Another variation of use comes from the use of armour. Half-swording was a manner of using both hands, one on the hilt and one on the blade, to better control the weapon in thrusts and jabs. This versatility was unique, as multiple works hold that the longsword provided the foundations for learning a variety of other weapons including spears, staves, and polearms.] Use of the longsword in attack was not limited only to use of the blade, however, as several Fechtbücher explain and depict use of the pommel and cross as offensive weapons. The cross has been shown to be used as a hook for tripping or knocking an opponent off
Linda Orlasky On a very good day, one of my patients said to me. "If I hadn't met you, I can't figure out where I would be". She lived with serious pains and tiredness as well as getting addicted to taking pills on a daily basis. Now she lives a fun-filled and vibrant life.
Each one of Opal’s actions were filled with kindness, sometimes intentional and other times unintentional, but all benefited the people she reached out to. I think Opal learned subconsciously through her mother leaving that ever action you make can affect those around you and Opal did not want her actions to have negative effects. When Opal learned of Otis’ arrest, “[she] swept the floor real slow that day. [She] wanted to keep Otis company. [She] didn’t want him to be lonely. . .
Rosa begins to love, care, and cherish her family in the time of great danger. There is a shift in the family's daily routine as they add Max to is, yet Rosa takes it very well. This is a critical turning point in the Hubermann household. She doesn’t scream and she’s not mean, but instead morphs into the mother Liesel wanted her to be. This enables Liesel become exposed to the realities of the war and develop relationships that are critical to
Women were stuck inside working, providing for the everyday needs of the family. Through living day in and day out like this women attain an interior view of life. Through laborious tasks like farm labor
They are very dedicated to their mission and not partake in passion, for that is a distraction to their duty. They are also supposed to respect and obey women and ensure their happiness at all times, or as Sir Gawain puts it, to “serve them unswervingly” (976). He also must uphold the laws of the land, including the commandments. These duties are all strict, and those which Sir Gawain has followed all his life. However, the lady of the castle is beautiful, she is lively, worshipped by all, including Sir Gawain, and she shows up in his bedroom the first day of his bet with the lord.
Her mother gave her this advice when she needed it the most “Life is going to give you just what you put into it. Put your whole heart in everything you do, and pray, then you can wait”( Angelou 146). Her mother supported her through this process and this gave Marguerite new determination to keep going. Finally, the people gave in and let her have the job of her dreams, so Marguerite gave up her greed. Kino had Juana to help him get through his trials.
In the book A Handmaid’s Tale passivity is a common theme throughout Offred’s journey as a handmaid. In this context, passivity is allowing others to do things to you without complaining or pushing back to protect oneself and to keep oneself safe from harm or cruel treatment. There are several instances in which Offred is forced to be passive in order to please the people who have Offreds life in their hands. In the position that Offred is in as a handmaid, she is expected to do as her commander and the wife of her commander instructs her to do, and if she does not comply to these orders, no matter how unusual or unfair, she faces severe punishment or even death in the worst of cases. Just like Offred there are several other women who are forced to call Gilead home that must be passive in order to stay alive.
The conversations I had with other men became so inappropriate, we had to turn our heads before we started talking. We created names for women in service like “dorm hoe” and “pump and dump”. But when women were around, the chivalry among men was still there. Some men felt that it was an obligation to pay for merely everything to please a woman. Being at work was no different despite the fact that soldiers are supposed to be equal to one another.