Theme The theme of the story, “The Raft,” is whenever you are in a tough situation, never give up. The main character, Robbie, went through many tough situations throughout the story. An example would be when Robbie was “Fighting with every kick, every ounce of reserve I had left, the light got brighter, closer ,and i reached up”(Bodeen page 41). This quote shows how Robbie didn’t give up and saved herself from drowning.
“There is no Lake at Camp Green Lake. There once was a very large lake here, the largest lake in Texas. That was over a thousand years ago. Now it is just a dry, flat wasteland.” (Sachar 3) “... if you take a bad boy and make him dig a hole every day in the hot sun, it will turn him into a good boy.”
One of the newest fads in motivational expression is, “Do something with your life!” A more common one is, “Just do it!” (Nike) Most sayings like these imply that oneself is the sole factor that arbitrates whether someone achieves their dreams and that perseverance is what will take them there.
In the book Vietnam book one the writer Chris lynch the theme of the book is perseverance because even after many fails he still step ups and drives the tank. We first see this in the story when Roman first sent to the army in basic training. Later in the story perseverance was shown when roman first starts driving the tank and fails many times but then starts getting the hang of things and does a good job. In the end when roman gets out of the army he goes to his girlfriend and he proposes to her
In “The Warrior’s Heart” by Eric Greitens the reader is shown many examples of perseverance and courage. Some examples are the final kung fu test, boxing, drown proofing, and hell week. For example in the final kung fu test the shifu was placing a sword to the throats of the students. Eric did not want to do this because he was afraid he would fail and the sword would wound him. However Eric conquered the fear and passed the test, this shows courage because most people would back out but Eric did not.
People begin to have extreme courage and strength when there are accidents. We get scared for others and dive right into help them. Some people will risk their lives to help people in need of serious help. Just like Donald Usher and Eugene Windsor, the helicopter crew, that risked their lives every time they landed in the water in Roger Rosenblatt ’s essay The Man in the Water.
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.
The president John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s life and the story “Don’t Give Up the Fight” both have the similar theme of “Perseverance”. For example, John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) fought for the civil rights movement even though many people in the Southern states opposed him. Ava in “Don’t Give Up the Fight” shows ”Perseverance” by not giving in to her rude coach and track teammates. Though they both show a common theme, they present the theme in different ways. Ava shows perseverance by not giving up to her teammates and fighting for herself, but JFK showed perseverance by not giving up to hundreds of people and was fighting for hundreds
The scene opens with the detail that she is “an old negro woman” (as cited in Clugston, 2011, sec.6.5). The reader is also able to determine that she is in the American South in the 1940s or earlier. Trial and adversity is part of this character’s birthright and yet throughout the entire story, we see her continually persevering through obstacles in nature, symbolic of life. Phoenix’s perseverance is the result of her purpose within her
Many members’ biographies stood out to me from the Horatio Alger Association of Canada Members; however, Rich Waugh’s story exemplified the principle of perseverance significantly. Waugh was committed to everything he did throughout his life. Waugh did everything to the best of his abilities, and the result was always great. I have applied Waugh’s principles to my own life through my involvement for my school green team. Like Waugh, I started as just a member of the green team.
Louie Zamperini was stranded in the middle of the ocean, on a raft for 47 days, then endured over 2 abusive years in POW camps. Louie was born a troublemaker and became a troublesome boy, but his brother, Pete, led him into the career of running, which loomed in his life until he passed. Later, he enlisted into the army and his bomber went down, Louie and Phil made it to Japanese camps, unlike the third crewmate, and luckily survived the harsh treatments of the camps for 2 years. Louie came back to America and decided to live his life to the fullest and take nothing for granted. In the novel Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, she uses Louie’s real life experiences to show his two most important traits: courageousness and determination.