Nobody should like losing. Competition teaches that losing is not okay. They also teach that one can grow and learn from losses and that losing is a part of life. They should teach that one should strive to win, and thus they should want to win more than lose in life. In The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, Arnold the main character is being interviewed by a sports reporter before the big game against Arnold's old school on the Spokane Indian reservation, Arnold is asked if he has anything to prove in this game, and he responds, "I have to prove that I am stronger than everybody else.
Would you live with happiness without your father? Just think about it. Well today will be talking about a father and son relationship in the Odyssey. My research question is going to be What is the Father & Son Relationship in “the Odyssey”? Sometime growing up without can be very challenging because like you father is the bigger one in the family , and the one who rule the house.
P explains to Junior how hard he has fought, how Junior fought off brain surgery, seizures, drunks and drug addicts, that Junior is stronger than he thinks. As Junior slowly comprohends the truth that his teacher was laying out, he began to question where is hope? Mr. P responds to his question saying, “‘Son,’... ’You’re going to find more and more hope the farther and farther you walk away from this sad, sad, sad reservation!” (Alexie 43)
Dwight realized he had to change his attitude to become successful. In 2016 he started fresh with a new team. Howard is now a team player and is a more successful basketball player because of his life choice to stop fighting over silly things with his team. Carlos Correa went through hardships in
Drew will continue to do great things. Whether it’s playing football or color commentating it, he’ll be amazing in whatever field he chooses because of his athleticism and kind disposition. Drew has made it clear that if you’re kind to everyone and do your best you’re only setting yourself up for
But, as he goes through the different chapters in his life, he learns little by little from his mistakes which helps him gain more knowledge and grow. Without the help of the gods, Odysseus would have never gotten home, and would have never been able to see his family again, but Odysseus proved himself and gained redemption from the gods. Throughout the Odyssey, Odysseus is put to many tests and whether he does them correctly would determine if the gods could give him the second chance to redeem himself. Using the quest theory Odysseus has a goal he wants to reach, and using the challenges and trials that he succeeds and fails in, he was able to gain self-knowledge from the gods and from his
Crooks dreams of being equal to everyone like he was then, but he knows it is unlikely to happen. Despite this, he makes efforts to have the equality he yearns for by reading and trying to learn. Steinbeck displays how George’s vigorous desire to own a ranch inspires him to work harder. George has a similar dream to Lennie and concludes that they can work together. He excitingly realizes, “‘Look, if me an’ Lennie work a month an’ don’t spend nothing, we’ll have a hundred bucks’”
Then, he thinks of his dad and by the end of the story realizes his dad just wants the best for him because Greg is his father’s treasure and Greg’s treasure is his father. All in all, a treasure doesn’t have to cost a lot in money just in love.
The story of the six kings emphasizes that not everything can go as planned. Being kings, you would expect a far more luxurious lifestyle, but they too struggle from the negative effects of life. However, the Turk learned how to use all of the opportunities life gave him to build a stable life for his family and self. Thus, man has control over his life and is the only one who can decide whether he leads his life full of contentment or
Just like playing varsity basketball, attending West Point is not for everyone. Our coach always reminds us that a basketball player is not like his peers: to be successful, he must make certain sacrifices. Regarding anything prestigious, including attending West Point, coach’s statement applies. Whether it is sacrificing sleeping in or giving up the typical social life of a high school or college student, integrity and discipline are the most important qualities to finding the success one desires. To be an above average student or athlete or soldier, one must do what average will not, ranging from abstaining from dessert to skipping the party.
Compare the journeys of discovery in The Running Man and The Chrysalids. The Running Man written by Michael Gerard Bauer and The Chrysalids written by John Wyndham both have strong meanings to them and both are very similar to each other in many ways, for an example their fears their both afraid of something but overcome it. They also discover many things throughout the whole book, like when David discovered he had powers or when Joseph discovered his neighbor is actually not a bad man. One thing that David discovers is he had telepathic powers.
In this quote, Wes Moore, the author, recalls one of only two memories he has of his father. The first memory is when Wes’ father protected him, then in the second, Wes foreshadows a life changing entve. The loss of his father. This reveals that Wes remembers little of his father and has missed a fatherly influence in his life. Through missing his father, Wes is able to have a connection with the other Wes
“I don’t ever want to be trapped the way he’s trapped. I want to be able to breathe, to think what I want to think, to say the things I want to say.” Danny Saunders, a main character from the book The Chosen by Chaim Potok, craved freedom to live his life the way he desired. As the son on Reb Saunders, a Jewish Rabbi, tradition and order dominated Danny’s life. However, Danny never allowed this to stop him.
In Confetti Girl by Diana Lopez, the narrator has a very different viewpoint of the situation than her dad. First, they definitely do not agree on priorities. I the story, it states, “Nothing’s more important than his books and vocabulary words. He might say I matter, but when he goes on a scavenger hunt for a book, I realize that I really don’t.” This shows that the narrator’s dad doesn’t take her opinion into account when he is choosing books for her.
“Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ at Woodstock”: Individual Warfare As Greek philosopher Plato once said, “Only the dead have seen the end of the war.” In Sherman Alexie’s “Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play the ‘Star- Spangled Banner’ at Woodstock,” Victor’s father can align directly with this belief.