He was one of the only survivors in the plane crash and was what literature calls a dynamic character. A dynamic character is a character in a story that changed from what they were in the beginning. Phil went from a tough soldier to a scared-for-his-life prisoner of war. He remains confident and good-spirited on the raft. Despite not bearing any responsibility for the crash, Phil’s strong moral conscience makes him feel guilt for the dead crewmen (LitCharts, int.).
Despite the original quest the new quest is more substantial and it is to survive being stranded at sea with dangerous zoo animals. His love and care for animals comes to a sudden halt; He has to fight and survive like an animal. There is one moment in the story where all his developed instincts were challenged. He was met with a school of flying fish that would jump out of the water and into the lifeboat. He had wrapped one fish in a blanket and intended to kill it with a hatchet.
He at first doesn’t know Robert at all, and since Robert was blind the husband didn’t know how Robert’s life was and didn’t know his limitations or his drawbacks. The husband is narrow-minded and cannot put himself in Robert’s place. He even feels that Robert has a better connection with his wife than he does himself. Robert cannot see but can understand a person’s feelings and emotions better than the husband could. The husband was prejudice at first.
Even though he used his hatchet, he dove down to get it and he dragged to the raft. He also was smart enough to come up with the plan and think out cutting the metal and getting the pack. Though he was just awarded more supplies for completing the task, he proves that he is his most valuable asset. To conclude, in the book Hatchet, Brian, the sole survivor of a plane crash, survives in the Canadian wilderness by himself and learn that he is his most valuable asset. This is the main theme of the story and is strongly shown when he flies and lands the plane, when he makes fire, and when he retrieves the survival pack from the icy depths of the lake.
Since my father’s death, nothing mattered to me anymore.” (Wiesel 113) Elie said this after his father died he couldn’t describe his life because it didn’t matter enough for him to describe. I relate to Elie because once my mom passed I couldn’t describe how my life was or how i was feeling. Depression is definitely the one stage that will stick with you and you can’t just
Laura Hillenbrand’s novel Unbroken, a biography about the thrilling life of Louis Zamperini, and now a major motion picture, continues to be read in high schools all over the country. It contains many dynamic characters, symbols, and themes. Out of all the great choices, this research paper focuses on the character changes of Francis McNamara, the symbolic nature of the sharks, and the theme of survival and resilience. Francis McNamara, the tail gunner of the B-24 nicknamed “Green Hornet”, was one of the three survivors of the plane crash in the Pacific Ocean. Mac after the first night on the water, panicked and ate all of the rations meant to feed the man until possible rescue (Hillenbrand, page number).
The first example of why being skillful is so important in cases of resilience in Unbroken can be noticed when once the plane crashes into the ocean, Louie immediately puts his wits into action. Highlighted in the text: "Louie knew he had to get Phil 's bleeding stopped, but if he went to him, the raft would be lost and all of them would perish. He swam for the raft" (Hillenbrand 3). Louie backtracked and thought about the situations that could be thrown at him for each movement he made. He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut.
The Floatacians 1. After escaping Polyphemus, Odysseus and his men looked for food. They were tired, starving, thirsty, and desperate for an island. While sailing through the foggy ocean, Odysseus saw something in the distance. They saw a huge island in the distance.
As a child Milkman has always been isolated by both his family and friends as he is shunned by his heartless father Macon Dead. Never truly able to express his feelings, Milkman lacked emotions. Evidence of this “lack of emotion” is when he compares his lover, Hagar to beer.
Moreover, both characters tried to find a new sense in their life. After his second stroke, Mr. Myles lost his speech and could not tell anything about himself. Therefore, Nora described him as a mysterious person who lost the sense of life. Even though Nora tried to help Mr. Myles, he did not show any interest to this world. In fact, he was a dying person, who did not have too much time left.
Louie is a bombardier that was put in a prisoner of war camp during the war with the Japanese. Louie became a famous Olympic athlete. He also survived with his crew in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for 47 days on a raft after crashing there b-29 airplane. After surviving for 47 days the Japanese found them and dehumanized them for 2 years in prison war camps. Then after the war Louie Lived with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).
The worst challenge for Louie was when the airplane drop to the sea, only he, Phillips and Mac get saved. Mac eat all the food they have, but at last Louie forgive him. The search airplane didn 't see they, they are eat fish, seabird, and drink rain. They almost died because they are too hungry, they need water, and they mind was getting lost. Phillips and Louie get saved by talking and the hope for saved at the 47th day.
The loss of his father was the major life event that has impacted negatively his life. H.G never received treatment for his ADHD and possible learning disability. As a result of his life stressors he was not able to continue a healthy development. One can say that Maslow’s pyramid is from its very base lacking all the foundations in the case of H.G. “His physiological needs were met at a very basic level; the same could be said about his sense of safety and belonging as well as his esteem needs.” (Mandich, 2015, p. 42).
Pi navigated the threshold when the ship he was traveling on, Tsimtsum, sank in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. “The boat sank” (121). Pi was the only human to sustain the sinking of the Tsimtsum. Several animals did survive the crash, for example; the animals included a zebra, a hyena, an orangutan, and a tiger. Pi was certainly tested by these animals.