However, even scared witless, Katniss knew it was the right thing to do, no thought of reward or benefit entered her mind, but only the thought of saving her little sister. A quote from Maya Angelou about heroism is “ I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people”. What she means is that heroes can also inspire and influence other people to the same. One deed is capable of making a big effect on people’s characters around the world. A hero is about being a good person.
You should be grateful for the people who admire you. It is fine if someone is different or strange, you do not need to follow others, in order to impress them. Martha missed a great opportunity to begin a friendship with someone like her, but of course her peers influenced her. However, I wonder if Martha would actually acknowledge Olive if she did not die. In conclusion, from reading these nine chapters I learned you must be grateful for people who love or support you because you never know when they will leave and all that you will feel is guilt and
The world owes a person nothing. When that person does not receive what she thinks she deserves, it is not an injustice. Justice has nothing to do with what one wants, but instead involves what that person and those around that person need most. The people of Glome needed more than a temporary end to their suffering, and through her pain Orual was able to supply what they needed. When Orual looks back at her life, she realizes that the gods did no injustice to her; they were helping her craft a useful life.
As Giorgio Armani once stated, “elegance is not about being noticed, it’s about being remembered.” Queen Esther from the Old Testament truly embodied what it means to make a positive impact on a community, despite not always being the center of attention. In the book Twelve Unlikely Heroes, John MacArthur retells her story and explains how she helped save her people through God’s power. Although she was a woman of true excellence, Esther’s existence and emotions were not directly stated because they were not the main point of her story. However, her mind was full of opinions, reactions, and ideas. Queen Esther’s elegance and respected position concealed her true thoughts about the events she found herself in, even though they were evident through
This is seen by her extreme willingness to take on Troy’s daughter Raynell. She did not take on Raynell for Troy, but for the child’s well-being. Indisputably, it must have been hard for her to take on a child whose arrival had anticipated much heartache, but she pushed her feeling of anguish, sorrow, and selfishness away and did what was best for a helpless human being. Rose was always putting her needs aside to make room for other people’s needs. She was always willing and ready to serve.
You don't see your sister using that junk.” Connie’s mother urges her to be neat and more responsible like her older sister, June. June receives constant praise for her maturity, whereas Connie just gets insulted and nagged. Being compared to your sibling can cause you to feel inadequate and worthless. The thought of you not being good enough would always be popping into your
Each one of Opal’s actions were filled with kindness, sometimes intentional and other times unintentional, but all benefited the people she reached out to. I think Opal learned subconsciously through her mother leaving that ever action you make can affect those around you and Opal did not want her actions to have negative effects. When Opal learned of Otis’ arrest, “[she] swept the floor real slow that day. [She] wanted to keep Otis company. [She] didn’t want him to be lonely.
The removal from the train had an effect of young Franklin, “It would be too much to claim that my mother’s calm talk removed a burden from my shoulders” (Franklin 711). His mother could not remove the burden of the racial segregation since it was the law during this time period. “But it is not too much to say that her observations provided a sound basis for my attitudes and conduct from that day to this.” (Franklin 711). His mother demonstrated she could only influence her son’s attitude; she could not change the laws. “I Shall always be happy that my mother taught me that the journey to understanding and tolerance was more important than the journey to Checotah.” (Franklin 712).
Now foster homes may seem like a bad place for the Tillermans, but in reality they do have a positive side. Dicey knows about the positive sides, but does not want them to be split apart from each other. Dicey decides that the foster home is their final choice for a home, as it may be their last chance for survival. Dicey realizes that foster homes may be their only survival, after not knowing what to do if her aunt 's place does not work out and says“I guess i’ll have to go to the police then, won’t I? Or somebody, For help.”(141) Dicey knows that they have been fighting for survival their entire life and are reaching their limits.
Dee show that she wants her mother to proud of her because she is trying to fight the oppression her mother was just used to. This confused her mother because she just thought that it would always be like, but Dee 's friends have shown her hope in becoming equal whether she thinks this or not. The reason this was implied was because of her devotion to the cause of becoming equal. This was a big boost for the identity crisis to start because she did not know that the dream of becoming equal was possible. This influenced Dee to become Wangero because she has becoming a supporter of becoming free.
The child is still drowning and the mother is able to prevent child from drowning, thus the principle would still be the same. According to Singer, “ the principle takes no account pf proximity or distance” meaning that “the fact that a person is physically near us, so that we have a personal contact with [them], may make it more likely that we shall assist [them], but this does show we ought to help the one closest to us as opposed [them]” (Singer 232). Simply put, the mother’s distance from the refugee has not effect on her moral obligation to help. If the mother has the power to save the drowning from half way across the world then she ought to do it. Her argument that her child is closer than the refugee; therefore, she will help her child over the refugee fails.
Hester Prynne goes against her society 's look on gender. When she has Pearl which is another man 's daughter. Hester keeps her daughter even though it went against what God said back in that time but she gave her daughter everything she needed. She never gave up on herself she kept on giving everything she had so she wouldn 't cave into what people thought. Her and Dimmsdale found something special in each other and went on to move to England together with Pearl.
As we learn from Hood’s story, the good intentions of the grandmother to spare her granddaughter from repeating the same mistakes, that she and the girl’s mother made, were inhibited by the grandmother’s poor communications, which only drove the girl away and steered the girl in the direction of the same sorts of situations and experiences that would result in the same types of heartaches as two generations of women before her. Knowledge and insight into the nature of things must be shared openly and in clear terms, if it is to result in true wisdom and is the best way to know that even if poor choices are made, we know that the next generation was clearly informed, so the outcome they have is the outcome they created and not the result of a lack of information and that if you want something to be clearly seen, then you should endeavor to generate more light, than
I consider this is the best sentence in the story as it genuinely helps Lily understand that there is no such thing as perfection. It 's absurd to think or label someone or something as perfect because it 's just not realistic and you can 't achieve perfection either. In order to become "perfect" we can 't make mistakes which all know is impossible simply because of the fact that we are human beings. It also helps her forgive her mother realizing that she isn 't that perfect image that she had drawn in her head