Although he had a profound legacy William the Conqueror’s early life had many conflicts, William the Conqueror’s had to show how worthy of an opponent he is and his death was unexpected, but even through the cold grasp death, he still lives on. William the Conqueror faced many challenges during his rise to power. The challenges he faced started the day he was born, “He was born in Falaise in 1028- his parents were unmarried” (Lords and Ladies). This posed a problem because being a child of an unmarried couple made you illegitimate and a mistake rather than a new life brought into the world. Being illegitimate did not stop William from being duke because he became duke at the mere age of eight (The History Learning Site).
He lived in the capital city, and there were some people in the villages around it that paid taxes, obeyed, and depended on him for their defense. He took power legally and his sovereignty hereditary, because after his death his oldest son succeeded him on the throne. He has many powers, makes laws and acted as judges also. They led people to war, and conducted ceremonies. When there is no direct male successor the king chose his closest military advisors to replace it in order to become a monarch in the future.
What should the King of Westeros do? Imagine that we are sitting in a meeting of the Small Council in the Red Keep. We are surrounded people, who have no education, but fought their way to the inner circle of the King of Westeros, because they have proved their worthiness in countless occasions. Others are not the masters of practice, but their history or medicine knowledge can mean the difference between life and death. And there is the King, who is so young, without the proper education or experience, but he has to believe in the advices and make decisions.
Elie’s feelings change about his father countless times. He loves his father but he doesn’t really want him around anymore. This theme is not only important to the book, but it is important to life. Family will forever be complex, and navigating it can be harder, but Wiesel showed it was possible by illustrating to readers that there will always be good and bad times, it shows the internal conflict about whether he wants his father around or not, and it illustrates the dehumanization that broke the connection between Elie and his father. Most everyone loves their family, or they at least have someone, but at times, people need a break from them.
We see that before Florent got arrested he was forced into some tough times that changed his beliefs. Zola says, “It was a long time before he could bring himself to accept his painful lot as a poor, unsuccessful man. At last, wishing to avoid becoming mean-spirited he aroused an ideal of pure virtue and sought refuge in a world of absolute truth and justice. It was then that he became a republican. .
That’s what i’m afraid of.” As he would have to sit on the sidelines and watch his team have success and failures it would get to Boobie a lot just because he couldn’t do something he loved doing, and just the thought of someone taking over his position it hurt him a lot. With him having to think about his career it states in the text that “ But then almost as abruptly, the dream was changed again. It’s not an impossibility that Boobie can come back, but can he mentally overcome the injury. A lot of athletes have these type of injuries, but for a high
Family; a blessing, or a curse? In the book Night, Elie Wiesel offers many significant themes, but the question, “is family a blessing or a curse,” is one of the most prevalent and begging themes in the novel. During the novel, Wiesel often questions if he should try and keep his father around, or if life would just be better without him in the picture. “‘Don’t let me find him! If only I could get rid of this dead weight, so that I could use all my strength to struggle for my own survival, and only worry about myself,’ I immediately felt ashamed of myself, ashamed forever,” (Wiesel, 111).
He was a caring man down in his heart but “his whole life was dominated by the fear, the fear of failure and of weakness” (Achebe 13), and his mission to become one of the greatest men of his clan. Okonkwo was devoted to masculinity, he put it above anything else preventing anyone from questioning his masculinity. When he felt a slight sign of weakness it reminded him of his fathers failure to being a true man not providing for his family or ruling women and his children, therefore “he was not really a man” (Achebe 53).There were many traits to being a masculine man but to Okonkwo the main one was ruling his wife and children, if any of them had disobeyed him he would beat them without hesitation or regret. Although Okonkwo is influenced by masculinity it is because the Ibo culture believes in men dominating women which leads their society to fall
A family has the faculty to become a person’s most colossal adherent, pushing them to be more proficiently adept at life. Albeit this may be true, in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Walter doesn’t feel as though his relatives fortifies his conceptions to advance himself along with the family, engendering a better life for them altogether. Walter Lee Younger is the oldest male in the household, who strives to be able to provide for his kin like his father once did, by creating his own business. Walter, at times, feels inferior in the house full of women, as they continue to shut his ideas down causing him to feel jealous of those who have succeeded. This causes him to be bitter towards the women in his life.
My father and I were really close, we did essentially everything together. It was devastating to me when he died a few months ago. The anger I had to deal with when I realized I couldn’t spend one more weekend with him. My father was not a typical man, he had his own way of doing things, some days he was nice and calm but other days when I would bring home a bad mark he would bring every entity from hell and have it go through me. Everything to him was about school, the only thing he expected me to do was to bring home good marks, and when I couldn’t even do that one simple task he would lose it.