Nobody should be afraid to risk their life for others who need your help most especially when you are trying to protect them from calamity. The Wreckers, by Iain Lawrence is a thrilling novel that takes place in Pendennis in the County of Cornwall. John Spencer, 14 year-old survivor of the Isle of Skye shipwreck, is trying to escape the wreckers with the help of Mary, Simon Mawgan’s niece, and find his father, who also survived the wreck, so they can together go back to London. John kept searching for his father with the help of Mary even though he was taking the risk of getting killed. He managed to stand up against tough people who tried to kill him using his true grit and bravery. John, his father, and Mary at first thought that trying to …show more content…
According to the author, "John kept sneaking out of the mansion at midnight with Mary to find his father and save him from Stumps, (a man with no legs who said that he took his father) because loved his father and didn 't want to escape the wreckers without his him even though it was a treacherous thing to do because there are wreckers looking for shipwreck survivors to kill," ( pg. 100-104) For this reason, John risked his life for his own father by searching for him at midnight everyday because he loved him wanted to see if he was really alive and he didn 't want to escape Pendennis and go back to London without him. Furthermore, Mary put herself in a life threatening situation while helping John find his father even though it wasn 't her own father because she wanted be there for his friend and help him along the way. For instance, As Iain Lawrence points out, "The characters wanted to stop the wreckers from taking away the lives of innocent people and prevent an approaching ship from getting wrecked into the shore so while John was facing Caleb Stratton and Jeremy Haines trying to put out the false beacon, Simon Mawgan scared away the wreckers by pretending to be a corpse light, and John 's father drove away the wreckers." ( pg. 180-187) It is clear that these characters learned the theme by working together and putting their …show more content…
The theme applies to our lives in our society because we shouldn’t be afraid when it comes to the point where you need to make a difference or save lives by risking your own life considering that there are people who died with honor or became amazing heroes from doing this and they are not afraid since they know that they are doing the right thing like protecting the people who need their help. This story motivated me to not be afraid to risk your for others and to not be a bystander to violence. I would totally recommend this book to others who are interested in historical fiction, adventure stories about sailing, and
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The second example of theme in this story is Romance. I chose this theme for romance because this whole story is about the narrator trying to get a seventeen year old girl for his whole summer, “There was a summer in my life when the only creature that seemed lovelier to me than a largemouth bass was Sheila Mant”. This quote shows how much he likes this Sheila and how much he wants to take her on a date before the summer ends. I chose romance as a theme because the narrator in the story has strong feelings for Sheila and he sacrificed the biggest fish of his life just to make Sheila like
A major theme in the true story, A Long Walk to Water, by Linda Sue Park is perseverance. Perseverance is to stay steady in what you are doing or in a purpose, especially when you are faced with difficulties. This is a perfect theme for A Long Walk to Water because the main character, Salva Dut, an 11 year old Sudanese boy, faced many difficulties and kept going. He took things ‘bit by bit, one step at a time’, a lesson he learned from his uncle that helped him get through the desert, and he applied it to his life and kept going and believing his family was alive. Even though he almost died many times, he did not give up, and he went back to his home country and helped many people have better lives by building wells and giving them clean drinking water.
As we come to discover John, controls the narrator and she, with her benevolence and love that she has for John trusts whatever he advises her. All through the start of the story, it is obvious that the narrator wishes to talk, however, something holds her back and this consumes her since she has nobody to converse with. The narrator says, "It is so hard to talk with John about my case, because he is so wise, and because he loves me so". The incongruity of this quote and of the entire story is that this is a marriage, but the relationship amongst John and the narrator are
The Devil’s Arithmetic, a novel by Jane Yolen, is very inspiring to me. It explains the feelings of not only just Hannah, but many others. It lets me know that in any situation, you can always persevere. Although this book can be sad, the sadness is powerful. It takes you to a whole new perspective of the Holocaust, not just through facts, but actually living it.
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John did genuinely care about his family, but sometimes he would make mistakes, as would
The theme off the story is successes of doing right and tragedy of doing wrong. The theme is oblivious after reading through the book. Wes Moore wrote in the introduction “our destinies can be determined by a single stumble down the wrong path, or a tentative step down the right one.” I believe this is what he is trying to teach us about humanity through his work. The book show both sides of humanity the dark side and when its at it best.
Priscilla Cummings tried to show this theme multiple times and I will show you two of the most important scenes. Early in the book, protagonist Brady witnessed a kayak rowing down the river in dangerous waters and wondered about telling it to turn around. He then thought about it again, but didn’t and this shows that he had given himself a choice. “‘Come on.’
Have you ever lost someone you loved or was important in your life? Well Junior has, he has lost many people in his life. He has gone to a total of 42 funerals in his lifetime and he is only 14. You will find out more about Junior in the novel The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Most of the people Junior has lost were due to alcohol.
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