Adversity (God is not a fish inspector) Essay

1052 Words Dec 28th, 2013 5 Pages
The Claws Of Adversity Adversity inevitably changes us in aspects of motivation, contentment, and character. It generally leads to disheartenment, and depending on the magnitude; we can either be completely emotionally or physically devastated, or it could be a minor jerk in the path of life. I personally believe its possible for adversity to be provocative in a way because depending on how you take it, it can be encouraging and result in increased determination to try to do better next time. It can be heartbreaking too however, and this is exemplified through Fusi Bergman - the 70 year old dynamic protagonist of ''God is Not a Fish Inspector'' - who is shattered by the adversity of losing the one thing in his life that gives …show more content…
I used to be an avid and passionate soccer player, until I experienced a horrible injury that disallowed me from playing for a very long time. Not being able to do what I endlessly loved doing for a tremendously long period of time took a lot away from me. I didn’t give up though, because I knew there were many other things life had to offer, and I'm glad I stayed psychologically strong and helped myself through. In life, the state of ill fortune takes away happiness. It is bound to bring about a drastic change in your emotions and generally tend to disappoint you. We see in our story that Fusi's happiness is at stake when it comes to fishing. It was entirely wrong of Emma to tell her father that the officers acknowledged what Fusi was doing but didn’t even care all along. When Emma says ''god will punish you'' to Fusi, she goes a bit over the top. She exaggerates and overreacts, fishing late at night isn't the worst of crimes and how she steals her old man's happiness from him is downright cruel. Also, taking into account the fact that Emma is portrayed as a woman who desires respect and status, it would be worse for her if it was known that her father was indulging in illegal activities at the age of 70. Contentment is also one of the main themes in this story, as it revolves around an old man keeping himself happy and satisfied through maintaining a sort of thrill

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