Coming off a tough second round loss to the Pittsburg Penguins a year earlier, the Capitals and head coach Bruce Boudreau were out to make a name for themselves the following season. Players such as Alexander Ovechkin, and Niklas Bäckström were considered leaders both on and off the ice, thought of by many as crucial members of the team. However, that night Boudreau’s top guys and the rest of the team would play very sluggish. During the second intermission, he would give a speech that spoke to the hearts of his team, and hockey players around the country. This speech is significant because it speaks multitudes on the importance of striving to achieve a goal, something everyone must do in
Because Gretzky accomplished so many things in his early life, won many awards because of his stats, and played on so many teams which he helped them succeed, Wayne Gretzky is the greatest NHL player One reason, Wayne Gretzky is the greatest NHL player is because he accomplished so many things early in his life. The text states “ Wayne Gretzky scored 378 goals in his final
As Stephen King once said, “Get busy living, or get busy dying.” Stephen King, an american horror author, is considered by the masses to be one of the most influential authors of the late nineteenth and twentieth century. With at least 136 works from novels to novellas written, King has left a lasting impact on everyone all around the world. King combined horror with mystery to give readers a story to remember. Kings books not only appear in almost every library, but are shown through movies ranging from The Shining (1980) to It (2017). King was placed number one on New York Times best-seller list before the book It was officially published.
Our ancestors used to admire Beowulf, and we strive to bear at least a slight resemblance to Superman, Ironman or other comic book characters. But can they be easily compared? And do they have much in common? Beowulf is probably the mightiest and the bravest hero of the Old English literature. For many centuries in a row he was considered to be an example of a person easily overcoming extremely difficult obstacles, inspiring the others, showing great courage, sacrificing his life for good and generally typifying all the traits of a hero.
The protagonist Holden Caulfield is liberated from his warped personality and finally begins to realize his aversion of the grown-up life that change is inevitable and always accompanied by a sense of loss. Not accepting the changes in the surroundings and his actions makes him immature and not a trusted narrator. Avoiding issues by not facing them in the first place makes him being followed by disappointment constantly. For instance, in the beginning of the book Caulfield mentions his own opinion on leaving places and we know that when he was thirteen years old his little brother died. Instead of repairing the wounds and flesh he moves on like nothing happened the entire book until we find him in the psychiatric hospital as an entire breakdown.
In addition to that, Odysseus is less merciful to others who have wronged him while Harry Potter, though he has suffered much, shows great mercy. Odysseus as soon as he comes home tells his son, “ I came to this wild place, directed by Athena, so that we might lay plans to kill our enemies” ( Homer 1080-1082). Odysseus had such vengeance on his mind that he would start planning as soon as he had come home, yet it seemed that he would spare not one of them, no matter how great or little their involvement. Harry Potter, on the other hand, could have hunted down the rest of Voldemort’s followers, but he left them alone to look for forgiveness and what is right. Finally, Odysseus was a great fighter known for his bow and arrow skills while Harry Potter was just a wizard.
Frost makes extensive use of using idioms. “Day was all but done,” is an idiom showing us that he was never done working after a day, because a day is never just done. An idiom is used when the boy calls it a day, meaning he’s done working for the day. The title “Out-Out-” shows the boys wants out of misery from working so hard. It shows the readers that he wants out immediately.
One night Amir says to himself, “‘I watched Hassan get raped,’ [he] said to no one...A part of [him] was hoping someone would wake up and hear, so [he] wouldn’t have to live with the lie anymore. But no one woke up and in the silence that followed [he] understood the nature of [his] new curse: [he] was going to get away with it” (Hosseini 86). After 26 years, he finally realizes that he cannot continue to ignore what happened, “because the past claws its way out” (Hosseini 1). After risking his life to adopt Sohrab, Amir’s guilt and cowardice begins to fade. The Kite Runner shows readers that in order to eliminate guilt and deal with the consequences of betrayal, one must face their problems and work towards
Perhaps the greatest statement Baldwin could have made with Giovanni’s Room would be to tell us anything of David’s life after Giovanni’s death, but tastefully and cautiously, he instead refrains. Baldwin leaves David forever framed by a relationship that was never allowed to flourish, which perhaps tells readers the haunting effects of internalized and outside homophobia more than anything
It is also clear to see that these differences have more of an impact on the actual story itself since the characters are those who create a story. When Thomas first arrives, him and Alby don't see eye to eye right away. Alba says to Thomas, “If you ain't scared, you ain't human. Act any different and I'd throw you off the cliff because it'd mean you're a psycho” (Dashner 9). Alby doesn't care that Thomas is still in shock since his arrival and doesn’t show any empathy until later on in the book.