He made a lot of mistakes based on arrogance. I don’t admire him at all for his courage nor his noble ideas. Really, I think he was just plain crazy,” shows that Shaun believes Chris had no common sense in his doing for leaving society for the wild. I agree with Callarman’s position of thinking “ he had no common sense” and that he was “bright and Ignorant” because Chris thinks he did not have much to offer in his society, ditched all his possessions to take a trip into the Alaskan Wilderness and did not have much common sense or survival skills. Chris McCandless was very courageous for ditching all his possessions to take a trip in the wilderness.
Jack London 's "To Build a Fire" is a short story that uses the literally element of naturalism to describe how an individual 's choices he or she makes ultimately will decide their fate in the future. In the short story the main character 's ego and lack of experience overcomes him, as he tries to travel through Yukon Trail in the middle of winter unprepared and ill-equipped. He made the poor choice of ignoring all the warning signs, leading up to, and during his journey. The man 's selfishness and arrogance lead to his unfortunate outcome. The story is set in the Yukon during the great Klondike Gold Rush, when over 100,000 people moved to the Yukon Territory in search of gold.
However, Jake Barnes could never achieve and participate in this craze due to the injury he sustained during WWI. This damaged his self-esteem and due to the location of the injury, his masculinity, “Undressing, I looked at myself in the mirror...of all the ways to be wounded” (Hemingway 38). Maslow's hierarchy of needs states that one must achieve self-esteem before self-actualization. Therefore, “Jake will never achieve the psychological stability he craves because he finally accepts...philosophies about his injury...these ideas...will always leave him vulnerable to the fear that he will...be an invalid” (Fore). Not only does this ruin his self-esteem but ruins his relationships as well since he is impotent as a result.
But it didn 't matter, much after all. What were frosted cheeks, a bit painful, that was all they were never serious. " The story uses ties to how bad the weather is, to the man 's empty cares and concerns. The sudden change in (related to where mountains, rivers, cities, etc., are located) structure shows a change in the man 's mood and extreme tiredness of danger in (the health of the Earth/the surrounding conditions) around him. 2.)
Since the protagonist subconscious mind fails to get an understanding how easy it is to freeze to death in the conditions he is in. He continues to go further down his menacing path to failure. Due to his lack of imagination, the character will not recognize how much of a threat nature will be as he dig deeper down his path. Since he fails at recognizing the strength of nature almost in a disrespectful manner, its treacherous force will soon hit him hard.
However, the theme of the foolishness of man can be changed to the worthlessness of man by redirecting the primary narrative perspective from the man’s thoughts to his actions. Had the narrator been in third person omnipresent, allowing the reader to see the actions instead of the thoughts of the man, the reader would have realized the worthlessness of the man 's self-imposed task. The omniscient narrative subtly implied this in the reference to the conversation with the older man of Sulphur Creek: “He was somewhat frightened. He stamped forcefully until the feeling returned to his feet.
The narrator describes the Yukon Territory as 75-degrees below freezing and being a highly treacherous for anyone to travel alone (2). By introducing this hostile environment, London creates tension in the reader as they begin to question the man’s safety in the freezing cold temperatures, After the man falls into the river and starts to freeze to death, he builds a fire in order to survive. As the fire grows and the warmth spreads, the snow on a tree falls, knocking out his fire. Through struggles such as this one, suspense is created due to the severity of the danger the man faces and the risks involved in the
Along with the way that Huck treated Jim, Twain made him sound like an unintelligent thing, not a human being but just a thing. There were many problems that Jim faced with Huck and one is specifically pointed out as the reason The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a racist tale and not one that started to show racial tolerance. During the escape of Jim from Aunt Sally’s house Huck devises a simple plan to get Jim out of the barn safely But then Tom comes along and makes the plan much more complicated and insanely dangerous for Jim. Huck instead of stopping Tom from doing this plan asks him why they should do a complicated plan that might hurt Jim and then decides to revert back to his old self and toy with Jim. After all the morale improvements that Huck has made in the end Jim is still being toyed with instead of treated like the free human being he was.
His inability to grasp the scope of this new world blinds him to both the advice of others and the world around him. While he observes “the changes in the creek, the curves and bends and timber jams” and pays careful attention to where he places his feet, his subtle mistakes shine through. London says, “He was quick and alert in the things of life, but only in the things, and not in the significances.” He does not bother to linger on the repercussions of the cold, “Fifty degrees below zero was to him just precisely fifty degrees below zero. That there should be anything more to it than that was a thought that never entered his head.”
It was a life lesson to pay attention to the signs around you. To be safe rather than sorry, McCunn to me was stupid, he threw away shotgun shells just because he thought he could, he didn’t pay attention to his surrounding, he didn’t even know how to signal help. He never helped himself so no one could help him, this was similar to McCandles. Alex had limited supplies, he stopped all contact with the people who knew of him. He completely monopolized himself, I can understand wanting separation.
“ (Hinton 128). As one can see ponyboy is going through denial in this sentence. In this sentence one can see how ponyboy acts he doesn’t want to accept the fact that johnny died. In the stages of grief the best thing to do is accept it. Grief is very hard and it 's even harder to accept that someone like Jimmy knew and love is gone for ever and Jimmy can 't bring them back to life.
Secondly, Lennie does not realize his issues are the reasons he struggles with soft things. This is shown through the novel by Steinbeck, to show that these issues causes many series of ways his future in front of him will get harder. '" Course he ain 't mean. But he gets in trouble alla time because he 's so God damn dumb. Like what happened in Weed— ' He stopped.
His people are getting terrorized by grendel. So beowulf comes to show his act of bravery to save hrothgar’s land. Grendel is the worst of two natures, half human, half beast, a lonely misfit, vicious and vengeful, cruel and cannibalistic. But he didn’t phase beowulf’s acts of bravery. So Beowulf goes to fight grendel and cuts his arm off.
By doing so, he gravely begins to reject others both physically and spiritually, later making him “a stern, sad, a darkly meditative, a distrustful, if not a desperate man” whose “dying hour was gloom” (12). Goodman Brown’s refusal to affirm to his actions in the woods and the duality of life that it represents leads to an aura of darkness that dominates him, inducing his inability to live charitably with the other citizens of the town. In spite of his awareness of sin’s brutal nature, Brown still feels that he is innocent of sin, causing him to see only evil in other people rather than in himself; this consequently prompts a death filled with gloom and melancholy. Similarly, in “Masque of the Red Death,” the setting of Prince Prospero’s abbey also symbolizes a pathway of life. As a means to physically isolate himself and his people from the Red Death, Prince Prospero uses his idealistic abbey to hold a grand masquerade.