I believe, Mr. Gatsby should win the award for “The Most Determined Person.” By determined, I mean he is steadfast in achieving a goal despite difficulty or delay. Some critics will state he represents The American Dream, yet he is much more than that. Set in New York during the 1920s, the novel is told from the perspective of Nick Carraway, who is the new neighbor to Mr. Gatsby. Gatsby is introduced as a very wealthy but mysterious man.
THESIS: “Their Finest Hour” by Winston Churchill brought Great Britain together, giving people hope and strength in a time of need. Winston Churchill was born November thirtieth, 1874 “to an aristocratic family” (“Winston Churchill”). He was in the military and became a journalist. Eventually, however, he took after his father and went into politics.
In 1971, he became involved in profitable building projects in Manhattan. In 1980, he opened the Grand Wyatt which made him the city's best-known and most controversial developer. Back in 2004, he began starring in the hit NBC reality series, "The Appearance".
Further, Nick was explaining his family’s lineage when he stated, “The actual founder of my line was my grandfather’s brother who came here in fifty-one, sent a substitute to the Civil War and started the wholesale hardware business that my father carries on today” (Fitzgerald 7). Nick was explaining how this portion of the lineage has more prominence than others because they truly achieved the American dream; they had obtained their wealth and respectability through hard work and determination, not through inheritance. It’s only in America where
President Harry S. Truman In one of the most tough times of US history April 12, 1945 Harry S. Truman became our 33rd president after the death of one of in my opinion the most influential and compassion presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt. Throughout his time in office his views on refining the economy and the best interest of the US was clear, which mirrored the determination and conviction of Franklin Roosevelt. Another confident president was in office.
A Legend Mike Lupica is an influential sports columnist who has been writing for the New York Post since 1975. He is one of the best-selling authors of books for young adults in the country and has achieved many goals writers everywhere wish to achieve. Mike Lupica was born on May 11, 1952 in Oneida, New York. At the age of twelve, his family moved to New Hampshire due to his dad’s job.
John Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917; His parents were the well-known Joseph and Rose Kennedy. As a child, John Kennedy suffered from many various diseases, for instance, scarlet fever and the flu. While John Kennedy was studying at Harvard, he traveled to Europe as his father’s secretary. After John Kennedy graduated from
The Volunteer Frenchman and His Poetry Alan Seeger, son of Charles Louis Seeger, was born in New York City on June 22, 1888. His father was a wealthy businessman, therefore Seeger had a wealthy upbringing allowing him to attend expensive boarding schools such as the Staten Island Academy and Horace Mann school in Manhattan up until he turned twelve, then his family moved to New Mexico. After some time, Seeger and his brother moved back to New York City to attend Hackley School (“Alan Seeger”). After graduation, Seeger attended Harvard University alongside T.S. Eliot. While at Harvard, Seeger edited the school newspaper and translated old works of writing.
The Oneida Community and John Humphrey Noyes Perhaps the most successful and long-lasting utopian socialist society ever established on American soil, the Oneida Community in New York was a religious commune that withstood the test of time, flourishing for over thirty years. Founded by John Humphrey Noyes and developed from his commune in Putney, Vermont, the Oneida Community was notorious for its unorthodox practices and belief system. John Humphrey Noyes was born on September 3, 1811 in Brattleboro, Vermont to a wealthy and accomplished businessman.
In 1881, he was elected to the New York State Assembly, at the age of twenty-three. Roosevelt was conservative, but also known to be a reformer. Roosevelt 's father also significantly influenced him. His father was a prominent businessman and well respected leader in New York 's cultural circles, and helped found the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Roosevelt Jr. said, “My father, Theodore Roosevelt, was the best man I ever knew.
Dr. Seuss is one of the most well-known American author and illustrator of children’s books. His writing has had and continued to have an outstanding impact on our nation readers. Theodor Geisel’s most well known american author “title” didn’t come immediate. Theodor’s journey began when he “moved into a walk-up apartment on New York’s Lower West Side while he tried to establish himself as a cartoonist(Philip Nel.).” After a year Theodor found his career that was going to make him famous, advertising, little did he know that one day he would be America 's best well
Today, we regard Theodore Roosevelt as one of the greatest presidents of all time, and as an extraordinary person in general. He went to Harvard in the class of 1880, he served in the army in 1898 as the colonel of the Rough Riders, coming back home a hero, and he served as the governor of New York in 1990 before quickly becoming the youngest president ever at 42 when McKinley was assassinated. Once there, he made a legacy as one of the greatest presidents of all time, even winning a Nobel Peace Prize in 1906, and becoming the first American to do so, for his work on ending the Russo-Japanese War. Roosevelt was also very strong, once being shot at the beginning of a speech in Milwaukee and continuing to deliver the 60 minute speech before going to the hospital. But perhaps his greatest accomplishments lie in his progressive leadership of the U.S, making
His father was a college professor who taught history to many students and says his son was his best student. Eric would later go to study physics but, eventually he graduated as a historian. If I were to explain this to someone I would say that this is a biography about a person who will become a famous historian and how history impacted his life. This was a useful source, very useful in knowing the background of history and how this can shape someone 's life for the better.
Writer and lecturer, Joseph Campbell once said; “A hero is someone who has give his or her life to something bigger than oneself”. In addition to this quote, the significance of heroes in this modern society is growing, but these heroes exemplify various traits that are bold and noticeable. In fact, heroes portray simple, yet gallant traits that most things don’t have. Accordingly, today’s inspirations are highly unique, and they deliver ideals of courage and motivation to many. First and foremost, heroes have a determined mindset that ordinary people do not have.
“Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.” With these words, John F Kennedy marked his presidency as one of communal dedication and sacrifice. A year later, in the midst of a recession, steel companies raised prices by 3.5% at the cost of its workers and the public good, inciting a public outcry against corporate greed. In stride with the people, John F Kennedy’s response vindicated their anger, reinforced unity, and called out for the steel companies’ reform through contextualization of the steel companies’ actions, powerful logos defining their motivations, and an overarching pathos that villainizes these actions, and reinforces the patriotism of his listeners.