In West Branch Iowa- The first U.S president to be born west of Mississippi River. Growing up for Hoover wasn't exactly easy. When he was 6 years old, his father, Jesse Clark Hoover, passed away from a heart attack. Three years later his mother, Huldah Minthorn Hoover, passed away from pneumonia. Leaving Hoover an orphan with his Older brother, Theodore and his younger sister, Mary.
On September 20, 1941 George and Viola Chihuly gave birth to their second son, Dale Chihuly, in Tacoma, Washington. As a kid, Dale Chihuly quickly took interest in the two things: glass, and light. He was amazed by how light could pass through a small piece of stained glass, and would stretch as far as 300ft. In 1956, his older brother and only sibling, George, died in a Navy Air Force training accident in Pensacola, Florida. A year later in 1957 his Father, George Chihuly who work as a meatpacker and a union organizer died of a heart attack.
On page 99, his father had fallen asleep in the snow and nearly died in his sleep, and the so-called ‘gravediggers’ were planning on disposing of his body. Even though Eli could have taken his father’s clothing to warm himself, Eli was convinced his father was still alive and begged the gravediggers not to take him, slapping his father harder and harder until he woke up, scarcely alive. This is just one example of that deep concern. On page 91 of Night, Eli is shown to have a moment of brutish thought. After seeing Rabbi Eliahu search for his son and remembering that the son had rushed ahead, as if to escape
Ishmael: The Adventure of the Mind and Spirit “The law we live by is like the law of gravity: There is no escaping it, but there is a way of achievement that is equivalent of flight-“. (Ishmael, pg 105) Daniel Quinn, the award winning American author, is best known as a cultural critic and publisher of educational texts. Quinn chose to write the socially challenging novel; Ishmael, with the purpose of expressing his concern over human civilization, and to bring awareness to our self destruction in hope for it to come to an end. Quinn believes that we cannot escape our true primal instincts, and our attempts to counter the laws of nature to control the world we live in, is in fact destroying it.
When she returned home she saw her teenage son, asleep on the couch. Ms. Morris assumed that her son had just fallen asleep there waiting for her to get home. Alex was found, by his mother, on the couch the next morning and was unable to wake up. When Ms. Morris found Alex he was barely breathing and his body was inflexible. Afterwards, Ms. Morris came to find that her son had overdosed on heroin.
When knowledge is used it will expand mans' horizon and open his eyes up to a whole new world and create a new perspective never to be dreamed of, There are so many people with great lengths of knowledge and exceptional talents who aren't allowed to share them, because someone or something is holding them back from expressing themselves. Anthem, a page turning novel, written by Ayn Rand is set in the Dark Ages of the near future where everyone is a unified society and is expected to follow a set of strict rules set by the House of Scholars. The power of knowledge is the strongest thing man can have and all Equality wanted was to learn more in a society that forbid any extension of learning. When Equality was younger he had a "curse" that triggered him to want to learn more, and because of that, teachers punished him for having a quicker mind, since he wasn't equal to the rest of his brothers. In addition, Equality mentioned, "This is a great sin to be born with a head which is too quick" (Rand 21).
Since his inquisitive nature has been established apart from society, Equality’s findings have surmounted over the achievements his brothers. His craving to comprehend the obscure commences with experimentation. As he ascends the pathway of scientific discovery, he creates a “glass box” that functions “like a living heart” (Rand 76). This creation serves as the essential pinnacle in his quest for knowledge. Although it evokes emotions of resentment from the Council, it remains a milestone within Equality’s evolution.
The movie starts with Scrooge insulting Bob Cratchit. When he goes home, he is visited by Jacob Marley, who tells him to change (Video 1984). Marley then warns that he will be visited by three spirits. Scrooge sleeps, but is awakened at 1 o’clock in the morning by the first ghost, Christmas Past, who takes him on a journey through his childhood and young adulthood. He again sleeps, but is visited by the Ghost of Christmas Present, who takes Scrooge to his employee’s home and to his nephew’s house.
A Lesson Before Dying is a story of heroism, defiance and transition. The novel focuses on Grant Wiggins, a teacher, trying to turn a clueless prisoner into an empowered individual. Grant’s whole purpose in the story was to turn Jefferson into a man so he can die proud, little did Grant know, that he would mature as well. The main motif of maturity or coming of age was accurately depicted in the novel through imagery, symbolism, theme and even characterization. Using words and descriptions, authors of a story are able to illustrate scenes, settings and even conversations.
Remembering our past oversights was necessary in order to avoid repeating past mistakes over and over again. This saying originated from George Santayana’s famous quotable quotes, “Those who fail to heed the mistakes of the past are doomed to repeat them in the future.” Based on my own personal experience, I failed to listen with my father’s advice that education should have been my top priority when I was young. Then, he gave me the same old lectures when I was much older and was laid off from work multiple times. My father also provided me several warnings that technology will eventually take over my profession in the Travel Industry. I hate to admit it, but my father’s theory and vision was right all along.
and a dozen others like them were first class, good healthy stories, interesting in the first place, and in the next place teaching decency, good conduct, leadership, and responsibility. ” He also read books of contemporary fiction, poetry, ancient philosophy, military histories, and natural history studies. At an early age, reading these magnificent books, combined with his father’s unique example, helped Theodore form ideas and opinions that would remain with him throughout his life. Some parents, including Theodore’s mother, worried about their children, since they spent all there time reading. However, Theodore’s father encouraged Theodore to learn and educate himself in many different ways.
In 1986, Britt was running for governor but got defeated by Frank White. On November 26, 1995 Britt died from a heart failure. To honor him they placed a table with his military cap and all his medals and also placed his coat on his favorite rocking chair beside his
He was the first man to navigate the 1000 mile river. The expedition was sponsored by the Museum of Natural History. Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt died in his sleep on January 19, 1919 of a heart attack in his sleep at his house in Oyster Bay New York. According to "Theodore Roosevelt: Life After the Presidency" "One of the commissioners said that death had to take him in his sleep else he would have had a fight on his hands." Teddy Roosevelt is one of the most well-known presidents of the United States, so much so that he was portrayed in the movie "Night at the Museum."
“Reading a good book is like taking a journey.” by Emma Gulliford. I believe in this quote because a book is supposed to grab your attention and never let go. The book, Anthem, is just that, a book about a young man named Equality 7-2521 who lives in a collectivist society, not allowed to do or even think on his own. He must save himself and the ones he love from his horrifying society. The book, Anthem, by Ayn Rand, is an amazing book.
For the protagonist in Fahrenheit 451, books were the key to knowledge and finding yourself. In the novel, Montag read The Book Of Ecclesiastes which in turn opened new doors for him by showing him that reading isn 't dangerous and helping him become included in the group of intellectuals. For me, the book that opened new doors was It’s Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini and it showed me the importance of balancing my priorities in my life and valuing my mental health. To put the story in a quick summary, a boy named Craig Gilner decides to attempt suicide because of his crippling depression but instead calls a crisis service and spends the rest of the book in an adult psychiatric hospital where he meets those who are more or less like him in some way. Despite going through a multitude of mental ups and downs, in the end he goes back home with a better grip on handling his depressive tendencies.