Overcoming Adversity In The Film 'October Sky'

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I recite, “success doesn't come serene, success must be earned, success requires determination” (Anonymous Writer). Everyone has an endeavour to become extraordinary. Consequently, many people do not possess the obligatory attributes to accomplish an aim or motive in their lives. In the film “October Sky,” Homer Hickam the protagonist overcame a sequence of calamities along his journey to become a successful rocket fabricating engineer. He clawed his way out of an ‘unenlightened cave’ where coal mining was his only fate. Where there lacked serendipity, there was no surmise for someone as impecunious and inauspicious as him to become successful. Moreover, the two utmost points of discussion I will address consist of Homer overcoming …show more content…

Additionally, when Homer’s father said “I've been mad as hell at you. But it's the first time in your life I've been ashamed of you.” Imperils Homer’s emotional and mental well being a substantial amount. Especially when one knows the odds of becoming successful coming from a town like ‘Coalwood’ is little to slim. The support of family members is remarkably crucial in times of making difficult decisions such as choosing to work in a coal mine or choosing to find another path to success. In spite of this, Homer managed to be persistent throughout his work, and with indefatigability continued to pursue his dream to be a rocket building engineer. When Homer’s rocket got purloined while he was at the ‘national science fair’ his mother defended him by saying “Homer has gotten a lot of help from the people in this town. They've helped him build his rockets. They've watched him fly 'em. But not you. You never showed up, not even once” (October Sky, Elsie Hickam). She had undoubtedly contributed to the process of Homer resolving the austerity between his father. Primarily when she said “I'm not asking you to believe in it, but he's your son, for God's sake. And I am asking you to help him.” That day John Hickam had

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