The book that I’m reading is Brian’s Winter. It’s the sequel to Hatchet, written by Gary Paulsen. The point of the book is to tell what would happen to Brian If he didn’t get rescued and if he had to endure the long winter to come. In the beginning Brian is living his life in the forest by himself and he is oblivious to the signs around him that summer is ending. It eventually hits him once, fall is almost over.
Nature and Simplicity In the nonfiction book A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson shares with the reader his experiences of a whole new world on the Appalachian Trail. As the story progresses, he comes to terms with how these experiences are changing his view on life, such as society's obsessive lust for unnecessary items to survive in this world of technology. Bryson discovers that our society as a whole has completely lost their appetite for admiration of nature and the simplicity it brings to our complex lifestyle filled with massive amounts of necessities. Through comparison and contrast, Bryson illustrates society’s lust for objects compared to what is necessary for humans to survive. ‘”… It’s an Enviro Monitor.” “Oh, yes?” I responded politely.
Years later, the two friends stumbled upon a Buddhist region and met the “Illustrious One” or, Gotama. While Govinda joined the Buddha, Siddhartha found flaws in Gotama’s teachings and was not ensnared in their peace, so, he left for his own journey all alone in the wilderness. In the woods, Siddhartha comes to terms with himself, “I will no longer try to escape Siddhartha…I will learn from myself the secret of Siddhartha (pg. 38-39).” He feels as if he is born again in the woods, and, as Karma would have it, he saw the world for the first time. He stumbles upon a village and meets the beautiful Kamala.
This is also another way to earn respect from others by demonstrating a hard work ethic and common sense. When you walk into a room filled with FFA members, you might have a feeling of comfort and notice that the atmosphere is mostly friendly. I always feel that happy atmosphere in our FFA branch. It’s the unity that keeps us together. When I wear my father’s old FFA jacket, it brings on a sense of pride.
While in his hometown Guigemar is a great knight , the best of the best, but he is seen as the young man who has not entered manhood. Guigemar’s journey to manhood is in a liminal state, and is enhanced by his killing of the deer and learning that he must find a true love to become a man. Guigemar has to be “cured by a women who will suffer for your love more pain and anguish than any other women has known” (Page 44). The forest represents the in between, a part of the journey that Guigemar must go on in order to mature and move from his liminal state in life. The woods represents nature and how it is wild and untamed not bound by any laws of the ruling class.
“She would never feel at home with the hakujin”. As Hatsue and Ishmael part Gutterson uses the woods once again “a March stillness had seized everything - the trees, the rotting deadwood, the leafless vine maple, the stones littering the ground.” The use of the bleak setting reveals the decaying relationship. As Hatsue was influenced by her family and culture, she accepts that her love for Ishmael can no longer exist. She goes on to declare this to Ishmael, “everything appears to be different from what it was when I was with you on San Piedro” “I don’t love you
He is awarded the horse that carried him during the war and his posting as a gift. As a result of his brave trait, he does not leave the island, and he decides to live alone with his horse. His self-assured nature gives him the courage to live in the island though it looked deserted. After arriving at the new post, he finds the frontier in disrepair and abandoned. He is opportunistic of giving “hope” to the island and makes a “life” out of the island.
However, he resolves these thoughts and continues to have perseverance and the will to survive. Paulsen descriptively demonstrates how a person can survive as Brian experiences realistic scenarios that seem near impossible. Brian realizes, throughout his brutal journey, that his family, which he was so disappointed in, was not as bad as he had thought. However, he knew, if he was ever going to see them again, that he needed to master his survival skills in the woods. Then brain found a rifle in the plane wreckage.
If you start to question your faith and mess with the devil, you will surely lose. Goodman Brown fought an internal war with his faith and eventually lost to evil. It also shows that how everyone is not as they seem. People always do thing out of the eyes of others and can have different purposes and beliefs than what appears at first glance. Goodman Brown has learned the hard way about dabbling with the devil and will now forever be in question with his
In Cold Mountain Inman has his goal to reach, which is to find the love of his life Ada. “He stepped forward slowly. Then he saw Ada’s fine face atop some strange trousered figure, like a mannish boy.” (Frazier 428) This--being a physical, material goal—is impossible to succeed unless the objective is reached. Then and only then is the goal complete, no exceptions. This is not the case in Into the Wild.