Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night By Cynthia Envo

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In the song “Stand Up” by Cynthia Envo she says, “So I'm gonna stand up, take my people with me, together we are going, to a brand new home, far across the river, can you hear freedom calling? Calling me to answer, gonna keep on keepin' on”. In this song lyric, Envo shows that she is going to fight for her rights until she possesses them. To maintain self-respect and pave a path for future generations it’s crucial to stand up for what you believe in. Fighting for a belief is important because it builds your self-respect. In Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas, Thomas says, “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”. This quote shows men not giving up and standing their ground. Standing your ground allows you to gain respect from yourself and also gain respect from others, even if they view things differently than you. In Night Weisel says, ““We must do something. We can’t let them kill us like that, like …show more content…

For example in Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Thomas says, “And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night.”. This quote shows a child praying for their father to “not go gentle into that good night.”, so that the child doesn’t have to lose their father. In this example, the father was fighting for his child's rights so that they wouldn’t have to. Resulting in the child doing the same for their offspring. Another example of this is in the book Night by Elie Weisel, Stein says, ““The only thing that keeps me alive is to know that Reizel and the little ones are still alive. Were it not for them, I would give up.””, (P.45). In this example, Stein is saying that he’s fighting through the pain for his wife and kids. Stein wants to stay alive so that his kids and wife can have a father who sacrificed his happiness for their

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