While I do believe it is good to stay in touch with your roots, every man does owe it to their country to serve and protect against others who are trying to break the country apart. Lastly, I find it very interesting how even though Grant and Lee have had a very different upbringing, the way they fight is still very much the
Nelson Mandela is a modern hero of today’s time period compared to Beowulf who is descended from the Anglo-Saxon time period who is very comparable to the hero. The two heroes have very similar traits, but also many differences which distinguish the two to be alike and unalike for many reasons. Mandela was a political man and Beowulf was mighty warrior so the two had very different lifestyles and variant ways of becoming known as a hero, but both were admired greatly by their people which is why both men are considered heroic. Even though the two heroes have their similarities they both have a big distinction between each other. Mandela and Beowulf have many traits that resemblance one another.
Due to all of Ben’s efforts, Christopher Baldwin, author of “Franklin’s Classical American Statesmanship,” argues that “[Ben] Franklin is to be our role model” because he believes “that the key to the successful pursuit of happiness and the good life is virtue” which promotes a righteous lifestyle for those who choose to follow him (Baldwin 69). He knew that he wasn’t a perfect man so Ben made a plan to change his actions and become a more pure citizen to accomplish his
For example, just by the way the character is called by, Colonel, which is a military position, the author says that he is a very strong character who will always follow the law and do what is right, no matter the painful outcomes it may bring or to whom it may bring them to. In conclusion, character development is seen greatly in this short story. It can be seen not just with the protagonist, but also with one of his uncles, the Colonel. To do this, the author used many elements, like for example, Sasha’s relationships with his uncles, his thoughts and actions, and even his history. The author also uses major direct and indirect characterization as mentioned.
In addition to his attitude toward human progressiveness, Verne also shows a blatant deference to the North in the American Civil War, stating that, “[the colonists] could not doubt that the cause of the North, the cause of justice, would triumph” (Loc. 1421). Verne certainly likes the idea of the progressiveness of humankind, and he expresses this through the colonist’s achievements and his support of the federal government of the
He was also a great supporter in creating a constitution for America. He retired feeling convinced that America independence was secured. He was a powerful leader for our nation and without him I am not sure we would have such a powerful nation. He mad some key decision when it came to making the constitution. He had faith in having America become a free nation and he never gave up on that dream.
Before and after the Civil War, people loved and respected Robert E. Lee. Not because of the side he fought for, but because he was an honorable man with strong beliefs; as a general he was a fatherly leader his soldiers looked up to; and he was a very clever tactician. Although Lee fights for the Confederacy, many people greatly revered him, even to this day. Robert E. Lee showed how honorable he was when he chose to fight for his home state of Virginia over the United States. He joined the Confederacy because his “mother” state would be fighting with the Confederacy.
Finally, I’m going to talk about how honor plays probably the single biggest roles within Aeneas’ leadership style. Everything he does is based on how honorable or dishonorable it would be. Which makes since if you take into consideration the time period that we are talking about. The reason why many of these kings were in power during this time is because the people believed that they were more godlike, more honorable, then they were. Therefore, it makes sense that this would be held with such high regard.
How does this idea translate into our reality? The answer, I submit, is that it doesn 't. Rather, it translates into our realities; for every human being, courage will mean something different, and all definitions are quite valid. For example, it seems to be a common idea amongst the American people that our military embodies concepts such as courage, patriotism, and selflessness, and that our soldiers deserve a deep respect for their service. Someone more personally detached from the military might not be as inclined to agree with this idea as, say, someone who lives near a military area, or someone with family members in the military- however, the idea is still just as valid.
For example, Franklin Delano Roosevelt once said, “Just as our national policy in internal affairs has been based upon a decent respect for the rights and the dignity of all of our fellow men within our gates, so our national policy in foreign affairs has been based on a decent respect for the rights and the dignity of all nations, large and small. And the justice of morality must and will win in the end.” This particular quote represents the respect that the president himself has for the human rights and the justice within the nation as well as the freedom that pertains to each and one of all Americans. The Human rights itself has an important role in the United States and without it would bring an enormous impact to the country. The freedom that the Human Rights has given to the Americans has come to define them and develop as a human towards their
Throughout American history, a sense of a mission has existed among the citizens and the country. America is a very blessed country where freedom rings and liberty exists. Therefore, Americans “have felt a desire and responsibility to share the benefits of the uniqueness with others around them.” (From lesson readings) In the beginning of our independence, America strived for and was committed to isolationism. “Isolationism is a category of foreign policies institutionalized by leaders who asserted that their nations ' best interests were best served by keeping the affairs of other countries at a distance.”(1) They believed that it was best to avoid alliances that involved both military and political issues. One student commented: “As Americans
Part of being the president of the United States is to ensure the safety and well being of this country, which means that whoever it may be, must be confident, brave, and true. The United States has had many presidents that have met these expectations, but George Washington stands above them all. He was the quintessential leader. A key quality that can make or break a presidents career while in office is confidence. people follow the man with confidence, purpose, and a sense direction, not the man who demands attention but has no direction.