The novel “Crabbe”, by William Bell, demonstrates the power of the will to go on. Crabbe exhibits the power of the will to go on in several ways, beginning with the unexpected arrival of his parents, which interfered with his escape to Ithica Camp. Crabbe shows his strong will to survive when he was walking back to the camp and fell down in the snow. He started to feel sleepy, warm and tired but immediately forced himself back to his feet, when he remembered a story written by Jack London. Towards the end of the novel, Crabbe shows the audience that he was determined to reach Ithica Camp, coming back from the woods, struggling with great difficulty due to the harsh weather conditions.
Crabbe is an eighteen-year-old boy, who has trouble with everyone, especially his demanding parents because they expect him to become what they want him to be. No one wants to support him in whatever he wants to do. He then decides to run away from a life that he does not like because he feels as though no one actually loves him or even cares about what happens to him, except for Silent Sam, one of his favorite alcoholic beverages. He runs off to the woods without knowledge of any survival skills. Throughout the rest of the novel, Crabbe has come upon some very difficult situations. Some how he has defeated them with his determination and will power, which he had developed with the help of Mary, a woman who saved Crabbe’s life in the woods. She was the only person who had taken the time to teach him that life wasn’t always fare and that you had to make do with what you have. Her encouragement and motivation made him realize that he was the only one who could change his life.
Crabbe displays his determination to leave his house and carry out his plan to run away. He was kept behind schedule due to the unexpected early arrival of his parents. Crabbe hesitated to continue with his plan to leave. He would now arr