Sir Gawain has no time to prepare for the challenge and only took it to protect his king. With a little forethought and knowledge, he might have concluded that the challenge was not woth the risks. There are other examples of unexpected challenges, such as the problems he had during his travel for the court of King Arthur to the Green Chapel. These challenges came up as he was traveling and he had no choice about taking them on, it was that or for him to die. The other main challenge was from the lady of the house.
He can't run away from his fears, so he makes a border between Richard Parker and himself. Pi says, " I started thinking seriously about how I was going to deal with Richard Parker. This forbearance on his part on hot, cloudless days, that is what it was and not simple laziness, was not good enough. I couldn't always be running away from him. I needed safe access to the locker and to the top of the tarpaulin, no matter on what time of day or the weather and no matter of his mood.
Originally, Huck wanted to leave civilization so that he did not have to live by society’s constraints because he believed that it would be much more enjoyable to be separated from civilization. Some may argue that Huckleberry Finn never accomplished his goal, and was unable to escape from civilization. Kravitz explains that Huck was too reliant on society so it was impossible for him to break free and he states, “He is unable, however, to avoid relying on the materials of the world he ‘abandoned’ that seem magically to appear in the river. Far from arriving from some ‘virgin’ untouched place in the world, the wood and the raft are recovered and constituted cultural materials of civilization that Huck desperately seeks to leave forever.” Basically, Kravitz argues that Huck never wanted to leave civilization and the adventure down the river only proves that it was impossible for him to survive without relying on others. On the other hand, Bloom, who insists th... ... middle of paper ... ...al responsibility.
However, the ones they trust are already on their own, looking after themselves. The characters go through adaptations as they adjust to their new surroundings, and change because of this. For example, Jack appears to be a strong-willed character in the beginning, nobody would have ever imagined he become a bloodthirsty killer. This serves as an example that they have to fend for themselves on this island; they cannot depend on Jack or any one else as a means of survival. Proof that every boy has his own responsibility.
When Crusoe arrives on the island after the shipwreck, he realizes his situation is but a fulfillment of his father's prediction that if Crusoe disregarded his advice, Crusoe would find himself alone with no source of help. Alone on the island, Crusoe finds himself alienated from the outside world due to his sin. It is then that he questions himself “ before I lay down I did what I never had done in all my life I kneeled down and prayed to God to fulfil the promise to me that if I called upon him in the day of trouble he would deliver” (Defoe, 72). Crusoe is such an interesting character partly because he is so deeply flawed. We’re to understand that his original sin was a boundless curiosity about the world.
Overall, we learned how our main character John felt all throughout his rough journey. This was important because it only made the story more attention catching and realistic. Curiosity takes a big role in this story because of the need to know more about the world John lives in. It’s understood that this journey wasn’t to The Place of the Gods but it was to the road of manhood. After all , John was looking for a purpose because he knew , deep in his heart that a village priest was not his
Thus, responsibility helps individuals to evolve and mature. Taking care of yourself, as well as others is an enormous responsibility. In both books, the main characters must take care of themselves because they do not know who they can trust. The boys in the Lord of the Flies basically have to live their own lives, for they are on an island with no one to run to except themselves, or some of the other boys that they trust. Although, the ones they trust are already fending for themselves.
Sometimes I think it was like he was storing up company for the times when he knew nobody would be around” (Krakauer 45). With that said, Chris understood the importance of being his own person, with his own ideas and views and his own way of thinking so that others could not manipulate him along the way. He realized that the only way for him to find his own freedom and peace was to be self-centered and to put himself before others without others polluting his sense of existence. Work Cited Krakauer, Jon. Into the Wild.
Influential British philosophers John Locke and Thomas Hobbes indicate that true freedom means being able to continue our daily and peaceful routines and to keep our rightful properties securely. Without a code of laws effectively halting evil oppressors from harming our qualities of lives, the offenders can do whatever they please, putting innocent people further into the chaotic states. Not all maliciously crafted laws represent the entire nature and spirits of laws. Hobbes in his work Levianthan tells us that “Where there is no common power, there is no law; where no law, no
To Chris the civilized world of the present is toxic, it must be left behind for hopes of achieving transcendentalism. Gaylord Stuckey describes Chris’s hopes before entering the Alaska interior to Jon Krakauer when being interviewed about his encounter with Chris. Stuckey says, “‘He didn’t want to see a single person, no airplanes, no sign of civilization” (159). Chris does not believe it will be possible for him to reach the same type of enlightenment he seeks with human civilization around him. To him this enlightenment must be reached through nature, pure nature.