I give Michael Vey Battle of the Ampere 5 out of 5 stars because it was funny, descriptive, and emotional.
In the novel Night, Idek shows evil in every way. Idek beats on Eli’s father countless times once to try to get Eli’s gold crown from his mouth. When he wasn’t beating on one of the prisoners he was taking advantage of a young girl at the camp. We see no sign of family in Idek’s life but plenty of evil outbreaks. Even though Idek is also Jewish just like all the other members of the camps and he too treats the prisoners like the German officers would or even worse. In the novel Night it says “One day when idek was seized with one of his fits of frenzy, I got in his way. He leapt on me, like a wild animal…. Suddenly he calmed down. As if nothing had happened , he sent me back to work”(60). This quote shows one of Idek’s many evil outbreaks
“In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” Anne grew up in one of the most harrowing times in history. Anne Frank was an inspiring human being. Anne has delivered multiple quotes, these quotes could be titled as brave, whimsical, or indifferent. Nevertheless, by far these are some of the most inspiring words that I have ever heard. In this essay, I will going to explain to you how Anne lived out her words.
Steve Jobs’ assertion, “ Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart,” is valid because by remembering that in the end, we will all die. We should not contain our way of thinking and how we want to live life. By remembering that life is short, our minds will begin to think differently and perceive life differently. Death will always remind us to live life and push the boundaries and not look back.
Elie: Throughout the book we see Elie change from a relatively normal teenage school boy and into a emotionally hardened young man who has become so accustomed to death that he rarely gives it a second thought, even if the person dying was a friend . This change took place because of the tortuous conditions that the Nazi´s subjected him to and that he lost so many family members and friends along the way. My passage shows Elie at a time when he is just starting his journey, yet you can tell that the concentration camps and the Nazi´s have already had a very serious effect on him. ¨He must have died, trampled under the feet if the thousands of men who followed us. I soon forgot him. I began to think of myself again. My foot was aching, I shivered with every step.¨
Helen Keller once said “character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” People inspired by ambition can accomplish great things. However, when tempted by their desires, people can destroy themselves as well. These desires can simply be too much for any one person or two to overcome. In William Shakespeare’s dramatic tragedy ‘Macbeth’, ambition is portrayed throughout and Macbeth, a Scottish Noblemen is overcome by his desires. His downfall and destruction was caused by his blind ambition leading to his fatal flaw.
The hardships that are exposed in Fitzgerald's exquisitely crafted novel, "The Great Gatsby", are detrimental in the comprehension of why Gatsby is so great. Coming from a poverty-stricken family, Gatsby is able to climb to the apical growing point of his social standing that could ever be achieved in the 1920s, and continued to have a devouring hunger for success. It is Gatsby's sheer ambition and optimism that makes Gatsby a remarkable individual, one who exemplifies the title of this book - a great man.
Sometimes in life we are given a choice. Some make us happy, some we regret , and others are the most difficult decisions we will ever have to make. We all live our lives fully aware that at some point we will end up dying just like everybody else in the world no matter how much we avoid addressing the fact. You wake up everyday with the routine you have created for yourself, until you hit an unexpected bump. You have six months to live. It is a time like this in which you are faced with that big decision. Everyone tells you to make the most of it but how can that be done. Your doctor 's office becomes your second home, strapped down to hospital beds is your time to relax. You listen to the shrill beeping of the machines you have become attached to. Wires stick out of your arms as if you have become a living science experiment. It is in that time of decision making when a person must ask, is this even living?
“Is fate getting what you deserve, or deserving what you get?” (Jodi Picoult). Ethan Frome, written by Edith Wharton in 1911, embodies this quote. In Ethan Frome, all three main characters, Ethan, Mattie and Zeena have made decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. Ethan and Mattie had an inappropriate relationship behind Ethans significant other, Zeena 's, back which caused each of them to be emotionally distraught. Mattie, Zeena and Ethan were all responsible for their own actions which resulted in them getting what they deserved.
ve you ever contently thought about why people become successful? It may be surprising that intelligence isn’t the key component to achieving something; neither popularity nor social skills. It’s grit, the ability to preserve over obstacles to reach a long-term goal. According to Angela Duckworth from the TEDTalk, “The key to success? Grit,” this characteristic is the most important when working toward a longstanding goal. 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,
People’s heart and their demeanor will always stay the same until other people break them and change them. Moreover, some people’s heart may never be broke. “It’s easy to talk to a horse if you understand his language. A horse stays the same from the day they are born until the day they die. However, they are changed due to the way people treat them.”
“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes. You must look into that storm and shout as you did in Rome. Do your worst, for I will do mine! Then the fates will know you as we know you”-Abbé Faria
“Never say goodbye because saying goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.” - Peter Pan
After reading the book Ishmael, my mind has been expanding on the main topic of the book which is why we can’t change society because whenever we try to advance change just adds onto the destruction we are causing to our world. While I was reading this book, I began to learn more about how we are destroying our world even more. When humans lived in a simple manner, believing that they lived in the “hands of the gods,” evolution was destined to happen because humans had to adapt to their environment. This evolution sparked the problems that would come later in history, like deforestation, social inequality and pollution.
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” - Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela was a human rights activist for South Africa. “Live like you could die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was an activist for human rights in India. The two people I will be talking about are Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, who were both activists for human rights in their countries. Even though Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela both worked in different countries, they both fought for human rights. Even though Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi had books made about them and showed how much people looked up to them, Long Walk to Freedom showed how much Nelson Mandela