The Necessity of Partnership to Achieve Greatness Within City of Thieves

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"Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together." -- (Van Gogh) The building block for almost any accomplishment requires some sort of external assistance. City of Thieves by David Benioff is a tale about how two petty and solitary characters are thrown together to achieve an incredible feat. By themselves, the two fellows would have had no chance whatsoever of completing the task set forth for them, but together they form a much stronger bond, and are able to overcome hardship and grow personally. Throughout history and…show more content…
They collected the information and made it available to the public whereas one person could not have managed to undertake such an endeavor alone. Without their contributions to the scientific world, DNA coding still might have not been uncovered, and many advances in biological technology would still be yet to find. A famous tale of destruction rather than discovery is the one of two inconsequential hobbits who are on a quest to destroy all evil by bringing the One Ring back to its birthplace and ridding the world of it.
Frodo Baggins and Samwise Gamgee from the Lord of the Rings trilogy are prime examples of how companionship is a necessity to overcome obstacles and achieve greatness. Without Sam’s help, Frodo would have never accomplished his task of destroying the One Ring. While both hobbits start out fairly innocent in the world, their view is changed by many powerful experiences throughout the series. A shining example is how Samwise saves Frodo in from impending death at the hands of orcs in J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Return of the King: “For a second Sam halted, for suddenly things seemed clear to him, almost as if he had seen them with his eyes… Frodo might be killed out of hand at any moment” (178). If Sam had not had the courage to go after Frodo and free him from the orcs, the ending to the series would have been quite different.
Sam’s dedication to Frodo came from the

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