Every hockey player knows of the 1980 miracle on ice where the young American team took down the international powerhouse of the Soviet Union. Going into the game against the Soviets in the semifinals of the 1980 Olympic games, Herb Brooks gave one of the most inspirational speeches known to date. This exact scenario was portrayed in the Disney film, Miracle, released in 2004 directed by Gavin O’Conner. The scene starts with the young American squad sits quietly around the dressing room knowing they are the underdog and may be playing the last game of their Olympic career. The entire speech relates back to the theme of seizing opportunity; he starts with saying “Great moments are born with great opportunity, and that’s what we have here tonight.” Throughout the speech, Herb Brooks does a phenomenal job of transitioning a beat down, hesitant team of boys to a motivated, fearless team of men. The lighting in the locker room is very dim. The players are all sitting in their respective stalls as coach Herb Brooks enters the scene. Herb is wearing a tan blazer with tan plaid pants. This outfit draws all the attention of the audience onto him. The camera angle is pointed up at him as if he is a dominant figure. The room is so quiet that you can hear his footsteps as he paces the locker room. The director makes it known …show more content…
Herb is the only focus of the camera shot. Immediately after he states “tonight we are the greatest hockey team in the world, you were born to be hockey players,” inspirational music starts to play in the background. As the speech goes on the music continuously gets louder and louder. The camera angles begin to shift from solely Brooks to the determined faces of the young men on the team. The speech itself is emotionally loaded; however, this line really strikes home with the young team. The music helps portray the transition between a worried team full of buys to a confident team of
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William Jennings Bryan delivered this speech on July 9th, 1896. It was known as the “Cross of Gold” speech. He wanted to use silver for the national currency and not just gold. On March 4th ,1895 a few Democrats addressed the ongoing question of “should silver be used as the national currency?” If so, then the people who believed it should needed to form organizations and take charge to make silver the national currency.
A leader is one who demonstrates community stewardship and active citizenship despite the challenges brought forward. The contributions of those who change and challenge society leads to our diverse nation we live in. Herbert Henry “Herb” Carnegie was an athlete, entrepreneur, and a community leader who embodied these qualities and as a response to the prejudice and racism he faced in 20th century Canada. Born in Toronto to Jamaican immigrants, Herb Carnegie and his six siblings were taught by his parents to pursue their goals through hard work. Herb Carnegie had a passion for sports, most notably hockey.
Should people be living together as one human race? Yes they should. That still does not mean they can . Individuals can not live together as “one human race” because they can not overlook race, they can not overlook religion, and they can not overlook the conflicts they have caused each other. It is important to think about what our world can be and what we want it to be, but also not to forget what our world is and what we can’t change.
Coach Gary Gaines. In the movie “Friday Night Lights” has a speech or two throughout the movie. “Being Perfect” is the speech that is really appealing to my eye. “Being Perfect’s” purpose is to inform you that it doesn't take much to be perfect. This speech in not your normal locker room speech.
The Soldiers’ Monument is located in Phinney Park in Gorham, ME. Commemorating the citizens who served in the Great War, the monument was erected in 1936 as part of the town 's bicentennial celebration. The monument is made of red granite, and includes a bronze plaque which is engraved with the names of the one-hundred and thirty-five veterans from Gorham. Among the names are, Lewis L. Alden who served as a private in the 33rd Co, and died of disease on September. 22., 1918 at the age of 29 and Austin Alden (b. 1893 - 1978), a long time resident of Gorham.
C.S. Lewis is known for the world-wide phenomenon, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe but Lewis is also a phenomenal orator. One of Lewis’ most famous excerpts Beyond Personality uses superb precedents of said techniques. C.S. Lewis’ Beyond Personality speech uses effective techniques to motivate his listeners and to get people to believe what he believes. C.S. Lewis uses figurative language, anecdotes, and repetition and parallel structure to help his audience withhold a better understanding of his point. C.S. Lewis often intertwines superlative examples of figurative language into his works.
The main topic was “We want to win more games.” The coach was the first one to speak and what he said was very off topic from what was expected. The coach’s first words were, if we don 't win more games we will end up shutting down the for good. The coach stared at the team for an even five years. Everyone’s eyes were locked on the coach.
When I first heard the name Sebastian Junger, I had no idea who he was and what his speech would be about. To say I was fascinated by him, is an understatement. Sebastian Junger is an incredibly humble man, who has put his life on the line as he has been in many wars first hand, as a journalist, filmmaker, and author, to document our soldier’s hard work. While Sebastian gave interesting tales of his days of documenting the war, the most important/interesting thing about his speech to me, is what Sebastian found out about wars. Sebastian gives us many examples of how war, or any adversity has brought people from all different walks of life together.
Analysis essay I have chosen two texts that use comparatively different techniques to argue their positions; Laura Robinson’s “Girl Unprotected” (May 2008) and “A Modest Proposal” by Jonathan Swift (1729). In Robinson’s essay she discusses the culture of dehumanization of hockey and the abuse of power by hockey coaches. In “A Modest Proposal”, Swift creates an empathetic character that puts forward a policy that might help ease Ireland’s economic hardships by selling their young toddlers as food to the English upper-class. I must ask: how much does imagery and tone affect a reader’s thoughts and ideas?
When first looking at Paul Roberts’ essay, “How to Say Nothing in 500 Words” and Randy Pausch’s speech, “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”, there does not appear to be much similarity. However, the text shows Pausch uses several techniques to better the understanding of the message. Although people might view “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” as a comedic, inspirational speech, a closer look at the text reveals Pausch taking the obvious and expanding it, stating the obvious and not beating around the bush, and taking the less usual point of view on the topic. In saying that Pausch uses Roberts essay as a foundation, the first example would be Pausch calling a fool a fool, or stating the obvious and not beating around the bush.
Mathematics is a necessary skill that we have to possess in our daily lives. Including statistical knowledge, mathematics can not only help us solve simple calculations, but also changes conversations and encourage the disruptive innovation in the 21st century. In this essay, a speech, performed by Talithia Williams in the main building of UTSA, which is aimed to use big data to change the world, will be discussed.
The phrase is a throwback from Robert Menzies and in this context was used by Joe Hockey, as a bludgeon against the perceived "leaner 's" in Australia, or more specifically people who are either underemployed or unemployed and are receiving some level of government benefits. This of course compares to the "lifters", which refers to people who contribute in some way to investment and economic growth. The speech given by Joe Hockey, was a continuation of and application of the coalitions perceived 'debt and deficit crisis ' and more broadly can be a viewed as an attack on the nation 's most vulnerable and poorest. Some of the proposals put forward by Joe Hockey include, but are not limited to: an increase in the pension age eligibility, tougher income tests for self-funded retirees to received commonwealth seniors health cards, $7 GP co-payments, billions slashed from hospitals, university fee deregulation, 6 month waiting periods for people under 30 applying for the dole and tightened eligibility criteria for disability support pensioners. The values and principles that Joe Hockey and his ilk
Terence Blanchard makes sure that with his music, the right emotions are brought out in people. The documentary includes people singing “Let it Shine” in the Superdome which gives a chilly effect and also indicates that even during this ordeal, people were there for each other, ready to fight for
“Don 't cry because it 's over, smile because it happened’’ this quote by Dr Seuss represents a positive look to an end of an experience. For high school athletes this quote connects to a final game, or match, in one 's high school career. The great coach, Eddie Rake, awaits his death while the football loving town of Messina remembers his legacy, for Neely Crensaw and other past players the memories they remember cloud the reality of their coach 's status. By controlling the use of diction and repition John Grisham,the author of Bleachers, develops an idea that one should love memories whether good or
Elizabeth Glaser and Mary Fisher, in their informal AIDS speeches at their respective National Conventions in 1992, provide personal accounts of the effect of AIDS and additionally plead with American citizens to take a stand and quit ignoring the issue at stake. Their tones vary from a sentimental and personal tone to an engaging political tone consistently in their speeches directed at American citizens. A topic broadly discusses between the two women is the leader they had in 1992 - George H.W. Bush - and what should be expected from him and every other American leader. Elizabeth Glaser believed President Bush ignored the AIDS situation and neglected to help.