William Clark was known for the great Lewis and Clark Expedition. He was born on August 1,1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, and died on September 1, 1838. He lived with his father, William Clark III; his mother, Ann Rogers Clark; and his older brother, George Rogers Clark, who was Revolutionary war hero. At the age of nineteen, Clark entered the military. He first served in the militia and then entered the U.S. Army.
Superman’s Song, written as a eulogy, expresses more than respect for a fallen Superhero; it voices Robert’s grief, thereby creating pathos, at the passing of a great man: “And sometimes I despair the world will never see another man like him.” Roberts expresses not only his own “despair” but the “world's” despair of having lost Superman. Honest men are rare. Rarer yet are men of virtue, men of integrity, and men of compassion. Superman was such a man. He had the “strength” to “smash through any bank,” but would not. His morals remained intact. Instead, he strove to help those around him and worked selflessly to fight against the evils. It would be almost impossible to find someone that selfless today. Everyone is so indulged in getting the best for themselves, and wanting to see themselves on the top, that they tend not be compassionate in the way Superman was. Therefore grief and sorrow are depicted over the fact that the world would never see another Superman, especially with all the good men going into hiding.
A Superhero is not judged by the power he has,but only by the choices he makes. In the essay,”Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, the author uses an extended metaphor to explain his relationship with the fictional character Superman. Alexie uses many things in his life to compare himself to Superman. Although Alexie may not be seen as a hero with actual superpowers, he demonstrates the qualities of a superhero in different ways. Alexie is seen as someone that almost resembles an alien in the eyes of his society. Most of Alexie’s comparisons with himself and Superman are figurative. Sherman Alexie and Superman have much more similar qualities than one might realize.
He was then permitted to assemble three-hundred and fifty men and purchase supplies for the expedition. However, he was unable to recruit the assumed three-hundred and fifty and settled with one-hundred and fifty volunteers (Davis 93). Due to disputes at Fort Pitt, Clark received little help and travelled mostly by foot or on flatboats. Following this setback, Clark and his men set out on the Ohio River towards the Illinois Country which lies north and west of the river, in May, 1778(Davis
His parents were John and Ann Rogers Clark (Indiana Historical Bureau). Both parents were landholders. They lived on a 400 acre farm by the Rivanna River which was two miles from Charlottesville. Charlottesville was only two and a half miles from where Thomas Jefferson was born in Shadwell. In the year of 1757 the Clarks decided to sell their land to move to a small plantation that was left behind to them by an uncle that goes by the name of John Clark (Indiana Historical Bureau).
He was very upset with the teachers because npme teachers really cared. He could tell that the teachers did not care about their students because of how low the test score are. And they did not doing anything to try to improve on the test scores. Towards the end of the movie, Mr.Clark got yelled from the assistant principal because he was being very harsh to her
Sherman Alexie and I both have two difference-makers in our lives that have and will continue to make a difference in our lives. In “Superman and Me”, Sherman Alexie’s difference makers were books and his father. For example, Sherman said, “My father loved books, and since I loved my father with an aching devotion, I decided to love books as well”. What Sherman meant here was that he decided to like books because like most children, they enjoy or want to enjoy what their parents have interests in.
For my self-trip I went to the Abraham Clark historical house. The Clark house is located in Roselle, NJ on 9th Avenue. Who is Abraham Clark? Well I didn’t know the answer to this question until today. Abraham Clark is New Jersey’s delegate for the Continental Congress.
In The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me by Sherman Alexie, Alexie states “A smart Indian is a dangerous person, widely feared and ridiculed by Indians and non-Indians alike” (Alexie 364). I would have to disagree with this statement. He is making it sound like just because he is a minority that received somewhat of an education, he should be feared by others. I believe that anyone who is smart and forceful in a community is dangerous because they have the willpower to go to any lengths to uphold their beliefs. On the other hand, I also believe that just because you are smart, you don’t necessarily have to be feared. I understand the Alexie is stating that Indian’s are tough, but this does not equate to being feared in a community.
For example, when Gene was irritated at Finny for the less time of being able to study, instead of telling Finny he was upset and talking to him about it, he physically hurt him by jouncing him off the tree and making him break his leg. This is a good life lesson: to control your anger and violence is not the
Life is full of doors, some are open and some are closed. There comes a time when sealed doors need to be broken open so everyone can reach their maximum potential and goals in life, just like Sherman Alexie did in “Superman and Me.” An example of Sherman Alexie breaking down doors is one of his quotes from “Superman and Me,” “this might be an interesting story all by itself. A little Indian boy teaches himself to read at an early age and advances quickly. He reads Grapes of Wrath in kindergarten when other children are struggling through Dick and Jane. If he’d been anything an Indian boy living on the reservation he might have been called a prodigy. But he is an Indian boy living on the reservation and is simply an oddity.” Sherman Alexie
Stephen Skelton mentioned in his book, The Gospel According to the World’s Greatest Superhero, where he writes that Superman’s story goes something like this ‘’ From above, a heavenly father sends his only son to Earth, at age 30, Superman will embark on his public mission”, which is the same age of Christ as he explains. ‘’Superman will, in his mission as ministry, fight for Truth and Justice’’. (Skelton) Superman also teaches people the fundamental biblical principles as outlined by Skelton and in his storyline, he dies and is eventually resurrected. Superman holds a strong resemblance to religious figures where in Michael Uslan interview with Jeff McLaughlin he draws the similarity in the origin stories of both Moses and Superman on how they both became heroes