Ignatius was a fat slob, and everyone around him knew it. When officer Mancuso was asked to describe Ignatius, he said, “He was big fat man dressed funny” (Toole 16). Mancuso’s opinion of Ignatius is shared with many characters throughout the story, and it is easy to see why. Ignatius also shows just how disrespectful he can be in a conversation about his new job. When Mrs. Reilly tried to tell Ignatius to see the brighter side of the situation, he savagely replied, “Look up?
“May the Lord array thee in the garment of salvation and surround thee with the cloak of happiness” (196). Born a powerful and assertive man Rodrigo de Borja y Doms, more commonly known as Pope Alexander IV, mastered the art of ruling Christians spiritually, while maintaining order in the church. During his papacy Pope Alexander was flawed in setting and example for others to follow. Although he did many things popes generally shy away from such as allowing his children to have an advantage in politics, and bribery, Pope Alexander used his power and motivation to make a name and place for the Catholic Church. Pope Alexander IV created political policies, helped strengthen the Catholic Church, and fought against Manfred, King of Sicily.
Flavius Honorius Augustus was born in the 9th of September 384 to Theodosius I and Aelia Flaccilla. His father Theodosius I named him Augustus at a young age after the death of his father Honorius and Arcadius divided the Roman Empire. Honorius was the West Roman Emperor from 393 to 423. Flavius Honorius held the consulate at the age of 2 and was made co ruler on the 23rd of January 393 after the death of the roman emperor Valentinian II. Honorius died at the age of 38 in 15 August 423 in Ravenna, Italy.
Another way that his family’s syncretic culture develops Antonio as a character is his perception of the world surrounding him, and how he views the perspectives of those surrounding him. This is portrayed in the cultures of his parents, “These were the people of my father, the vaqueros of the Llano. They were an exuberant, restless people, wandering across the ocean of the plain.” (6). His father’s perspective of life is one that is often restless, which is also portrayed in how Gabriel wants to move to California to search for success and fight for a better life in the new world. In contrast to his father’s view of life, Antonio’s mother has a much different opinion.
There are many influential people in the world. They impact the world in a positive way by inspiring people to do/ stand up in what they believe in and overcome the hard times in life. A person who shows these traits would be the first scientist who discovered gravity, Isaac Newton. Isaac Newton is influential because of his legacy, the accomplishments he has made, and his character. Isaac Newton’s legacy was discovered gravity and made the laws of motion.
Ferdinand and Isabella started the Spanish Inquisition, they united Spain's kingdoms, and sponsored Christopher Columbus in his voyage to North America. Ferdinand and Isabella were successful with their career. Ferdinand of Aragon was born March 10, 1452. His father was John II of Aragon and Navarre and his mother is Juana Enríquez their religion was Roman Catholic. Ferdinand was king of Aragon from
Just like Anaya, Alexis seemed to have undergone “primal experiences” during her childhood. Anaya says “The child occupies the space of first awareness, and thus, the child is closer in spirit to the historical dawning of first awareness of humankind on earth… The child is a story teller.” (1). So Alexis could have, very much so, had a connection to the Great Salt Lake and understood the idea of life originating from there. Both of their writing pieces hold the same central ideas and resembling themes. Alexis proves that so much culture has been lost and that this is the root for many of our problems today.
Antonio’s first encounter with the golden carp tests his Catholic faith in which he learns from this experience. “I could not have been more entranced if I had seen the Virgin, or God himself. The golden carp had seen me.”(pg 114) Antonio’s Catholic faith is being tested for the first time. He has encountered another god, a pagan god, other than his Catholic God. He learns that there are other gods other than God himself but he learns from this and later becomes a more devout Catholic when he takes catechism classes which starts to solidify his faith in God.
Introduction The Life of St. Antony by Athanasius was a very important book to the Christian Byzantines and was continuously read throughout the early Christian world. It was a biography that was also held up as a model of the ideal life in the Byzantine civilization. The author himself, St. Athanasius, was a man that would have preferred the monastic lifestyle, but was an important and influential man in the church and therefore, contrary to his wishes, had to live among the people. This colours his perspective and most likely makes him somewhat biased in the way that he describes St. Antony. The appearance of St. Antony is rarely mentioned throughout the text which suggests that it is not significant to Athanasius when he writes it.
The sources written by Paul Alvarus detail the city of Cordoba during the Islamic rule from the perspective of the Christian community. In the first excerpt, Alvarus details the supposed diminishing Christian collective and proclaims his distain of the mixing between Western and Eastern cultures. Following this, Alvarus gives a biographical description of his friend Eulogius and his journey towards martyrdom. Given that Alvarus is a Christian he provides a unique and often unsettling account of the Islamic rule in Medieval Spain. Considering the writing and subject material that he discusses it is assumed that Alvarus was a layman, yet a “man of letters.” Other than this, there is little that can be known of Paul Alvarus.