Those who do not live well and fear death do not know the meaning of life and how to live it; however, the philosopher then asks a question in his letter: “You are afraid to die. But come now: is this life of yours anything but death?” (Bernier 74). Not many philosophers argue that life itself is death; nevertheless Seneca argues that, since death is inevitable it is a part of life, therefore life is death. In this letter he states that unlike a journey where one does not reach one’s destination, life is never incomplete if lived honorably. To Seneca, morality, courage and decency remain the most crucial traits for a life
Towards the beginning of the novel, Finny’s strengths include his ability to stay optimistic, even after his life-threatening accident. When Finny converses with Gene afterwards, he tells Gene “Listen, pal, if I can’t play sports, you’re going to play them for me…” (Knowles 85). Even after being told he probably won’t have the ability to walk again, a point one could describe as the lowest and most depressing of his life, Finny maintains his zest for life. He still encourages Gene to do the things that Finny no longer can because he wants to see someone else flourish, and most importantly: his friend. After Finny’s death, Gene even declares that “nothing … had broken [Finny’s] harmonious and natural unity” (Knowles 203).
Louie Zamperini did not only hold serenity in the toughest moments in his life, but he also tried to save the sanity in his fellow soldiers. Him, along with Phil and Mac, spent many long hours stranded on the raft. Louie encouraged the men by discussing their memories, and retelling stories of practical jokes, and sharing recipes. These discussions eased their suffering, and “as they imagined themselves back in the world again, they willed a happy ending onto their ordeal and made it their expectation” (Hillenbrand 153). In like manner, the narrator in If by Rudyard Kipling stresses that in particular, a man must remain strong even if he must stand alone.
There is nobody to assist them, and the beliefs that have sustained them previously are now of no value”(Satô, Saburo1 The Father-Son Relationship in Tôson Shimazaki's "The Broken Commandment" and William Shakespeare's “Hamlet.”). The protagonists in the play “Hamlet” and the book “The Handmaids Tale” face the same issue of trying to find stability and ultimately survival when their previous society has been overtaken by new power and the way they used to live no longer applies. The need to know and withhold information is crucial to Offred and Hamlet, after this loss of government power in society in an act to provide stability for themselves. The desperation for knowledge is strongly shown through Hamlet when he shouts at Marcellus and Horatio, “By heaven, I’ll make a ghost of him that lets me! I say, away!
Steve Jobs presents the importance of defining these principles in his commencement speech (2005). He summarizes failures and difficulties, and the lessons he learned. And in Jobs’ case, for instance, the value of the love towards his job and profession encouraged him to stay in even after being fired from his own company, and it also gave the power for not being afraid of “being a beginner again” and starting a new company. That means enjoying and loving your career will surely help you to be persistent, flexible and stay optimistic, as a result, you will discover and develop yourself and your creative abilities. This life value, love, also led him to take every chance and enjoy each minute, as he determined for himself to love what he was doing uncondi-tionally and until the end.
Sayer did not give up Leonard Lowe from his condition. Even if the mother says Leonard is losing but Dr. Sayer saw the spirit of fighting. This is the great discovery in the opening scenes of "Awakenings," preparing the way for sequences of enormous joy and heartbreak, as the patients are "awakened" to a personal freedom they had lost all hope of ever again experiencing. And I liked about Dr. Sayer on giving hope to the patients, giving his smiles and the courage of his ability. And the other hand I liked about Leonard who did not give up on his condition, Yes he saw the changes but he decided to live and start over
The struggle that hamlet went through is all because he knew and understand the meaning of an honorable king and hero been betrayed and killed by the person who spend the life with. Hamlet understands that the king now has no shame no guilt and feeling, living with the word honor written by a green pored marker, and when Hamlet understood this he have never called him by the name of a king again. He sees no right for him to be honoured even if he married his own
“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires”(I, 4, 52-53) This is exactly what the stars did in Macbeth by William Shakespeare. Macbeth wanted Happiness in his life, but to get that he used moral sacrifices that led to his demise and no purpose of living. This is demonstrated in the dagger speech and the Tomorrow speech that will be discussed showing his ambition for power and happiness to his demise. In the dagger speech (II, 1, 33-64) William Shakespeare conveys the message that Macbeth’s ambition overrides his morals to accomplish what he wants and what he thinks will give him happiness. In lines 33-41 of the dagger speech, it portrays the message that Macbeth’s guilt is tearing him apart from the thought of what
In "The Swimmer" of John Cheever's, the main character named Neddy is a well- known and respected man. However, his neighbors complained about Neddy's hangover and these strange things that he does. Neddy's never cared about a negative thing around him because he doesn't feel like to take any social problems that will affect his current life anymore. He just wants to finish his journey. In the beginning, Neddy's first start of his journey he feels young and enthusiastic, and he greeted with joy with friends.
He is big and happy in the movie; he carries a big torch and a green robe. This ghost is by far the most friendly of the group because he looks like he is celebrating, as I can see because of the joy he always seems to have. The ghost of Christmas present has the mission to teach the happiness that Christmas represents to Scrooge as he visits his nephew. He also took Scrooge to see the sadder things, so Scrooge helps to fix them. Bob Cratchitt is the poor employee that works for Scrooge, and even though Scrooge so mistreats him, he remains a loyal and grateful employee.