Ely, a character from the novel The Road, by Cormac McCarthy is a realist. He gives the appearance of an experienced aged man, however underneath that façade he’s hiding a man who’s struggling with his principles and emotions. He disguises himself with a fake name and is devoid of any emotion. He does this to save himself from humans and the dangers their emotions can bring. Living in the post-apocalyptic, Ely loses the desire for tomorrow and believes the future is nonexistent.
Not all of his obstacles were bad. Some good obstacles also helped him go along with his personal legend like meeting Fatima and working for the crystal merchant. “You must not let up, even after coming so far”(111). This quote explains that that Santiago has come so far and shouldn't give up, he needs finish his journey in order form him to fulfil his personal legend. If Santiago had stopped then at that moment and gave up then he would have never fulfilled his personal legend.
So, stop gasping and get up (XXIV: 46-52). With this Dante wants to teach his readers that they should live active lives. Dante is also telling the readers what they should live for, which is making a difference in the world. He believes this because if you never make a difference and achieve fame then you are wasting your time on
A Russian novelist, Fyodor Dostoevski, once said:“There is only one thing that I dread; not to be worthy of my suffering” (Frankl). Suffering opens opportunities to achieve something great, ultimately adding meaning to one’s life. But if one doesn’t take that opportunity, he or she will miss out the chance to do something great and will not deem worthy of their suffering. Night by Elizer Wiesel is a historical fiction book about his experience through many different German concentration camps as a Jewish Romanian during the Holocaust. Elie loses his family, suffered through considerable hardship, and lived through the worst time in humanity.
Hamlet wishes to get revenge for his father's death, but is mentally unable to kill his uncle Claudius. This causes him to have an internal conflict with himself, he feels as if it's his duty to complete the task and get revenge for his father. On the other hand, Hamlet’s moral compass will not allow him to kill another human being. Later in the play these feelings resolve themselves a little, but this is one of Hamlet’s major challenges to overcome throughout the
This idea is expressed in Thoreau’s Walden when he states, “ if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” This quote shows that a person is responsible for reaching his own dreams and he can not follow the ideals and dreams other people. In Trip Lee’s song he says, “You are not my boss that’s the old me.” He claims that he does not rely on the opinions of those around him and he works to follow what he believes in alone. The lines from Thoreau and Trip Lee both express the idea that relying solely on yourself and not depending on the rule or commands of others is key to living a life full of success and
Life could be just, but never can it treat people equally. Last but not least, the two texts proved that people don’t get to choose what to become, it is something determined for them the moment they are born, and they shouldn’t seek changing what they are. All of these are reasons why subjection is
While it momentarily seems that Victor is taking the ethical route, Victor decides to not fulfill his promise to the creature. When Victor broke his promise, describing how he, “left the room, and locking the door, made a solemn vow in my own heart never to resume my labours” (Pg 166), it seems that Victor is sacrificing the creature’s happiness for the greater good of humanity, justifying his actions by fabricating ethical validity; however, this can quickly be proven false. It seems that the real reason Victor denies the creature a mate is because his understanding of the creature is solely appearance based. Victor seems to have created the creature to live a life of suffering. The creature is left to take on the world all by himself, and seems to be destined by Victor for only one thing—pain.
Desiring further information on the prophecy, Banquo disregards the fact that it is not about himself, leaving no chance for Macbeth to voice any thoughts of his own. Banquo reveals that his own curiosity is paramount to Macbeth’s desires, even in the face of business that does not involve him: To me you speak not. If you can look into the seeds of time … Speak, then, to me… (188.8.131.52) After hearing the power Macbeth will obtain as part of his destiny, Banquo wonders what power lies in store for himself in the near future and cannot help but burst and voice his interest. Facing his own destiny, Macbeth had no immediate questions to ask the witches even though they spoke with extreme vagueness. It is only after Banquo has received his portion of the prophecy that Macbeth responds with anything to say.
Your thoughts about success and money should change first of all. This is not possible for all. If you are not ready to make the necessary changes then you must not try to follow his advice. Strong dedication with firm determination is very much needed here. But no one else could guide you as good as this man.
Crystal Merchant did not believe in his dream of going to Mecca. He thought it’s waste of time and money. Later in the novel, the man who beats Santiago does not believe his own dream, but when he describes his dream to Santiago, Santiago recognizes it as an omen telling him where to find the treasure (Coelho 167). Thus, it’s the person loss as he ignored dream. The importance of actual, sleeping dreams parallels the importance of personal, symbolic dreams as embodied by Personal Legends.
1. The military wants Ender to be isolated without friends and parents because he has to believe that he has to solve his own problems and that nobody can ever help him out, ever. He’d be ruined if he once thought there was an easy way out and avoid complications. Ender has to learn to be independent and rely on his own self. 2.
Instead, he only thinks about what is happening right in front of him and that by doing so he had found the key to his happiness. He also went on to explain how you can not change your past, nor can you change your future. However, if you take your time and live in the moment, only then will you truly live your life. Santiago, who only thinks about his future, learned that the caravan driver’s wisdom is true. When Santiago had fully absorbed this knowledge it would greatly change what he thought about the world.