In the excerpt, Julie of the Woods by Jean Craighead George, Miyax is stuck in the outskirts of the cold wilderness in Alaska with no one after her father has not returned from sea. She has not been able to catch food and rely on the wolves to catch her food, but the wolves have been ignoring her since. Now it is up to Miyax to develop a way, for which the wolves will bring her food for her survival. Following Julie of the Wolves comes Hatchet. Hatchet shares a similar fate of being abandoned with the protagonist Brian, who shortly figures out that for his carelessness, his food and shelter has been vandalized by a mere skunk.
They came back to Donner Lake, the place the rest of the group was waiting, and it soon became evident that the party was stranded by the heavy snow. Luckily, timber was abundant, and they built three cabins to shelter themselves as they waited in hope that the snow would melt. The other group that had waited with George Donner were also trapped in the heavy snow, and built hasty shelters from tree branches and hides. Meanwhile, James Reed, the man that the Donner party had banished, along with William McCutchen, came to rescue their companions, but could not get past the snow, so they went back to Sutter’s Fort. As the conditions grew worse for the Donner Party, they built more cabins, but their animals wandered off, and they were left with hardly anything to eat, including “family pets, bones, twigs, a concoction described as "glue," strings and, eventually, human remains” (news.discovery.com).
Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed. Candy is first introduced as “a tall stoop-shouldered old man”(18), indicating to the audience he is old. Candy also has a hand injury which prevents him to do as much as the rest of the men are able to, making him feel isolated to certain things. Toward the beginning of the novella, Carlson suggested to Candy that he should kill his dog due to its old age. Candy cried desperately “‘No, I couldn’t do that.
His family gives him hope, and a reason to live. With Killian’s revelation of the murders of his family, Ben is warped into a sudden “darkness” where he recollects all the beautiful memories of his wife. Thus, King effectively develops the “turning point” for Ben Richards in The Running Man. Ben has become a true, isolated hero, whose “deep” darkness can only result in rage. The true tragedy of Richards is that he is the only, lasting survivor of The Running Man.
One day Doodle went to Old Woman Swamp with his brother and a storm hit, so Doodle and his brother were going back home, when as a result of his heels being stepped on several times, his brother started running away from him, leaving Doodle alone in the storm. When his brother realized what an atrocious thing he had done to his helpless sibling, he went back to get Doodle, and just like the Scarlet Ibis they saw die in their tree hours earlier, Doodle was lying there under a tree… dead. The first example of the theme “selfish people aren't the ones that suffer their selfishness: it's those around them, in which it harms”, is when the narrator says “ Occasionally I too became discouraged because it didn't seem as if he were trying, and I would say, ‘Doodle, don't you want to learn to walk?’ He'd nod his head, and I'd say, ‘Well, if you don't keep trying, you'll never learn.’ Then I'd paint for him a picture of us as old men, white-haired, him with a long white beard and me still pulling him around in the go-cart. This never failed to make him try again,”
The narrator kills Doodle indirectly, as a consequence of the lack of knowledge he has about Doodle’s medical issues, and as said before, being enveloped in pride. After Doodle dies alone in the storm, the reader grasps the “true love” the narrator had for him, which he never expressed toward his younger brother. In the closing paragraph, the narrator reveals his “true love” that was hidden inside him, “ I began to weep, and the tear-blurred vision in red before me looked very familiar. ‘Doodle!’ I screamed above the pounding storm and threw my body to the earth above his. For a long long time, it seemed forever, I lay there crying, sheltering my fallen scarlet ibis from the heresy of rain” (604).
Oliver writes “After that, all their nerves click like frozen leaves.” This verse in the poem is referring to the previous two verses which were written in the past tense. Essentially, the young men look back into their lives and understand the pointlessness of young deaths. They can see that life is not all about killing or fighting. Oliver finishes off the poem with the lines “They think of this world welcoming/the bodies of their sons.” Although the young men finally understand the hopelessness of the violence, it is too late as all they can see is the death of their children. The “glory” in fighting in death is now gone, as well as their
“My heart was about to burst. There I was face-to-face with the Angel of Death” (34). This expresses how Wiesel was afraid and scared each night but near the end he is not. Wiesel thought about taking the easy way out by throwing himself onto the barbed fence. During his book on page 84 he compares the snow to carpet and falls asleep in the snow.
In “One for the Road” by Stephen King, Ritchie is an example of the non-believer stereotype, because he doesn’t believe that anything will happen to him when he goes to the lot. In “One for the Road” a couple wrecks their car into a snowbank, and the man walks back into town to a bar. Ritchie is the usual drunk and doesn’t believe anything will happen if he goes to the lot. When Ritchie leaves he never returned. Then, the man and the bar owner go looking for his wife and kid, and they had all been bitten by vampires.”I 'd go up there and spend the night in what 's left of that haunted house you 're all so worried about.”(King 5) Ritchie believe that there is nothing up there, and if there is “I got my four-ten in the trunk of my Chevy, and that
"It is strange that all of this is still so clear to me, now that the summer has long since fled and time has fled its way. A grindstone stands where the bleeding tree stood, just outside the kitchen door, and now if an oriole sings in the elm, its song seems to die up in the leaves, a silvery dust. Doodle was just about the craziest brother a boy ever had"(416). In the story "The Scarlet Ibis" by James Hurst the narrator wanted a brother that he could wrestle and run with but, Doodle was handicapped and the narrator was embarrassed. The narrator causes Doodles death by getting him too excited, pushing him too hard, and leaving Doodle when he knows how bad his condition is.
After being viciously mauled by a grizzly bear, Glass was expected to die from his wounds. His trapping party decides to leave two volunteers- John Fritzgerald and Jim Bridger- to stay behind with Glass until he dies. Fearing an attack from the Arikara tribe, Fritzgerald decided to steal Glass’s gun and knife and flee with Bridger instead. What the two men didn’t realize was that Glass is not dead yet. With only vengeance in his mind, Glass is able to survive with determination.
The author states, "Forgive me, comrade; how could you be my enemy? If we threw away these rifles and this uniform you could be my brother," implementing that there is no significant difference between all those who participate in war (pg. 223). In addition, Remarque includes a scene in which a soldier accompanies sick friends room to acquire his boots after his expected death. This illustrates the soldier 's selfishness since his scheme for the boots is quite inappropriate given the sick person 's situation (pg.
Chris McCandless, for example, starved to death while staying on the Stampede Trail in Alaska due to being rather unprepared, causing people to say he was less of a hero and more of a naive youth. When Jon Krakauer-- author of Into the Wild-- interviews Chris’s sister, Billie McCandless, she explains, “Many people have told me that they admire Chris for what he was trying to do. If he’d lived, I would agree with them. But he didn’t, and there’s no way to bring him back” ( ). On the other hand, as the only survivor of a plane crash in episode two of Bull “The Woman in 8D” the pilot is primarily blamed for all of the deaths.
His dog was too old to be any use, just like Candy himself, so he was shot by Carlson. This broke Candy’s heart, along with any of his spirit he had left. Candy was the only old person on the farm, besides his dog. Now that is dog was gone, Candy was totally isolated. Nonetheless, Candy was given some hope by George and Lennie, who told Candy he could be part of their farm.
He suddenly calms down when he sees a snow globe and says "Rosebud". Back at Xanadu, Kane 's belongings are being cataloged or discarded. Thompson concludes that he is unable to solve the mystery and that the meaning of "Rosebud" will forever remain an enigma. As the film ends, the camera reveals that Rosebud was the name of the sled from Kane 's childhood in Colorado — a time when he was happy. Thought to be junk by Xanadu 's staff, the sled is burned in a furnace.