Soldiers are seen as heroes fighting for their country, and Inman did fight for his country, but leaves as soon as it gets hard. The war tears down his spirits, leaving him feeling broken, lost and constantly conflicted with his thoughts and emotions. He wishes to return to Cold Mountain in pursuit of the happiness war stole from him. “Cold Mountain nevertheless soared in his mind as a place where all his scattered forces might gather” (23). He also hopes to win back Ada, who is the force that drives and motivates him throughout the novel.
Also in Act 4, he was highly conflicted over whether or not to confess to working with the devil to escape death. In the end, he decided lying was a sin he did not want to commit and chose to die a honest man rather than survive as a deceptive man. So in the end it is clear to see that John Proctor still is a good man despite his short-lived affair with Abigail. He was an honest, good-hearted man who wished for nothing more than to live a good life with his wife and children.
“I wish it had been my heart” he moaned, knowing that he could never again fight in war. It is unknown whether he fully realized the irony of his statement. If Arnold would have died at Saratoga, he would have been a great American Hero who died, bravely sacrificed himself for his country. Nevertheless Arnold, did survive but his, however, his good name did not.
Jim Valvano knew how to target you with motivation when going through tough times because, he was going through one of the hardest times someone could go through in their life life. He had tumors throughout his body, but he still managed to have a smile on his face to try and make someone else 's day better, because that was the type of man that he was. Jim Valvano gave everything he had at every moment he had in his life. He was a top 3 college basketball player, he was a top 10 coach of all time in college basketball, he was an unbelievable sports broadcaster at espn, and finally he was a mentor. Jim Valvano was a mentor in many different ways that can not even be explained he was just that type of person trying to help out other people in the world that no one will ever be like.
Irony is persistent throughout the story. Also, Abner constantly stresses to Sarty the importance of being loyal to your family. Abner tells Sarty “You gotta learn to stick to your own blood or you ain’t gonna have any blood to stick to you” (Faulkner 3). In other words, Abner was telling Sarty that if you are not loyal to your family, no matter the circumstances, then you will not have any place to turn to when you need help. This is ironic, because though Sarty was defiant towards his family, and broke his loyalty with pure intentions, what his father said proved to be true.
Steinbeck did not portray them as purely bad characters, both Charles and Caleb at some points in the story come as very sympathetic to the readers, they show their love for family, not only for their father but also for their brother, whom they eventually hurt. They both regret it, although as it is shown, Caleb regrets his actions very much, he goes to his father Adam and he asks for his forgiveness. This is never done by Charles, although it is clear that he has many regrets over his actions towards Adam and their father Cyrus. Steinbeck implicitly says that they did their crimes because they were rejected by their fathers and their love, which is needed by everyone, especially children. Caleb, as the representative of Cain is perhaps the most sympathetic character in the
Dozens of running backs have tried to emulate his hard running and aggressive style, and his toughness was legendary. As Walter Payton himself said, “Tough times go away, tough people do not” (Pearlman 345). His influence, however, went beyond the football field. Walter Payton was known for giving back to the community and for his charitable activities. As a result, the NFL selects a player each year to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
The speech he delivered to a sold out Yankees Stadium full of fans for his farewell was one of the best short speeches ever given in my opinion. Given the length of the speech, he was able to incorporate different kinds of rhetorical devices that make the speech more enjoyable to listen to. Lou Gehrig's ability to use a lot of alliteration and anaphoras make the speech more enjoyable to listen to. For example, Lou’s use of alliteration makes a boring sentence more fun because of the use of the same letter one after another which adds a certain ring to the sentence.
Going from youth sports to school sports was an enormous change. The players were bigger, faster, and stronger. Also, practice was much more difficult with stricter coaches and tougher drills. My first year of junior varsity football was terrifying. There was a select group of players who were significantly bigger than the rest of the team.
Forrest must deal with everyone calling him an idiot, throughout the book people call Forrest an idiot and he hates it. Everywhere he goes, he must deal with it when he goes to space the newspapers read “Woman, Ape and Idiot in Next U.S space effort”, “Girl, Goon, and Gorilla to Lift Off Today”, and “Up They Go-But Who’s in Charge?” (Groom, 2014. Pg. 110).
Finding Forrester was an interesting, coming of age tale of a young inner city teen, Jamal Wallace, and his journey to find himself. The two main characters, Jamal and William Forrester, couldn’t be any more different, but they form an unbreakable bond based on their fervent love and undeniable talents for writing. Both characters are worlds apart, but a juvenile dare collides the two. Forced to put their pride and some preconceived notions aside, they help each other in ways that neither could have imagined. William Forrester is an acclaimed author who after some unfortunate life events falls off the grid and lives a life in solitude.
Gimpel the Fool is a short story by Isaac Bashevis Singer which explores the idea of the holy fool or wise fool, an archetype of literature that is written about quite frequently. Another work that examines this archetype is that of the Academy award winning movie, Forrest Gump. These two works share many similarities that point out important characteristics of society and human interactions which are made most poignantly by Gimpel and Forrest’s content attitude, veiled virtue, and profound wisdom. Gimpel and Forrest often seem to be foils of the characters around them.