The way the book unfolds is amazing, it starts when he is young and shows how his talents got him known as a person. Then all is forgotten and there is only one focus in life and that is returning home to his loved ones. “A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory,” said Pete Zamperini. Pete taught Louie that getting through the pain leads to success. Even though the war followed him home and he became a different person, Louie’s success came through his survival.
He pushed through the final moments of being a prisoner in a concentration camp and survived because he persevered through the torment. The last few weeks were the worst Elie had faced, but he was able to survive because he kept his faith and his hope that liberation was near. Similarly, in Life is Beautiful, Joshua begins to give up on the game that his father has created for him. Guido, knowing that losing faith could kill people, did everything he could to assure his son that it was almost over. He convinced Joshua that he needed to push just a little harder in order to win and get his tank.
In conclusion, throughout Boyle’s book we get a glimpse of how the Reconstruction Era was a failure through the story of Ossian Sweet. Sweet worked diligently his entire life to get where he was, and he was on a path for quite a successful life. Unfortunately, the time period of the Reconstruction Era was catered towards white individuals and not people of color. Therefore, no matter how successful one is, the color of their skin will always cement them as the subordinate race, and we saw this with Ossian. Even though he won the case, his success didn’t matter anymore.
I can physically name the three biggest things in life he has taught me; hard work does pay off, there is never a reason to be down in the dumps for too long, and that when you’re happy you should never lose yourself in the pursuit for more happiness (that’s how you self-destruct). He more or less passed on the family business to me and my brother a couple of years, we all work around in the auction business. He won the world championship of “ringmanning” in 2008, 23 years after he started working in the business. He stayed humble, kept at what he was doing and developed a passion for it. He then turned that passion in to this world championship, when he created a name for himself he did it with me and my brother in mind.
Carton started out as a flawed man that cares about nothing, and thought nothing cares about him too. However he changes into a caring and loving man after he encounters Lucie. His road of life is filled with his love for her, and he will end this road for her loved one. “It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.” He could not win his love from Lucie; however, will be loved by the readers forever. Carton is definitely a round, dynamic, and one of the most heroic characters in all the novels in this
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