Accomplishing goals are achievements that only those who take time and give effort can do. Those who plan and expect more out of life but do not have the will to work hard for their dreams never truly succeed. Truman Capote’s documentary novel, In Cold Blood, illustrates the lives of people who are from different social, moral, and economical positions and describes the actions they take on their quest for a better existence. Mr. Clutter, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith are all men who always desire the best for themselves. However, the means they take to attain that are for some the correct, honest way and for others an utter disaster.
The Importance of Perseverance At many times in people’s lives, they consider giving up. This is also true for Santiago, the protagonist in Paulo Coelho's fantasy novel The Alchemist. Santiago is on a journey to find a hidden treasure he saw in a dream. Along this journey he continues to contemplate whether he should just give up, or continue his adventure. By continuing he finds his true inner strength.
“For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice- no power currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.” John Burroughs. One of the points he is making is that getting anything of value accomplished or done requires sacrifice. Making sacrifices requires one to get out of their comfort zone. In the book The Outsiders by S.E Hinton, the characters make sacrifices and get out of their comfort zones for each other. Throughout the novel, characters serve and give of themselves for each other in order to protect the ones they love.
One of the most important things was that he learned that hubris, while it makes him a hero, should not be displayed at all times. All the lessons learned Odysseus was able to put into effect when he returned to Ithaca. Instead of rushing in and showing of his known skills, Odysseus took the time and thought everything out. He fought of temptation and used his intelligence to get what was his back demonstrating that he is a
‘Beyond this place of wrath and tears…’ and ‘It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll…’, he conveys the message that even though he doesn’t know what’s coming on his way, he is unafraid and ready for life, and with the time that is left , he will continue to master his Fate. The most controversial line is ‘I am the Master of my Fate’, because even if he claims that he is unsure of the next occurrences of his life, he says that he will try to master it.This is a hard problem to deal with, because even if we identify freedom of will with our complete spontaneity,we have to understand how such volition can also come from God
Although Odysseus could’ve ended his life right now and then, he waited patiently; That is the true format of self-control, holding one’s eager covets in the most crucial moments. If Odysseus just gave up and fought back, his plan would’ve failed, for he can’t fight hundreds of men all alone; proving that self-control is
They want a story that does not “dump reality” on them because that is “exactly what” they are “trying to run away from”. Therefore, the three men are depending on the writer for a story yet, at the same time, they are in control. Given this peculiar
Most obstacles melt away when a person makes up their mind to walk boldly through them. This statement is simply alluding to the fact that in order for a person to conquer the challenges in their path, they need to decide on how they will react in order to carry out their actions. How a hero responds to the situation they are in will define their character. A hero will not be successful in conquering their challenges without acquiring certain characteristics to aid them in the right direction to do so. According to Hemingway, the ideal hero requires specific traits that will enable them to overcome difficulties in life.
She used of the most unlikely characters, Jem to show what it means to be good in world like ours. Jem learns that no matter how you look, how disrespectful you are or how horrible someone might appear to be, we should never judge anyone because you never know what kind of battle they are facing and should always give those around us respect, no matter how hard it may be. From reading his novel, I think that not only as a young boy but anyone in a situation similar to this, is one of the hardest lessons that can taught to us, but Jem was able to use this experience to show him how to handle other situations whether they are internal or external battles, in To Kill a
Overall, the story tells Santiago that his Personal Legend is more important than the specific dream he wants to fulfill and that he cannot reach his dream through learning, he must do so over action. While Santiago continues on his journey with the alchemist, he finds many new aspects of himself and his capabilities. Initially, the Alchemist describes the fact that everyone’s heart emerges from the Soul of the World, because Santiago’s heart connects him to the Soul of the World, he must