Introduction In Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt, the Hoodhood family consists of Mr. and Mrs. Hoodhood, Heather, and Holling. Every night at five-o'clock the Hoodhood family watches the news and anchoring the news is Walter Cronkite. Mr. Hoodhood does not speak to anyone about the topic of the events on the news. He does not speak to his wife about it nor even his own son.
Many very important events happen every day each year all over the world. Some are not as interesting as others but are still just as important. They range from discovering a new species to the launch of the first rocket into space. Many people don’t think of these even when their birthday lies on it. After researching historic events on my birthday, August 1st, I have found three very interesting topics: Columbus discovering South America, how the first world war started, and an ex-marine going on a killing spree in Texas.
You might not know the day of August 26,1918 (Biography.com) it was a day that changed history forever. Despite racism and segregation, Katherine Johnson was the first African American woman to assist the apollo team at NASA. Johnson overcame obstacles through her life for her to get to such a place. She was a monumental piece of history. To fully understand what she accomplished one must know about her early life, rise to fame, and her greatest legacy.
A day forever remembered in United States history is September 11, 2001. Not only did the event that occurred on this day effect the loved ones of many, it touched every U.S citizen. The event of 9/11 has gone down as one of the most tragic and influential events in all of history. There were many causes that led to this disaster and you mustn’t forget the effects it left on America. You may be unaware of how far the event goes back in history, with causes dating back to the 1980’s.
This story told by Malcolm X described his personal life starting at a very young age. At a very young age, he already noticed the huge amount of racism in America in the late 1920’s. Black Americans were set up for failure and it was made very hard to succeed. Malcolm Little fell into that path. After getting caught with many illegal activities, he is sent to prison, where he finds his faith and becomes the influential leader that helped to end segregation in America.
In this photo is James 'Jim ' Stynes before his first VFL/AFL game. Stynes is a prominent Irish-born Australian rules footballer and was best known for his career in the sport at its highest level. Jim was also known for his remarkable charity work and his hard fort battle with cancer. Stynes was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1966 and was one of six siblings. Stynes was introduced to Gaelic football at the age of 8 and starred in the under 11 's competition a year later at the age of 9 and a future in the sport seemed inevitable.
Lawrence Exeter Junior graduated with honors from the military academy and some said he was the best the academy had ever seen. Of course this please his father, but did his father say a word about him being proud or happy with his son? No, he never did. Lawrence Junior grew increasingly frustrated and started to give hope of ever having a real father. He had not called his father dad in years and addressed him as sir not only out of resect like the academy taught him, but because that’s all he was to Junior.
Realization of Death Have you ever witnessed death? To me, seeing death, before your own eyes is the most “eye opening” experience that you can ever have. I have only witnessed this once within my lifetime and it was the passing of somebody I never knew. Seeing this man’s final demise has scarred me. It has given me a whole new outlook on life.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey is a fictional novel that tells of the unpleasant conditions of an insane asylum which houses many patients with various mental disorders. From the start, it is obvious that the hospital does not achieve the goal of curing the patients due to the authoritative nurse, Miss Ratched, until a courageous rebel named McMurphy comes along to defy preexisting standards in the ward. Despite his rough past of crime, Kesey develops McMurphy as a Christ figure to demonstrate opposition to the stereotype that only perfect people can make a difference. On the fishing trip, McMurphy allows the other men to be independent and fish without his guidance, alluding to how Jesus led his disciples.