The tone of the poem refers to the attitude of the poet as well as the poet’s emotional colouring of the poem. The tone of this poem is personal as she refers to “I” and “You” on a constant basis throughout the poem. She is also questioning the reader by the use of the words “you” which contributes to the personal tone of the poem. The overall tone of the poem is bitter, angry as well as self-confident. As you read the title of the poem and the repetition of the words “I rise” you realize that the poem’s tone is one of triumph and of winning.
The President’s Thoughts on the Proper Place of Sports In 1903, Theodore Roosevelt’s son, Ted, made the second football team at Harvard University, instead of the varsity team. Ted reacts to the situation by sending a letter to the White House pleading for his father, the president, to come and persuade the coach into allowing him to play varsity. Roosevelt replies in a letter to his son parenting him on the dangers of putting too much emphasis on sports. Roosevelt starts his persuasive parenting letter by revealing to his son that he “greatly admires football” and that he never had the ability play football because his athletic ability was closer to “resembling Kermit’s” rather than Ted’s. Kermit was a member of the Roosevelt family and also attended Harvard.
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
His emotions are fluently shown to get the best of him and for him to lose control in certain situations. Such as when he thought his chance of been a official Notre Dame football player had slipped away his emotions took him to quit the team and to accept the fact that he wouldn 't make the walk on team. Later, he realize with the help of Fortune ,a groundskeeper at the Notre Dame stadium, that he had gone to far to just quit and that he would see this to the end. There 's much to gain from this movie,Rudy 's determination and the sacrifices his teammates are willing to make for him play an important part to insure the message of unity and determination. While, it’s a fairly predictable film and clich full at some moments, it’s enormously appealing, because everyone can identify in one way or another with the characters of the
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. Despite the adversity the football team came together but had some major issues but to get to a successful story they had to overcome a lot of adversity such as the segregation of their school, the matter of who’s gonna be head coach, and getting the players to play as a team. This is one of favorite movies because it shows how through all the odds that were stacked against them they overcame the odds such as racism and relationship building to form a high caliber team. The major theme of this movie was racism and that was followed up with various sub themes but three that stuck out to me were racial ideology, overcoming adversity, and the building of friendships. When I first began to analyze this film, you had to think about the period in which it actually took place which was 1971 in rural southern Virginia before title IX was even passed.
In his poem, Housman pulls together figurative language, sound devices, and structure in order to prove the idea of the athletes fleeting glory. In his poem, Housman states his belief of the importance of death to the young athlete, as the race that the athlete had won (being so important to the townspeople), he can die before his glory fades away. Although the tone of the poem is quite depressing, Housman expresses the sadness of the loss in glory. Housman seems to believe that the older years of life are meaningless due
Back in the day, winners were winners and losers were losers. Nowadays kids get trophies for participating. One time a nfl players son got a trophy for participating in a event and the boys dad made the kid return the trophy because he said he did not work for it.This ties in with why competitive sports are harmful because when the kid got the trophy he probably felt good about it and he also felt that he actually did something that is until the dad made him return the trophy which probably made him feel worthless and that he sucked. On the other hand some people think that competitive sports are beneficial because they teach life lessons. While they think that they are beneficial I think that competitive sports are harmful for three reasons.
Their teacher, who convinced them to join, said it was good fighting for your country. But as they start fighting, the boys start to realize it is nothing like they were told, or imagined. Paul goes through absurdism where he goes through an unconscious living, and as a response at the end he gives in. Paul Baumer goes through an unconscious living near the middle of the book. First, he was looking for pleasure, because when he was with his
This is shown by the dialogue of coach Boone saying "if we don't come together, right now, on this hallowed ground, then we too will be destroyed". This is saying that like the confederate army, if they do not accept all races than they will be destroyed and will not achieve anything during the season. This speaks to the boys as the camera zooms to show their faces and that they are determined. They are determined to win, and are realizing that winning is more important than any prejudice they may have. This shows that the run to Gettysburg is a turning point, as they are beginning to overcome adversity.
Red Badge of Courage Before the war Henry has romanticized ideas of glory and courage but when he nears war his courage falters and he tries to validation of his fear in his peers. When confronted with violence Henry is like a machine fighting off the enemy. This courage Henry had to stand his ground and fight disappeared at the second battle and Henry fled during the battle. The Red Badge of Courage follows Henry’s changing ideas of courage until he finds a lasting form of it. Henry search for courage leads searching for answers in his peers, through his imagination, and the dead bodies he comes across.
The League, a coming of age story, by Thatcher Heldring describes the Wyatt Parker’s transition from immature too mature. In the beginning, Wyatt and his friend Francis are constantly afraid of Spencer Randle. Every moment they are constantly looking over their backs, until Wyatt makes the decision to stand up to him, but he did not know how. Later, Wyatt is walking out of the movie theater when his friend, Evan, sees Brian Braun, the all star high school quarterback, who she has a crush on. Inspired and Jealous, Wyatt decides that he should learn how to play football to impress Evan and to bulk up to face Spencer Randle.
The reason this theme fits this novel is because in this book there is a boy named Mick Johnson he wanted to be the best football player ever played. Then he started to take gym candy also know as steroids. His moods changed, he started losing friends, he tried to commit suicide, and ruined his football career. Here is a quote from Peter when Mick
He said he wanted to be an NFL star, she laughed and asked what else he wanted to be. Arian used this as motivation and still today to remind himself he can prove the doubters wrong. Secondly, Arian’s high school coached doubted him because of his size. JockBio writes Foster was told by the football coach that he was not big enough to be a varsity halfback. Arian eventually had a growth spurt but he trained his
The greatest attribute to Hackman’s character is the passion for the game and commitment to the way he believes it should be played. Hoosiers is a movie that stirs emotions in your heart for those of us that feel passion for our profession. The story is more than the final outcome, but is the journey to get there and conquering adversity along the way. As Hackman himself says to his players in the locker room before playing for the championship, “I don’t care what the scoreboard says at the end of the game. In my book, you’re winners!” This movie reveals a powerful message that winning isn’t everything; it is passion and striving for excellence that matters most.
The Movie McFarland, USA is a story of a man who goes through a dramatic change in his environment but takes on the obstacles in order to turn a group of kids with a not so bright future, and a rough attitude into a winning cross country team. Jim White, the main character, is a man who struggles with controlling his temper. He is also a determined man which can cause him to lose his temper in the first place. He is a school teacher and also a football coach along with being a father of two children and a husband. He struggles to maintain a job because of his lack of control of temper.