If he should ever see them again, would the peace that he had found prove resilient?” (Hillenbrand 385). In fact, when he sat face to face with these men, Louie was filled with exuberance and had “a radiant smile on his face” (Hillenbrand 387). Louie was able to see former torturers with empathy and forgiveness. This change of heart allows Louie to become his old self again, and he is finally able to put his past behind
Although he shows these traits, he doesn’t realize that he has friends. He is finally convinced when Alai says to him, “‘Always my friend, always the best of my friends,’” ( ). The extent of his friendship is shown by this, warming the heart of readers. Another powerful example of his friendships extent is when William Bee answered, “‘Ender, if you 're on one side of the battle, it won 't be equal no matter what the conditions are.’ ‘Right!’, called the boys. Many of them laughed.
A poem named “The Unknown Citizen” by W. H. Auden encourages this idea. “He was found by the Bureau of Statistics to be/ One against whom there was no official complaint,/And all the reports on his conduct agree/ That, in the modern sense of an old-fashioned word, he was a saint, (Auden).” This poem talks about a man who was loved by many and was called nothing but positive things. Conformity leads to having a comfortable presence for everyone else. “For his Union reports that he paid his dues,/(Our report on his Union shows it was sound)/...Social Psychology workers found/That he was popular with his mates and liked a drink./... bought a paper every day/...normal in every way./... fully insured,/...once in hospital but left it cured (Auden).” The man in the poem was perfect for this world. Due to him conforming so well, he had benefits that not everyone was able to have like being popular and having insurance.
However, only one succeeds, while the other accepts to conform. Both characters are similar in their desire to rebel against the masses, and in doing so, risk their lives to alter orthodox perceptions. Winston Smith and Guy Montag are alike in their characterization, but are dissimilar in their achievements. Conformity against individuality is a major theme in both books, and the protagonists
I am lucky enough to be apart of such a great fraternity and support the ALS foundation to stop this terrible disease. Lou Gehrig came from nothing and turned his life around into something great. He put in the work and became good at whatever he did. He changed the game of baseball with his talents and set records that still stand to this day. Lou overcame childhood challenges, became one of the greatest players to ever play the game, and shed a light on a terrible disease are all examples on how Lou Gehrig is a true sports
In reality he is a prisoner and should be giving his full respect to the warder, not playing tricks on him. On the other hand, Warder Hannetjie is not treating Brille with respect. He is not treating his elder with respect, which is a key factor to some cultures. This story clearly shows a cultural difference due to age. The two show great disrespect to each other when all they need to do is come to a common agreement.
He was well known and seemingly loved by almost all the people he came across. Slowly, his relationships and strong bonds with people begin to deteriorate. “Besides, this Duncan hath borne his faculties so meek, hath been so clear in his great office, that his virtues will plead like angels, trumpet-tongued, against the deep damnation of his taking-off” (Shakespeare Act I Scene VII). Macbeth even begins to disregard the current king, through his reign has been good and beneficial to everyone. That doesn’t matter to him, he feels as if he will do better.
Laertes is extremely happy because he saw his “son and grandson” and they “vie[d] for courage” (Homer 461). Odysseus and Telémachus brought honor back to their family because they displayed their strength and gallantry when they killed the suitors. Orestes and Agamemnon are two more characters that have an interesting father-son bond and are both very important to the plot of The Odyssey. Agamemnon’s wife, Clytemnestra,
The last thing Chris wrote was, “I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and May God bless all!” (Krakauer 199). Showing that Chris may have suffered on his journey, he would not take it back, he was glad he took the risk. With the statement on how he had grown in his journey and was happy to do
But it wasn't just that he was the most intelligent member of the family. He was also the nicest, in lots of ways. He never got mad at anybody." (Salinger 38). In this text, Holden is talking about how great his brother was and how pathetic he was compared to him.