The merchant resisted change and never accomplished his dreams. From the crystal merchant’s experiences Santiago realized that his dreams might not come true if he waits too long. Santiago ultimately learns to realize his dreams, change is needed to be successful and achieve your
Equality is proclaiming that his life will be best lived in a purely selfish manner, where he will not take care of anyone else, but will not ask anyone to take care of him either. This idea of noble selfishness makes him go as far as denouncing the word we as “a monster”, and worshipping “This god, this one word: I”(97). His transition is complete with this refocusing of his mind from worship of the group, to his new god,
Fear in the novel is shown through the fear of the unknown in the society of Waknuk.r. The people of Waknuk fear what is unknown and what is different. They follow their religion through fear, and they fear the power that surrounds them. In the novel the Chrysalids, the theme of fear is evidently shown through the fear of the unknown in
Lennie is faced with a sort of mental disability that disables him from being able to decipher right from wrong and typically, he would do the wrong thing. Despite the obstacles the two face together, they continue to push on until Lennie does a terrible thing and George is forced to do something just as worse. I believe George was justified to kill Lennie because it prevented torture for the both of them in the long run and Lennie would never learn to understand when enough is enough and how to cope with the bad in life. If George was found with Lennie, he would also be faced with the repercussions of being affiliated with him.
George does not want to kill Lennie and is having a difficult time doing so. He does know this is best for him. George has just done something he hoped to never face. He is mortified with himself. He did not want it to come to this, though at this point in time he knew it had to be done.
Towards the middle of Book II, Telemachus feels discouraged about the probability of him being able to successfully complete the quest to retrieve his father. Seeing his distress, Athena attempts to rally him by stating that Telemachus’ quest couldn’t fail because he possessed the distinctive traits of his father that Athena seems to find so admirable. “Telemachus, you’ll lack neither courage nor sense from this day on, not if your father’s spirit courses through your veins- now there was a man, I’d say, in words and actions both! So how can your journey end in shipwreck or defeat? Only if you we're not his stock, Penelope’s too, then I’d fear you're hopes might come to grief.
This is shown in early in Anthem, when Equality discovers the wires and knows that they’re something special, “We forget all men, all laws and all things save our metals and our wires” (54). He shows no problem with going against everything he’s been told within a split second to be able to continue his pursuit. Going even further than just breaking the law, Equality’s willingness to put his discovery before himself is a recurring event. He goes a bit mad after making his discovery and will protect it at all costs, “We care not about our body, but our light is...” (61). Equality follows through with this statement not much longer after he makes it.
They feared that he was incapable of living a normal life, however they were the ones that were stopping him from reaching his full potential. “The Scarlet Ibis’ By James Hurst, the color red symbolizes that we cannot predict the future, and therefore are intimidated by it. Humans try to organize the past, Improve their daily lives, and try to minimize the chaos surrounding them. However there is one thing that they cannot control, and that is the future. What they fear the most is not the monster under their beds, it's the dark shielding that monster.
In Beowulf’s Ordinary World, some challenges turn into great tests, like when Beowulf wants to be a hero he is rejected. A challenge Beowulf faces is prejudice based on appearance, To leave everything behind to go into a place where one 's fate is unknown is a struggle illustrated “weak and sickly youth, ...[who no-one except King Hygelac] had time for” (82). It is difficult, to do one 's best when facing speculation and Beowulf must work hard to even get people’s “time for him”. This reality is tough because it takes the strength of character to overcome challenges. The author introduces Beowulf by saying “ King Hygelac had a nephew…..Beowulf” (18).
He felt as if honor wasn’t part of who he was, and instead chose what would make him happier, running away to Catherine. What Hemingway is trying to convey is that masculinity, duty and honor all go hand in hand. Even in other novels, Hemingway heavily reflects on how being masculine can lead to an increased sense of courage, honor and duty. In his other novel, “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, he demonstrates more acts of courageousness through the father and grandfather of the main character who fulfill their duties as a man should. “I figured out that nothing could happen to me that had not happened to all men before me.