Forever. Keith Fenton was the prime example of a stand-up guy. As a high school dropout turned entrepreneur, he knew what it meant to struggle. When I was young, I was not entirely aware of my father’s past, but I know now that he rose out of substance abuse, and I think he made it his mission to compensate for any damage he had done to the world by helping others. He took people on the streets to restaurants, let a homeless man from his Alcoholics Anonymous group use his own shower, and extended his care across species to nurse an abused, diseased dog back to health.
Breydon Baragary Mrs. Scherer English IV 11 November 2017 Clash of the Titans A hero is somebody who faces enormous adversity; usually the characteristics of a hero are courage, composure, persistence, initiative. Usually the hero will face the adversity and may fail at first but eventually will always prevail in the end. A hero also is successful in overcoming obstacles to achieve what people thought could not be done. There are many heroes in the world; a hero can be anyone in your life that you know, your siblings, to a famous person, or even your next-door neighbor. Although there are many heroes, I am only going to explain the differences and similarities between Beowulf and Zeus.
Steven Spielberg 's “Schindler’s List” is a phenomenal movie that was produced in 1993. The movie won an impressive number of awards for its cinematography and screenplay, but also its plot. The plot was based on the life and effect of Oskar Schindler. Though he had started on the side of the Nazis, Schindler became a hero for the Jews by working to save their lives. Oskar Schindler was one of the most unlikely heroes of WWII.
Whereas other authors would prefer writing from the victim’s perspective during the war, Markus Zusak gives insight on the Germans that had no choice but to grudgingly obey throughout Hitler’s rule. Though Markus Zusak has written many other good books, The Book Thief is his bestselling book for its outstandingly distinct writing, perspective, and story of love. The story starts off with an abrupt death of a young boy, which sends Liesel away to the Hubermann’s home in a state of grief. Despite her low spirits, she quickly makes friends with Rudy Steiner and learns to love her adoptive parents, Hans and Rosa. Hans develops a close and loving relationship with Liesel, who sees him as her support and guidance throughout her adolescent years.
Zusak uses historical facts to set a background for his novel and fiction to give a different view of the story. Zusak is the child of immigrant German and Austrian parents. His parents had a great influence as to why he wrote his best-selling novel, The Book Thief. “Zusak chose the subject matter in part to share the stories his parents told him about growing up in Austria and Germany during the war” (“Markus”). Zusak’s parents have had experience with the Nazis in their life, so Zusak had a primary source to go to for facts.
They are preparing their meager Christmas dinner. Scrooge asks Present if Tiny Tim will live. He replies that if thing go like they are, he will die. Scrooge demands Present to spare him, but he just mocks him with his own words, “Then let him die, and decrease the surplus population.” (Video, 1984). With that, they leave and go to his nephew’s Christmas party.
German businessman Oskar Schindler became an unlikely hero when he saved hundreds of Jews in Poland and Czechoslovakia from death at the hands of the Nazis during World War II (1939–45). By employing them in his factory, Schindler protected them from the wrath of the Nazi Party and preserved generations of Jewish families (“Oskar Schindler Biography”). Early Years As a child Oskar Schindler was a very popular boy and had many friends at school, he attended a German-language school, also known as Sudetenland. Schindler was not a very impressive student and often failed most of his classes. Schindler was the first born child to the parents of Hans and Louisa Schindler on April 28th 1908 to a wealthy family in Zwittau in Czechoslovakia.
John Steinbeck, an author Alameda Unified School District has approved of for years, shares strong ideas with English students at Alameda High. In John Steinbeck’s passages such as Of Mice and Men and The Pearl, set in the early 1900’s, he reaches out to the people among society who live without a voice and sends moral lessons to his readers. Of Mice and Men describes a setting during the Great Depression where two friends, Lennie and George, attempt to fulfill their American Dream by earning money from local work stations. Lennie, having mental disabilities struggles with controlling his emotions and being disliked by the boss’s son, Curley, creates problems for the two at their new job. Meanwhile, The Pearl voices the life of a family, a
In the novel, The Book Thief, a fictional story, author Markus Zusak demonstrates the power of words to save or destroy someone or something. The setting is WWII in Molching, Germany. Leisel is a foster child who went through a lot to get to where she is, Himmel Street. She is living with her foster parents, Rosa and Hans Hubermann. She also has a very good friend, Rudy, who is your typical Aryan boy with blonde hair and blue eyes.
“The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons.” This quote from Aristotle tells many things about how virtues give power to people and how The Book Thief connects to the real world. The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak, is taken place at the time of WWII. Liesel Meminger lives with her two adopted parents who have a secret. They are hiding a Jew, which is very illegal. Liesel makes friends with the Mayor’s wife, Ilsa Hermann, who has a library with books that Liesel is allowed to read.