Asta's son is heartbroken from the loss of his mother. Worst yet Asta's son’s is blamed for a murder that he did not commit. Asta's son is soon declared as a "wolf's head" (wanted dead or alive). Asta's son runs out of the village and begins the journey to discover whom he really is. Asta's son hides in the forest, and one day hears a conversation between John Ayecliffe, the village steward, and another person.
Another example of a parent giving of themselves to help their child is in the book, Wolf Brother, by Michelle Paver. Torak’s father took him away from the Wolf Clan so that he could teach him the most important survival skills. His father was a soul-eater and knew one day the Beast would come to kill him. Even though Torak would have been happier living amongst the Clan, he took him away so he could prepare to live in solidarity when the time came. It was a difficult lesson for Torak to learn, but when his father was killed by the Beast, he knew how to
The Indians were struggling and needed food. Crazy Horse felt like he wasn’t treating his tribal member’s right. He knew how to hunt and get food. He went back to camp after the tribe surrendered. Crazy refused to be imprisoned and the Crow Creek tribal police fatally wounded Crazy Horse in the back with a bayonet.
Although some trading post and white settlers have arrived in this area, the law of the land was made by the Indians. He struggles during his first winter with an inadequate rifle and no knowledge of how to comfortably survive. An example, is when the chief of the Crow tribe, “Paints-His-Shirt-Red,” observes a starving Jeremiah chasing trout in a frigid river while he [the chief] has a stringer full on his horse. His luck turns when he has an unexpected encounter with “Bear Claw,” Chris Lapp, who mentors him on the ways of the land. Lapp takes him in and shows him the way of the land, and after gaining the skills required to survive in the mountains, he sets off on his own
The film is about the story of a young man ‘Jim’ who grows up in the high country with his father. When his father dies in a freak accident, the young man goes down to the farms in the flat country to seek a job. Through his job seeking endeavours, he meets a young woman named Jessica who is his boss’ daughter. Jessica and Jim start training a famous colt, but one day it escapes. ‘Harrison’ Jim’s boss is furious when he finds out and causes Jessica to run away.
One of the separations in The Odyssey is how Odysseus cannot return to his family in Ithaca because Calypso was keeping him imprisoned for Poseidon because he blinded his son, the Cyclops. Another separation is Odysseus losing all of his loyalty from the people of Ithaca. The first separation in When the Legends Die is when Tom’s dad dies in the avalanche and his mother dies of illnesses. Another would be Tom being separated from the old ways, being forced to learn the new ways of life and forgetting about the old. The final separation is Tom being separated from himself, having everyone else run his life, telling him what to do and how, not giving him his own freedom.
In the movie The Grapes of Wrath, Tom Joad hitchhikes his way home to Oklahoma after spending four years in jail for killing a man with a shovel. On the way he ran into his former childhood preacher Jim Casy. When they finally made it to the farm, It was abandoned. That is until Muley Graves showed up. Muley is an old family friend who at the time didn't look so good, he looked like he had been living on his own for years.
They have plenty to eat but the ice is beginning to melt and the three of them must make the long hard trip to land. When they are attacked by orcas and her mother is killed, Kallik is alone and scared. Will she be able to survive? Toklo leads a hard life with his mother Oka and his brother Tobi. When Oka declares that in order for them to survive they must cross the cold, high mountains to find food Toklo is delighted.
In the L’envoi at the end of the book, he mentions receving a note from his “father” Ikpuck, who pleads from him to return to the land of twilight to hunt with him one last time before he dies, Icehouse too requests he return. Jenness will never see his adopted family again, Ikpuc dies on “our stamping grounds on Victoria Island” as Jenness puts it hunting for caribou; Icehouse succumbs to influenza, Jennie, their daughter his sister dies from tuberculoses which clamed her husband. He shows remorse for there loss and wonders about the effect white disease had on these people. His concern however, seems distant and superficial, just something else to add, an answer to what happens next, and nothing more. Diamond Jenness was accepted in by the native people of Victoria Island, was loved by those who took him in and cared for him.
Sarty is the only member of the family to truly act on his own conscience, and ultimately this separates him from the rest of the family. Sarty was prepared, if necessary, to testify against his father in the incident of the burning of the Harris barn; he, alone, tries to save DeSpain's barn by warning the Major of what is about to happen. When Sarty follows DeSpain's horse up to the burning barn, he hears gunshots in the confusion. His father was not a man of such weapons: Abner's tool and weapon was fire. Sarty trips and falls, then, seeing what he has tripped over on the ground, he runs away from the conflagration.