The Olympics are just as competitive as they were in 1936, and maybe even more so. All athletes dream about making it to the Olympics for his or her country, and these men in the book did just that. Also, rowing is still an underrated sport when considering the popularity of sports such as soccer or basketball. Lastly, the book was published in 2013, proving that at least one person was still greatly interested in the events leading up to the 1936 Olympics. Audience: The general audience of this book would be everyone.
The 1936 Olympics were supposed to support Hitler’s belief that German “Aryan” people were the dominant race. The Berlin games were supposed to be a German showcase and a statement for Aryan supremacy. The African Americans of Team U.S.A. faced a lot of challenges including the competition, and Hitler’s view of Aryan Supremacy, also known as Hitler’s ideal domination of white Europeans. Jesse Owens proved Hitler wrong, when he became the first American athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympiad. Adolf Hitler was so stunned and angry that Owens had successfully defeated his German people, that he even walked out of the stadium.
Hello Mrs. Gawne! How has your summer played out? I hope it has been good. This summer I read The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown and I found his details about dedication and team work very tasteful. As I was reading, thoughts of our chemistry class arose and how Daniel James Brown’s descriptions of how teamwork and practice was so crucial to the success of the team in the sport of rowing related to the class in general.
In the book, Boys in the Boat, by Daniel James Brown, we learn the story of Joe Rantz and his struggle in past and his present life, where he fights for a spot on the Washington Olympic Rowing Team and fights to win the Olympics. Throughout each of the books, Elie Wiesel and Joe Rantz demonstrate resilience through losing the faith of religion, but still surviving and the struggle of losing family. In Night, Elie Wiesel demonstrates resilience by losing his faith in religion, but still surviving through the horrible and treacherous obstacles in the concentration camp. To illustrate, it says on page 69,¨I did not fast...And then, there was no longer any reason for me to fast. I no longer accepted God 's silence.
Louie Zamperini was a rebellious and courageous man throughout the years of his life. He was a olympic runner and came in first for fastest time in high school and later went the olympics to race against other cities. He was in a POW camp for 2 years and was beaten by a mean man named Mutsuhiro Watanabe. And Louie Zamperini was born in Olean New York and later moved to Torrance California. Louie Zamperini shows two characteristic traits of rebellious and courageous throughout the book Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken.
Although Louis Zamperini’s childhood was filled with drinking, smoking, and stealing, he grew up to be a great hero and leader. Louis Zamperini was born in January, 1917, in Olean, New York. Louis started running cross country in high school and in 1936, he was sent to Berlin for the Olympics. Louis was supposed to go to the 1940 Tokyo Olympics, which were cancelled because of World War II. After the Tokyo Olympics were cancelled, Louis became
Joe Rantz’s character arc helps him develop over the course of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. Towards the beginning of the book, Joe is very independent and goal oriented. After being abandoned by his dad for the second time 15 year old Joe knew that to be able to feed himself he would need to take every opportunity he could to stay ahead of The Great Depression. “In all all this Joe grew continually stronger and ever more self reliant. Through it all he stayed in school and earned good grades” (Brown 62).
As a young man his work ethic, intellect, and drive were extremely high. High enough for him to be put in charge of a trade port. Soon after then a hurricane struck the island and he was left hopeless. He work hard until he finally got enough money to sail to New York to gain an education and to restart his life. When alexander arrived in New York he attended Princeton, but was later kicked out for getting into an altercation with the head of finances.
In 1997, David Sedaris first published “A Plague of Tics” in his autobiography “Naked”. Sedaris published his autobiography to show people what his life was like up to the point of writing this piece of nonfiction. Sedaris had this urge to write about his life because he felt he had a story worth telling, and that warranted a book. An autobiography is perfect in this scenario for the audience because no one other than Sedaris should be sharing this fascinating adventure. The specific adventure that I’ll be referring to his his essay in “Naked” titled “A Plague of Tics”.
The bases he used were books, other author’s articles, and encyclopedias. The author even used sources from some of the articles he wrote. For example, he cited thoughts from his article The art of war in Angola. Understanding the author’s sources helps the people who read his works believe that he is writing authentic information. Citations are very important for an article because without works cited the readers will think that the writer has written fictions that he can’t prove.