Anthem is about a society that basically has no freedom for the people to do whatever they want. Everyone in the book is referred to as “We” or “Them”. No form of independence is shown, until one special boy decides it is time for a change. Both books show survival and people having to push through the struggle.
The novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy conveys a man and his son caught in a desolate post-apocalyptic United States, where the date is unknown. The author never reveals the name of the man and the boy which asserts the reader into living vicariously through them. McCarthy overstates the “barren, silent, godless”(4) and bleak setting to reiterate the contrast of the atmosphere in the novel to the reader’s surroundings. The novel contains immoral people who are willing to do anything for humanity's survival where people that read the book will not share the same values. The man and the boy face many obstacles on the desolate, never-ending road that they overcome.
Wake up, they’re going to throw you out the side!” (pg 99) shows the reader that midway through the story Elie still really cared about his father and did not want him to die. He still had hope that his dad could survive. However, this quote at the end of the story, “I no longer thought of my father,” (pg 113) showed that he lost all hope and only thought about himself and his own health due to the circumstances. Also, Elie was not the only son going through
Thereafter, he lives true to the quote, “Your identity defines who you are but it doesn 't have to define you for life” (Whitbourne), in the way that he begins to voice his grievances. To Brinker and all of his other peers he pronounces , “ ‘I’m important. You’ve never realized it, but I’m important too’ “ (Knowles 176).
Ishmael was away from his family when the rebels (one side of the war) started to attack his home. Ishmael then had traveled city to city with groups of boys to avoid the rebels, and search for his family. The only thing that was getting Ishmael through the war was that he would see his family again. He couldn’t handle not knowing what had happened to his family so, “[he] decided to just ignore every thought that came to [his] head, because it brought too much sadness… [he] spent most of [his] time fighting [himself] mentally in order to avoid thinking about what [he] had seen or wondering where [his] life was going, where [his] family and friends were.
It felt as if nothing was real, but what used to be hunger, a hollow in his stomach, but later a horrible buzzing pain in every part of him. He was tired and hungry, but he never gave up hope of reaching. He kept looking for his family and believed he could find them. When Uncle died, Salva was still determined to reach the refugee camp, and when he did he was still determined to find his family. Without Uncle, the group’s attitude changed, and they grumbled about him being too young and small, and nobody
The narrator Wes realizes you only get one chance and it is what you make of it is what really matters. Life does not last forever. Life constantly changes and this is something that has stuck with Wes since he saw his father die. This reveals that ever since Wes’s father died his life forever changed. He started to realize and see things differently, in a new perspective.
He wanted to run away and leave Tomas's Aunt's house. In fact at one moment he actually left, but he decided to go back so he could join Tomas's robbery group he was creating. Huckleberry Finn would follow Tom anywhere. Huck wanted to show his strength in his true self, his individualism was going to show how he would one day change everything. He was a slave and didn't fit into the society very well in the first place, what would really happen because he was thrown into it?
Compare and Contrast: Adventures of Huck Finn One boy and one slave go on the run in search of being free from their constraints in civilization. In the story “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn”, a boy named Huck Finn and a slave named Jim go on the run, wanting to escape and be free of their old lives. These two characters are similar and different in a few ways. Both want to be free from Miss Watson, but the two have different reasons for wanting that, and lastly, Huck is educated whereas Jim isn't. First off, both of these guys want to be free from their lives under Miss Watson.
This man who is unnamed, could be referred to as the Devil himself, is just the ignition that starts a conflagration of subsequent loss of faith for Young Goodman Brown. As the two men are walking along this path in their journey Young Goodman Brown is walking at a speed that this unknown man does not like. He cries out to Young Goodman Brown and says; ”This is a dull pace for the beginning of a journey. Take My staff, if you are so weary.
The True Meaning of The Road Throughout the novel The Road by Cormac McCarthy, a man and a boy live in a post-apocalyptic world where they endure countless hardships. The new troubling Earth is lifeless, hopeless, and radiates destruction. However, the novel does not simply teach of the despair of the world, but rather the strong will that these survivors require. They must have the perseverance to endure the initial shock of their new world, to live despite their circumstances, and to keep their own humanity intact, but also be able to limit their compassion. However, some might argue that their will to survive means nothing.
Hope is defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as wanting something to happen or to be true and think that it could happen or be true. With hope, people can achieve anything the wish to achieve. Many times authors use both materialist and non materialistic things to symbolize hope, as hope is intangible. According to Thomas Foster “Action can also be symbolic” (Foster 112). With hope being an indefinite concept, it is often symbolized through actions.