I will make it my personal business to see that it goes back to what it was before you came here’” (King 71). Here, Andy’s determination is put on display by him simply not acting. He chooses to restrain himself and keep everything that he has worked so hard for in the prison. This determination and passion probably takes Andy’s mind off his situation and gives him a purpose to continue to live, thereby boosting his self-respect. Another reason that the library helps Andy maintain his
The mind is such a beautiful part of the body that wills us to endure and survive even in the harshest circumstances. This willpower of the human mind was especially put to the test by the victims of the Holocaust. This was evident through their sufferings, while prisoners in Nazi concentration camps during World War II. In addition to the majority of prisoners not being able to escape death, their desire to survive also faded in time. Both survivor Victor Frankl and fictional character Guido Oreface found reasons to persevere while in confinement.
But when Andy started to make friends the prison life started to get easier. The burden of being isolated and imprisoned eventually made Andy a prisoner that was secluded from the real world. Just like Andy, the rest of the prisoners that have been there for a long time also are shielded from reality outside of the prison walls. Just like in the movie when Brooks gets out of prison on parole, he cannot handle the outside world because he is so use to the prison. He gets stationed at an institute that gives him a job and he was free to do whatever he wants, but he still thinks about the prison life.
Having a real friendship isn’t about who you were or what you did, but who you are, and what you will do. At the start of the film, we see two different men with not much in common but the fact that they are in prison together. In a letter he writes to Red, Andy hopes that Red remembers what he says about where he would go if he ever gets out. Andy wrote, “Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Over time their friendship starts to become something more than what they could have ever believe it could be. Andy’s real escape from the reality and horrors of the prison are the bonds he has made, especially with Red.
Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz Reading the novel Survival in Auschwitz by author Primo Levi leads one to wonder whether his survival is attributed to his indefinite will to survive or a very subservient streak of luck. Throughout the novel, he is time and again spared from the fate that supposedly lies ahead of all inhabitants of the death camp at Auschwitz. Whether it was falling ill at the most convenient times or coming in contact with prisoners who had a compassionate, albeit uncommon, disposition, it would seem as though the Gods were always smiling upon him. Although throughout the novel primo is characterized as a very willing and competent individual, one can not say that his personality or his training as a chemist were the sole factors of his survival. For the purposes of this essay, it is necessary to further address the possibility that maybe Primo Levi was just a lucky guy.
¡°Somehow, even through countless years of prison life, he has maintained a sense of dignity.¡± Shukov demonstrated his integrity by attaining trust among the prisoners, a trust gained only from his previous engagements of sincere and honest deeds. Ivan¡¯s optimistic attitude motivated the others around him to perform the given tasks with a can do attitude. To a man, ones aspect of life can aspire a man to perform a great deed with a positive attitude, which Ivan had accomplished within the power plant. Ivan Denisovich¡¯s heart found sympathy for those who had suffered without a just cause for survival allowing him to remain sane throughout his sentence. His sanity was part of his meaning in life as his main goal was to live a life the best he could, and to maintain that life it was necessary for him to remain sane.
We won’t let each other fall asleep. We’ll look after each other”’ (89). When father and son rely on one another, it gives them more motivation to pass by the difficult situati... ... middle of paper ... ...elf worthy of survival as the doctors compare him to other prisoners. Above all, Eliezer knows that he has the durability to live, and he has to put his fate in his own hands. He may not be able to control the situation, but he is able to control his mindset, demonstrating that more than luck is needed to remain alive.
Hamlet’s judgment can be distorted when he does not act using reason but rather emotional impulse. His ability to accept and embrace suffering and pain, allows him to realize how valuable his life truly is. Although Hamlet is a man of good educational status, often Hamlet acts solely on impulse rather than thinking logically by deciphering his emotions. For instance, in Hamlet’s “To be or not to be…” soliloquy, Hamlet is contemplating whether to live or to die; in this case we can see how Hamlet is omitting the use of his judgment upon making the decision of whether to live any longer. Hamlet takes into account all the pangs he has experienced in his life; he believes that suicide is the fastest and easiest route to take out of the ... ... middle of paper ... ...kespeare illustrates how Hamlet is no longer suicidal and his most precious possession is his life.
His self realization ends his inner turmoil and confinement, allowing him to finally become a free man. Though he is physically imprisoned in Siberia, he becomes menatlly liberated not only of his self- isolation from conscience but also his suppressed guilt. Accepting responsibility for one's past actions helps one lead a successful life in the future.
Dr. Frankl also explains that the means for the suffering or the hope must be one worthy of the suffering required. "A man who becomes conscious of the responsibility he bears towards a human being affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to through away his life. He knows the "why" for his existence, and will be able to bear any "how." With the same theory in mind as above, one can see how easy it would be to lose hope or give up if the means of the suffering wa... ... middle of paper ... ...ed the gas chambers of Auschwitz; however, he is also that being who entered those gas chambers upright, with the Lord's Prayer or the Shema Yisrael on his lips." This part of the book transferred from an easy reading autobiography to a complex psychiatric journal describing, in detail, the theory behind logotherapy.