Character Analysis: The Man In The Red Bandanna

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Valentina Marmol
Mr. Chow
Thanatology
23 October 2015 Strong Love, Strong Life Cherishing relationships with other people can help in leading a successful and happy life. When the time comes when one is to die, they will have no doubts that there was some purpose in their existence; they will know that they fulfilled the life they were given. Everyone has a different definition as to what a meaningful life is. A meaningful life to me is where a person cherishes his or her family and friends because love and affection are key components to happiness, therefore attaining a meaningful life. From reading Tuesdays with Morrie, watching Football Life with Steve Gleason and The Man in the Red Bandanna, I believe that making strong relationships
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In the documentary, “The Man in the Red Bandanna”, Welles Crowther’s parents still remember their son as an amazing heroic man. Welles Crowther, a New York firefighter who was only 24 years old on September 11, 2001 when he was one of the millions of people who went through the horrific tragedy that happened that day. As a child, Crowther looked up to his father. When Welles was 6 years old, his father gave him a red bandanna that would become a signature trademark and a link between father and son, that he would carry with him everywhere, wearing one under all of his sports uniforms in high school, always as #19. Welles used a red bandanna as a handkerchief. Once the planes had crashed, Welles helped several people save their lives where we risked his own. The Red bandana symbolizes the inseparable relationship Welles and his father had as a young boy. His father taught Welles to become the person he wanted to be and Welles always had a special connection with this family. Welles portrayed living a meaningful by displaying his heroism as he saved many people during this terrorist attack. Family acts as a support base for the decisions that you make in life and this is very important in feeling protected. Setting goals and reaching them with the help of others to motivate you is very beneficial and can help one lead a meaningful …show more content…
Gleason was a former football player where he played for the New Orleans Saints from 2000-2008. With the incredible support of his wife, he is able to achieve his goal of hiking 11 hours up to Machu Picchu. Steve Gleason and his wife’s strong relationship helped Steve live a meaningful life because without the support and love of his wife, he would not have accomplished and fulfilled the life he wanted to. Gleason’s achievement shows that with the support of his wife, he is able to overcome obstacles and find a meaning to his life. Similarly in Tuesdays with Morrie, Morrie shows that love is always a key factor in life. He says, “The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and let it come in (Albom 52).” Morrie tells this to Mitch during the first Tuesday.Morrie says that many people are afraid of loving someone because they think its a sign of femininity, but in reality is is important for everyone to love someone. By being compassionate and loving, our lives become more meaningful and goals are able to be accomplished. Love supports us no matter what even though the ups and downs we face in

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