Then when luck comes you are ready.”(32) Santiago coordinates good luck with offerings from the sea. He also said, in order to catch the big fish I must go out far enough where the great one will ... ... middle of paper ... ...as a man once again. I think there are many occasions in a person’s life where manhood is questioned and a rebirth of ideas is abroad. We might be able to call these our phases of life everyone seems to undergo. As Santiago’s life slows down it is harder to prove to himself his own worth, but through the boy he is allowed a chance to reflect his own aspirations and honor for the sea on to the boy.
In the first version of the story, Richard Parker is a violent creature that helps Pi survive by providing him with company so he does not get lonely or go crazy. Pi says, “If I still had a will to live, it was thanks to Richard Parker… if he died I would be left alone with despair, a foe even more formidable than a tiger” (Martel 164). Pi also makes it clear that Richard Parker “will swim as far as he has to, to catch the drifting raft and the food upon it” (Martel 161). Because of Richard Parker, Pi has a companion, otherwise, he would be left with nothing to do except wallow in sorrow about his pitiful condition. Richard Parker also keeps Pi alert and keeps him engaged throughout the day.
He shifts the line to avoid an... ... middle of paper ... ...r chance of achieving his goals. One may be more likely to reach his goals if he is greatly devoted to these goals. Santiago is persistently dedicated to being a fisherman, and he learns that this helps him catch fish. In Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago demonstrates ambition toward overcoming obstacles when he suffers through pain, takes a long journey, and has time without fish. If everyone in the world would remain dedicated to their aspirations of their own volition, then people would benefit because of the potential they possess to annul the obstacles restricting them.
Santiago’s making his own decisions and Thor’s taking action to get out of his helpless situation show their developments to the more mature human beings. According to The Power of Myth, one of the characteristics of hero is to encounter troubles. He explains, “The trials are designed to see to it that the intending hero sh... ... middle of paper ... ... by giving money to prepare sailing, and equipments that they need while sailing. Also, when they struggle to settle on the land, the native people help Thor and his companions. Native people helped them settle the raft on the island, and to reach the destination.
Roger is one of the boys one the island that never truly had a civilized side to him, making it easy to allow the savage to let loss. Golding’s theme of people relying on civilization to avoid turning savage can be seen throughout the novel as the character Ralph. In the novel Ralph represents reason and order. At the beginning Ralph is able to become leader and create goals to capitalize on surviving and being rescued. But, as the story progresses and he starts losing control what he had and stood for is taken from him.
This shows the importance of organization to Ralph, which is how a leader should think, caring about all his people. In addition, he begins to build shelters after a while on the island so they can have protection against the strong heat or rain on the island. Shelter is one of the basic necessities for life and Ralph’s action of building those shows his commitment and hope for survival until they can become rescued. Furthermore, during their first assembly, Ralph suggests to build a fire so that if ships pass by they can see the smoke, as a sign of life. This is significant because it shows Ralph’s priority of rescue.
He only goes so far with his religious tendencies and faith, until reason comes to the rescue. Pi also seems to use reasonable thinking when in a tough situation, to make it better for both him and Richard Parker. Reasonable thinking comes into play when he decided to think like an animal, with the struggle for superiority and the right to be called the alpha male That’s how he really tamed the beast that was Richard Parker. These three main points directly explain why reason plays a life or death role in this book. When Pi is in this predicament, the first couple of days on the boat with Richard Parker are terrible by his description.
Help is on the way Thesis Jesus immediately made his disciples get into the boat to set off for Bethsaida before dispersing the crowd. Mark’s Gospel gives us no meaning to the sense of urgency to why Jesus compels the disciples to pull up the anchor and leave. He dispatches them along with the crowd and goes up the mountainside to pray alone. Distances from their master, the disciples undergo an ordeal, struggling against the wind. The storm does not endanger their lives but they find themselves trapped in the middle of the lake, fighting against the wind after rowing in a constant strain.
Willard has respect for the natives as seen when he tells the men of his boat not to shoot without reason, in previous scenes. Giving the natives the benefit of the doubt that they are not harmful, allowed Willard to focus on his mission and accomplish it. Optimism can also be used as a coping mechanism. The Hollow Men gives off the vibe that the men are trying to deal with t... ... middle of paper ... ...s-Pedersen, “change is difficult and will cause reactions” (Ross-Pederson). How we deal with those actions is the important part, uncomfortable encounters force people to prioritize and adapt.
When Pi notices the tooth in the algae, Pi decides to leave the island and continue the journey to safety. Finally they arrive in Mexico where he finds two men that Pi starts to tell them the story of the journey to survival but none of the men believe what Pi say’s and change t... ... middle of paper ... ...d to Pi. Pi is still a Hindu, Muslim and Christian. Being on that lifeboat gave him a purpose and meaning to life. All in all, In Life of Pi there has to be sacrifices to achieve the top of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.