Overall, my family has taught me the importance of service, education, and of tenacity in the face of adversity. My parent’s stern beliefs of never taking life for granted and to always take the step forward to establish yourself as a responsible individual created a work ethic that has solidified my character. When I imagine the hardships my parents faced to create the future where my sister and I have the opportunity to pursue
In Nikki Giovanni’s poem, “Legacy”, the speaker shares a message through the eyes of a grandmother and a granddaughter who have thoughts about the role of legacy, family bonds, and respect, but do not openly share them as they talk to each other. The poem is a short arrangement of sentences which depict one interaction between the 2 characters, but is meant to set the stage for establishing the pattern of communication between generations. The setting is probably a fall day before a holiday where the children are outside playing and the grandmother is inside baking some items for an upcoming family gathering. The grandmother has a history of baking and these rolls are an example of something that she prepares for the family that they enjoy and are part of her identity. The grandmother has great pride in the rolls and wants to make sure that the family continues to be able to enjoy them long after she is gone by passing it down to her granddaughter: “I want chu to learn to make these rolls” (line 3).
Then he realizes that he was not going to stay with his money when he die. At the end, he helped his employee with a monetary situation. Further, he went to his nephew’s Christmas dinner. Significantly, this novel helps people retrain the meaning of being humble and kind with others. Something that is very important about this novel is that it teaches a lesson of helping others, because you are not going to stay with your money when you die.
Gender is changing indeed, but should the values of Wellesley College change as well? A college of many that went through tough times to even be able to give education solely to women. Education was not only limited to certain people because of their financial situations, but women were especially denied the right to education because of the stereotype to stay at home and take care of their family. It was not until the twentieth century that women started attempting to have equal rights to education. Before the American Civil War few colleges admitted women and even then, the same curriculum was not offered. These colleges can be compared to historically black universities or colleges which came about due to the fact African Americans were denied the right to get a proper education compared to white counterparts.
The Life and Legacy of Joan of Arc Joan of Arc was one of the most powerful and influential people of all time. Despite her gender (and the fact that she was a teenager at the time) she led the French army during the One Hundred Years’ war against the British and won. She is considered by the Roman Catholic Church to be a martyr and saint, being as though she was burned at the stake in the name of her God and faith. In 1920 she was declared by the Pope to be not only a saint, but one of the patron saints of France. With these facts in consideration, there is no doubt that Joan of Arcs legacy is an incredible one.
After reading the book The Other Wes Moore many themes seem to nudge at you to realize many things that happen that you might not notice in everyday life. One of the life lessons that really plays a role in my life is loss, faith, and redemption. Loss. This word can mean different things depending on the person and their experiences. Loss might mean an event that causes immoderate feelings of despondency.
I think that we have to change our perspectives of what is included in carrying on with a moral life, and that giving will have a colossal effect in the lives of others without reducing the nature we could call our own lives. The arguments that he puts forward in his book are direct, sound and evident. He addresses all the regular reasons we make for not giving, or not giving more, talks about issues, for example, what considers magnanimous giving?; how would we choose the best associations? What's more, what amounts of do we have to we give? Subsequent to perusing his arguments the reader can without much of a stretch figure out the practical methodologies the author has makes for the amount we are morally needed to give, with the pragmatic acknowledgment that there is a level of giving that will tend to turn individuals off and lead them to inquire as to why they ought to considerably try attempting to carry on with a moral life by any stretch of the imagination.
In the novel Christmas Carol Scrooge is visited by three ghosts who show him his bad ways. In the movie Scrooge states, "Men's courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if preserved in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it thus with what you show. " This means what you do or have done affects the future.
The daughters statement was clearly just her opinion on her mother passing not with any back up evidence which would of gave the mother a more solid thought on just her passing. So the speaker doesn’t seem so enthusiastic about the way her family judges her value, her worth, or her performance. The mother seems in distress which is also just like a student being graded in school and they don’t meet the standards that are set for them by others. The irony here is that rather than parents mark their children, it is the children and father who is marking her, which is the commonly thought to be the most important figure in the household and family.
Something that we need to never forget is that we are, “Unforgettable, that’s what you are” (Kidd). I like this quote because I believe that if someone acts as themselves all the time and is not constantly following the influences of others and isn't always dependant on others that people will remember that. For example if you see a group of people walking down the street
In the reading from We Are Your Sisters: Black Women in the Nineteenth Century, Dorothy Sterling explores the many experiences of mainly African American women during the period of the Reconstruction era. Sterling states “whites put aside random acts of violence in favor of organized terror.” She focuses a lot on those experiences that involves the Ku Klux Klan (who were the organization responsible for these organized terror) and in a way, it seems fair because they were the main perpetrators of hate crimes against the African American community.
Your legacy is in your actions and what people remember. Many think one's legacy, is some monetary or wonderful gift one leaves those they love, or people they know. But I am here to tell you, that it's not your legacy, your legacy is in what is remembered about you, and what you leave behind in people’s memories and actions. Be it positive or negative, each lesson you teach is your legacy. Every day you work and speak and give motivation is your legacy.
Having formed an opinion of what goals to achieve provided direction and an ethical base to live my life by. My Father has influenced me in what it means to look outside and consider the values that are communicated in my teachings, charitable actions, devotion to family, as a pillar in the community, and leadership. Size of family, my sister and I an only son, were born in California, and raised in Florida, further in my twenties is when our family moved to Missouri and I joined the Army. My father had returned from Vietnam and started working in California and met my Mother. My Father is 15 years older than my mother, this makes him more aware, mature, and distinguished.