Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes
I read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which gave me a new perspective regarding World War II. Unbroken was written from a soldier’s point of view, which inspired the reader and caused empathy towards the soldiers who were the victims of war. Silvie Zamperini or “Louie” grew up running from trouble and home. With help from his older brother Pete, Louie stops running from the law and starts running from his opponents as he develops his skills in track and field. Louie is no longer viewed as a criminal but a fast athlete with a bright future.
Colton Galligos #5 Ms. Colman Language Arts 8I/8B 11/15/17 Truman novel essay Kamran Kamaran Smith is a senior in hHigh school who is on the football team, he has a great girlfriend, and is planning to go to the military academy. But suddenly everything changes when his brother Darius, is accused of being a terrorist. Kamran and a couple of other CIA agents go on a dangerous mission to save Darius from being used as a threat to the United Sstates. Many people believe that Kamran’s brother, Darius is actually a terrorist, but Kamran Kamaran helps prove those people wrong by saving his brother and thousands of lives. The three main characters in Code of Honor are Kamran, Darius, and Mickey Hangan.
The movie entitled Remember the Titans is a true story turned into a movie about a high school football team in Alexander, Virginia during the year of 1971 at T.C. Williams High school. During this time in history segregation was coming to an end but the racism that started everything remained the same. This movie was centered around a small town in Virginia that loved high school football but didn’t like the fact of desegregation bringing outsiders to their schools. When the desegregation began the sports teams had to merge into one and this presented a big obstacle for the towns’ most loved sport which is football.
This is achieved through mocking the possibility of his son falling short of expectations given his advantages. Lines 41-42 explicitly state this by asking “can there be anything more mortifying than to be excelled by them?” (“them” being Chesterfield’s son’s peers), this quote is extremely condescending to say the least. However the statement is also presents some of Chesterfields own values. It is not enough to merely do well in something, success is defined by exceeding all of one’s own fellow peers. In addition Chesterfield follows up his point in lines 43-45 directly addressing his son by saying “your shame and regret must be greater than anybody because everybody knows the uncommon care which has been taken to your education,” the careful use of language illustrates his point.
To show that Stacey is really courageous he did a series of courageous acts. For example, he got revenge on the white school bus, he admits to his mama about doing wrong, and he took T.J home Stacey’s courage matters because it showed his siblings and everyone around him, that no matter what happens to them. Ever since papa left to go and work on the railroad, Stacey had to prove himself to be a man. He has done multiple acts of courage to show everyone that he is capable to be the man of the
Michael Oher had an amazing career. First, he was homeless and now he became such a wonderful offensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL). “I would have dreams all the time about me playing in the NFL. Every day I woke up, I said to myself.. I'm going to work hard.. to get to that next level.” (“Michael Oher
Speeches in America’s history have been very powerful and moving. The speech given by Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain before the Battle of Gettysburg that changed the minds of 114 mutineers to fight alongside him in this battle. I feel like I could compare Colonel Chamberlain's speech to the wonderful “I Have a Dream Speech” spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Both of these amazing and powerful words spoken by Martin Luther King Jr. Colonel Chamberlain’s speech were trying to move these mutineers to fight for his regiment that is below half strength and Dr. King is trying to get rid of racism.
Faced with many obstacles from poverty to racial stereotypes, Junior must override them if he is to make his life better than that of fellow Indians. Interestingly, rather than letting the obstacles hold him back Junior understands that his destiny is in his own hands and he must celebrate who he is even if it means fighting. In the end, we see a boy who have managed to overcome all hardships to get to the top, even if it means making tough choices such as changing schools, therefore is could be seen that race and stereotypes only made Junior
Linemen, on a football team, are great examples of this because the quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers get all the credit for great plays and touchdowns, while linemen have to block the three-hundred-pound man in front of them every time, or the play will get blown up. Team players don’t do things for themselves, they do it for the benefit of the team. In a team player’s mind, the betterment of the team must come first. No matter who scores a touchdown, goal, basket, or run, a team player has to let go of all individualism and do the right thing for the whole team. In soccer, if a teammate gets open down field and you have an opponent in front of you, a team player would pass it to their open teammate, while an individualist would attempt and juke out the opponent or try and show off and possibly lose the ball.
He did not play his freshman year of high school because he wanted his brother to be the star. Then his sophomore year in high school and on to the pros, it was Walter Payton being the all-star. Walter broke many records not only in college, but also in the NFL. Beginning with an outstanding career at Jackson State University, Walter Payton went on to attain an unbelievable rookie season with the Chicago Bears that propelled him to achieve the label as one of the
The next year Ernie started as the halfback for the Syracuse Orangemen. In his sophomore year in 1960, Ernie rushed for 686 yards on 98 carries and 10 touchdowns and on route to win the national championship and Heisman trophy. This may not sound promising nowadays, but this was considered unbelievable considering people didn’t run the football as much. This season was definitely in his prime, and this season was considered one of the best in college football history. This spectacular season led him to earning the nickname “The Elmira express”.
From coming from a humble family and at a school that hated African American people to being a football star and being inducted into the senior bowl hall of fame with many other greats such as Curtis Martin and Michael Strahan. Tony probably never expected to be a football star from coming out of where he lived. But he beat the odds and he had a purpose when running. He proved everybody wrong that doubted
In come the upstart Aggies from Texas A&M, led by a talented but very young freshman quarterback, who had just begun making noise around the country with his exciting and controversial style. Against Alabama, the freshman led his team to a 20-0 first quarter lead, helping the Aggies hang on to secure a 29-24 victory and hand Alabama its only blemish in the 2012 college football season. The freshman quarterback’s name was Johnny Manziel. Perhaps you have heard of him? That day in Tuscaloosa was the day the hysteria known as Johnny Football was born, and from it, a shocking loss of control over his own life became apparent.
The valedictorian dreamed of going to Harvard University and playing football. School is Brian’s main priority albeit has exceptional skills in football. He wanted to become a lawyer like his father. Brian goes on to attend Harvard and plays football for one season, but decides to give it up wanting to focus solely on