Again as he ages, he lacks the capabilities of connecting with the right people to create a family or home. His lack of exposure to any sort of homey atmosphere limits his capabilities in bonding emotionally to anyone. Wagamese illustrates all of these links and themes through his writing by exhibiting the symbols of Garnet’s lack of a home, as well as a lack of a loving family, but in the end provides Garnet with both. When Garnet does arrive home and meets his family he is finally comfortable with his life. He finds peace and love with his family and poses as a true advocate for those who wish to have a home but are unsure of how to do
Conquering fear is not nor will ever be a smooth path, mountains and valleys are a part of the path. Prayer and friends as a backup is also a necessity for the journey. Only time will tell if and when a child or adult no longer fears thunderstorms, heights, and even fate itself. Alden Nowlan left an wonderful example of two different fears with an easy method to drive the fear to oblivion. Fear of the present and fear of fate will disappear when a person’s backup is made of caring friends and prayer warriors.
Another example of a young adult trying to find himself is the main character in Footloose, Ren McCormack. Ren did not make the choice to move to the small town of Bomont, but he did not enjoy moving there. He stood out and wanted to return to Chicago. He started off hating his life in the small town, but after meeting Ariel and finding passion in changing small town minds he starts to find himself. He stands up to the religious power in Bomont – fighting for his freedom of expression and making friends along the
At the end of the poem, the speaker ponders the outcome if he had taken the other road and this ultimately leads him to regret his decision of taking the road that is less traveled by. Immediately into the poem, the speaker utilizes a symbol of a forked road to represent different life choices that need to be made. The road is separated into two which indicates that every road represents a decisions in life which also often has more than one possibility. Because we are unable to see what is at the end of the road and predict the future, we need to think about the consequences behind it. The readers get a sense that the forked road is symbolic in stanza three where the author states that "knowing how way leads on to way/ I doubted if I should ever come back"(line 14-15).
The narrator is saying that he thought Ethan’s loneliness was caused from his personal problems and or difficulties. He was wrong. Ethan’s loneliness originates from the Starkfield winters. “He had often thought since that it would not have happened if his mother had died in spring instead of winter…” (29). Ethan married Zeena because he did not want to be lonely in the winter.
However, good always prevails in the end. It is a culmination of small, seemingly insignificant actions that generates the victory. By letting Marie off the hook — a blatant, treasonous violation of his duties punishable by death — Werner attempts to regain control of his life. At that moment, Werner chose good over evil. While his decision was certainly not an easy one and one that would be viewed as the wrong decision by his colleagues, Werner made it because he felt like he had to.
He has a passion for doing the unthinkable and unimaginable driven by an unstoppable force and does not obsess over what others thought of him or his actions. Society today could use more people similar to Equality, but it would have its strengths and weaknesses. Some benefits include more leaders, confident actions,
The moral assessment was right, I think. In which right can mean wrong, and if it is wrong then I don’t want to be right. It was just him, and no one helped him get to where he is. The community may have been against him, but it didn’t ruin his morals. I give thanks to Ayn Rand for a great book and a great example , R.I.P.
The author’s use of the word ‘forest’ tells the readers that going to Minnesota was a poor choice as forests represent a place of danger whereas trees represent life and knowledge. O’Brien missed out on growing as a person, growing a beautiful life, and gaining knowledge to go to a a war he should not have gone
In the story, the setting is in Starkfield, Massachusetts in the winter. Yes, the winter is usually metaphorically thought as depressing, sad and lonely, but Ethan has been around the winter of New England for a while, so he should be able to look past the stereotypical ideas, he could look at the better parts of winter as in the beautiful surroundings, and spending holidays with family. Unfortunately, Ethan cannot. He sees everything as dull and gloomy. The weather doesn’t take responsibility for his tragedy, but it also doesn’t help the situation.
He wants people to treat the Appalachian Trail, and the environment in general, with respect. People reading A Walk in the Woods should want to hike the trail for the right reason: to be out in nature and solitude, not to talk about themselves and their technology, or party. Hiking the trail did not necessarily change his views, but it changed him. With this hike, he showed that anyone could go experience the environment in a deeper fashion than we already do, but most people just don’t care enough. After being out in the wilderness for so long, Bryson will no longer be content to be inside most of the time.
While playing with the fire he didn’t think he can get burned by it. Even when his ambitions were too unrealistic to achieve, he continued to follow them, relying oh his belief of his own exceptionality. Maybe if he would have been less self-centered and a little more humble to let other people help him to prepare better for his journey, he could still be alive, but unfortunately instead of thinking rationally he let his arrogance cloud his judgments and in April 1992 he walked into the Alaskan forest not prepared for what was waiting ahead of
As he gets memories from the Giver, he starts to see what the community is lacking; for example, in his society they don’t see color or feel love or hate. As Jonas realizes this, he wants to fix the problem. He leaves the community and discovers his power to take risks, and learns that sharing memories with others can help overcome the bad and knows deeply in his heart that love and family is the most important thing. In Jonas’ community no one takes risks, but in the book Jonas starts to take risks to help fix the utopia he lives in. For example, when Jonas is comforting Gabe, he gives Gabe a memory “He was not aware of giving the memory; but suddenly he realized that it was becoming dimmer.”(Lowry 146).
In conclusion, I believe that the theme communication is better than violence is the best lesson illustrated in The Outsiders, because physical harm doesn 't change anything, there 's no point in doing it, and it usually ends negatively for the participants. This relates to me because I think sometimes we get so frustrated with people that we don 't even think about talking it out, but really, it would help us resolve our problems more effectively if we communicated with each other. I definitely recommend The Outsiders to anyone who wants an action-packed book that teaches a