This reveals to his son that athletic skills and being a strong athlete are not the only way to make an impact on the team. The author also desires his son to realize the skills that football can teach him such as how to be a leader, work as a team, and most notably to discover that he can only control certain aspects of life instead of solely playing football for the purpose of enjoying the game. All of the personal experiences and wisdom are given to Ted in order to justify how lucky he is to even be playing a collegiate sport and that he should be grateful for the skills that the game is teaching
The boys want to help each other and work as a team to succeed. Teamwork and sacrifice are important parts of the war. Another prize directly indicates the war. This is “a forged draft registration card.”(p. 132) The peace and tranquility available now will soon come to an end when the boys enlist. The prizes allude to the war and indicate that the peace of the Winter Carnival is
Paul stand up to his parents and goes to tangerine middle school on page 94.Because of this Paul becomes part of a community. This leads to Paul standing up to his dad by the end of the book. Paul's decision to join the soccer team affects paul because he can have a fresh start in soccer and school. Paul’s final step toward courage happens when he finally speaks up against his brother, Erik.on page 206 Erik Punches Tino, which causes Paul to stand up to Erik on page 212. This affected Paul because it shows how Paul is not afraid of Erik.
Linemen, on a football team, are great examples of this because the quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers get all the credit for great plays and touchdowns, while linemen have to block the three-hundred-pound man in front of them every time, or the play will get blown up. Team players don’t do things for themselves, they do it for the benefit of the team. In a team player’s mind, the betterment of the team must come first. No matter who scores a touchdown, goal, basket, or run, a team player has to let go of all individualism and do the right thing for the whole team. In soccer, if a teammate gets open down field and you have an opponent in front of you, a team player would pass it to their open teammate, while an individualist would attempt and juke out the opponent or try and show off and possibly lose the ball.
Amir then states, “ I was going to win, and I was going to run the last kite. Then I would bring it home and show it to Baba. Show him once and for all that his son is worthy” (60). Winning the kite tournament all he needs to show is the hard work that he puts into his work to show his dad who he really is, and not who he thinks he is. Amir believes that he does not like him until he does something that makes Baba happy for what he did.
Back in the day, winners were winners and losers were losers. Nowadays kids get trophies for participating. One time a nfl players son got a trophy for participating in a event and the boys dad made the kid return the trophy because he said he did not work for it.This ties in with why competitive sports are harmful because when the kid got the trophy he probably felt good about it and he also felt that he actually did something that is until the dad made him return the trophy which probably made him feel worthless and that he sucked. On the other hand some people think that competitive sports are beneficial because they teach life lessons. While they think that they are beneficial I think that competitive sports are harmful for three reasons.
Rudy showed “blessed are the meek” towards these people. Rudy’s family were some of the people who did not believe in him. When Rudy was sitting with his family by the television, he told them that he wanted to play for his family’s favourite football team, and his whole family laughed at him. Some of the most important people in Rudy’s life were also some of the least supportive people. When a child hears that someone so important to them believe that their dream will just be a dream, it is really hard for them.
For example when I compare myself to my brother it lowered myself esteem and confidence in playing the sport of soccer. Also I was unmotivated and didn’t strive to do my absolute best, I figured he is better than me and always will be. Never think that way instead I should’ve admired him and strived to be as good as he is and learn from him. To compare yourself would be to limit yourself to standards set by you or maybe even someone else or a group of people (ex. Social media or the media in general).
Huck and Jim become very close while on their journey to find freedom. Huck and Jim become very good friends who are loyal to one another despite their racial differences. Huck did have a moral conflict at first but later accepted that by helping Jim he was doing both a wrong and a right. Huck realized that no matter what he did one party wouldn’t be happy and he didn’t want Jim to feel betrayed. Huck and Jim developed a close relationship while on their journey which showcased that it doesn’t matter what color skin you have