The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Enough Is Enough.”When was the last time you were ready to throw in the proverbial towel? Did you end up letting go, or decided to fight on anyway?
I can’t be bothered with giving just one example in my life because honestly, they are too numerous to count and I haven’t gained anything by giving up or quitting. So, I am going to share an example from my current read —
The Goblet of Fire.
Harry Potter thought he couldn’t complete the 2nd task in the tri-wizard tournament. He felt like throwing in the towel after he learned what the clues in the golden egg were about. He didn’t know how he was going to be able to breathe underwater for an hour either, but with Ron and Hermione’s help they looked over stacks of books from the library just to find a way to complete his task safely, but they were unsuccessful. There was only one thing he could do. He’d have to go and tell the judges. Only Harry imagined what the other’s might say or look like if he quit. He always thought more of others.
We always seem to jump to conclusions too quickly when we “think” we failed. Right? If we are lucky, it’s at the last minute when we get the proverbial ‘bright idea’ and answer to our problem. Just like Harry, but he persevered and became a hero.
In Goblet of Fire we read how Dobby the house elf appeared right before the competition was about to start. He gave Harry some Gillyweed, a plant that would solve all his problems and allow Harry to grow fish ‘gills’ and fins and breathe underwater for at least one hour. Dobby also told him who it was who he was going to save. Dobby knew everything about the task since he’d overheard Professor McGonagall and Professor Moody discussing it. In the movie, it was Neville Longbottom who suggested he use Gillyweed. I must say the book is always better.