He tries to send out a message that people will be able to endure anything if they can find hope. When the shock of Kiowa’s death shocked O’Brien, he found hope that things would get better and recovered to later honor his friend through writing and freeing his spirit. When Mitchell Sanders was stuck in living hell, he takes a second to notice how perfect nature was, despite the ongoing war, and understands that nature and life shall never cease existence and uses it to motivate himself. This revelation and positivity of all the joyous moments that are possible during war make this story easily relatable to any person of the “real world” that has had to endure anguish and suffering.
Throughout everything Zapernini went through, he showed his love to his former enemies. His heart was transformed into loving, and forgiving the guards for what they have done to him and his friends. I definitely recommend this book to everyone who gets the chance to read it. This book has taught me so much on how blessed we are today. I learned that the United States was formerly captive.
Unlike the other prisoners in the camp, Guido uniqueness shows by his ability to use a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination which protected his son from the dangers in their camp. At the beginning of the film Life is Beautiful, Guido’s friend tells him, “With willpower, you can do anything.” Guido took that to heart and lived his life accordingly. His mentality that he could not change what was happening to him did not affect his willpower to save his life and the lives of those he loved. The fear of losing his life or that tomorrow may not come, did not seem to affect Guido’s determination to survive. Unlike many of the prisoners surrounding him who had given up hopes of survival, Guido pranced around the camp with his genuine smile and liveliness about himself.
Zamperini became a very famous long distance runner, even competing in the olympics one year. When World War 2 began, Louis joined the air corps as a bombardier. One mission brought a terrible fate upon the airman; after a fatal plane crash Louis and two other survivors took to a raft that was without food, without water, and surrounded around the clock by sharks. Louis had just survived this impossible task only to be captured by the Japanese Navy. Louis narrowly escaped death several times in several different prisoner camps, including a camp with a particularly brutal guard nicknamed “the bird”.
SPIRIT LIFTER >God has kept me here for a reason. >I survived because he has a plan for me. >All my bad relationships, the bad credit, the >repossessions, the death of my loved ones, >the back stabbing from my friends, the negative thoughts, >or the lack of support, I made it because I am blessed! >I release and let go of all past hurts, misunderstandings and grudges >because I am blessed! >I recognize them as the illusions they are, for God is all there is.
In the end Santiago succeeds and is no longer unsuccessful because of his determination to give up his life for the marlin. Even though he is only left with the skeleton of the marlin all the fishermen are still impressed. The fishermen measure the carcass and is found to be eighteen feet long. Santiago rode to shore on his boat feeling happy and accomplished. Even though our battles are not with marlins or sharks we all have obstacles standing the the way of our goals at some time in our lives.
(175). While he desperately refused to complete his never ending missions in the dilemma of Catch-22, author Joseph Heller classifies Yossarian as a hero because of his loyalty, his ability to remain sane throughout the war, and his heroic characteristics. Although sometimes what he gives to his fellow soldiers might not be returned, Yossarian looks out for his friends and cares about his tent mates. His ability to mourn the people he cares about is impressive and heroic because throughout the mourning process of soldiers in his squadron such as McWatt and Hungry Joe, Yossarian is able to remain sane while everybody around him is not. While even though he sometimes claims that he is insane, Yossarian’s actions demonstrate his heroic character.
The refugees were kept away from the brink of starvation thanks to that amiable boy who used his agility to jump swiftly from tree to tree like the raw ghosts of the Jews flitting away at the crack of dawn, following the path to nirvana. Satisfying the Jews’ hunger was a challenge in itself for the Bilecki family had to ration the shortage of food they had for t... ... middle of paper ... ... their endeavors. The survivors were sincerely grateful for the Bileckis and that’s all that mattered. In return for all they sacrificed, their greatest reward was the lives of the freed Jews. The Bilecki family may not have been famous for their affluent lives but they will be remembered for the lives they unshackled off the fringe of a living hell.
No one, apart from Santiago himself, can defeat his cheerful, uplifting spirit. However, the elderly fisherman’s state of mind is too stubborn and strong in his ways to allow defeating himself. This in itself keeps readers going and encourages anyone reading The Old Man and the Sea.
Lawson studied Joseph Campbell’s hero journey and wrote an article about it. Lawson delivers the idea that “the hero’s journey is set in motion by means of a supernatural event that casts the innocent into a strange and unfa... ... middle of paper ... ...y which remains loyal to him after many obstacles showing each other their true hearts and always helping each other. In the trails that challenged our hero, he showed no fear but he led the crew with his leadership and guided them until the end. In the belly of the whale, our hero was afraid but his fear was taken over by hatred, letting him walk deeper and deeper inside. In the magical pursuit, Ralph did not beg for them to let him go, but he just escapes.