Jackie Robinson not only made impacts on the field that were monumental, but he made impacts off the field that were equally as important. Jackie helped presidents get elected, get kids off the streets and into the most prestigious schools there is, and most importantly he broke the black color barrier in baseball. Jackie Robinson is one of the most influential people to ever live, he did things that people would dream about, he stood up for what he believed. To begin, Jackie’s biggest accomplishment was breaking the black color barrier on baseball, “ Jackie Robinson broke through the color barrier that kept blacks out of the Major League Baseball [MLB]. Branch Rickey, general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, signed the 28 year old infielder,
He kept looking for his family and believed he could find them. When Uncle died, Salva was still determined to reach the refugee camp, and when he did he was still determined to find his family. Without Uncle, the group’s attitude changed, and they grumbled about him being too young and small, and nobody shared food with him, so he had to beg for scraps, which were given grudgingly. Under all of his sadness, Salva felt stronger and kept going. Third, in America, he was determined to help the people of South Sudan - “Salva worked for hours and days, which grew into weeks and months”, (pg 108).
In fact, the occurrence of Cuba Revolution that overthrew a military dictatorship was not uncommon in the political history of Latin American. However, it had far-reaching and remarkable effects in the development of Latin America afterwards. First of all, Second, this revolution was the most resolute struggle against imperialism in the history of Latin America, its firmness was also far more than others. Cuba became the first country that only completely broke thing of US, this also inspired others Latin American countries to struggle for their right and independence. Third, it is the first time a revolution happened in Latin American history that transited from national democratic struggle to socialism.
Although tragic heroes are meant for the literary world, they can also be applied to reality. For example, Princess Diana(Diana Spencer), is a modern-day tragic hero. She was born Diana Spencer and soon became Lady Diana Spencer when her father inherited the title Earl Spencer. She later married to the British throne, had two children, divorced, started to date Dodi Fayed, then died in a car crash in a tunnel trying to get away from the paparazzi. Diana was born into one of Great Britain’s oldest and most important families-the Spencers-making her an elevated character from the start.
Some even called her the “key voice of women and a key progressice reformer” (teachinghistory.org). “She advocated woman’s suffrage because she believed that women’s votes would provide the margin necessary to pass social legislation she favored” (History.com). Addams even wrote a paper called “Why Women Should Vote”. She expressed that the world is merely an extension of their house and no one should be scared for what they belive in.She continued to fight until women got their right to vote in 1920 and then moved onto other issues that women had. Overall, she completed the movement with a sucessful victory winning the right for women to
Cochran Mills was named after her father who was a wealthy businessman, and she was often called “Pink” because her mother almost always dressed her in that color. Later, she added an “e” to the end of her last name for elegance. Nellie became a professional muckraker and was a widely read female stunt reporter. She married Robert Livingston Seaman in 1895, and retired from journalism. Unfortunately, she died on January 27, 1922 in New York, New York from pneumonia after a life abundant with conquering hardships and tenacity.
All or Nothing Lucinda Matlock and Richard Cory are round characters that display the life of a rich, educated man and a working class woman. Cory has everything that he could ever wish for, but Matlock lived an average life that was extremely rough with the deaths of her children. Both characters are intriguing because of the vivid description of the deaths the two suffered and the two opposite lives the two people lived. Cory chose a thrilling self-induced death, however, Matlock accepted the effects of Mother Nature and died peacefully in her later years of life. “Lucinda Matlock” by Edgar Lee Masters and “Richard Corey” by Edwin Arlington Robinson are two poems that contrast each other primarily through the lives and deaths that Matlock and Corey.
Even after searching seventeen years and receiving a fake his dedication to obtaining this item because of its immense value is unwavering. This could be viewed as an obsession of Gutmans, the fact that he is eager to continue his search for this item even after all those years of searching yielded no results. He is even willing to sell out his most trusted side- kick, Wilmer in order to achieve his goals of finding the falcon. In chapter nineteen he tells spade “Then sir, in exchange for the ten thousand dollars and Wilmer you will give us the falcon and an hour or two of grace—so we won’t be in the city when you surrender him to the authorities”(Hammet 189). Wilmer has killed multiple times in order to bring Gutman closer to achieving his goal, it seems his loyalty to Gutman is steadfast; but because of his desire to obtain the falcon for himself, Gutman is willing to sell him out to satisfy his own selfish motives.
Zora Neale Hurston, an author during the Harlem Renaissance, wrote Their Eyes Were Watching God, an amazing novel written about the losses and loves of a lady named Janie Crawford. The author describes the way Janie found out who she really was and what love was throughout her three marriages. Janie’s first two marriages were unfulfilling and not healthy for herself. Janie realized what true love was when she met Tea Cake. Janie’s first marriage was to a man named Logan Killicks, which was forced upon her by her grandmother.
In Tennessee Williams’ play, A Streetcar Named Desire, the dueling personalities between Blanche and Stanley have either been conflicting or similar. Both characters have a mutual love, Stella, they have a very different idea of how Stella should live her life. These characters come from two totally different backgrounds which causes them to clash often. Blanche grew up very wealthy on an estate called Belle Reve. She grew up on a very lavish lifestyle and always got the best of the best.