The man 's death symbolizes a loss of hope in the boy, but a motive that pushes him towards living the rest of his life through the final wishes of his father. Through his grief at the loss of his best friend, the boy whispers to the spirit of his father, “I’ll talk to you everyday...I won’t forget. No matter what” (McCarthy 286). With the use of diction, McCarthy appeals to pathos as he hints to the omnipresent spirit of the man that encompasses the boy’s daily actions. He has come to terms with the fact that he must fight for his own survival and “then he rose and turned and walked back out to the road” (McCarthy 286).
Ransom Rigg’s book is about a young boy named Jake Portman. Jake idolizes his grandfather, Abe Portman, tremendously. Abe grew up in an orphanage, fought in wars, and was once in a circus as a boy. Jake was always told these fantastic stories about strange children that grew up on an island with Grandpa Portman. The stories were of children with invisible bodies, abnormal amounts of strength, and even the ability to create and control fire with just their hands as tools.
He tells Victor the story of the two indian boys being warriors when they were children, which is a version of the trip they go on to Phoenix. The two boys are Thomas Builds-The-Fire and Victor, and the bravery it took to steal the car is the same bravery it took to face Victor’s deceased father’s trailer and belongings. In the story Thomas Builds-The-Fire tells, “all their friends cheered and their parent’s eyes shone with pride” (pg. 4) while they are only greeted by Wilene LeBret waving and saying “Crazy indians made it” (pg. 10) after the Phoenix trip.
Johnny was a good person and a hero showing we all can change into heroes. Not all “bad” people are actually bad. Pony is a hero. He saved kids from burning in a Church with Johnny. Like when he said “We dropped the last of the kids out as the front of the church started to crumble.”(p.93) Pony saved the children from curtain death which it states in that quote.
Not only did Salva lose Marial and his family but he also lost the person he knew the most in the group, Uncle. “…one of the men aimed his gun at Uncle. Three shots rang out.” (63) After both Marial and Uncle died it became difficult for Salva to continue on but in spite of all his doubts Salva knew that Marial and Uncle would want him to go on. “…Salva knew that both of them would have wanted him to survive, to finish the trip and reach the Itang refugee camp safely. It was almost as if they had left their strength with him, to help him on his journey.”
“Cormac McCarthy 's novel The Road stages the same problem of belief from the inside, but The Road is unique in locating the basis for meaning in the father 's love for his son, and even suggesting that this meaning transcends the father 's efforts to affirm and protect his son 's life.”. (Schaub) The man finds an unexplainable will to live and is constantly trying to keep himself and his son alive. He truly cares about his son and will do anything for him. The man’s love for his son has made him do things he could never imagine doing. Such as the time when they met with the blood cult member, the man used the last bullet in their gun to kill the cannibal cult member and escape from death.
It is apparent throughout the book that Sonny wants his father’s acceptance. “I listened, amazed, not that he was saying what he was saying, but that he would share such thoughts with me. I felt proud, grown-up.” This quote demonstrates Sonny’s quiet need to be appreciated by his father, even though Homer seemingly does not care about his interest in rockets. Homer Hickam Sr. at first sees Sonny as an embarrassment and was sure he was going to fail. However, when he sees Sonny’s determination to build rockets, he decides to support him.
David’s responsibility was huge. David took care of himself until he arrived at his uncle Ebenezer house. David having his dad alive could have avoided all the bad things that happened to David, like being kidnapped by his uncle. Jim also lost his father, but Jim’s mother was there to take care of him. Even though Jim had his mother to take care of him, there is somethings that dads need to teach their sons.
The Odyssey by Homer is an exemplary story that teaches life lessons to those going on a journey for themselves. It illustrates how the challenges and obstacles one may face can help someone become a better leader. The Odyssey highlights one man, Odysseus, a man filled with excessive pride, experiencing the wrath of the god Poseidon. He expects to arrive at his home, Ithaca, safely to reunite with his wife, Penelope, but unfortunately faces many temptations and setbacks. Due to the challenges he faces, it prevents him from arriving home as early as he thought he would.
The protagonist shows his internal battle when he says, “Picking up the pieces of my life without you on my mind” (Elton John). This line shows how he had to pick himself up after she left him and how he did it without her. When the breakup first happened, he had that internal struggle of emotions like sadness and anger. When the protagonist says, “I’m still standing” (Elton John) the listener can see that he is not weak or broken down, he is strong. Also, that he had the courage to keep going when it was very difficult for him.
Some nosy teenagers spying on him one night claimed to see Leedskalnin “float the massive coral blocks through the air, like a hot air balloon on a summer day,” but no one would listen to them. Also, a story states that neighbors saw the mysterious way of how Leedskalnin moved the stones. They claimed he placed his hands on the stone to be lifted, and then he sang causing the stones to move. In addition, he built his famous 9 ton gate, 5 ton rocking chair, a two story tower which he lived in, and 10 acres of coral stones all in 28 years. After, Leedskalnin’s death Coral Castle was passed to his nephew, then to a family in Illinois.
Twenty-six years later, when Peter now know as Chris Pratt has grown into a muscular villain who calls himself “Star-Lord,” he will still feel kind a special passion towards his Mother, not because he refused to take her hand as a farewell, but because she left him that awesome mix tape. Far away from home, Peter (known as Star Lord) now roams the cosmos and soon comes across a special orb; a silver infinity stone that holds an incredible amount of power. Unfortunately, he 's not the only interested party and he is soon confronted by Korath (Hounsou) the right-hand man of one of the most villainous terrorists in the galaxy, Ronan, who wants to use the orb to overthrow a rival civilization run by Nova Prime. After managing to get away from the guards,
All Stanley wanted to do was fit in and be accepted/popular for once, but Zero acts as his mentor to seeing the right way. During their journey to Big Thumb, Stanley felt weak, but, “as long as Zero could keep going, he could keep going too,” (Louis Sachar 162). This shows that he 's loyal to zero, and he 'll go through whatever it takes to get him/them both to safety. He knows that Zero has been through a lot more than what he has, not only during the journey climbing up Big Thumb, but in life/as an orphan, in general. Zero begins to act as his motivation, and begins to bring Stanleys hope back.
He would rehearse such remarks as "I 'm losing weight, you notice, Pop? [e.g., (29)]" Willy instilled the thought in Happy: "Be liked and you will never want [e.g., (33).]" With these sort of qualities being taught to him by his dad, it 's no big surprise why Happy acts so insecure. Pretty much as the saddest part of Willy 's suicide is his ongoing delusion, the saddest part of Happy 's end is his own relentless doubt. Still determined by what he feels he needs, he adheres to Willy 's witless dreams to the bitter end.