Though this quote may sound contradicting to the belief that Lee was fighting for his homeland, it actually supports that where he came from was his cause for going into battle. There is a famous saying that goes, “A house is not a home”, which can be interpreted as a person’s home is where their family is and their memories are, not their address. So when Lee says he is fighting for the “children and the kin”, he is still fighting for his homeland, because to him, his home is not Virginia. His home is where the people he loves are. And I admire Shaara for pointing this out, because in my mind, no man would go into war to protect four walls and a fireplace.
He then goes on to simply tell her that there is no accurate reason why her son deserves this position. Less harsh then the beginning statements Johnson states “Madam, you must allow, that there is no reason why the Archbishop should chuse your son”. Using logic in this letter may help her understand the common sense side to his
Antigone is loyal to the gods and not to Creon. Antigone states, “Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way.’’(P.32). What she means is that nobody can block her or stand in her way from doing what she has to do for her brother. Some may say that Polyneices was a traitor well he is, that 's the reason why Creon wants Polyneices not buried. She was trying to look out for her family but, her uncle did care about this.
‘You’ve lost my respect’” (Alvarez 89). Minerva needs people to earn her respect; she is not going to hand it out to anyone. She has morals and her father has broken them, so he doesn’t deserve her respect – as a male he thinks he has the authority to do this, but she knows better. Minerva challenges the female portrayal by not blindly listening and following
For example, the text stated on page 216, “As much as I miss my mother, I am glad she died first. Otherwise I would have buried my father without ever having known him.” Claire places a criticism and compliment together to lessen the impact of a death. Even though she struggled with the loss of her mother, she remained optimistic when spending time with her father. Lastly, in order for the author to articulate with detail the severity of managing a life with terminally ill parents, Claire included enumeratio. For example, the text stated on page 117, “Chemo, radiation, radical tests and treatments, a college semester dropped out of, a life completely changed.” To stress the struggle Claire had with adapting to the new situation, the author listed the everyday activities involved, creating the effect that the fight is never-ending.
Benjamin O. Davis Sr. was a very important figure in United States history, and military history. Benjamin Davis Sr was the first African-American military general. Back during the Spanish American war he volunteered to fight, and he stayed in the military and worked his way up the ranks. During the time he served, African-American people did not get the respect they deserved, so that means he had to work twice as hard to make his way his way up. Davis was a very important figure to the military and the world; he showed people no matter what race you can accomplish anything with hard work.
The novel 1776 by David McCullough tells the story of George Washington and his perseverance through the war, making him a successful general and leader. The novel focuses solely on the year of 1776, the year that America gained its independence. This gives McCullough the opportunity to provide great detail about battles, events, and most importantly, George Washington. The book describes Washington as both a leader and a general because of his great qualities in both areas. In the sections of the book where America is brought up, Washington is always brought up as well.
We Screwed Up; A Letter of Apology to my Granddaughter (Ward, 2012) is a letter written by Chip Ward to his four year old granddaughter and her possible unborn siblings. He speaks clearly about the devastation that past generations have caused to the planet we all call home, although he fails to provide any evidence concerning what he claims, as well as majorly lacks appreciation for the organizations already working towards a better tomorrow. Chip Ward begins his letter with an apology to his granddaughter and her siblings for using up all of the oil. He claims that, “We are all gas-hogs, plain and simple” (Ward, 2012), in regards to his generation and those previous of it. He goes further to state that we created everything we use from oil.
Honesty, fairness, or integrity in one's beliefs and actions to what is morally right. The lost of honor is due to an action of shame. To Antigone Honor may be about respecting the family in any conditions supporting them, showing them love, and being caring no matter what. While Eteocles showed no respect to his brother, Polyneices. It was Polyneices time to be on the throne but Eteocles refused to give up on the throne.
A quote from the great General Lee is as follows, “I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.” This quote gives you an incite on how great of a leader he was ethically and morally, as well as his battle strategies. To some people, including myself, he is the considered the greatest military leader of all time. This paper will be organized starting with his life and his accomplishments, then will go into his leadership attributes. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia. He was destined for military success as his father was Colonel Harry Lee, “Light-Horse Harry,” who was a cavalry leader considered a revolutionary hero and received praise from General George Washington.
The leader, Adam Susan was a prominent figure in the society and killing him proved that she was not just the damsel in distress that everyone thought her to be. She never let go of her marriage, which was seen on page 227, book three when she looked at the picture of Mr. Almond and her which proved that she did not move on from his death. Most of her actions that she did were because her husband and she did them in her his name because he risked everything for the leader when he joined them after the war. Before the war he loved her and cared about other people, but after the war he changed. Rosemary was angry at Adam Susan because she believed he was responsible for her husband’s death.
Osewoudt’s uncle called him a coward because he believed it was his responsibility to protect his wife and mother, and instead, he just selfishly decided to look after himself(112). I don’t classify Osewoudt’s as a hero and despite the actions he took for Dorbeck, I don’t believe he is fully a traitor. He possibly might’ve been a traitor to his family according to his
Many would agree that this book expressed the trait of loss in this book many times; however, this book portrayed loss not only in death, but also innocents, and how the characters have changed. Kemmerich’s was one of Paul’s close friends to die first, and it is here we can see how loss is portrayed during this scene. The loss of Kemmerich life was not quick or painless, Paul’s friend suffered throughout this time, and Paul was their watched his friend die. Paul faced the truth about war after his friend’s death. The truth that Paul had discovered is that the loss of life is something that he, and all of his friends might not be able to escape.
Although young she has a fierce grip on truth. This truth rarely compromises giving her a strong standard of what to live by. With this standard she faces life never relenting on what she believes to be right and fighting against anything she believes to be a lie. “I don’t know what you’re talkin’ bout but you better cut it out this red hot minute.” (83) These words were uttered by Scout in blind defense of her father. As her cousin begins to slander Atticus, Scout loses her temper and, despite not understanding the boy, defends Atticus without considering any facts.
In reaction, his niece Antigone disobeys the law and buries her brother out of loyalty to her family. Creon is now faced with the decision to uphold the law or pardon his family. Despite Creon’s right decision to uphold the law, his family perishes at their own hand. Creon’s decision to punish Antigone is a right decision and is one that any good leader would make. He is not an evil man but one who is looking out for the state.