We almost all have someone in our life that we think is the best or the most valued. My most valuable player or MVP is my dad because he is always there for me. In the book Surviving Antarctica, five kids, Polly, Robert, Andrew, Billy, and Grace, are selected to travel to Antarctica since $10,000 and an extra $90,000 to the MVP, if they complete the journey. The MVP should be brave, smart, kind, willing, and unselfish. I think Andrew should be MVP because he is unselfish and he is not scared of anything.
Show class, have pride, and display character.” Several characters in the book have a different feeling towards a game. Erik and Victor are two students in which they have to be the star player of the game. However, Victor also displays a kind character every once in awhile. Also, Gino demonstrates friendly characteristics in the game as if he didn’t care about the game.
Peyton Manning exhibits several traits that make him a great leader. He also has an impressive list of accomplishments. He has won two super bowls and has been a five time most valuable player in his long career of playing quarterback in the NFL. Peyton was always respected by his teammates and the entire league. He has several attributes that has made him successful as a leader both on and of the football field.
For the Rhetoric in Practice project, I added a ninth chapter to the novel Yonnondio by Tillie Olsen. I started the chapter imitating the paragraph that talks about the working conditions at the slaughterhouse on page 179 of the novel, which consisted of intentional fragments. After, I did a form disruption which switched the topic from the working conditions and the inhumane rules imposed on the coal miners, to the recruitment of kids at the coal mine due to the need of money to survive, creating a focus on the scarcity of opportunities for kids to leave the poverty they grew up in, just like it was done with the form disruption in the Andy passage on page 6 of Yonnondio. After, I broke from the form disruption to introduce a mine accident
In the novel, Fools Crow, written by James Welch, the act of revenge is shown numerous times and is an underlying theme throughout. These acts of revenge reflect the Blackfeet way of life. Yellow Kidney, Owl Child, and the rest of the tribe all show signs of revenge and each express it in their own way. This is especially prevalent with Yellow Kidney and Owl Child as they seem to be constantly seeking revenge of some sort. Yellow Kidney wanted revenge on Fast Horse throughout the novel.
It might seem like “Great Lakes Ghost Ship” and “Fly Away Home” are different kinds of stories. One is a long book about kids that are in a ghost ship. The other story is a short story about a homeless kid. But if you look deeper into both stories, you will see that both stories share a common theme.
There were many important aspects of the Endurance Expedition, but were they all completed successfully? After a great deal of time spent in the South Pole, success was hardly thought of. However, in the end, the expedition was ultimately notorious for the grand accomplishments to come out of it. The original goal of the Endurance Expedition was to complete the first ever crossing of the Antarctic continent.
Even from the beginning, this film both sets itself apart with the first-person “found footage” style, while at the same time, also has the chance to be not very different at all. Personally, I believe the movie certainly achieved the former statement; setting itself apart in a number of different ways. While taking from budget-cutting idea of Eduardo Sánchez’s The Blair Witch Project, using a camera carried by a character– in this case the protagonist– it also steers away from the horror genre that this technique has mostly catered to, and instead it introduces a hyperrealistic science-fiction and super-power origin storyline for three main characters. Since you’re immersed in their story from the beginning, with the hand-held camera bought,
Two young boys named Ponyboy Curtis, a 14 year old boy whose parents died and is taken care of his oldest brother, Dally Winston, a 17 year boy with experience at jail, and Johnny Cade, a 16 year old boy whose parents don’t care for him, saved a couple of children in a run down burning church. These boys are miracles, that risked their lives to save others. Yesterday, a fire was caused in a church trapping children. Ponyboy, Johnny, and Dally jumps through a burning window in search of the kids. The boys quickly find the kids and hand them out through the window to safety.
One of my first memories is sitting around the fire listening to my grandpa tell stories about the war. My grandpa spent most of his childhood hopping between military bases all over the world with his dad and three older brothers. One place in particular that my grandpa had told me about was a place steeped in blood and war. His stories are so vividly stuck inside my head all the violence, gore, and loss. Along with war and violence his stories also consist of places where the strangest things happen.
In this book, Percy Jackson, the main character, has to deal with good vs. evil mainly throughout the whole story. He has to go in an adventure to find a way to save his favorite place, Camp Half Blood. Not only that, but also he has to save the lives of the people he loves, the people around him. He puts himself through great danger and risks his life showing true heroism.
Robert, the main character in Raymond Carver’s short story “Cathedral”, is the only blind man in the story. He is a caring, amiable man who even sets the narrator at ease. Robert visits the narrator’s wife after his own wife, Beulah, dies. He and the narrator’s wife have been listening to each other through the audiotapes they send back and forth during the past ten years. The narrator’s wife has recorded what she experiences including her marriage, suicide attempt, and divorce.