Reed, he defines his own personal interpretation of what is and what is not a true patriot. To Reed an American is someone who is encouraged by the ideals in the Declaration of Independence such as “All men are created equal.” I agree with Reed because my interpretation of an American is someone who follows the rights that our forefathers left us. For example people who know their rights are true Americans because they know that the Government cannot take their rights away from them an example is when someone goes to court they don't have to tell the judge anything if they don't feel like it because the judge cannot make them speak or take their rights. But some people may think different on what an American is and don't know what it really means to be an
Within the poem Kipling utilizes many popular literacy devices to communicate his message, which include repetition, rhyme, enjambment, metaphors, alliteration, personification, and anaphora. The poet’s perspective is reflected in the speaker as the poem is in first person. The combination of literacy devices communicating the poet’s perspective of life in which both genders can relate to in some degree. On lines 9 and 10 an anaphora is used, “If you can dream-and not make dreams your master” and “If you can think-and not make thoughts your aim”. These two lines demonstrate personification, anaphora and repetition.
“Our true nationality is mankind.” (HG Wells) The Washington Redskins are a football team. Their name is controversial because some people believe that it’s racist towards Native Americans, while others believe that the name should be left alone. Although it’s true that about 20% of Native Americans find the name racist, the other 80% of Native Americans don’t think it’s racist at all. The most powerful argument to protect the Redskins name is because most Native Americans are proud to be named after the football team in honor of their determination and integrity. An example to support this position is when in a letter to fans, the team’s owner, Don Syder defends his decision to not change the name when he says “it is a symbol of everything we stand for: strength, courage, pride, and respect.” (Crowe, 2013) This example shows that the name is simply showing the eminence of the Natives.
The internal conflict in this book is mainly that the main character, Cammie, lost her memory of that summer and really wants it back. When Cammie is first accepting her memory loss she says to her mom, “I’ll remember, Mom. I’ll get better and I’ll fight this and I’ll remember” (26) and when her mom says no to this, she says, “But I need to know” (27). This shows the internal conflict because she lost a summer’s worth of memories and she desperately wants to know what happened. However a doctor at her school says, “If your memory comes back Cammie, it will be on its own time.
Not just women, but men as well. I believe that each individual should have a life story to tell that is unique and different from someone else’s. Each story should be full of personal growth, creativity, and inspirations experiences that shaped the individual 's thinking process, life approaches, and how one interpreted the world. On a personal level, I never got the chance to actually experience what it means to be on my own until when I started my undergraduate education. Although I always dependent on myself in middle and high school on my academic, I still had my family with me in the same house or within my reach whenever I wanted to have someone close to me.
In the beginning of the story she seems very purposeful. Her goal is to keep her promise about getting a good education she made to her mother before she died. Maria and Frankie, the most handsome guy in school have feelings for each other: ‘ “ I never had the chance, “ her mother said, “because an education was only for boys. A girl was supposed to get married, raise kids, take care of her family, but you are smart Maria. You must study and become educated” Two years ago, at her mother’s deathbed, Maria promised she would not give up her dream of getting a good education" ‘(P 1.
When she did that caused her to get shot in the head by the Taliban because she didn't agree with their laws for women's rights and their education. After she was shot, she was flown away to the United Kingdom where she was able to survive the bullet. Malala is a peaceful girl as before and she like any other girls except she has won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 in the United Kingdom after her and family moved to escape the Taliban. While Malala is out there helping to save the world only making it better place for them, the Taliban are out there in the world to make it worse with their laws. She still continuing speaking out for girls education.
After all, as Michael J. Klarman, a graduate of Harvard Law School, puts it, “Many black servicemen apparently calculated that if they were good enough to die for their country, they were also good enough to vote, to work, or to attend school with white people” (Klarman 17). The philosophy the veterans obtained sped up the civil rights movement because now the people coming back from the battle were tired of second-hand citizenship in a country that they just defended. The only problem with this philosophy was that the freedoms for which they fought so hard to earn weren’t given to them when they got back home. The servicemen, seeing the injustice that they faced, decided to protest for their rights by holding rallies and marches, asking the government to take action: and action they took. Truman was president post-war and during his presidency people like A Philip Randolph, a civil rights activist, were able to convince his administration and Congress to make reforms.
However, many people that support the military still find his actions disrespectful. (Since this is a short paper, here is a link that goes into greater detail as to why some people in the military respect Colin Kaepernick’s statement: https://www.snopes.com/veteran-kaepernick-take-a-knee-anthem/.) Although there are a lot of negative reactions to Colin Kaepernick’s protest, Kaepernick has brought about positive changes in society. For example, Kaepernick has glorified the issue regarding Black Lives Matter, making everyone aware of the issue. Kaepernick has also influenced other athletes to join the protest.
However, I did learn through my years of schooling that being able to read is key to success in any field of employment. I had a personal drive to be able to understand what I am reading, no matter what it may be such as an article in a magazine, a memo from supervisors or policy and procedures of a company. In my spare time, I would read as much as I could to learn new words. Since I come across words every day that are spoken to me that is not understood, I would research the words to better understand what was being discussed. Still to this day, it has become a habit of mine to read any random piece of writing to ensure my understanding continues to grow.
A person needs to evolve as life moves on. Every day, in our life we learn new things, from school, friends and by ourselves. Take an example of me, my transformative educational experience had thought me skills that I can use for my rest of my life career. However, Frank Bruni said in his statement that “if a person wants to do something in his life, then he/she can start with little experience”. Throughout the year, I gain more knowledge of the world we live in and become aware of my career.
When I did the interview to Miss. Zuleth Lucero I learned that she wanted to go to law school but when she walked into her first law political science class she was discouraged because of her gender and race. Zuleth’s comment made me realize that many women in America are probably in the same situation as her. What I also learned found in this interview is that Miss. Lucero is well educated women whose dreams were shaped because she was discouraged when she realized that she was not going to be able to do well in Law school.
The Owner Daniel Snyder has vowed to never change the name and insists that it pays respect and honors Native Americans. Many supports state that the reference to Native Americans is a compliment attributing to their reputations as “tough warriors.” The fans even have a trademark song that they have chanted for decades, “Hail to the Redskins” (“Monday”). How can that be perceived as something
This quote demonstrates true courage because she knows how attending Central High may be a downfall for her and her family since she will have to confront the racial slurs of the caucasian population, costing them agony and energy. Yet she joins knowing that it can be in uprising because if the doors to the schools opened for her people, they would
As I have been reading Night, Real Time, and Long Way Gone I have seen things that relate to our lives today like the situation with all of the characters in each of these books trying to survive in there circumstance that they are in. I feel like I live each day trying to thank god for waking me up and going on with my days just like what the characters of “Night” and “Long Way Gone” with the different characters situation they had to face in order to survive and improve themselves. From the particular situation with friends and family with the discussion of understanding the story a little bit better than what I have found about the story was with my teacher Mrs.Smith and her understandings of what I should do in order to understand the books we have read.