Reed, he defines his own personal interpretation of what is and what is not a true patriot. To Reed an American is someone who is encouraged by the ideals in the Declaration of Independence such as “All men are created equal.” I agree with Reed because my interpretation of an American is someone who follows the rights that our forefathers left us. For example people who know their rights are true Americans because they know that the Government cannot take their rights away from them an example is when someone goes to court they don't have to tell the judge anything if they don't feel like it because the judge cannot make them speak or take their rights. But some people may think different on what an American is and don't know what it really means to be an
The Americans believe that America has provided them the freedom and equality to do what they believe is right and they do not feel pressurized in any way. Furthermore, the Americans also acknowledge the sacrifices that their military has done for them and are still doing. It is because of the military that the Americans have got the right to live and have freedom to do what they like. In a way, for the Americans the song is extremely close to heart as it was re-released every time a calamity struck America. This can be one of the several reasons that Americans have started to accept this particular song as their national anthem rather than their actual national anthem, words of which many of Americans do not even
All of these elements combined make the theme of hope that the poet emphasizes stronger. His notion of keeping his head held high despite challenges is an important message in today’s world. Groups who feel that they are oppressed can see that hope is not completely lost through “America”. The world presents its guests with countless hardships, so it is the job of the people to continue to stay
They would like male and female help to win this battle against what they believe is unfair or unequal. They also want men and women to be treated the same weather that be with pay or anything else. Some of the women and men of America think that it is about time that women and men truly get treated equally. During the Civil Rights Movement the African-Americans fought for rights that should have been given to them at birth including equality. In the beginning it was a very peaceful protest with Martin Luther King Jr. as their leader.
He asked this because he loves the U.S. and knows that love isn’t pretending that what you love is perfect, but shows itself in wanting the object of your love to be the best version of itself. That plea for compassion, in a country that believes itself to be the greatest civilization, is what is at the heart of all of this anger. That people should be treated fairly seems like a mundane sentiment, or it would be if the U.S. was more like the ideal of itself and not the work in progress that it is right now. Colin Kaepernick said, "I 'm not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color... To me, this is
Aaron Tippin’s lyrics show it in a very straightforward way – “I pledge the allegiance to this flag”. Although it could be hard, to stand up after the horrific attacks, people still have a hope and determination to the further fight for their values. This is a theme in the Hank Williams’ “America Will Survive”. But the support and the respect are not only shown by being proud of own country, it is also about appreciating what made the country look like it looks now. As Darry Worley wrote – “We didn’t get to keep ‘em by backing down”.
This dream many people have presents a pretty view of American society that ignores problems such as racism, discrimination, and income inequality. By taking away these problems, the American dream becomes expansive in its own right by portraying only what is possible. The American dream is viewed as a image of a perfect life, where anybody can achieve greatness if they work hard enough for
He was able to appeal to the morals of millions in the country, by forcing them to understand that black people are just as human as white, with emotions and personalities, who deserved justice. People are more than their labels, and we should not be defined by our race, gender, or social class, but how we treat others. This theory appealed to me personally, because I feel it is the most true, realistic, and practical theory that we can apply to our lives. People share different values and virtues, and we all have a different definition of what makes us happy, but we can all acknowledge everyone’s individuality and still treat them with respect. I have found myself in situations, especially in the workplace where people have treated me as a machine for their food rather than a person who is sensitive to insult.
“But presentism asks too much; the poem’s subject is the connection between physical labor and the paradox of the individual/American voice, in which Whitman includes women as well as men, and which must by necessity focus on the identity Whitman wanted to see America achieve. The color of a worker’s skin is irrelevant in Whitman’s America, and singing is free, both by law and by expense”. (Robish ) this proves that Whitman thinks in america that each person works individually on their job but in the end all of them come together as a nation. This is prove in the poem how Whitman uses individualism. “Each singing what belongs to him or her and to none else (Whitman).
By stressing that he is equal in society and it is something that people will start to realize is reinforced in the last stanza. The last stanza “I, too, am America,”(18) where the word ‘sing’ from the first stanza is changed to ‘am.’ This is a powerful way to close the poem, reinforces the greater notion that not only is he a voice in society, but he is the very essence that is part of
also to have a good education. It means that I can say "The Pledge of Allegiance" and that I can vote for the President,and the Mayor. But to me it means most of all to be free and to be proud that I live in the United States of America because not all people have the benefit of being free some people out there are fighting half killing each other just to support themselves and their families. Being an American also means that we are treated equally no matter what color skin we may have, and it doesn 't matter what culture you are from and we also have rights that give us the ability of freedom of speech; i also get to go to school for free and you can go wherever you want u want to go to the beach or maybe to the mall or just to a friends house u can go in peace and parents can let their kids go to school or on field trips by themselves without the fear of their kids getting hurt. because we are american we can have privileges like caring for your community like say You could join a trash pickup.
He manipulates pathos as he desires the readers to sympathize with those who fall in the category of brown, and to question themselves whether they too are ‘brown.’ The role is the man in the middle, the third man; neither” (Rodriguez 125). They are the paradox. They either strangely fit into both categories or not at all. “Brown forms at the border of contradiction [...] You will often find brown in this book as the cement between leaves of contradiction” (Rodriguez xi). Rodriguez applies logos to clearly explicate where the brown’s lie, they are the impure as “brown [is an] impurity” and the social standards are pure (Rodriguez xi).
Being Human Requires Being Humble Humans are all individuals, but in America, we all unite as one. All us individuals can come together and find common ground. In “Making the Future Better, Together” and “A Quilt of a County”, it is shown how individuals come together with real life experiences. Patel and Quindlen both show finding common ground by describing how our country is hopeful of change, and people that would never be thought to help each other did. Patel and Quindlen are hopeful of our country, and believe that we unite under causes where we are all hurt, no matter our differences.
There were even additional means created in order to restrict what power that the government did have. America’s society has some distinctive characteristics that separate it from that of the rest of the world. Although diverse, the American society is unified in the number of traits that they all share. All American citizens value their individuality as well as their equality. Americans are not afraid to voice their opinions or to oppose something that they disagree with.
I believe that a good American should have integrity and authenticity and remain true to themselves. They should have self control and common sense so they can properly obey the law. Strength and bravery are essential in American because we need to work for our freedom. A good American should always put their best foot forward and show great effort in all they do. Love, Kindness, and tolerance are important qualities because we need peace among the nation.