They all agree until they find out that Everyman will not be returning. His dearest friend, Fellowship, deceives him. Followed by his family, Cousin and Kindred. Everyman then sets his sights to his material items, Goods, who also deceives him. Everyman looks to Strength, Beauty, Discretion,
The two were obviously distant and yet Victor fulfills his duty as a son and picks up his father’s remains. One could argue that he went only for the truck and the few hundred dollars his father had in the bank, though he did feel some kind of love for his father. This is proven when Victor admits that although he does not want to go into the trailer where his father died, he must because “there might be something valuable in there… pictures and letters and stuff like that” (419). The mundane tone Alexie uses emphasizes the sad routines one follows after a loved one dies; life continues. Alexie’s use of transitions between the present and memories of the past represent the memories that often pervade one’s mind when the experience a loss.
Parry’s tribulation of constantly being lonely may be solved simply because he trusts that his friend will help him be with Lydia. Without Jack, Parry would continue his obsession with Lydia and may have never spoken with her in his life. In The Shawshank Redemption Andy has a major issue as he experiences the dreadful abuse from a group of other prisoners called ‘The Sisters’. He uses his intelligence in the business field to show the guards and Warden Norton he can assist them with their taxes and papers. As he earns their trust, he begins to earn his protection from Bogs and The Sisters: “Two things never happened again.
He also shows a trait of caring towards Hamlet because he shows how worried he gets when Hamlet goes over to meet and talk to the ghost. He keeps his word to Hamlet plenty of times, the first being about the ghost. When Horatio tells Hamlet about the ghost, Hamlet makes Horatio swear by his sword because he doesn’t want anyone to know about the ghost or his plan to take revenge. Hamlet says to Horatio, “Never make known what you have seen tonight” (Ham 1.5.145). Hamlet trusts Horatio to keep this secret and that is exactly what Horatio does, he keeps his word with Hamlet and doesn’t tell a single soul, as he should.
It can also be said that Ulysses refuses to wait for death to catch up with him. This can be evidently seen on line 51: ‘Death closes all: but something ere the end…’ This shows how even though Ulysses knows death will soon come for him, he is absolutely determined not to waste his final days, the latter part of the quote shows how he is determined to use his last days usefully. Another argument that Ulysses is a celebration of old men is that it is an example of male friendship and the spirit between friends. This can be seen in the final stanza, where Ulysses is talking to his mariners about going off on another adventure. The words ‘tis not too late to seek a newer world’ suggest Ulysses is rallying a cry to his mariners to join him on another one of his adventures, and that they should disregard their age and live what life they have left.
Sadly in the end, he died right beside half of his Regiment, but I’m sure that he also died with pride and dignity. The movie “Glory” taught me that to be a leader, you will have to endure some struggles and make sacrifices; it’s not about you, it’s about your followers and putting them ahead of you. Sometimes this may also involve risks and you may also have to do things that are out of your character. Colonel Shaw had to fight to take care of his Regiment, but he didn’t give up; he stood strong. It was nice to see that with honestly comes respect and with respect comes loyalty.
After pondering this declaration, Inman concludes that “he cannot abide by a universe composed of only that he could see, especially when it was so frequently foul. So he held to the idea of a better place, and he figured he might as well consider Cold Mountain to be the location of it as anywhere” (23). Swimmer lays the spiritual foundation Inman builds upon later in life. The day before he leaves for the war, Inman repeats this tale to his love, Ada. To him, Ada embodies all the peaceful and heavenly attributes of Cold Mountain, therefore, when the horrors of war prove too much for Inman to handle, he crawls his way back to Ada in hopes of spiritual redemption.
The setting of the story makes for an eerie tone throughout the book. Krakauer describes the weather and McCandless’ surroundings in such detail, I feel as if I am watching the scene unfold in front of me. Krakauer makes me feel anxious and scared for Alex as I sit on the edge of my seat reading. I am curious to why Alex made the decision he did to come to Alaska. It triggers Bible stories; the challenge to give up everything he had to become closer to God.
Ruthie Eldridge 04.27.2012 English- Period 8 Essay: C A man’s precious treasure is his pride and dignity. Born upon this cold world, full of rejection and disappointment, it is all that he has to hold on to. There was once a saying that, it doesn’t matter if you lose the fight, as long as you didn’t back down to the battle. Many people are judgmental on whether you lose, but they don’t analyze the road you took to earn your respect, and your determination to stand strong, even when others expect you to fall. Therefore, standing up for what you believe in will always be more acceptable than selling out.
Granger believes that when people change even a small part of the world thoughtfully and deliberately, they leave behind enough of their roots to enable other people to mourn them properly.Granger’s story about his grandfather, with its moral about the importance of leaving one’s mark on the world, resonates with Montag’s desire to leave a meaningful legacy. From the beginning of the novel he has been growing increasingly dissatisfied with a life based on empty pleasures and devoid of real connections to other people. With the help from Granger, Montag now realized that because Mildred hardly ever did anything, he did not miss her. Montag thinks back to Faber’s words, promising him that Montag would be as a brother. That is Montag-plus-Faber, fire plus water which would mix and turn into wine.