The thrill he feels for merely surviving portrays his fascination of living life deliberately, shedding the unnecessary things that prohibits one to really live. Although his parents and the people he met along the way empathized with McCandless’ struggles, the undeniable truth is that he reveled in being nomadic, as evidenced by the notes he had written and the quotes he had underlined in his books. Furthermore, McCandless constantly craved for adventure and uncertainty. With the immensity of his country accompanied by strong desires, he found that his purpose in life was to have “an endlessly changing horizon” (Krakauer 57). McCandless strongly believed that the joys in life radiate from
Secondly, during Crabbe’s time in the wilderness, he gains self-satisfaction from hard work. Crabbe learns about how good it feels to accomplish something in his waking hours, and continues to realize this after his encounter with nature. Lastly, throughout Crabbe’s time in the wilderness, he learns to take responsibility for his own unhappiness. In his bounty of moments for reflection, Crabbe realizes his parents are not to blame for his every moment of depression. During Crabbe’s journey in the bush, he overcomes frequent obstacles which send him back to civilization as someone he can be proud of.
He comforts them in their time of need, compromises, but always puts them back in their place, if they get out of hand. This shows great parenting, especially for a single father. Although we see his children's attitude towards him evolve, Atticus is characterized throughout the book by his absolute consistency. He stands rigidly committed to justice and thoughtfully willing to view matters from the perspectives of others. He does not develop in the novel but retains these qualities in equal measure, making him the novel's moral guide and voice of conscience.
The audience can relate to Joe and feel sympathy for him because he was a good man who did many great things for his family and in the end paid the ultimate price. Towards the end of the play, Joe's son Chris anguishes over the fatally flawed decision made by his father, thus eliciting the sympathy of the audience. However, this is not enough to detract from the audience relating to Joe as a basically good man, who has made the hard decisions for many years and ends up a tragic hero paying for his mistake with his life. Joe is a good man who has spent his whole life trying to live the American Dream. He has built a home and started up a business to take care of his family.
Once a backcountry shelter for hunters, trappers, ranger patrols, and for a short time Chris McCandless, Bus 142 now serves as a memorial for Chris McCandless. Travelers will make the trip to witness the basic resources Chris had at hand and the courage it took to make it as far as he did into his journey. Chris was not unaware of the dangers of the Alaskan wilderness. He was fully informed of the challenges he would face and was confident, maybe even hubristic, that he could overcome them. Non Supporters would argue this makes Chris a fool, reckless, brash, or even border lined unintelligent while in fact it is quite the opposite.
His pride in how he appears to his subjects forces him to go out of his way to keep them out of harm’s way. As Odysseus travels, he tries to protect his men, he tries to get home over twenty years of trials, and once home, he attempts to cure his country of corruption. Odysseus obviously cares for his men, even if it’s just for status. Throughout their travels, Odysseus and his men overcome many challenges together. His men follow him diligently, rarely questioning his motives.
Bobby is sweet, but does not want people’s hopes to be lifted up because he thinks he will let them down. Bobby is very caring of others and wants everyone to be happy. Craig and Bobby end up having a close relationship and Craig gives Bobby his dad’s clothes to go on an interview. Craig is my modern day hero because he is a generous
The personality change stemmed from the new environment as well as Amir 's maturing as an adult. The guilt and redemption taught many life lessons to Amir. The most important life lessons that Amir learned were about loyalty and second chances. Throughout the novel you see the use of loyalty to the most extremist levels especially when dealing with Hassan and Amir 's friendship. Hassan was loyal to Amir even to his dying day no matter what the circumstances.
He lived a very quite and ordinary life after he was freed and never made any trouble but considered himself a trader. On his grandfather’s deathbed he gives him advice as he states “Son, after I’m gone I want you to keep up the good fight” (Ellison 226). By that he means to believe in equality and not to be a traitor to his own people but to stand up for them. Not understanding the meaning behind his grandfather’s words, he thinks of them has words that are cruel and unusual. Filled with so many unanswered questions because of his grandfather’s words that haunt him day by day.
He treats his kids and wife with respect and only uses harshness and strictness after exhausting all other options. He is thoughtful in the sense that, while his companions are thinking about only what is happening right then in their lives, he is always thinking about the big picture and trying to prepare for what will come next. This allows him to be one step ahead of his neighbors in everything that he does. An example of this is how he buys furs from the Indians and sends them back to Minnesota to sell for a high profit, while his neighbors sit around and wait for the planting season to start. All of this helps him to become a very prosperous farmer.