Laertes is extremely happy because he saw his “son and grandson” and they “vie[d] for courage” (Homer 461). Odysseus and Telémachus brought honor back to their family because they displayed their strength and gallantry when they killed the suitors. Orestes and Agamemnon are two more characters that have an interesting father-son bond and are both very important to the plot of The Odyssey. Agamemnon’s wife, Clytemnestra,
The Steve Jobs commencement speech was a speech that was given by the former Apple Inc. CEO to Stanford University during the 114th commencement on 12th June 2005. The speech Steve Jobs gave Stanford University is a very effective speech, because of his use of rhetorical devices. Jobs especially use his background and childhood to play upon his rhetorical approach. In Steve Jobs, he tells several stories about love, detection, death, loss. The main part of the Speech is how Steve Jobs encourages the students to pursue their dreams, and do what makes them happy, even if it all doesn’t go after the plan.
According to Lang Lang : 'I 'd Play Piano At 5am ' by Rosanna Greenstreet, the pressure from Mr. Lang made Lang Lang world-class musician outlier. Mr. Lang push his son to play the piano; he wanted better things for Lang Lang in life. Lang has become the biggest influence person to another pianist. His success took him to higher opportunities such as playing for President Barack Obama and getting listed in Times Magazine 's "100 Most Influential People in the World". His father did what he could for his son so he could become the number one classical pianist in China with long practices, working hard and moving away from home.
Zinsser starts off the article by giving the reader examples of notes, which students would leave for their Dean. One of many from a random student was, “I desperately need a dean’s excuse for my chem midterm which will begin in 1 hour” (Zinsser 1). Right after he gives the reader a couple examples, which shows emphasis on his topic, and then went on to explain what they were. He states that the notes were of, “men and women who belong to Branford College…and the messages are just a few of the hundreds that they left their dean, Carlos Hortas- - often slipped under his door at 4 a.m. - - last year” (Zinsser 1). As you can see, Zinsser went straight into his article about the pressures faced by undergraduates.
In October of 2014, Bill Nye, of “Science Guy” fame, spoke at Lewis & Clark College as part of the Speaker Series sponsored by Campus Activities Board (CAB), President Glassner, and Dean Gonzalez. The advertisement for the events announced that Nye would “talk about his early history, the importance of science education, and “[inspire] others to change the world through it.” Expectations were incredibly high; Nye did not live up to them. His talk lacked a clear purpose and was hard to follow at points. Still, many students left the event reasonably satisfied with the talk. Caleb Diehl, editor-in-chief of the Pio Log (the Lewis & Clark student newspaper), wrote an op-ed about the event entitled, “We Wasted a Ton of Money
Donna Tartt’s The Secret History tells the story of Richard Papen’s transfer from a small college in his hometown Plano, California, to an elite college in Vermont, Hampden College. During his first week, he becomes obsessively captivated by the five students in a highly selective Greek class and goes to extreme lengths to be accepted by the group’s members Henry Winter, Bunny Corcoran, Francis Abernathy, twins Charles and Camilla Macaulay, and their teacher Julian Morrow. This obsession and desire to please causes Richard’s involvement in two murders that distort his idea of morality. The novel is best analyzed by applying psychoanalytical and feminist theory to the characters with critical articles providing additional information and showing a different perspective. I have chosen to analyze the narrator, Richard Papen, the group leader, Henry Winter, and the only major female character, Camilla Macaulay.
Teddy was teased and bullied as a young kid, but remained a good student with great grades throughout his school career. Theodore had a very spotty education, but somehow ended up receiving a college education at Harvard University. At 43 years old, President Roosevelt, our nation’s 26th president became the youngest president in our history. Roosevelt took care of many groups and causes, such as mineworkers, the common man, land conservation, land preservation, and taking care of the country in general. Teddy’s overcoming of many social and economic problems made him a very impactful president, which is probably some of what
On June 4, 2003, world-wide known comedian, Will Ferrell delivered a very influential and amusing speech to the Harvard graduating Class of 2003. Ferrell expressed this graduating speech with something new and unique. He doesn’t present his speech like any other class day speaker; he is very inspirational and wants the students to see how different their life is going to be once they leave this graduation ceremony. Ferrell compellingly employs a very lighthearted tone, which includes humor, and pathos to effectively gain the audience’s attention and successfully tell students about the “real world”. Ferrell’s usage of a lighthearted tone throughout his speech creates a connection between him and his audience which lasts from start to finish.
However, with all these words and phrases there is another much less complicated way to say the same thing. Miller also uses his own personal experience to show the audience his credibility. He goes on to say, “I am not surprised at this, for at my own my own university a professor of history- a Lutheran, by the way- used to assemble hi graduate students drawing shades, and commune in the classroom with Erasmus” (Miller 34). By him giving his own experience we now know that he was a grad student leaning about the Devil and his relevance through time. He is showing u that he I applying hi own background knowledge he leaned in grad school to his thesis about Reverend Hale.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist Argumentative Paper The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a novel that looks into the life of Changez, a young Pakistani man, that came to the United States to receive a college education from Princeton University. Changez later lives in New York City and has a very well paid job at a business evaluation firm. With the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Changez goes through many physical and emotional hardships before eventually returning to his home country. Throughout this novel, there was really one argument that continued to catch my attention: can you be two people at one time? During the novel, Changez argues his Pakistani side with his American side.