Author C.S Lewis once stated that “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny,” seemingly explaining that those who experience adversity prosper in difficult situations. It is what we experience for the worst that changes us for the better. Roman poet Horace asserts this claim, saying that adversity plays into an individual’s character. He claims that talent arises from adversity and becomes prosperous in normally dormant situations. I believe this claim to be true as it can be seen in numerous historical events and works of literature alike.
However, like many other heroes, they are not perfect all the time. We all know that Odysseus has a few personality issues and problems with pride. Everyone has made a mistake before or done something they’re not necessarily proud
Through close relationships, character similarities, and altercations of the main characters in The Secret Garden and A Little Princess, we see each girl find inner strength in the face of adversity. The first relationships we form as young children, greatly influence our lives. Our first relationships are usually of those with our parents. In A Little Princess, Sara Crewe loves her father greatly, he has been there for her always, even after the death of her mother. When he must leave she is heartbroken “ I love [my father] more than all
Another way to recovery is through support from friends and family. When Charlie starts high school he has no friends. Then Sam and Patrick come to be his friends and he doesn’t feel so lonely anymore, which helps him getting away from the memory of Helen sometimes. When Charlie gets sick, his family is always with him especially his mother and sister who are like best friends to him. The family support helps Charlie a lot and he finally recovers from the suffering of his memories of Helen.
He is my hero because I was having some trouble understanding the material for statistics and he helped me understand it clearly. According to him, “I got here by doing my best earning good grades during my 2 final years in my high school classes and prepping for the SAT.” His definition of a hero is a person who is looked upon by others and being someone’s role model. He chose Eminem as his hero because his dad wasn’t always with him since he worked a lot and his mom was always
He has never given up on me and henceforth encouraged me to be a good prototypical citizen. The ones he most cares about is his parents, family and his children. He is a father who is always eager to give advice his children about life and always supports them. During my 8th standard when I was not doing so well in a subject because I was not very good in academics as everybody expected good results out of me. My father then had a long conversation with me about life, he told me that it would be smarter if I would study hard because, it would be easier for me to get a job and be happy in life in fact I realized that would be the best way I could help me
“After six months of training, Mom was on her own and held the job title X-Ray Technician,” (Rice, 2011, p. 317) this shows the tremendous effort to achieve her goals. Which is later portrayed in her son’s lives. As for Roger’s character, he was the goofy “jock” brother who picked on his brother for any idiotic reason. However, he loved his family. Although, Roger was not mentioned very much, the readers’ were able to see the side of him that was dedicated.
A family took him into their home and he learned so much about love over the years. Bailey lived with a boy, Ethan and they played everyday. Bailey was always getting in trouble but learns more about rights and wrongs. In the end, he learns to love and care for his family. Bailey would do anything for them and is happy to do so.
Huck became a loyal friend to Jim despite his internal conflicts on the situation. Their friendship is strong but Huck sees Jim in a completely new light after Jim tells him about his family. Their journey until now has just been filled with moments here and there that prove Huck’s loyalty yet Huck doesn’t know much about Jim’s family. Jim begins to talk about how much his family means to him and the hardships that his family has faced. Jim tells Huck of how much he misses his family and the time when he figured out that his daughter was deaf.
Lowe saw the improvement of her son. I almost cried because of her heart-melting reaction. She has been taking care of her son who had been in frozen state for 30 years continuously because of Mrs. Lowe’s unconditional love towards Leonard. She reads to him every day because he loves reading and she understands his need even though he is static. I felt the authenticity of the acting of Ruth Nelson as she played a heart-wrenching role.
My job would very year to year but I mostly helped with setting up events and making sure the participants got to the right event. Sometimes I would even get to participate in the event like the wheel chair relay race. I love working with this organization because I love watching the participates get excited about doing their events. Babysitting/Nanning — 2010-2016 The last six years I have gotten the opportunity to work for a family as their nanny. The child I took care of was born with Down-Syndrome and it was my job to help him with his homework and other daily obstacles he might have.
While she was living in Iran, her family was composed of her mother and father and two older sisters whom are ten and six years older from her. My interviewee’s father did not immigrant to the USA until ten years later, which caused a lot of trauma in Akadina’s life because she did not have a father figure during her most difficult time, which was her teenage years. While hearing Akadina speak about the structure of her family, it allowed me to see the differences between our families. Akadina was raised for a couple of years in a traditional home were there were a father and a mother. On the other hand, I was raised by a single mother and I have four siblings.
She was the middle sibling closer to her younger brother Brian. She also had an older sister Lori. Jeannette was dad’s favorite girl, both were such loving great parent’s, before sober time had went by. Her charismatic father Rex, who captured his children’s imagination, teaching them physics, geology and how to live life fearlessly, was a great father. Jeannette’s mother as well, they both loved their kids to death, but they just had some flaws they could’ve changed but let everyone down.
The past is full of examples, good as well as bad. If one doesn’t learn from the mistakes of the past, one is doomed to repeat them. The actions and sentiments of history’s worst people such as anger, avariciousness, and selfishness are coming through subtly but surely today in many times and in unexpected places. But history also has granted us with many positive examples. Washington, Lincoln, and many others show us phenomenal examples of kindness, integrity, and unselfishness; attributes applicable to everyone, especially now at this point in
Transcendentalists were a movement of this time that had both its ups and downs. In other words failure and successes. When it comes to reform movements the things most people really care about is the success of it and if it made any real change to people during the time period. Transcendentalism had an effect on people of the time that really started something completely unheard of and misunderstood. What transcendentalists did was take what was known and look far beyond it.