He continues this understanding that began in the first paragraph with “unusual ability to take a punch” with the phrase describing his death being “he went down more slowly than any fighter had ever gone down, he went down like a large ship which turns on end and slides second by second into its grave.” By keeping Paret as a strong figure throughout the piece, he maintains the integrity of the sport through describing what believes is one of the strongest fighters. He starts his argument for this off in a logical way because it’s almost general knowledge that being able to take a punch is a talent,
In Thomas Paine’s piece, “The American Crisis”, he uses stylistic and persuasive elements to inspire the soldiers of the American revolution. Tone has a very key role in Paine’s attempt to persuade the men. Words such as passionate, direct, and self-assured can be used to describe the piece. Right from the start Paine is direct with what the tone of the piece will be; “these are the times that try men’s souls.” (98). He believes that the revolution will not be easy, but that it will be worth it in the end.
Subsequently, King Henry moves on to tell the men about the fame they will receive by fighting and living on Saint Crispian’s day, using pathos to appeal to the men’s emotions: “And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by, / from this day to the ending of the world, / But we in it shall be remembered-” (40 - 42). After reminding the men of the great respect they will earn in battle, the men realize how winning their battle would have many benefits. Instantly emotionally invested in a victory, the men become more motivated to
The Dream of Perseverance The American dream is about making it through the hard times and obstacles to succeed, to make it through, one must persevere. In John F Kennedy’s ‘Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961” and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rocky, November 20, 1961”, perseverance is very well represented, in different aspects. In JFK’s speech, he speaks of a free world, persevering through forces that would try and take that freedom. He also speaks of a world that can survive through the scary times, that were the Cold War. In Sylvester Stallone’s movie, Rocky, against all odds, Rocky makes it from the bottom of life, to the top, through perseverance.
“The Great Dempsey” “A champion is someone who's ready when the gong rings- not just before, not just after- but when it rings.” This quote represents Jack Dempsey because he was always prepared and worked very hard to earn world titles many times. He was a very good boxer who proved himself multiple times by defeating people that doubted him. Dempsey had huge disadvantages because of his height and weight. He was very small to be fighting in the heavyweight division only weighing at 187 pounds and his height being 6’1” but he still managed to win using his quickness to win. Jack Dempsey was one of the best boxers of all time (‘Jack Dempsey Biography”).
Even though Patroklos has nothing to do with the war itself, he is selfless in feeling compassion for his friends and wanting to fight alongside them in battle. In addition, the uplifting speeches Nestor and Telamonian Aias give to the troops are illustrations on how hero’s should act. To take account of each other, to be disciplined, to
In particular, they encouraged and helped Dally, who recently recovered from the hospital, in fighting in the rumble. Dally even says, “‘We gotta win that fight tonight...We gotta get even with the Socs’” (125). Similar to previous evidence, they are willing to risk their lives for others, including strangers and their own group members. They constantly fight by each other’s side so that no one person is left alone. Also, this shows that they were going to fight not only for revenge, but for each other.
The ‘American Dream’ is the idea that an one is able to achieve whatever he or she dreams of by living and working in the United States. The idea has spread to be known worldwide. In The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the many themes is this concept of the American Dream. In addition to Gatsby’s love story, the book can be seen as a satire of the privileged and wealthy. Although the book contains parts that support the American Dream, a lot of it can portrayed to come off to support the reasons why the American Dream is not a realistic and is merely a delusion.
Initially, I thought that this film was nothing but another action thriller generated by Hollywood to earn the big bucks off of a topical project (the Cold War). But once I got further into the plot, I began to have a change of mind. There is no doubt that some serious effort was put into the production of this film. A sense of realism was established early on in the film, essentially laying the groundwork for the tone and plot. Serious line deliveries by Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, and the rest of the cast contributed to this sense of realism by setting a tone of dread and suspense.
At first Telemachus does not believe that Odysseus has returned, but after Odysseus proves it to him he agrees to help his father reclaim the throne. This proves that Telemachus fits the loyal sidekick archetype. Telemachus tells Odysseus about what has happened since he has been gone and agrees to help him carry out his plan of reclaiming the throne. Telemachus says, “If we go in against all these, I fear we pay in salt blood for your vengeance” (998). Telemachus agreeing to help Odysseus even though he is doubtful shows that he is loyal and that he will do what it takes to get Odysseus his throne back.
The greatest attribute to Hackman’s character is the passion for the game and commitment to the way he believes it should be played. Hoosiers is a movie that stirs emotions in your heart for those of us that feel passion for our profession. The story is more than the final outcome, but is the journey to get there and conquering adversity along the way. As Hackman himself says to his players in the locker room before playing for the championship, “I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game. In my book, you’re winners!” This movie reveals a powerful message that winning isn’t everything; it is passion and striving for excellence that matters most.
The main character in my book “Rod Sterling’s The Twilight Zone The Big Tall Wish” is Bolie Jackson and he is a real washed up boxer. His biggest fan is Henry a young neighbor of his with magical powers. The night of the big tall wish Henry mad for Bolie was Bolies comeback fight and Henry wanted Bolie to win. Right before the fight Bolie accidentally breaks the knuckles of his hand right before his big comeback fight. He is knocked down and just about to be counted out when he suddenly, magically switches places with the other boxer.
Now that Mayweather has retired from professional boxing, he will go down as one of the greatest pound for pound fighter in history. The man shares the record of being the undisputed champion with another great boxer Rocky Marciano (inspiration behind the blockbuster movie Rocky) but at the same time there are others who deny such claims - citing his choice of fighter who many believed that he cherry picked them or his less than exciting and crowd friendly tactics or his flamboyant lifestyle. What nobody can deny is his glittering career full of highlights and great moments like being champion for 18 years in his 19 year of professional boxing. To honour the future hall of fame, we look into his journey in becoming the G.O.A.T. The Early Days