Fear is Destructive Fear causes people to makes judgements. It’s what makes people cautious and skittish, mostly in unsafe situations. Without fear people’s life would be at risk. Throughout the memoir Night fear builds up over time, starting when the Germans taking over Sighet, they slowly start to take over their lives. They begin by doing good for them like giving them a box of chocolates.
Conquering fear is not nor will ever be a smooth path, mountains and valleys are a part of the path. Prayer and friends as a backup is also a necessity for the journey. Only time will tell if and when a child or adult no longer fears thunderstorms, heights, and even fate itself. Alden Nowlan left an wonderful example of two different fears with an easy method to drive the fear to oblivion. Fear of the present and fear of fate will disappear when a person’s backup is made of caring friends and prayer warriors.
The japanese boat Tsimtsum in which the family takes to travel to Canada with all their animals unfortunately sinks. Pi is able to escape onto a life raft as for the rest of his family ends up not surviving the wreck. The big turning point in the story where Pi now has to find out a way to survive. A tiger named “Richard Parker”, a zebra, a hyena and an Orangutan named “Orange Juice” are all stuck on a lifeboat with Pi. Pi begins to start using the wisdom his dad had taught him through the years.
First, a boy is gruesomely murdered out of fear that he is a beast. Next, another boy is killed while trying to keep the island civilized so that the boys may soon become rescued. Lastly, the boys are rescued but finally realize that the only thing they should have been fearing was fear itself. This relates to our society today because there are many times where people make irrational decisions out of fear of the unknown. This novel teaches us that even though fear may blind us we need to make rational decisions no matter the
It was scary, suffocating, and nauseating. At the time, I didn’t know this was an anxiety attack. My mind drew a blank at attempting to categorize what happened at school. I tried WebMD-ing what had happened that day, but after receiving a plethora of
If faced with great challenges would you choose to stick by your morals, or do whatever it takes to survive? This is the same question Piscine Molitor Patel or “pi” as he likes to be called, faced. From being stranded at sea for 227 days, to losing his family, Pi’s story is truly extraordinary. Through the use of personification, similes and metaphors proves that hardships in life can truly change someone. Yann Martel describes Pi’s journey with great detail making a story that will truly make you believe in god.
An example of this is the main protagonist of the novel The Life of Pi, Piscine Molitor Patel, by Yann Martel. After selling the zoo in India, Pi and his family decide to move to Canada. During their trip to Canada, their cargo ship encounters a storm that sinks the ship. In the wake of the shipwreck, Pi is the sole human survivor as he boards a lifeboat, and spends what seems like an eternity out in the Pacific ocean in the company of an adult tiger. Throughout his 227-day journey, Pi becomes a clear archetypal hero.
At first Piri speaks of cultural pride, but he does not act on his own advice until reaching maturity. When fighting with José, Piri tells Pops that “there’s pride galore in being a Negro,” but he still feels ashamed and alternates accepting and rejecting his African heritage (Thomas 151). In street arguments, he pretends that he is as white as his siblings and mother, but in the South he embraces the bold masculinity that he feels accompanies being a black man. When he is released from prison, though, Piri realizes that he has been suppressing his true identity, responding to adversity by hiding behind societal ideals instead of showing confidence as an Afro-Latino man. When he sees his reflection after “making the scene” with his old friends, he feels “as though [he has] found a hole in [his] face and out of it [are] pouring all the different masks that [his] cara-palo face had fought so hard to keep hidden” (Thomas 321).
As I flashed back to that day I walk in the house watching every step that I took. I walked up the stairs looking back down at the scary room of clowns. I get up stairs and there are two doors one is red and one is green. I walk towards the green door and I turn the door knob and open the door quickly. The room is filled with spiders which I am also afraid of.