Role Models In My Kinsman, Major Molineux

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We need role models because we need someone to look up to, to help shape our lives into a better one like they have. There are all sorts of people who you can look up to in life. In life, not everything appears to be what is seems to be. Robin came all the way expecting that his prominent uncle will surely set him off on a good independent path, but at the end, he was in a whole mess on his own that he needed saving. Robin learns that the man that he had put all his faith in all, this time, was not going to be able to help him out. He was on his own and he had to learn to make it himself in life, just as everyone else.

In the novel My Kinsman, Major Molineux by Nathaniel Hawthorne, the main character Robin is a shrewd young
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This was probably the worse place he thought he could ever be. He spots an old man with a cane and ask him where he can find Major Molineux, the old man says he does not know the major, angrily upbraids the youth for interrupting his walk, and threatens to have him placed in stocks. I wasn’t certain at that time why the old man was acting that way, but later at the end, I realized why. Since Robin knew the Major he assumed that he was up to no good and didn’t even want to be in his presence. Poor Robin had no idea about what was going on as the barbers laughed at him when they saw what has occurred and neither did I at the beginning of the …show more content…
Robin realized that in life no one can actually make you a man, but you have to survive on your own. And just as he realized it did the gentleman, "As you are a shrewd youth," the gentleman says, "you may rise in the world without the help of your kinsman, Major Molineux" (paragraph 90). Life isn’t as we always see it; the one you think is enjoying is probably having it worse than you know it. Robin actually learnt the lesson the hard way, but at the end, he realized that in life you couldn’t be dependent on anyone for your own benefit. This world isn’t as we see it for all the glitter, isn’t

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