Paikea’s quest is more personal and direct. Paikea feels in her heart that she is meant to be a spiritual leader for her people, and we see throughout the entire movie the challenges she faces on this quest. Her grandfather Koro’s quest is different however. Unlike Paikea, he is not struggling to find himself as an influential religious leader for his people; instead his quest is to seek out a new prophet to lead the people. This is still a very personal quest for him.
Yet as the story continues, he steps out of his comfort-zone in order to find his mother which allows him to develop a stronger sense of independence. Numerous times in the novel Christopher references a recurring dream he has of himself being the only person left on earth. While the dream was not directly focusing on the factor of not having to be social, it gave us a hint toward believing Christopher's aims for self-sufficiency. This dream it emphasizes how intense his desire is for self-sufficiency which was directly correlated to Christopher's disobedience to Father. Christopher's disobedience stemmed from his desire for independence, which caused him to assert himself showing relative maturity.
Then the movement started to move towards a more destructive way or belief, a belief that only members or followers of the Aum would survive if they were at a higher state through Asahara’s teachings, but he also stated that even those who were not at a higher state were guaranteed a higher state in their reincarnation. This was his followers motivating belief to follow him, in hopes of attaining a higher level in reincarnation, then what they were currently at the time before they became a member of this religion. Asahara was the master of the religious movement Aum Shinrikyo. My thoughts of Asahara, was someone who was an underachiever, insecure, but had a psycho personality of someone who needed to be viewed as a powerful leader. Asahara proclaimed to be able to travel forward and speak with survivors of World War III.
2. The boy has to learn to respond to these omens so he can take them and follow his personal legend to the conclusion. Leaving Fatima 1. “you must understand that love never keeps a man from pursuing his personal legend. If he abandons that pursuit, it’s because it wasn’t true love…the love that speaks the language of the world.” 2.
‘There is a way to be good again.’ From this, you can tell that Amir is trying to gain forgiveness and wants to redeem himself of the actions that haunt him to this day. The moral standard Amir must meet to earn his redemption is set early in the book, when Baba says that a boy who doesn’t stand up for himself becomes a man who can’t stand up to anything. As a boy, Amir fails to stand up for himself. As an adult, he can only redeem himself by proving he has the courage to stand up for what is right. The most substantial part of Amir’s search for redemption stems from his guilt regarding Hassan.
The Alchemist is a unique book about finding ones place in life. This book is a story of a boys’ journeys and struggles in life, it describes how he over comes his struggles in order to find his treasure. “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” has a common theme as The Alchemist. This song tells one that even though life has struggles you can overcome them. All in all The Alchemist and “Life Ain’t Always Beautiful” have similar themes in which one sees the hardships in life, but finds the strength to overcome them.
Summary of Siddhartha Hesse writes this novel about a spiritual life of a Brahmin’s son name Siddhartha that takes place in ancient India around the time of Buddha. The novel is about a successful life of a boy who reaches his goal after facing many difficulties. In this novel, experience is shown as the most effective way to touch reality and gain enlightenment. Consciousness rises after getting real experience and knowledge in life. Siddhartha’s attempts show that separation from the material world is not enough to get real knowledge unless getting real experience to make life successful.
Thesis: The theme of spirituality is strongly intertwined with the very idea of a “Personal Legend”. A Personal Legend can be defined as the purpose of a being's life. In a spiritual sense, one’s purpose in life is to come closer to God. In the novel, Santiago’s Personal Legend in a superficial sense is to travel desert to get treasure. However, as the books plays out, the realization grows that the gifts that Santiago gains are everything but the actual treasure chest.
Consequently, for a hero to be completely successful, they must experience the return to be at peace with their journey. Without each step of the journey, the hero would lack experience and miss important lessons learned along the way of the journey. The separation and departure stage of a hero’s journey is imperative, because it starts the journey and gives the hero confidence for the most difficult trials to come. The first stage of the journey, the call, is crucial to the overall success of the hero because it sets the journey in motion. In the case of Room, the main character Jack turns five years old, and his mother knows this is the time for them to escape the treacherous Old Nick and the claustrophobia of the eleven by eleven foot room.
In the first stanza he shows his readers the ideal way to act during times of acute crisis. The poet asks his readers to make themselves strong enough such that they can take responsibility for their actions and choices bravely and not indulge in blame-games. A person should muster enough confidence to believe in himself and his potential when everyone else gives up on him; but at the same time the poet also advises his readers to make enough room in their heads for opposing ideas from others. This poem teaches a person the importance of waiting and advices him to not let lies and hatred mire his character even if the ones around him seem to be infested with them. Kipling knew that instilling these virtues might make his readers self-righteous so he warns them against the same towards the end of the stanza.