Evidently, McCandless had his mind set– he knew that his purpose in life strayed away from this conformist society. Similarly, many people know what they want to do with their life. However, these people differ from McCandless immensely as these people often never end up pursuing their dreams due to the fear of straying from the conformist society. Chris McCandless renders an admirable hero, because he acquired the courage, which many people lack, to both escape his oppressive household as well as pursue his purpose in
The older generation with more experience is on the Red Coats team since they do not like fighting in the first place. The older generation has been to war and knows how bad and dreadful it is to see all the people die. While the younger generation is excited to fight not knowing what is to come. “In war, the dead pay the debts of the living.” (Collier and Collier 167). This was said by Mr. Meeker showing how he felt that in war people had to die just to teach the living a lesson.
O’Brien repeatedly describes what he thought the man’s life was like, he bases it off himself. He was scared of the war and hoped the similar to the man, but in the end Tim faced his fear and he is ashamed of it. It hit him hard because it was like imagining himself be killed. Killing someone can bring an immense shock, O’Brien wrote, “‘Think it over,’ Kiowa said. Then later he said, ‘Tim, it's a war.
Although literary scholars of The Odyssey have argued that Odysseus has the qualities of a hero, it turns out that he would most certainly not be considered, at the very least, a respectable hero in this century. The way Odysseus treated his men, family and even enemies was overly expectant and rude. He used many stereotypes and skewed rumors to judge his views of other people. He also accomplished many unnecessary goals that ended up putting other people in danger because of his actions, just so that he could boast about himself, saying that he overcame a great obstacle that was, most likely, not a threat to other
What makes Hickock an unsympathetic character is his cocky attitude toward everything, his pervertedness, and his ability not to control his urges. Also Hickock can not seem to take the blame for anything. Everything is someone else's fault, even if he committed the act. 10. What makes Smith a sympathetic character?
War is not an easy task to get through and these men all had different coping methods. O’Briens intended audience is people who have an interest in war, and uses mortality and death, along with morality to help the audience get a deeper understanding of what could possibly occur at war. First, O’Brien discusses how mortality and death greatly affected many of the men around him. In the chapter ”In the Field” Kiowa is gone and there is nothing they could do to save him. The
But, in The Epic of Gilgamesh, there is no clear hero. This subject is debatable. But, a hero as described in the Hero’s Journey is someone who saves the day against a supernatural challenge, treats his people nicely, and doesn’t come back empty handed. A hero’s characteristics are perceived by the people around him. Even though Gilgamesh is the main character, his treatment of people was unacceptable and made his people hate him.
The family has a hard time at first with their son not being able to do many things. In “The Sniper” the war that is faced is when the man/soldier goes to war and he and his enemy are fighting for their lives. What the stories have in common with ‘war’ is they both face something they cant change. They both have a problem with another
Futility means pointlessness or uselessness. Futility reflects the changing mood of the soldiers because they witness each soldier being killed and the mourning of death. The soldiers experience a good persona when they are enlisted for the war as they are seen as heroic and that they are noble for serving their country but then their personas decrease as they realise that its more difficult