According to Winston Churchill he said, “success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts (BrainyQuote). A man is not defined by his failures, but the number of times he gets back up, wipes the dirt off his sleeves and tries again. The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education by Craig M. Mullaney dives into the transitions from boyhood into manhood. The authors descriptive writing style brings me back to the times I was in active duty and engages the reader all the way through. Furthermore, the research that was conducted looks into Craig M. Mullaney’s life at reception, the Military academy, and when he was deployed.
A hero to me, for the longest time, is someone who did something epic. Something that changed the world, something that impacted our lives in a positive way. Never did I once stop to think about the smaller things that made someone a hero or the virtues that these heroes had in mind that mad them what they were, until I read Homer’s The Odyssey. I started to give more thought on how commitment, sacrifice and loyalty all came into play to make Odysseus the great leader that he was portrayed as, at the same time I questioned if these values, when placed in the “wrong hands” would make one into a bad and morally corrupt person.
He is No Fool at All Renowned sci-fi author Isaac Asimov once said “That of course is the great secret success of the fool – that he is no fool at all”. William Shakespeare has a longstanding tradition of including a fool in his plays. Most people would perceive the fool’s purpose as comic relief because that is the traditional perception of fools in medieval courts. However, there are more to Shakespeare’s fools than meets the eye. His fools can influence tone and ones’ understanding of characters through commentary and actions.
In the year 2011, 39-year-old Abel Fields attended a city meeting about public safety. During the meeting, he presented a speech where he falsely claimed that he had eight years of military experience and was rewarded the Purple Heart. Because of his lies, he was convicted under the Stolen Valor Act and found guilty, sentenced to pay a fine of $1,000. In his case before the Supreme Court, Fields argued that the Stolen Valor Act was unconstitutional, and that his right to free speech had been violated. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Fields' favor, but the government appealed the decision to the Supreme Court because, according to the Stolen Valor Act of 2005, these fraudulent claims "damage the reputation and meaning of
As I began to think about an author or text that has influenced my calling in life it didn’t take me long to look to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King , Jr. He is a man that has inspired me for as long as I can remember. When I think about Dr. King and the life that he lived I’m humbled by his constant desire to serve others and to put others wellbeing before his own. When I think of man that has walked this earth and tried to live their life like Jesus, Dr. King stands out among the crowd.
Achilleus’ Rage Hero’s are found multiple times in Homer’s Iliad. The strong Patroklos is considered a hero in his selfless offering to go into battle to fight with his friends. As he pleads with Achilleus saying, “ then send me out at least, let the rest of the Myrmidon people follow me, and I may be a light given to the Danaans” (XVI.
In the world, people who have high morals, a conscience and the want to do the right thing, have high integrity. This could be seen in Macduff from Macbeth Shakespeare, “John. F. Kennedy Speech” and the speaker in “The Man He Killed” by Thomas Hardy. Macduff, Kennedy and the speaker all had professional responsibility they had to maintain. People have to put aside their personal integrity to fulfill their professional responsibility.
I just wanted to write to express some of my troubled feelings after the Veterans Day assembly. I would like to point out that I think having a Veterans Day assembly is a very good idea so that we as a school can take time to honor and recognize everyone who risked their life to protect our country. I really think Veterans Day is a unique holiday where our country can take time to appreciate everything the veterans have done for our nation. It is also somewhat of a personal day for my family because both of my grandfathers are veterans. That being said, I was very upset and disappointed with the assembly we had at Lick.
Naaman 's Healing Several thousand years ago, back before the French horn and the catapult had been created, and when people still used spears and arrows for battle, there was the country of Syria. This country was very distinguished from the others because right now it was at its acme and was achieving great military success. Throughout its battles its soldiers showed how brave and powerful they could become, and at the head of them was a man called Naaman. Now just like the country, this man was no ordinary man.