Diary of Witness
At first Ernie is an overweight teen and the target of school bullying. He spends his days at high school trying to stay out of their way. His friend Will helps him a lot to antagonize the bullies. As plots goes by Will is having serious problems at home his brother dies on a fishing trip and his death was partially caused by Will's actions. While Will sinks into depression and rage, As Will's best friends Ernie has to help him and make some tough decisions . In this kind of situations Ernie grows up and becomes a hero.
Ernie's departure from innocence is after Sam's death. This accident made him grow up. Ernie's mom always treats him like a baby. But as uncle Max said Ernie is not a baby ...view middle of the document...
Ernie likes to have a special time with Uncle Max because he can share feeling and hold some questions to Uncle Max. During that period Uncle can help him to understand complex circumstances. When Ernie went to the cabin with Uncle Max he wants to talk with Uncle max along. Because Uncle Max is not just an elder to Ernie. In my view Uncle Max give advice and knowledge to Ernie. He let Ernie know how beautiful those deer are, and he help Ernie to overcome the difficulties time and time. After Ernie talked with uncle max he become more unselfish and shareable. Those are symbols of gaining knowledge.
It is true that Challenging made people stronger. In this book, Ernie face many challenges about bullying and his friendships and the biggest challenge is in the end of book. Jocks took Ernie's best jacket. As Ernie's best friend Will decide to revenge. In order to revenge Will took a shotgun to the school for killing those who've ever bullied them. Under that circumstance Ernie was not out of control he dialed 911 to stop this tragedy. Finally Police stopped Will. It seems that Ernie betrayed Will, Actually what he did save 5 people's life. What's more Ernie got jacket back and those guys who have ever bullied Ernie are finally becoming his friends. Ernie solve this biggest challenge by a very adult and honorable way.
Ernie's hero Journey is definitely successed. Not only he did a right call in the end, But also he grew up. He was an innocent-fat boy who always been bullied by others. But in this journey he got through something that other kids didn't get through in the same age. At beginning He is scared and confused.But eventually he grew up and took his actions to prove that he is not that fat baby anymore, He is a hero.
Ernie is a truly hero. Because he is kindhearted calm and smart these all are characteristics of hero.