Schlomo Wiesel was Elie's only reason to live, but prior to his father's death, he slowly began to free himself of caring. In his memoir, Elie Wiesel writes, “Since my father's death, nothing mattered to me anymore” (113), showing that his reason for living had left him. He also states that he had “only one desire: to eat. [He] no longer thought of [his] father…” (113), which allows the reader to comprehend that with no reason to live, instinct had taken over. Somehow, he indifferently fought to survive, but it was very clear that his beliefs on life had changed
Near the end of Paul’s leave of absence, he felt isolated and full of regret, “I ought never to have come here. Out there I was indifferent and often hopeless-I will never be able to be so again. I was a soldier, and now I am nothing but an agony for myself, for my mother, for everything that is so comfortless and without end.”(Remarque 185) This quote accentuates the narrator’s separation from his family, when he cries out “I ought never to have come here.” Moreover, commonly, soldiers are exhilarated to finally go home after long periods of time at the front, and the men dread when they have to return to battle. However, in Paul’s case, he desires to return to the front, rather than staying in his home town and seeing his mother in pain, he yearns to feel numb again. Therefore, Paul is in “agony” because before going on leave, he was hopeless and had no will to live, thus making him a better soldier.
The narrator wished for a perfect brother that his would be able to do things with but when he wasn’t given that it caused him to do things that no brother should ever do or think about doing to his younger brother. Given all the evidence in the story there’s no doubt about it that Doodle’s death was because of his brother’s dislike for him, self-pride, and decisions when Doodle needed his brother most. The Narrator is responsible for his brother, Doodle's, death because he never really liked him to begin with. William Armstrong (Doodle) was born a disabled child when the narrator was 6 years old. The narrator was wishing for a brother that he would be able to do things with and have fun with, but when the narrator was
2nd Grade It was Super Bowl Sunday and I invited all of my friends over for a “Super Bowl Party.” It was the first one that I had as a kid. We were all pretty wild. The kids that were there were Jacob Ennett, Travis Nelson, Evan Hassell, Luke Mattson, Mason Hemmila, Payton Marcotte, Preston Koski, and Davis Bagley. My parents had got us Little Caesar 's and pop so, after we are done eating we went outside to play football. Nine little kids fighting over a football wasn’t a pretty sight.
He admits to praying to a god he no longer believed in. the second quote explains after Wiesel’s father’s death no prayers were said over his tomb. This means Wiesel didn’t pray because he loved his father so much and did everything he could for him, even when he had the thought of losing his father, he prayed. This is a huge sign he lost all faith in god. At the end of Wiesel’s memoir he had given up on god because nothing in his life at that time was good, which changed his
I’m not a hero but my life journey has the same stages like Joseph’s Hero journey. The stages challenge me to to do something. My life journey, when moving place to place is like Joseph Campbell’s Hero Journey because I left everything back at my ordinary world, then I had a mentor after that, I got everything back. I was shocked when I heard the words that came out of my father’s mouth. He said “ We’re moving.” My heart stopped beating at once.I kept repeating ‘NO’ ‘NO’ NO’.
Julian Baggini iterates that while “happiness is important… it’s not everything; it’s worth having but hard to possess,” though he also admits that happiness’ role in life’s meaning is “so unclear,” (90). It is evident that Miller mirrors this sentiment--his main character, Willy Loman, devotes his entire life to achieving “happiness” through personal success. However, Miller depicts Willy’s goal, pursuing happiness as the main purpose of life, in a very tragic manner. Willy is greatly unable to achieve his goals. And, even in death, he did not obtain happiness or even guarantee his sons’ happiness, though he ends his life just because there is a possibility that his death may inadvertently bring success, and with it, happiness, to his family.
Biff is caught between two completely different dreams. His heart wants to live a simple life on a farm but his mind wants him to be like his father and work in the city. His inner conflict between his mind and his heart is constantly getting in the way of what he really wants. By the end of the play, Biff realizes that his father was pursuing the wrong dream and that Willy “never knew who he really was” and that is what killed him in the first place. Throughout the play, Biff tells his father in a true honest moment that, “Why am I trying to become what I don’t want to be?” but after the death of his father, he tells the rest of his family that “I know who I am, kid” (138).
Is it to fight to bring yourself to the very top, or to build lasting memories so that when you are no longer alive, you are still remembered? This idea of leaving a legacy is a way to make sure that your life was well lived, because if anyone remembers you in a good light then you know that it wasn’t all for nothing. Using this philosophy, Gatsby completely missed the meaning of life and ended up with truly only Nick to remember him. Jay Gatsby’s continuous attempt to achieve the perfect image through materialistic methods end with him dying without anything substantial or of any meaning; this represents the general attitude of despair within the 20s that most people were trying to fill with partying and secular beliefs. Even though these items made them feel sufficient at the time, Gatsby proves that in the end material items leave you with nothing.
My senior year started right after I landed here. My host father picked me up at the airport with two students from Hamilton who are my friends now. I had just arrived at my new house that we went to the Appreciation Day. I could have met a lot of people from Hamilton and especially the football team with whom I was going to play. After a few days, I made my first practices as a kicker of the team.