, dreams, to believe in yourself, and family. Homer Hickam’s future is planned for him, as his father and almost everyone else in Coalwood, he is going to work in the coal mine, but when Homer sees, the first Russian satellite, Sputnik, in the sky. He gets inspired and want to make his own rocket. Homer starts to try different experiments.
In the olden days, people said that there would never be a man on the moon, but NASA created a rocket and the human race accomplished the impossible. In Edgar Guest’s poem, It Couldn’t Be Done, a man is being challenged by others saying ‘it couldn’t be done’, but he perseveres, ignores the negativity, and completes the challenge. One can learn that having a good attitude will help one reach his goals. Studies prove that people who take the hard road and have the attitude and patience to work hard succeed more than people who take the easy way out and are impatient and have a bad attitude, found on jamesclear.com. A good attitude is the key to success.
Ray Bradbury (August 22, 1920 – June 5, 2012) was an American fantasy, science fiction, horror and mystery fiction author. In his works Bradbury brought up various problems, concerning scientific progress as well as personal interaction in modern society. One of these problems is relationship between children and adults. In a short story “The Rocket” the writer depicts trusting and caring relationship between Fiorello Bodoni, a poor junkyard owner, who spends his nights admiring nearby rocket launches bound for the Moon, Venus and Mars, and his family.In the world created by Bradbury a trip to other planet is something only a wealthy person can afford. Eventually Fiorello manages to save some money that would be enough to pay for a trip for one person.
“One or two of theses were actual fugitives from justice, some were criminal, and all were reckless”, stated Bret Harte as he portrayed a picture of all the miners in Roaring Camp (pg. 1483). Before the birth of the baby, the miners in the community did not care to what happened to both, their own community and the people living in it. Most of the miners had incredibly un-reputable backgrounds and all of them were just working in the mining town to become rich, which further helps explain their lack of care for themselves, each other and their community. The birth of the baby or as stated in the book the “lucky baby” brought a sudden change in the miners and the community.
Mr. Plainview whose life only is about money does not care about his health, or others health if the work they do can give him more money, if he did find oil while H.W. were a little boy, he would sit him on the ground, no matter if he cried. This scene plays out in the start of this movie. Another example of this are in the start of the movie, where we see Daniel mining for silver deposits. He accomplish to find silver in a mine, but he had to make an explosion in the mine, to give him the possibility to mine more.
He uses slang in his writing, such as the statement, “Boy, was I wrong” (79). It helps his article appeal to younger generations. Also, he uses dialogue to advance the article, either between himself the reader or between himself and an imaginary “Dungeon Master”(79). It helps him draw his reader even further into his rhetoric. He references different parts of pop culture, with statements like “local youths can’t tell or write a story longer than 140 characters” (79) and “strapping on my headset and playing ‘Halo’ or ‘Gears of War’” (83).
Failure may drag you down for a little but it can also push you to work harder. When it comes to failure you can't let it stop you from achieving your dreams, you have to keep going so you can come out successful. Failure happens to every single human being in this world, even famous people. Founder of the cartoon character Mickey Mouse, Walt Disney, was fired while he was a news editor because he didn't have an imagination or good ideas. Walt tried to start many businesses but non created enough money this left mr. Disney bankrupt.All of these obstacles didn't stop this man, he used them to strengthen him and turned the failures into success.
When Willy met Dave Singleman, Willy reconsidered his decision of going to Alaska and chose to be a salesman. Dave was “eighty-four years old, and he’d drummed merchandise in thirty-one states”(81). It seems as though Willy viewed him as a father, so he followed his same path hoping to have the same future and success. The Loman family was befuddled by the process of Willy’s fraudulent acts. Biff started arguing with his dad in front of the family and said they “never told the truth for ten minutes in this house!”(131), but that was Willy’s fault because he lied to please them.
When the first bomb hit, it shook the radiators; everyone knew something bad had happened, but it was not until the second hit they knew they were in trouble. Chris works in a restaurant about 100 feet away from the explosion site of the second bomb in the Boston Marathon Massacre, so he witnessed the full effects and the pandemonium that it caused. The impact of some of the events are serious, and life changing. In a hero’s journey, the hero has a choice: they can take up the challenge, or leave unscathed. Chris did not have that choice, he could not unsee what he had seen, and he did not have the option to run away.