Max started out the book being lonely and hopeless. He just accepted that he had a bad life and didn’t make an effort to make it any better. Then he met a real friend, Freak, and he found hope that he had a purpose in life. When the book ended Max had hope that he would turn out alright. Philbrick is trying to tell his readers that everyone has hope in their lives, they just need a true friend to help them find
Chris uses pathos by providing examples of Chris’ troubled family life. For example, after finding out about his father’s affair, Chris felt as if he could only trust Carine. This is evident as Chris sent her a letter saying, “Anyway, I like to talk to you about this because you are the only person in the world who could possibly understand what I am saying” (Krakauer 129). This appeals to our emotions as Krakauer makes us empathize with Chris: he feels as if no one understands him, so he thus ignores his family. Chris was not only socially isolated, but he was also physically isolated from everyone he loved.
George can get upset towards Lennie at times but, he will always stay loyal to their friendship. This quote shows loyalty because Lennie says if George really wants him to, he’ll leave George alone. George is a loyal friend though and ends up taking back what he said. Every friendship has ups and downs. Times where you could be carefree, and other times where they hate each other.
Doug Swieteck’s Journey “Blood means you’re related. It doesn’t mean you’re family”. Doug Swieteck in Gary D. Schmidt’s The Wednesday Wars learns throughout the book that he doesn’t have to be like his brother and that he can be who he wants to be. He starts out as a bad guy, makes friends in the middle of the book, but by the end of the book, he has quit the bad guy act. You don’t have to be like your family, you can be who you want to be.
Gene is too focused on himself and what he is feeling. He needs to trust Finny and himself. Not trusting a person can lead to a downfall in a friendship. Knowing a person very well contributes to how much trust you have in them. Finny and Gene are both roommates and best friends.
But still there are certain differences that can be drawn between them. The epic of Gilgamesh depicts the Sumerian culture and on the other hand iliad poem is set in ancient Greek culture. Even though they both grieve for the loss of their best friends, the main contrast is in how they react with this loss. Both Achilles and Gilgamesh were worried about the mortality and did not wanted to die at once in their life. However, later in life Achilles accepts his fat and realized the fact that death is inevitable.
As Huck continues his journey with Jim, he sees him as a friend, and is no longer concerned about the consequences of harboring a runaway slave. Huck has moments of conflict throughout the story where he feels that turning Jim in would be the right thing to do, but each time he decides that the right thing is to keep him hidden. This creates trust between Huck and Jim, as Jim is well-aware how easy it is for Huck to expose him. This profound trust is a major component of not just Huck and Jim’s relationship, but of any relationship. When Huck and Jim are first beginning their journey, they quickly realize that they work better together.
John did not have to go to war, but he felt it was his duty to do so, just like Alcott did not have to care for the dying soldier, but did so out of compassion. When her story culminates at the end of John’s life, Alcott discloses that she was “. . .glad that, through its touch, the presence of human sympathy, perhaps, had lightened that hard hour” (3). Even in the misery of her patient’s death, Alcott found
Hughes compares himself to Westley because unlike Westley who was tired of sitting there impatiently he felt like he didn’t have to be saved. Hughes was actually looking forward to being saved like his aunt said he would. So when he sees that Westley didn’t face any consequences for lying about being saved, he felt like he could have done what he did.
Throughout the book two themes stood out. One about friendship and the other about isolation. It doesn’t matter who you’re friends with, it matters that you have a friends to help you when needed. To start off, a friend helps you when you are in distress. How can you call someone a true friend if they can’t spare a minute for you to rant about a teacher or complain about a stressful day.