Homer’s father expects him to follow in his footsteps, to labor in the mines and create his own legacy by surpassing the shadow of his brother.
Homer faced several challenges. These include: First, lack of support from his father in the pursuit of his dreams. Secondly, failures during trial and error rocket launches caused many people to rebuke him and his friends. Thirdly, there was criticism from members of the town and the principal of his school. The fourth main challenge is the accident that left his father injured. Homer had to put his dreams on hold so that he could support his family since his father could no longer work. The fifth challenge is overcoming financial constraints to fund his rocket projects.
Homer’s teacher, Miss Riley, becomes his mentors by making him believe that education is a challenge and adventure. She gives him a book on missi8le design and encourages him to read it. She also advises him to use his anger as fuel for his projects.
Homer’s friends, were initially skeptical of his interest in rockets but they later encouraged him to follow his dreams. For example, his friends Roy Lee, Quentin and Odell help him analyze the rocket building plans and in the actual construction of the rockets. They helped Homer gather the materials required.
In this video, I am like Roy Lee. This is because I am helpful to my friends and like making new friends. I am also highly fascinated by science and technology.
My life is similar to that of Homer in that I have faced challenges in choosing my career path. My parents are skeptical of the career choice I want to take up but may eventually have to support me because I am headstrong. I have also broken a few rules when experimenting with science, just like Homer did.