The entire book he is trying to get home, to save his wife from the suitors and to see his son. I believe this is a humongous mental challenge for him because he is trying to get home, but the gods and everyone is fighting against him. Another mental challenge Odysseus faces are his ego and anger issues. Odysseus always seems to choose the hard way out of situations, this results
The hero or protagonist has to face the challenges and changes. Often, the hero or protagonist will refuse the call because of a lack of supplies, resources, fears, insecurities, obligations at home, or more. Usually, the hero will have some sort of motivation or threat to surpass the stage of refusal and will carry on with the challenge. Later, the hero will go through the stage of Meeting with the Mentor. The mentor is an experienced
War is a terrible thing and both boys are soon to realize the reality of the decisions that they are making. There were a few contrasts but it makes the novels a little more interesting. A few examples are Charley isn’t getting as close to the soldiers that he is fighting beside like Henry is. Also, Charley is convinced that he isn’t going to live through this war and wouldn’t see another
While it may seem like Holden does not want the responsibilities of adulthood, he is actually afraid of not knowing what the future brings him. When Holden is planning to run away from New York with Sally, he is really trying run away from an unseeable future. When Holden guarantees to Sally that he “could get a
The author wants people to know that sometimes fear is a bigger obstacle than the obstacle itself. During parts of Santiago’s journey he was scared to move forward, his journey could have been much easier without the fears of traveling to the unknown and losing Fatima. Santiago’s journey not only fulfilled his personal legend, but it literally let him follow his dreams. The boy dreamt about his treasure and with the journey he made his dreams become a reality. The book tells its readers to never give up and to ignore the voice of fear as it pertains to an individual’s
Implying that the Youngers could very well be in danger from their white neighbors. As a result, the ending is bitter because there is a fear of the unknown for the Youngers moving into their new home. Finally, the ending is sweet, but more bitter since even though the Youngers have some hope for the future, the past may not enable them to
I’ll never be certain, or course, but I think he meant to bring me up against the realities, to guide me across the river and to take me to the edge and to stand a kind of vigil as I chose a life for myself” (O’Brien 56). By going to Canada he feared resentment, embarrassment, and lost respect from those he cared about, this made the decision for him.“I couldn’t make up my mind. I feared the war, yes, but I also feared exile. I was afraid of walking away from my own life, my friends and my family, my whole history, everything that mattered to me. I feared losing the respect of my parents.
In the book Night, Elie, the narrator, experiences some very onerous situations with his father. One of the situations that Elie and his father experience involves being forced to run from Buna to another concentration camp called Gleiwitz. While travelling to the next camp, Elie reflects on death and how easy it might be to stop attempting to survive. Elie even states that without his father he would not have been able to continue running and he would have eventually given up rather than continue to survive. His father's presence is the one thing that keeps Elie running and without this presence he might have fallen out of rank and been killed by the SS or the bitter cold.
He decided to quit his journey but eventually he changed his mind. When adversity hits, people get put down, but because of the adversity the aftermath is great. Beatings would occur for A Will but because of it he is made stronger. “He used to just put a belt, a stick, and a wrench on the table. He would just say, Choose.”(Good Will Hunting).
She kept thinking that her father would stop this man or that her father would come save her if anything were to happen. “Holler if you need anything” he had said which convinced Jeannette to go up the stairs. Then when she came back down from the man’s apartment telling her father that the man attacked her he exclaimed “I’m sure he just pawed you some… I knew you could handle yourself”. This is a turning point for Rex and Jeannette’s relationship. I believe Jeannette starts to lose faith in her father and starts to believe that he isn’t going to protect her.