Coady seems to be advising the reader to realize just how monotonous life can be with conformity and just how absurd it is in the grand scheme of things. To anyone with good morals, sending teens into an arena and watching them fight to the death as entertainment can only fly in the capital. For so many years, people knew it was a horrible idea, but rebellion was not an option. If Katniss were to follow the advice of Coady, surely there could have been a rebellion started by her, not just as a figurehead or inspiration of the operation. Also, there was the video of the ruins of district thirteen, replayed every year, with a bird appearing near the end of the clip, which gave hope for a better life.
They had used fear and severe torture to make Winston admit everything and betray even the love for Julia. This was done by bringing him to imprisonment and torturing him to almost death. Secondly, the patrol of the thoughtpolice had always been on watch to catch anyone being against, and even the people were enemies to one another reporting each other. The government watches the people constantly, limits their sources of information, and has even invented a new language Newspeak in order to eliminate any use of words that can give people ideas. If people don’t know a word to express what they feel, like injustice.
Instead, if they love each other they could find a way to stop this tension. Acts of violence and hate are never the answer to any problem, yet people seek it just to have fun, show pride, or be gallant. In The Outsiders there was a rumble between the Socs and Greasers to show who’s boss, but after this epic fight nothing changed. All of the Greasers were hurt really bad, the only thing they got for this loss was the Socs being chased out
The suitors always underestimated Odysseus’s son Telemachus who somewhat had the same mindset as his father. Before the end of battle between Odysseus and the suitors, Telemachus, Odysseus’ son, joined into the fight and successively killed someone who tried to kill his father. This showed couragement and treachery on both accounts because nobody expected Telemachus to be able to fight (Forman). During the battle, the goddess Athena helped Odysseus to fight against the suitors. Ulysses with Minerva against the suitors was a huge battle between the deities and the people, since Minerva or Athena was the people’s mentor and they had hope that the goddess would be with them instead of Odysseus.
Alexander focused more and conquering land than developing the land. Alexander died, the empire fell apart making the war unnecessary. Alexander could convince his men to do the craziest of things “Yet he never developed a successor.” (Alexander The Not So Great 4) When he died, the people of his empire went into a 50 battle for control ultimately destroying the empire. Alexander was a villain because he was a terrible planner, he only cared about war, and he killed of any potential future leader from his kingdom. Some people say Alexander was a hero because he is great at conquering land.
“The army of the Scyldings was weakened, decimated…He (Hrothgar) couldn’t protect his own hall…I cut down on my visits, conserving the game, and watched them.” (Pg. 94). If Grendel were truly a horrible and vicious monster that was born to kill, he would not care how many people were in the village, he would kill as many as he wanted without giving it a second thought. In my opinion, if a person does terrible things it does not matter what previous events one has experienced, which may have caused them to act in such a way. I believe that everyone has a choice in how the act and just because they may have had a difficult and eventful past, it doesn’t give them an excuse to do horrible things or act in an unpleasant
He decided to trap them all without any weapons and kill them all. This is not a heroic trait because not all of the suitors were bad and wanted to destroy his kingdom, so he shouldn’t of had killed all of them. In conclusion, Odysseus had many flaws that could stop him from being a
In today’s society individuals see taking steroids as a choice made by the individual as a way to enhance their performance. However, in “We, the Public, Place the best Athletes on a Pedestals”, William Moller, the author, argues that the pressure from others can lead to the abuse of steroids. Athletes are often consumed with the pressure to perform well, so the they begin to take steroids. Students are often up late because of the amount of things that they have to juggle in one day. By overworking the youth and pushing them to be number one at everything can lead to the usage of Ritalin.
If you lift a finger, we will destroy every last one of you. Just as we did in District Thirteen” (Katniss, 76). The essential purpose which Katniss is conveying, is that The Hunger Games is a form of entertainment where deaths are televised to remind the tributes of how weak they are by the government. Therefore, the games are a means of control and limits the freedom of individuals. Additionally, due to the government’s oppression, it declines to disclose information on the ideas, expressions and actions of particular tributes they oppose, individuals are completely enslaved by the center of control, the Capitol.
By taking away guns of these groups in the minority he easily tortured and executed all who opposed him. If we let the people in power take away something as simple as our right to own and possess firearms, we should prepare for sudden loss of the rest of our basic rights. In conclusion, gun control laws would not benefit our country as many would like to believe. They have proven to be ineffective, guns would be taken out of citizens’ hands not criminals’, and they are unconstitutional. Theodore Roosevelt said “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.” How far will