It demonstrates the overcoming of difficulty and working through it. Grit can be described as a passionate resilience to reach an objective in the far future. It is having stamina in your life that keeps you going and working on forthcoming hopes and dreams. In a nutshell, grit is the key to all successes and without it,
“It is good to appear clement [merciful] (sic), trustworthy, humane, religious, and honest, and also to be so, but always with the mind so disposed that, when the occasion arises not to be so, you can become the opposite... he must see to all who see and hear him a model of piety, loyalty, integrity, humanity, and religion.” (Machiavelli, ❡6-7). To give false sincerity to someone, it ruins the ideal image of that person when discovered they are not as they seem. As a leader, the population one had loyalty from could be reversed.
Throughout the story, Cassia represents a depressing mood because she falls in love with someone she isn't allowed to be with and then Ky gets taken away from her so she has to embark on a journey to find him. For example, on page 229, Cassia says “I want to reach out and grab his hand and hold it to me, right over my heart, right where it aches the most. I don’t know if doing that would heal me or make my heart break entirely, but either way this constant hungry waiting would be over.” Condie uses this description to influence the readers feelings towards the situation.
Although the protagonists of “Fahrenheit 451” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” live in two drastically different societies, both are not satisfied with their current way of living and desire a change and improvement in their life. In “A Streetcar Named Desire”, the title of the play itself signifies Blanche’s desire to escape from the reality of her life, as she is haunted by her past and is currently living a life of insecurity, due to the loss of Belle Reve. Ironically, the streetcar named Desire did not bring her to what she truly wanted, an end of all her problems, and she in fact lost her sanity. The reason for Blanche’s tragic ending is due to the avoidance of her problems, shown metaphorically in the form of a flimsy paper lantern on top of a lamp.
They teach us all how good it is to be your witness: to testify to the power of love as we embrace your hope and promise to do everything we can, along with you, to make your hope and love your life’s destiny. Love’s constancy is the closest thing to Truth that we’ll ever experience here on earth. Here’s to you. For love!
The Balance between The Implicit and The Explicit: “The Wife’s Lament” In “The Wife’s Lament” we see the blurred line between what is explicitly said and what’s inferred. Although some might disagree their degree of importance, I must say that they both make up the poem’s emotional aspect and finality. The poem allows us to make assumptions of women’s hard conditions during those times based on the text: “There I can weep over my exile / my many hardships” (38-39), but we also get the theme of the fickleness of love, which I’ll discuss later on. First of all, my speculations based on the text have made me believe that women were in some sort of helpless state in those ages.
Nikki Giovanni starts out the poem with the quote, “If I can't do what I want, then my job is to do what I don't want to do.” In this context, the she is talking about what happens when a person “does not get their way.” This statement can relate to a lot of people. Life is not fair, and sometimes things may
Jennings sees a relationship between the developments of English literature in general and the development each individual poet has to go through. That was to a large extent the case in her poetry. Whereas her first poems had the directness and simplicity of early ballad poetry, she moved on to elaborate odes and lyrics which can be related to eighteenth century English poetry. In her adolescence her work resembled that of Romantic poets, who were asking questions about themselves and the meaning of themselves and the meaning of life. Eventually she reached the stage where she could use modern language and imagery in order to express her inner experiences, her thoughts about her own time and place (Jennings.
The author realizes the need of making up a memory in order to work her way out of the past and make sense of the present. However, doubting the sanctity of memory, Alexander says, “the house of memory is fragile; made up in the mind’s space. Even when I remember best, I am forced to admit, is what has flashed up for me in the face of present danger, at the tail end of the century, where everything is to be elaborated, spelt out, precariously reconstructed” (3). Alexander admits to possessing a double vision since she “sometimes is torn apart by two sets of memories, two opposing ways of being towards the past” (29). The second strand of Alexander’s memory is “flat, filled with the burning present, cut by existential choices.
(385). This emphasizing the relationship she’s trying to make through her writing. It deeply affects her life because she keeps writing to the special stranger that’s still reading to that point of her saying that. As she is writing stories that’ll build up to catch up to where she is living at the moment. Writing in the diary has become something of importance for her, it has deeply affected her life.
I feel like this section of this book dives deeper into the theme of loss of innocence, and into the the coming of age theme. At the beginning of the section of the book, while Baby was returning home with her Father Jules she made the statement that ‘’The clouds got thicker and gray over us .The calm before the storm made me feel excited. It gave me the feeling things were about to change.’’(O’Neill 90). This quote really foreshadowed the aspect that things are going to change in Baby’s life.
Someone who is disciplined, loyal, respectful, ambitious, and overall dedicated to everything that I
Nikki Giovanni is an American Writer, educator, commentator, and activist. She is one of the most well known African American poets of this century. “ If you don’t understand yourself, you don’t understand anybody else.” This is one of Nikki most famous quotes that she often says and uses in her poetry. Three main topics that I will cover about Nikki is her early life, her writing career, and her honors and awards.
Sor Juana's poem “You Men,” is a literary work that explores the social injustice of mankind, prominently those of men aimed towards women. It displays a main theme of oppression geared toward women. This piece of writing is a prime example of the ever-ongoing battle between gender roles since the dawn of time. How women have taken a second place to men and will never be seen more than second class citizens to them. With a second person narration, Sor Juana writes her poem directly towards a specific group of audience.