The determination to live comes from human nature. But the urge of giving up when we come across a difficult problem is also a part of human nature. There a few people in this world that have the characteristics of resilience. As author Kendra Cherry describes them, "People that are able to keep their cool have what psychologists call resilience, or an ability to cope with problems and setbacks" (Source A; Cherry, 1). An example of someone who has the characteristics of resilience is a bombardier name Louis (Louie) Zamperini. After Louie’s plane crashed in the middle of the ocean, he and two other survivors had to overcome a series of conflicts before they could make it to safety. Throughout Laura Hillenbrand's book, "Unbroken", Louie’s most important characteristic of resilience that contributed to his survival was his awareness. With his awareness of his surroundings and situation, Louie was able to overcome the conflicts he faced such as shark attacks, dehydration, and starvation.
Bryant was born on 9thof September in the year of 1970 which makes her current age 47. She attended Hampton University, a historically black college for graduation. Her father, Curtis Graves is a Texas representative in the house and her mother is Joanne Graves. She was born and raised in a very powerful and well-known Washington D.C. family. She was inspired her to work in
The Children of Willesden Lane, by Mona Golabek, is about a girl named Lisa Jura who is 14 at the time she is sent on the Kindertransport. When she gets to London she never gives up the hope of seeing her family again. Over the course of the story Lisa makes wonderful friends, is reunited with one of her sisters, and earns a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. By the end of the story Lisa is around 20-21 and is reunited with her older sister, her sister’s husband, their daughter, and has made her first debut. Even though there are many times Lisa wants to give up she never does using love, bravery, music, hope and just pure resilience to pull her though. According to “10 Traits of Emotionally Resilient People”, resilience is a belief in oneself, yet also a belief in something larger than oneself. Lisa mainly uses three forms of resilience love, perseverance, and music to pull through her hard times.
Barbara Charline Jordan was born on February 21, 1936. Jordan was born in Houston, Texas. Jordan’s parents were, Ben Jordan; a black Baptist minister, and Arlyne Jordan a so called ‘domestic worker’. Jordan was the first southern black female to be elected to the United States House of Representatives. Everything she did was dedicated for all the black people. Jordan was hardworking in many areas, thriving for important roles and influential to the black. In high school, she showed her talent for debating. She became active in politics and strived for many years to become a member of the United States House of Representatives. Jordan dies at age 59 on January 17, 1996.
She makes many points in her speech and gives great examples to her claim. Her claim that President Nixon must be impeachment for the water gates scandal and abusing the power of the C.I.A. she sat in front of the committee with confidence that her speech will help impeach Nixon. I believe she achieved her purpose to pursue the audience and the judiciary committee of the impeachment of Nixon. You can see Barbara Jordan get more passionate as the speech goes on. I noticed that she would become the most passionate when speaking on the actions of Nixon. She obviously cares about the constitution.
Oklahoma has done many things for the civil rights movement in the way of lawsuits, peaceful protests, and public servants’ work. It is surprising and refreshing to think that a state that was so segregated and generally backward on issues relating to race could have so many advocates for civil rights. This is probably due to people feeling that they needed to rise to the occasion and fix these injustices in their state.
“It’s better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.” This is a quote said by Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a retired track star, considered to be the greatest female athlete of the 20th century. She is the Greatest African American because of her extreme accomplishments and her determination to succeed and help others. Jackie is a living example that proves that you can become successful through any tough situation.
With an abrupt ending and an insight on a fourteen year old boy with a cruel hobby, this intense book can have more in common with other texts than anticipated. To clarify, Defending Jacob by William Landay, “If” by Rudyard Kipling, and “The Art of Resilience” by Hara Estroff Marano display how a person owns the ability to change what happens in his or her life. This theme is exhibited through figurative language, imagery, and foreshadowing.
As black women always conform under patriarchal principles, women are generally silenced and deprived of rights because men are entitled to control everything. Women are silenced in a way that they lose their confidence and hesitate to speak up due to the norms present in the society they live in. Hence, even if women have the confidence to try to speak, men wouldn’t bother to listen since men ought to believe that they are superior to women. In addition to that, women often live in a life cycle of repetitions due to patriarchal principles since women are established to fulfill the roles the society had given them. It is evidenced by Celie as she struggles to survive and to define oneself apart from the controlling, manipulative, and abusive men in her life.
Political speech is one of the most confusing, vague, and misleading areas of the English language to understand. Politicians use this to their advantage to persuade voters to believe they are the perfect candidates. The campaign for the presidential election of 2016 has just gotten started and, the front runner, Hillary Clinton, definitely fits George Orwell's definition of politician using vague responses and misleading answers.
Justice Labarga graduated from Forest Hill high school in West Palm Beach in 1972. “Labarga earned both his undergraduate and J.D from the University of Florida in 1976, and 1979 respectively” ("Justices of the Florida Supreme Court - Justice Labarga," n.d.). After, Labarga finished law school, he then became an Assistant Public Defender.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a phenomenal inspiration to women and men everywhere. She is an example of exemplary work ethic, dedication, and determined resolve in everything she does from her academic endeavors, and professional aspirations, to advocating for rights and justice. Ruth was born in 1933 in Brooklyn, New York. She developed a love of learning due to the strong influence of her mother, which aided her in her academic career. Excelling in school, Ruth graduated with honors as well as being granted scholarship opportunities (Sirmans 3). She went on to attend and graduate from Cornell University with a degree in Government, and then continued on to Harvard Law School. Ruth transferred from Harvard to Columbia University where she obtained her law degree (Sirman 4). As a top student at both institutions Ginsburg was the “first person in history to make law review at more than one Ivy League school” (Sirmans 7). Upon graduating Ruth found it difficult to find employment as the era did not embrace women in a predominantly male profession. After meeting with much adversity, Ginsburg secured a position as a law clerk which allowed her to gain experience and propel her fledgling career
The historical figure I admire the most is Joan of Arc. The reason I find her so admirable is that she despite her gender and what people thought about women in the 1400’s, she managed to lead an entire army into battle and win several of them as a commander.
Beowulf and Anne of Green Gables are two heroes that show the same characteristics the only exception is they portray each of these characteristics quite differently. They both have traits like loyalty, perseverance, and anger that are very clearly shown to us. Anne is only a child so her view is very different from Beowulf’s. Anne tends to be highly imaginative, impulsive, and innocent compared to Beowulf, who lived in a time of male superiority where they liked a good fight and drinking. It is a very different mentality, but the traits of a hero never change. You have to be strong willed, loyal and have controlled anger.