The Boys In The Boat Analysis

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Have you ever had to bounce back? Maybe a family member or a close friend passed away. Maybe you struggled with something, which people held in, such high expectations for you. Resilience is an important quality throughout life. Life is filled with tragedy, and to bounce back quickly is important. ¨Night¨ by Elie Wiesel and ¨The Boys in the Boat¨ by Daniel James Brown show great examples of this. Both characters are tested in Faith, Family, and fear. Between getting tortured in a Death Camp and going for the Gold at the 1936 Olympics, both main characters have to learn resilience through those 3 factors, in a good, or bad way.
In both books, our main characters explore faith/lack of faith in the people dearest to their hearts, their families. It tests them, and makes them learn that you have to be independent sometimes. For example, ¨I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!..¨ (Wiesel 112) Wiesel keeps faith in his father for quite some time. Once his father died, he knew a roadblock to his survival was removed. Though he was filled with sadness, his faith in his family was gone, knowing that; now, he could be more resilient towards his survival. On the other hand, Joe Rantz lost all faith in his family from the start. For instance, ¨It takes energy to get angry. It

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With its ups and downs, you never know what comes next. That is why you must remain aware, remain resilient. For our characters, they learned resiliency the hard way. Through, Faith, Family, and Fear, Rantz and Wiesel realize that the only way to learn how to bounce back is to face tragedy at its worst. Even in the years that follow, tragedy will follow you, so learning how to fight back is something that will help you greatly, in ways you won't even think
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