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Cold Mountain Essay A popular theme among authors to use in their works is the theme of persistance and not giving up A famous quote by Franklin D Roosevelt follows this theme as well by saying When you get to the end of your rope tie a knot and hang on When he said this President Roosevelt meant that just when you are about to give up on life hang on a little bit longer persevere and you will succeed Among this quote and many other works are two that stand out in particular with the same theme of not giving up In Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier both of the main characters Ada and Inman persist in accomplishing in their personal goals In the poem Mother to Son by Langston Hughes the theme of persistance arises again within the mothers advice Among the many themes Charles Frazier incorporates within his novel Cold Mountain persistance is one of the most recognizable Frazier not only shows the preseverance of one character but two at the same time The first character introduced is Inman Frazier uses characterization to show the reader that Inman is a persistant and motivated man What Inman wants is no longer about the war or who wins All he wants is to leave the war and return home to the young woman that he loves On his journey home Inman runs into many obstacles that almost prevent him from returning home but Inman does not give up Several times Inman is almost killed by the Home Gaurd but he escapes death because he refuses to give up until he finds Ada It was only after he had found Ada and expressed his feelings to her that he
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