“The Hiking Trip” Analysis
In the short story “The Hiking Trip,” the protagonist, Jeff, has to leave the canyon without his dad, in order to find help for his injured brother, Mark. Jeff is courageous and loving, and his true self is shown by his actions throughout the story. By the end Jeff finds his strength, he finds that love can give you courage.
In the beginning, Jeff acts childish and frightened. For example, he says,”I never wanted to come on this stupid old hiking trip!” This shows that he is immature because he is complaining about the trip while Mark is badly injured and in need of assistance. “Im scared! I don’t want to have courage!” Jeff is too frightened and he doesn't want to hike alone. He is too scared to come out of his comfort zone and go on the journey by himself.
Moments after, Jeff learned that he had to try his best to save Mark, he had to be strong and courageous. His father told him,”If not courage...have enough love for you brother…” Jeff replies with,”What was the name of the of that little town?” Jeff finally found his courage, thanks to all the love he has for Mark. He finally made up his mind to try his best to save Mark. “Can't