Being illegitimate did not stop William from being duke because he became duke at the mere age of eight (The History Learning Site). Becoming Duke of Normandy sounds great and all, but did you stop to think how an eight year old attained this role. William the Conqueror’s Dad died coming back from a pilgrimage to Jerusalem (English Monarchs). This means William had a tough start being a child Duke because his father died and most people did not want him to become ruler. At this point in life William had to grow up fast because the barons were constantly
“Nobody cares how tough your upbringing was. Nobody cares if you suffered some discrimination. And moreover, you have to remember that whatever you 've gone through, it pales in comparison to the hardships previous generations endured - and they overcame them.” (Obama 6) In the speech Obama had presented at the graduation class of 2013 at Morehouse College, he wants them to remember their struggles and be able to overcome them to do what is right. Obama uses a lot of rhetorical appeal such as pathos, such as the fact that he did not have a father figure in his life, yet he reached the top position in the country after years of hard work and support from his single mother, and grandparents. The second most effective rhetorical appeal is ethos,
“I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse: was this ambition?” (3.2. Line 99-100). Antony is stating facts right now, he reminds the crowd of how they loved Caesar so much, that they were willing to just him the crown. He also reminds them that Caesar refused the crown and asks if that is ambition because it is not. Logos justs adds to all of the other techniques he used to win over the crowd and make then into a the mob that Antony
It was something Atticus could have been mighty proud of since he was known previously as One-shot Finch, the best shot in town. But instead of bragging about this, Atticus doesn’t even mention it to his children to try and reassure them about his image. His humble self even shushes sheriff Heck Tate when he tells his children about Atticus’s skills. Atticus covering up his talent is surely a presentation of
On the other hand, Antigone only stands up to her uncle, the king, because she wants to bury and pay her respects to her dead brother, who rebelled against the city. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and “Antigone” share a common theme of refusing to conform to society; however, Huck denies all of society, while Antigone only betrays the king. One similarity between the two characters is they both do what they believe is right, no matter the consequences or repercussions. Huck runs away from the widow and his father, and basically rejects all of society because he wants his freedom. In these actions, Huck demonstrates that he will follow his heart, even though his actions could result in danger and chaos.
They all left the village in search of parties to join, leaving me to tend to the shop. Even my childhood friend, from 9 years of age, left me for the second oldest, a swordsman (note: I am the oldest sibling in a family of five), because she must've sought adventure as much as any youth from this village, I guess. Though I do have some regrets, I do not feel oh so regretful about the path I chose for myself. All I hope for is that my four other siblings (and childhood friend) are alright, and, heaven-forbid, none of them are currently being digested by a troll. Yep.
Being outnumbered as the only top-ten student to vocalize his disapproval of a system that unfathomably awards ten guys the highest grades in his class is no longer daunting. Even if I am the only outspoken student liaison between queerness and my high school, I will break the silence. ` “No,” I responded to my father, letting the syllable pierce the roof of my mouth. Puberty could be blamed for the deepness of my voice, but the intensity with which I spoke was triggered by the stifling presumption that I must conform to a heteronormative paradigm. His original question, do you want it?, had been a thin disguise for what he was truly wondering: are you finally going to tell me you’re
Summary- Ender Wiggin is the third born in a family of children that are extremely intelligent, is chosen by international military forces to save the world from havoc and death. Before being chosen Ender wears a strange monitor that lets the heads of the military to see stuff as Ender does. Ender's older brother Peter and his older sister Valentine also wore this, although neither was selected, or did they have it for as long of duration as Ender, and Peter will never get over this. Peter hates Ender, and even when the monitor is taken off it doesn't do anything to decrease Peters anger. The it is the same of Ender's friends in school, and he is forced into brutally beating and killing the leader of a group of bullies in order to defend himself.
Enter Nick, the macho-man, everything George is not. Instantly, he is commanding: “I told you we shouldn’t have come.” (21); he is also stoic– he dryly responds “I am aware of that” (22) when Honey tells him he’s being “joshed.” Most of all, Nick is far more attractive and athletic than old, pudgy George, described often as “about thirty, blond, and…good-looking” (9) and once as “quarterback.” (151) He was even a middleweight boxing champion (51). Martha has physical competition issues, too, with the young, skinny Honey: “I’m six years younger than you are,” (15) George says to Martha, implying that she is old and useless because she’s no longer young and pretty. Martha then foreshadows George’s inability to measure up against Nick: “Well…you’re going bald.” (15) Thus, George is ugly, unmanly and no longer virile. He feels threatened: “I said I was impressed, Martha.
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding,” Albert Einstein. Most people living in civilised and safe countries take peace for granted. The “common man and women” has lived their normal lives without any worry for decades, even though war and terror have roamed the earth for centuries. People have become too inexperienced to value peace enough. Nevertheless countries and their citizens desperately try to maintain peace and stay out of conflict by investing billions of dollars in their militaries, taking part in organisations, and some even intentionally taking part in war so that peace could prevail.