You Are Your Most Valuable Asset Gary Paulsen’s survival novel, Hatchet, tells the story of Brian Robeson, a thirteen-year-old boy whose plane crashes after the pilot has a heart attack, leaving him stranded in the Canadian wilderness. He spends fifty-four days near an L-shaped lake, surviving nature 's unforgiving atmosphere with only his hatchet as a tool and his thoughts as a friend. Furthermore, Brian learns that he is his most important resource, and this is later proven to be the main theme of the story. The theme you are your best resource is shown throughout the novel when Brian when he makes fire, and when he retrieves the survival pack from the plane. Initially, Brian shows how he has to rely on himself when he lands the plane,
He competed in the olympics and became famous for breaking several records. When he went off to fight in the war he never imagined his plane would be bombed and he would be forced to live on a small raft floating through the Pacific Ocean for weeks with only two other men and limited resources. On top of that, when he finally reaches land he is thrown into a Japanese prisoner of war
Explorer Motivations In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, Christopher McCandless came from a nice suburb of Washington D.C. He excelled in school and had been an outstanding athlete. He graduated with honors from Emory University in the summer of 1990, and soon after he dropped out of sight. He changed his name from Chris to Alex, gave his twenty-four- thousand dollar savings account to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, and burned all the cash in his wallet. He desired to live off the land and travel across North America.
Pi begins to start using the wisdom his dad had taught him through the years. Finally, all this wisdom he knew about animals and everything he had learned is getting used. Though the ship sank and he lost all his family, he still kept hope and faith in his religion. It is a beginning of a new quest within the original quest of getting his family and animals in Canada. Despite the original quest the new quest is more substantial and it is to survive being stranded at sea with dangerous zoo animals.
I don’t think any man is brave enough to do what McCandless did, especially the age he had. He had traveled from one side of the United States to the other in four months by himself using resources around and meeting new people. Although this was a very good argument of Shaun Callarman I disagree which his opinion because Chris McCandless was a amazing protagonist in Krakauer's story line. He reached the news and media for doing that adventure he did and recording his moments and days writing it down. He had accomplished his mission, which was leaving the city and society and just be in the wild with
Stranded, the storm left many deceased and those who survived, barely made it out live.Jon Krakauer the author of Into Thin Air lived this experience first hand.Ever since a kid Jon Krakauer wanted to climb Everest. Finally, he gets his chance but things don’t go as expected. This book is a great read and it will leave you wondering how the author survived in these horrid conditions. Suspenseful and thrilling, Jon's survival makes this book a must-read. Into Thin Air takes you through the first hand experiences of Jon Krakauer on Mount Everest conquering his dreams step by step.
One year ago today we said goodbye to a broadcast legend Stuart Scott after a seven-year battle with cancer. He had the best attitudes and perspectives on life while battling the disease he delivered one of the most inspirational speeches ever exactly what Jim Valvano wanted when he gave the original Never Give Up speech 21 years ago. Scott famously said “you beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live.” A quote that will live on forever no matter what struggles we go through in life that 's the best part about it. Scott was a fixture on ESPN every time I saw him on TV it made me smile because I knew he would make me laugh with one of his famous catchphrases “As cool as the other side of the pillow” or “BOO-YAH”
"Houston, we had a problem," is the famous quote that many people use today as a joke. What they are not aware of, is that the quote originated during Apollo 13. People should appreciate the bravery and sacrifices these pilots made to venture into an unknown part of the galaxy where men had never set foot before. This mission inspired greatness among it's crew because many of the flight members had never been in space before, survived for 5 days in unstable conditions, and came home to a forever changed company. Apollo 13 was supposed to be a very trustworthy mission when it launched because they had test pilots who put themselves in danger all the time on the rockets.
The Nimrod Expedition, was the first of the three expeditions to the Antarctic, which was led by Ernest Shackleton in 1907–09. Its main target was to be the first to the South Pole, which unfortunately, was not attained, but the expedition 's southern march reached a Farthest South latitude of 88 degrees, just 180.6 km from the pole. Even though, the expedition lacked governmental or institutional support and relied on individual contributions and private loans, it was by far the longest southern polar journey to that date and its achievements attracted nationwide interest and made Shackleton a public hero. Shackleton managed to overcome the Royal Geographical Society 's initial scepticism and received many public honours, including a
When someone does something with determination it is like twice a power people have. In the incident of six young people were camping by Mount saint Helens while the volcano erupting. They all have the determination to survive , but the person who show determination the most is Dan Balch. When the eruption starts and mess up all the tents. He is the person that sprinted off to find the missing friends, even his left legs and hands were
Special Agent Leonard Hatton was on his way to work that fatal morning when the towers were struck and he responded immediately. Although Hatton wasn 't tasked with responding to emergencies he still went and saved many lives. He served the country as a Marian, a firefighter, an FBI agent(Heros to Remember) and he gave his life during the country’s time of need. Ordinary people came to do amazing things on this day including Tom Burnett who was the COO and vice president of Thoratec Corporation and was on flight 93 when he noticed it had been hijacked like the others. Himself and other passengers decided to fight back and gain control of the plane.