Katniss gathers all of her things to go into the woods for a picnic and sets off, she plans on meeting Gale at an old house her dad and her used to go to. Katniss gets to the old brick house and sets the fire. She is left waiting by herself for about an hour, that is when Gale finally shows up with a bow slung around his shoulder and a dead turkey in hand. Katniss offers the gloves Cinna wanted to give to him, but he denies the gift because he is still very mad at her for getting engaged with Peeta. Katniss then tells him how President
Odysseus’ men object, “sheep after sheep they butchered…. while fugitives went inland running to call to the arms the main force of Cicones” (Homer lines 48-51). Odysseus’s men disobey him and end up having a surprise attack. The crew believes that the gods will forgive their actions if they conduct rituals and sacrifices. The men make a proposal to “..cut out the noblest of these cattle, for sacrifice to the gods who own the sky, and once at home, in the old country Ithaca….
JOhnny and Ponyboy lay and watch the stars. He obviously falls asleep and makes it home past his curfew. Darry slaps ponyboy in the moment of a lecture and Johnny and Ponyboy run away back to the lot. In chapter 4, THe blue mustang finally catches up with them and they are outnumbered 2 to 5. BOb drowns pony in the fountain and Johnny kills him because he was protecting Pony boy., They run and hide in an old church in windrixville.
President Nixon is one of the most famous Presidents in American history for being the first one to resign from office. While Nixon is famous for doing such an unthinkable act, he is also the one that gave one of the best and most well known speeches in political history, The Checkers Speech. The speech was given by (Senator at the time) President Nixon when he was running for Vice President on General Eisenhower’s Presidential ticket. A newspaper, the New York Post, had a front page with the headline "Secret Rich Men's Trust Fund Keeps Nixon in Style Far Beyond His Salary"; the article alleged that people were donating to a secret fund that Nixon had for his personal benefit in trade for political favors. This scandal caused many Americans and Republican politicians to push Eisenhower to remove Nixon as his running mate and to question Nixon’s integrity.
Thatcher uses repetition, strong diction, and ethos in order to illustrate what an influential president Ronald Reagan was. Thatcher uses repetition throughout the eulogy to immensely enforce Reagan’s accomplishments and the greatness in which he approached different situations. For example,in lines 30-36, Thatcher repeats the word “others” excessively to show the many doubts the world people had before his presidency, fearing that he would not be capable of leading a nation during times of crisis. Thatcher juxtaposes those fears and beliefs by listing the many times he proved them wrong and successfully handled the numerous problems during his presidency. Later in her speech she utilizes this tactic again by reiterating “he” through lines 59-64 in order to
Loyalty and faithfulness are traits expected of all of mankind. They are virtues that embody the highest ideals of a modern day person. Even from the ancient Greeks, loyalty was demanded of human beings. However, back then, these traits weren’t expected from all. In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey the basic standards of loyalty and faithfulness were different depending on the status of a person.
Within one of the Cyclops’ cave, one of his men exclaims, “Let’s make away with the cheeses then come back – hurry, drive the lambs and kids from the pins to our swift ship, put out to sea at once! But I would not give way—“ (Homer, IX. 253-256). Here, Odysseus exercises his free will. He decides they are to remain in the cave and wait for the Cyclops to return and reward them with gifts, as dictates in Greek culture.
The theme of the Odyssey is loyalty and Xenia. Homer uses conflicts in order to show the ancient Greeks that the concept of Xenia is giving those far from home generosity and hospitality and those who receive it, respect it. Being polite was part of Xenia, even if they were mean you had to be a good guest.
The concept of hospitality is clearly evident in society to this day. From the royal treatment of kings and queens to the warm welcomes shown by families, the Greek culture was no exception to this idea. As demonstrated in The Odyssey, a sense of respect was presented not only towards the Greek gods but also to the mortals themselves. Characters such as Odysseus rely on the hospitality of others for food, shelter, guidance and protection. Without it, many characters wouldn't have survived as they were often stranded in distant lands.
After Odysseus and his men staked the Cyclops’ eye, they waited until morning to escape, which they did by riding under the bellies of the Cyclops’ sheep and rams. Once they escaped and made it back to the ship, Odysseus called out to the Cyclops saying, “O Cyclops! Would you feast on my companions? / Puny, am I in a cave man’s hands? / How do you like the beating that we gave you, / you damned cannibal?
These full body scanners, which Chertoff had a hand in getting into the airports, were “heavily criticized (and little tested)”, and were sold by a company which was a client of Chertoff’s consulting agency (Turley, 3). Another example is Dick Cheney. He was the CEO of Halliburton, a company associated with numerous U.S. war scandals, prior to holding the office of Vice-President. How telling is it that “the company (Halliburton) made $217,199 in campaign contributions in 2004, and in the same year was awarded $8 billion in military contracts” (Newton, 229). According to Turley, hundreds of billions of dollars annually go towards the cost of war, the taxpayers’ money flowing into the arms industry’s pocket, and those agencies and contractors are trying to keep it that way.
Looking over the past Presidential reigns, we haven’t had a solid president since Reagan! Watching the recent Presidential debate, I was paying close attention to which president mentioned America’s past problems, where we went wrong, and how to avoid those problems again. Marco Rubio was the only one stood out to me, because he mentioned the Iran-Contra affairs and how our leaders could have took certain actions to prevent the whole scandal. I only mention the
He devoured two of my men on the spot and imprisoned us for future meals. I wanted to take my sword to Polyphemus right then, but I knew that he alone would be strong enough to move the rock that he had placed across the door of his cave. So, I begun to devise a plan. The next day, while he was outside pasturing his sheep, I found a wooden staff in the cave. When he returned, I got him drunk on wine that I brought along from the ship.
Many people thought Regan or any other U.S. president did not have the ability to end the cold war. Hoekstra states: “Who would have thought in the early eighties that it would be President Reagan, who would sign with us the first nuclear-arms reduction agreement in history?” (Database) Regan was doubted time and time again while he was in office, but no one can deny his great accomplishments of ending Communism. The INF Treaty was one of the biggest achievements Regan attained. Another way Regan took a hands-on approach to ending Communism was eventually ending the Cold War. Many presidents before Regan tried to threaten the Soviets and use force to end the Cold War.