Wings Of Fire Analysis

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One is able to examine through Sammy's actions, that he is in fact a hero but only to himself. Obviously, Sammy is attracted to Quinnee and wants her to notice him. He makes a move when he sees the chance to become her hero. Although he is pleased with the stand he took, he recognizes that this is going to make his life much harder and that his gesture will ruin no one's life but his. In fact, he says so at the end; “His face was dark gray and his back stiff, as if he’d just had an injection of iron, and my stomach kind of fell as I felt how hard the world was going to be to me hereafter. He also carries a very important characteristic, courage. Knowing that he has no back up plan for his future, he is courageous enough to quit his job just to seduce Quinee.…show more content…
In fact, Lengel reminds him that his parents won't be happy with his decision if he were to quit his job also making the readers understand that he is working to please his parents. However, he still sticks with his choice and follows through with it. Lengel said to Sammy: “You don't want to do this to your mom and dad”. Since he doesn't like his job and only quits to impress the girls his action is hardly heroic. When he mumbled “I Quit”, Mr Lengel asked him to repeat himself and he did. This shows he’s courageous because he had the chance to stay there. Sammy also suggests that he was thinking of quitting a long time ago. He had no respect for any of the customers and called them sheeps and witches. Thus, during the disagreement it is stated that “he began to think”. We can assume that he thought this was the perfect moment to free himself from his job and therefore he took advantage of the moment. Wanting to be a hero was just an excuse for him to quit. However, it must be realized that quitting the job was just something he did for his own self. In addition, the fact that he wants recognition makes him a less heroic
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