The Chief elder says, “Courage,” she went on. “Only one of us here today has ever undergone the rigorous training required of a Receiver.”(59) The Chief Elder states all of the attributes of being a Receiver. Courage is one of the required traits that Jonas has, and that is why he was chosen. The Chief Elder proves this by saying, “Such a selection is very, very rare.” (57) This explains that only the strongest people earn to be chosen and there aren’t very many strong people in that community so it is very rare. The Chief Elder also says, “We failed our last selection,” the Chief Elder said solemnly.” (57) They had made a mistake in the last selection, but they fixed the system afterwards so that the current Receiver cannot be released.
The reason why he got his mother killed was because she was plotting to kill him. ‘‘Nero didn’t trust his Praetorian Guard to carry out the killing, so he ordered naval troops to sink a boat that she would be sailing on.’’ When everyone knew that Agrippina died, he lied by saying that she committed suicide. He also poisoned his fourteen-year-old stepbrother, but told everyone he has an epileptic fit. After killing his mother, Nero had terrible nightmares. (Owen
Joan of Arc reflects the qualities of Ultima; the French celebrated her while the English burned her at the stake. After the teen helped France to beat the English, the losers, “could not understand how they had been defeated by a mere girl… [and tried] Joan for… sorcery, heresy, and witchcraft” (Famous cases: the trial of Joan of Arc). When people, especially men, face failure at the hands of a woman, they tend to lash out and become enraged. An innocent French child burned to death simply because she fought her foes well. Ultima withers away because a fanatic demanding her demise cannot accept his own daughters’ wrongdoings.
5. Suicide Club Suicide Club was the film that established Sion Sono as a genuine cult filmmaker, chiefly for the introductory scene and the contentious subject it entailed. 54 girl students throw themselves in front of an oncoming train, in a mass suicide that ends up in a terrifying bloodbath, whereas all the TVs in the city show continuously the latest video clip by the ultra-successful girl-band Dessret. Soon after the incident, a suicide wave seizes the whole country, with none obvious reason. The police attempt to find the underlying cause with the sole evident of two rolls made from hundreds of connected human skin pieces.
Prim escapes with Gale and several others which hints towards Prim's death and that she can’t escape her true fate for a third time. Near the end of the Mockingjay novel Prim is killed by president Coin in an attempt to sway the opinions of the capitol citizens. The “leader” of the rebellion side tried to secretly murder Prim and several other children by dropping bombs from a hovercraft with the capitol symbol on it. This lead to a twist ending where Katniss was supposed to kill president snow in front of all the districts. She went against everyone and decided to spare the already dying president Snow, but aimed her bow up and hit president Coin killing her in front of every district and the citizens of the Capitol.
This same original need for power drives Lady Macbeth crazy enough to kill herself. “Who, as ‘tis thought, by self and violent hands, / took off her life” (Macbeth 5.8.83-84). Lady Macbeth ended up taking her own life, losing everything that she worked so hard to get, all because she needed more power. Power corrupted Lady Macbeth and ruined her life to the point of no return. In Macbeth by Shakespeare, people are driven crazy by power.
This quotes explains that, while fighting, we must stay true to ourselves and not get out of control. Our action define who we are, so it is essential that continue to be ourselves and fight for what we believe. Just like the play, Beneatha struggles finding her true background. Along the way she loses focus on what her true dreams are. She believes they may just be meaningless in the vicious circle of discrimination and segregation.
This echoes the punishment of Danae, mother of Perseus, who was a demigod son of Zeus. She was thrown into a similar cell after a prophecy was issued that her child would grow up to kill his grandfather, her father, the king of Argos. Zeus visited her in her cell, impregnating her. I feel that this was a blessing, as was Antigone’s suicide. Both women found a way, or a way found them, to take back some measure of control, of freedom, back from their captors.
You just need to be optimistic, don’t focus on your failure, failure is just one tiny possibility in a sea of unknown outcomes. Do your best to let go on what you cannot control and focus more on what you have control. Start with making taking small steps first, because it’ll be your stepping stone on achieving bigger actions. Don’t also forget that we must enjoy life, you should also learn how to take risk. Spending your life playing it safe would make you miss the possibilities that something good may happen.
Juliette Dougherty ELA 12/Sec. 08 Ms. Diamond 31 March, 2018 Hester Prynne's transformation throughout The Scarlet Letter Justine Sacco sent out one tweet, and that was all it took to ruin her life. From the time she sent the tweet, to the time she stepped off the plane in Africa her entire life had changed. The entire world's eyes were on her, and they were intent on ruining her life. She lost her job, her face was plastered all over the media as a racist, and she was receiving death threats.