Gladwell makes the readers believe there is something more to success than it just happening, but rather many things falling into place. The book is very deep having very valid points in some cases, but as Kakutani points out, there are also wholes in his argument. Both Gladwell and Kakutani are right and wrong in my opinion. This is true in a way that Gladwell gives evidence necessary to prove his point, but in other cases gives information that could be
“Stand up for what you believe in, even if that means standing alone” - Andy Biersack. This quote suits people who are truly passionate about what they believe in, they aren’t just doing this because they want to be famous. Likewise, in both of the excerpts Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen and Crash by Jerry Spinelli, the author shows the differences and similarities between the two character’s character traits. The author proves that the protagonist has different reasons and intentions for protesting. In the following stories, both protagonists in this specific excerpt of the story are extraordinarily strong in their beliefs but for a different intention.
So the thematic significance that the author is trying to show is, take some risk, have some bravery now and then don’t live a boring live. Be curious see amazing things do amazing things. Just be different, being different isn’t bad, and it might just make your life even better. Prometheus did these things and now he has a home, friends, and a woman he deeply
Throughout literature and the events of one’s life, the actions and decisions that one makes often impacts one’s state of being and the fate of those around one. When facing new or troublesome situations, it is not unusual for a person to revert back to acting in a way that he or she would have otherwise done in the past. While clinging on to the ways of one’s past may seem the easiest option, embracing the more difficult path may be the more fruitful route, as only through embracing change can one experience growth. Thus, those who refuse to act to change their situation may become stagnant or harbor pent up emotions, both of which can be detrimental to one’s life and one’s relationships with others. In Emily Brontё’s Wuthering Heights, the spiritual reassessment and moral reconciliation that the characters develop over the course of the novel demonstrates that those who are willing to accept and embrace change will be able to grow and mature as individuals and will ultimately achieve peace with themselves.
FA Illiad A leader can be determined through various reasons, he could either be a leader because of his position, or be deemed as one because of his actions. The problem of the story commenced because of the poor leadership shown by Agamemnon, fortunately, Akhilleus was there to save the day. Voluntariness, sacrifice, and being the bigger person are some of the great characteristics Akhilleus showed throughout the whole story. This proved that he is not only a much greater character than Agamemnon, but this also showed how he became the Superman of their time.
Still however the characters are very alike in both their motivations. Odysseus and Percy Jackson define as being epic heroes because of their bravery, and the strength they find within themselves. Their reaction to their world define their different values and attitudes is they start to learn about them. They find what the gods like or dislike. The relationships with their mother and wife shaped them as the men they are because they helped motivate them to do the right thing and get back to their world.
We, as humanity, wouldn’t be where we are today if there weren’t people who were willing to be the ones to stand up for what they believed in. These people have shaped the world to be how it is, and their influence has caused large amounts of change. Standing up for what one believes in is essential because it usually it affects everybody in a positive way. This is evident through Rudy, a character in the film The Book Thief, through one of my personal experiences, and through the actions of Mahatma Gandhi.
If someone has ever been in a bad state of mind or faced with a hard decision, they know that it is hard to stay positive. It’s usually easier said than done, but having an optimistic mindset can benefit many areas of someone’s life. Throughout history, especially during times of war, there have been multiple people that stood out because of their positive attitude. Winston Churchill is one of those people, shown in “Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat” (Churchill). Another great example of someone with an optimistic mindset is Anne Frank in “Anne Frank:
These characters are a crucial part to any story for some reasons. They are the essential resistance for a hero. They inspire the hero in the story to change their observation and attempt to live in a less defective world, regardless of who or what they must hurt to achieve
Who said that life was easy? Sometimes, -almost all times- life pushes us to the limit and presents itself with many challenges. But what do we do when we are faced with a new challenge? Some people might take challenges as if they were just burdens in life and behave negatively about them, and being negative about them while others might consider them as if they were the way of pushing themselves to the limit. They might seek to transcend themselves and become better persons.
This book is an example of a dystopia because it shows an attempt to create a perfect world that has gone wrong. It is meant as a warning, showing us that the things we try to control are actually sometimes the things we most value. While differences, choices, and emotions might make life harder, they are also what make life worth
When people defend what they believe in or who they love that is sacrifice. In order to be certain that her two brothers she loved had a proper burial and that their souls could rest, Antigone sacrificed her life. Regardless of the potential outcome; even if that means that she was going to have to challenge her uncle (King Creon), she plans on pursuing her quest. Polynices and Eteocles killed each other in battle for control over Thebes, leaving the city to the new King, Creon Jocasta’s brother and Antigone’s uncle. Because of the actions that Polynices took during the war, Creon labels him a traitor and halts any burial process, leaving his body for the animals (222-234).
Throughout the romantic struggle, Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton, Ethan Frome sacrifices himself to be happy with Mattie Silver but in the process he paves his path towards infinite limbo. Ethan Frome is introduced as a man who is battered and withering. Upon going into his backstory, we discover his true self. A man who is in a marriage with a woman he has little to no feelings for, Zeena. Mattie Silver is the new woman who he has his eyes on and for her he sacrifices everything but just saves enough to withhold his integrity and obligation.
The freedom of choice has forever had a connection in our everyday lives. We make choices every day without analyzing the true outcome of our decision. Some make choices more carelessly than others. However, they’re those who are affected greatly by choices made and those who can easily overcome them. The article, The Tyranny of Choice by Barry Schwartz, describes the differences between a maximizer and a satisficer and shows how a variety of choices is not always the best for a person.
Being a good citizen often includes doing something out of the ordinary in order to help others and sometimes that may involve going against the will of others. In Sophocles’ Antigone becomes a hero with noble qualities of mind, heart and soul because she is willing to sacrifice her own life, doing what she believes is the right thing. Antigone believes in the authority of religious law and tradition. Although King Creon has ordered that the traitor Polynices should not be buried, Antigone insists on following the religious law requiring that females bury the deceased of their family. Antigone says herself that she has experienced “no private shame, no public disgrace, nothing” that cannot be experienced (Antigone, pg.