The thing that makes Shane truly realize how much he needs his dad is when his father is badly injured at a rodeo. Shane should have realised earlier that his father is not going to be there forever and he should enjoy the moments that they will share together, instead of ignoring both the fact that his father will not be there one day and the insurmountable value of the time they spend together. The first example that Shane takes his father for granted is when he and Casey are talking about his dad and Casey tells him “You expect too much from people, sometimes, Shane.” (Halvorson, page 92.)
Stacey By:Alanah Bible Courage is when you are brave and do what you think is right no matter what others think or say. In the novel, Roll of Thunder Hear my Cry by Mildred Taylor she uses Stacey Logan. He is a very brave boy who has come up with smart plans so he can stand up for what he believes in and his family. Even though Stacey faced many struggles the main ones were when he came up with the idea to break down the bus, he walked T.J home even though T.J. had been a terrible friend to the Logans, and Stacey stayed and watched what happen when the Wallaces went to the Averys to make sure nothing bad happened to him. Stacey 's actions proved that he was a very brave and smart boy, who loved his family and that he was willing to fight for the land and do whatever he could to help save it even willing to take consequences for it.
Get the water... ”(542). I chose the helmet of a knight to represent this because knights are the heroes that help others and make them feel secure. Virtues/Vices-
While it sounds like a simple goal, many people fail to make themselves happy. My definition of happiness is fairly simple, I want to contribute to something I am passionate about and have a family I love. I want to have the same passion for my career that Mandela had “to replace Apartheid with…non-racial democracy” which was so great that he dedicated his entire life to (Carlin 15). Mandela was so passionate that he endured “the solitude and toughness and quiet routine of prison; [and] the grinding exercise regimen to which he submitted himself behind bars” all “to kill apartheid” (Carlin 17). It is Mandela’s persistence and willingness to suffer because of his passion that I truly admire.
Then all is forgotten and there is only one focus in life and that is returning home to his loved ones. “A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory,” said Pete Zamperini. Pete taught Louie that getting through the pain leads to success. Even though the war followed him home and he became a different person, Louie’s success came through his survival. I would give this book 4.5 stars because it was very emotional and kept the reader wanting more.
Surprisingly, the little girl new exactly what to do for this man – she gave him her lunch. With her dad 's permission, she carried her plate outside to the man and gave him a very special gift. Luckily, her dad caught the whole thing on camera so that his little girl can be an inspiration to us all. Dog Finds His Way Home and He Is SO Excited After going missing two months ago, no one would have expected for this dog to find his way back home again. Luckily, this was not the case and his owner was eventually able to find him.
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hero is a person who is “admired for achievements and noble qualities”, or “one who shows great courage” (Hero). Above all else, a hero is compassionate and humble. Heroism is defined by what is in a person’s heart, not how many yams he can sow. Okonkwo shows great strength as a wrestler but falls short when it comes to compassion and humility and therefore can not be called a hero. Okonkwo was raised by his father Unoka who never earned any titles.
His idiosyncrasy remains loving and understanding, even when his younger son returned home after many of been away with not a penny to his name. The young son showed disobedience to all the goodness his father had offered to him. The young son showed traits such as selfishness as well as being ungrateful. He had no worth for his father’s property nor did he want to work alongside his father on the family farm.
We should honor our veterans the way young children honor their favorite superhero. Our veterans are real life superheroes, they willingly fight to protect us and make many sacrifices to ensure our country 's safety. Veterans have to go months or even years without being with their family. They put themselves at risk of developing psychological issues such as post traumatic stress disorder —also known as PTSD— and having to cope with many different injuries. While every person who joins the military does not go through combat, they still endure and live with harsh situations.
Living in hope, with our beliefs, and with little expectation of others is the way forward. My parents, simple and honest human beings, have high expectations of me, wishing that I too, like them, grew up to be an honorable person. Martin Luther King’s life inspires the determined and I agree that to give up on life or stop is deplorable. Irrespective of the hurdles, to push ahead with all one’s might is the only way to succeed. Living this philosophy, my father, a genuine rags to riches story, altered my life, leading by example and encouraging me to follow the path of righteousness.
My father and I visited my uncle’s grave recently and my father told me that without me, he would still most likely be depressed about his brother. He said that even though it hurts knowing he can’t be with us anymore, he’s glad to have a son that makes him smile and laugh constantly. He told me that I was the light of his life and to never stop making people smile. He thanked me for helping him get through that rough patch in his life and with the big move to Rancho. I never felt so good in my life and discovered that making people laugh was what I was born to do.
The Odyssey, Trojan War hero Odysseus exhibits perseverance in the ten years of war and leads his men on the long journey home. Odysseus has to endure the frustrations of the war and the negligence that the gods show to him in his most desperate times. The pain he goes through exhibits his love for the special ones in his life, and it gives him the strength to make it home. Odysseus is challenged during the ten year war, but he will not give up, which proves how he is a true hero. The hero shows how he is a true hero through his actions and not his words.
Foster parent report before the visit: The youth had a good night. Alex played with a light that was given to him at the fire prevention event. The youth entered the vehicle asking a lot of questions. I notice Alex was comfortable asking a lot of questions, but does not like when people ask him questions. Alex
Steve Jobs was fired from his own company, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison, Steven Spielberg was rejected from USC of Cinematic Arts, twice, and Stanley Yelnats overcame a curse, and made a good friend who shaped him as a bold, loyal, and stronger person/friend. I get that you are probably wondering what do all of those people have in common. Well they all have overcame a challenge/failure, by trying to keep their heads up all of the time and stay faithful. During their journey, their attitudes all her changed for the better during their ride to success, not letting obstacles push them down. Through Zero’s influence of friendship, Stanley changed from shy/timid and weak, to bold and strong.
Instead of letting these comments bother him he shook it off and went on with his life. This illustrates to the reader Do’s resilience and his courage to turn the other check and be the bigger man. Page 4 3.0 Summary Throughout ‘The HAppiest Refugee,’ Anh Do, uses both optimistic and pessimistic language throughout the happy and sad times. Do does this to keep the reader on the edge of his/her seat. However, when Do’s dad begins to spiral, he does the courteous thing and steps up to the plate, hence becoming the man of the family, this warms the reader 's heart as Do never once gives up on his family throughout her autobiography.