Casey At The Bat Essay

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In the poem “Casey at the bat” and the story “David and Goliath,” a comparision of David and Casey shows differences and similarities. One similarity between the two is that, they both are confident that they will win. One piece of evidence from “David and Goliath” says, “Sir, I have killed lions and bears that way, and I can kill this worthless Philistine. He shouldn’t have made fun of the army of the living God! 37 The Lord has rescued me from the claws of lions and bears, and he will keep me safe from the hands of this Philistine.” In “Casey at the bat” it says “There was ease in Casey’s manner as he stepped into his place; There was pride in Casey’s bearing and a smile on Casey’s face. And when, responding to the cheers, he lightly…show more content…
But in “Casey at the Bat” you just tell by Casey’s behavior that he believes he will hit a homerun and save the day. Another similarity is that is that they both were fortunate at one point in the story. One piece of evidence is that in “Casey at the bat” it says, “Ten thousand eyes were on him as he rubbed his hands with dirt; Five thousand tongues applauded when he wiped them on his shirt.” In “David and Goliath” it says, “When he let go of one strap, the rock flew out and hit Goliath on the forehead. It cracked his skull, and he fell facedown on the ground. 50 David defeated Goliath with a sling and a…show more content…
The first difference is that David is helpful and Casey is not. One piece of is in “Casey at the Bat” it says, “Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright; The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light, And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout; But there is no joy in Mudville – mighty Casey has struck out.” Another piece of evidence is in “David and Goliath” it says, “David defeated Goliath with a sling and a rock. He killed him without even using a sword. 51 David ran over and pulled out Goliath’s sword. Then he used it to cut off Goliath’s head. When the Philistines saw what had happened to their hero, they started running away.52 But the soldiers of Israel and Judah let out a battle cry and went after them as far as Gath and Ekron. The bodies of the Philistines were scattered all along the road from Shaaraim to Gath and Ekron.” These are pieces of evidence because it pan out says in the paragraph from “Casey at the Bat” that Casey had struck out and in “David and Goliath” the philistines ran away and Israel’s army defeated them with David’s help. Another difference is that Casey is lazy and David is energetic. The first piece of evidence is from “Casey at the Bat” it says “And now the leather–covered sphere came hurtling through the air, And Casey stood a–watching it in haughty grandeur there. Close by the sturdy batsman the ball unheeded sped– “That ain’t my

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