Analysis of the Running Man Essay

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Analysis of the Running Man

Analysis of the Running Man

Sometimes there are hurdles in life that require great courage to overcome. We must
utilize our inner strengths to motivate these courageous actions. Loren Eiseley sets an
example of this in The Running Man- a chapter from his autobiography, All the Strange
Hours. In this essay he reveals memories that show his lonely childhood which gives him
the courage to overcome his problems.

Loneliness is what ultimately sparks his courageous action later on in his life. "I
remember the pacing, the endless pacing of my parents after midnight, while I lay
shivering in the cold bed and tried to understand the words that passed between my mother
and my father."(Eisley,337) This quote taken from the running man is just one example of
his deep loneliness that he was faced with as a child. Even when he was around his family
he still felt lonely. Whenever he came upon a ruined farmhouse and found old papers
scattered across the floor that shared his last name, he realized that a German possibly
like him had

lived there. He was amazed that his family hadn't known this family. If only the family
could have still lived there he would possibly have companions
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