Will power the battle between good and evil, right and wrong, the power to say no or be able to quit when you say “I quit”. Will power, something not many people have a lot of but will power is how people chase their dreams or in xaivers case, survive he had the will power to control the morphine , the mauser riffle , and had the skills of snipping will power something that Elijah didn’t have.
Morphine was first isolated in 1804 and has been used in every world war so far as an active or chronic pain reliever for the smallest to the biggest of injuries but the one thing about morphine is that it is highly addictive and can cause psychological dependence, withdrawal and you can overdose from asphyxia, which is death from lack of oxygen or choking. It also has a physical effect of lowering reaction times and impaired thought now in “three day road Elijah had gotten addicted to morphine. Elijah lost the power to control the urge. Morphine is a motif and symbol in this book because of the following factors: I believe the start of Elijah’s addition to morphine was the start of Xavier’s and Elijah’s relationship crumbling and falling apart. One of the main reasons Elijah became a windigo is because his loss of will power against the morphine addiction. I think because of the reference to morphine multiple times in the book it has a lot to say about how easily can sucked into the power of the drug and have their lives dramatically changed. The symbolic meaning of morphine in “Three Day Road” is the fight between good versus evil. For Xavier it represent good as he was not addicted to morphine, did not become an windigio or maintained his will during the turbulent times of war. For Elijah it represented evil as he became addicted to morphine which totally changed his behavior and attitude. Elijah lost his will power and gave in to the temptation and cruelty of war. Mauser, is a German firearm manufacturing company; one of the best in the...
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