With the working bow, he could catch and kill fish and birds to eat their meat and make feathered arrows. Later, a tornado hits close to Brian’s shelter and destroys his shelter and puts out his fire. It also throws his tools into the lake. He immediately works on making a new fire, knowing that fire is needed to survive in the wilderness: “He worked slowly, but even so, with his new skill he had a fire going in less than an hour” (Paulsen 150). With fire, he is protected from animals.
FINAL ESSAY, STOP-TIME TOPIC: Tobey and Frank find a dead mule in the forest. They experience a strange new understanding of life and death and their place in the world. Every once in a while, you will come across something that instills in you a perspective, completely new or opposing to the previous one, on life. In Frank Conroy's memoir, Stop-Time, Frank and Tobey discover a dead mule, and the sight of it causes the boys to talk about the incident for weeks to come. Stumbling upon the dead mule changes the boys' ideas about life and death, giving them a new appreciation for life, and how they have this feeling of time stopping throughout this journey of before, during and right after this revelation strikes them.
O'Brien refuses the money, though he would need it if he did continue on to Canada. But Elroy tacks it to O'Brien's cabin door with a note marked "Emergency Fund. “During O'Brien's last day at the lodge, Elroy takes him fishing on the river. O'Brien comments on the thoughts that flashed through his mind. He sees his family, friends, his hometown and many others on the other side of the river at first cheering then he imagines them embarrassed for him.
Reviewing Peter’s account of Jesus or that of the Rich Young Ruler, a person is able to see that this was far from the truth. Bill Hybels, the Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, preached about the Peter making one of the most important statements of his life. In Luke 5:5 Peter decision to say “yes” to Jesus with this statement opened the door for endless opportunity, fame, inspiration, hardships, and salvation of his own life and the salvation of others. Peter has been fishing all night and then Jesus comes into the scene. Jesus borrows Peter’s boat so that he can teach from the lake then he asks him to get his nets after a long unsuccessful fishing day, to throw his nets out to the water and try to catch some fish again.
In the chapter the fire Dana finds herself saving a boy from a fire. She starts talking to the boy and realizes that he is Rufus the same boy she saved from drowning in the river. Rufus explains that before he drowned he saw her and as the fire was happening he hears Dana and Kevin speaking. She is astonished because it is the same boy yet he is a few years older. The boy has tried to burn down the house as revenge toward his father who has beat him.
White contrasts the sounds on the lake from his childhood with the present ones when mentioning a boating trip with his son: “In the old days the boats were powered by inboards “and when they were at a little distance, the noise they made was a sedative, an ingredient of summer sleep. . . But now the campers all had outboards and these made a petulant, irritable sound” (White), which displays his inability to accept the technological changes that come around with time, in places that felt very remote in his youth. As White walks down the wharf with his son, he mentions “I had trouble making out which was I, the one walking at my side, the one walking in my pants” (White), showing that although he wishes to relive the entire trip through his son, he is gaining a sense of awareness that he is an individual in a different position than in his past and his environment has also undergone change due to
Comparison and Contrast: Barn Burning Sartoris Snopes is a young boy with a major conflict in his life; “be true to his blood”? or tell the truth. His father, a shady character with very cruel intentions has had to relocate his family because he is a “barn burner”. After one of Sarty’s fathers pigs gets loose for the second time, one of his neighbors tells him he can have it back for a dollar fee which angers the father so much that he burns down the neighbors’ barn. So Sarty’s father is asked to appear before the Justice of the Peace to settle the matter.
“The Law of Life” is a story about a man, Koskoosh, who is left behind by his tribe to die. Koskoosh is a very old man who has lost most of his vision and depends on his hearing. His son, the current chief of the tribe, leaves him some sticks to feed the fire. When the fire dies, so will he. As time goes on he reminisces of the time he left his father in the snow.
While stopped with the men the little boy noticed a fire across the creek. The little boy thought he could still cross on the stones as he’d done before, although the fire was in the creek. While he was crossing he saw bodies lying around with no heads and some were drowning (Bierce, Norton 409). The little boy felt like he had won another battle when he crossed the creek and threw his sword down. He realized that he saw buildings that looked like the area around the plantation where he lived.
The three important people in the essay “Once More to the Lake,” by E.B. White are the author, his son, and his father, and they represent a bond between his son and his father, the author as a child, and death respectively. First, White represents a bond between his son and his father. In the essay, the author recalls his time at the lake stating, “this feeling got so strong I bought myself a couple of bass hooks and a spinner and returned to the lake where we used to go, for a week’s fishing and to revisit