We stay ready and vigilant, trying to stay stationary throughout the race. This year the weather and sea state was good, allowing more swimmers to make it to the finish line at Hemingway’s Restaurant on the eastern shore. We were needed by two swimmers this year. They all seem to come aboard with disappointment and resignation and we bring water and a towel and whatever else we have to offer them. Finding a place to sit, they settle in to wait for the end of the race, when our boat won’t be needed on the water anymore and we can take them to the marina where their supporters wait to console and offer solace to them.
During his first two years, Joe's performance was very uneven, due the mental scars of his horrible childhood; so George Pocock, the wise boat builder, teaches him, "What mattered more than how hard a man rowed was how well everything he did in the boat harmonized with what the other fellows were doing…a man couldn't harmonize…unless he opened his heart" (235). This moment helps the reader see that teamwork is much more complex than many parts working, a team has to conform into one machine. Moments where Pocock bestows a portion of his knowledge gives readers interesting
Some argue that the American Dreams is available and achievable by all. However, while the American Dream is available to all, it is not achievable by all because there are issues due to health, ethnicity, location, and opportunities. The American Dream can be hindered by the health of the individual. Notably, in Scratch Beginnings, Adam Shepard became ill for about a week. He believed it to be his “biggest setback of [his] journey,” (pg 187?).
In conclusion, the sea is symbolic of the entire world in “Old Man and The Sea”, and Santiago barely even touched the water and learned so much, while teaching others even more. Santiago’s story gives insight to universal truths about human interaction with the world, and exposes how respect, confidence, pride, and determination can drive anybody through any challenge. Finally, Santiago’s fight with the marlin proves to be a symbol of the true meaning, and positive attitudes of
Lastly, if you play sports all throughout your time in school without concentrating on your grades and it turns out you aren’t good enough to become a paid professional athlete, you are left with nothing to help you succeed in the real world. Even some of the best athletes ever careers get cut short. One example of this is Bo Jackson. He very well might have been the greatest athlete of all time, but his career was cut shorts because he got injured. So if you ever want to be like Bo Jackson and play with the professionals, just make sure you have a backup plan like an
Normal people who go through their training will quit in the first five minutes, because they couldn’t take it. Dedication is what pushed them to do better & to keep them from quitting. It 's outstanding how these people manage their attitude & mental capability to go through hours of intense training. They not only know what they are doing, but they are perfect at what they are doing. These people run drill after drill until they get the expected outcome: to perfect the drill.
I had my chin on my knees. In tiny letters at the bottom of the door, someone had scratched shit shit shit.” From this, it’s apparent that Royce was nervous and a complete mess, if it were anyone else, most people would’ve quit from the break down on the first day alone. However, no one gets better by quitting on the first step. While some people may be born naturally strong, Royce knows his faults and improves himself to climb up the social
The key message and what we can take away from this novel is that when you take control of your life you will see better outcomes. Greg 's a lost, lonely, unhappy person at the start of Slide the corner. Greg lives in a tough household with high expectations from his parents. This is due to his bright siblings. Greg isn 't very smart and his dad calls him thick as crude oil.
But - one of the things related to sports is that a lot of people get injured, and they get into depression and they hit rock bottom. When I was 16, I pulled a muscle while I was training. There was a tear in the muscle, and surgery was too expensive and could possibly cause long-lasting problems, so I decided to wait for it to heal. At that point, I didn 't have enough money and help to take care of my injury and help continue my tennis career once I got better. Sports are expensive, especially if you want to go on a national/international level.
Reality’s Hardship on Life’s Unreal Expectations Written by James Hurst, the short story “The Scarlet Ibis” strongly emphasizes how the pride of Brother leads to unattainable and highly impossible goals, and how setting the highest goals can bring you down even further. Setting and trying to complete tremendous goals in a short amount of time is dangerous like when Brother urges, “School was only a few weeks away, and Doodle was far behind schedule...I made him swim until he turned blue and row until he couldn’t lift an oar,” giving the reader the view of Brother and his highly anticipated expectations which go over and beyond Doodle’s limits. Pushing over your boundaries, just a little bit over a long period of time, will help you to improve such as how Doodle was taught how to walk, but trying to take down these colossal objectives and