Sacrifices, such as a small favor, make someone’s day, a genuine, true sacrifice comes with much more meaning. While Atticus’s decision may be just another court case, seeming like a small sacrifice, it is actually a significant sacrifice and important favor in the book. During Chapter 9, Atticus is called a “n-lover” by his own nephew, Francis, who claims that Atticus’s choice to defend Tom Robinson ruins their family reputation. On page 110, Francis says, “‘Grandma says it’s bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now he’s turn out a n-lover we’ll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb agin. He’s ruinin’ the family, that’s what he’s doin’.’” By taking this court case, Atticus lays down his own dignity alongside his family’s pride.
Raaghav Thukral Thukral-1 Kanika Dang English Thesis Paper 11th November, 2015 The Kite Runner: Friendship And Betrayal “Friendship is not how you forget, but how you forgive. Not how you listen, but how you understand. Not how you see, but how you feel. Not how you let go, but how you hold on.” We do not make friends because they are useful but,because the bond of friendship, once it grows stronger,has numerous positive aspects. The key to opening up to the world of friendship is not just to focus on the similarities but to accept each other’s faults and differences.”For you a thousand times over.”Hassan’s most memorable dialogue in the entire book described the relationship between Amir and Hassan in the initial stages of the book.
This myth that your guaranteed or entitled to success when that’s really not the case. You have to be willing to put in time in order to flourish. Another Similarity that both articles stress, is how important it is to take initiative. "Lay it out and then make a decision." (Check your gut) this is a great point because often time’s people have great ideas and great instinct but because of self-doubt, laziness or fear we don’t take action.
Love is essential to overcoming adversity and it is the ability to cause change in yourself and others. In the book, Matched by Ally Condie, Cassia has to learn to be able to have independence and accept that she needs to break away from her society’s choices. This helps give her the confidence she needs to be with the person that she loves because she has begun to realize that she deserves to choose and that everyone else does too. Ultimately, Condie teaches us that love causes and solves problems, but those problems are the ones that you want to choose. People can find their way on their own, but other times they need a push.
We did not come to this world to just be safe and to be afraid to do new things. We all have a reason to be here and the journey of life is to find our purpose in life. It is what makes life so great, but to get there we must take risks and overcome that fear. People are afraid of taking risks because of failure. They are afraid to fail and not get anywhere.
Fighting for ideas and beliefs too fanatically can lead to something like this. This is another reason why ideas and beliefs are not worth fighting for. To conclude, ideas and beliefs are not worth fighting for. The world, the innocent people, and your family should not be the cost of fighting for ideas and beliefs. They are more important and worth way more than ideas and beliefs.
If a person is expected to be perfect they aren't going to meet expectations. Gatsby expects Daisy to be perfect because he remembers how much he loved Daisy before he went to war. “Well, there I was, ‘way off my ambitions getting deeper in love every minute.” (Fitzgerald, 150) Daisy falls from perfection in Gatsby’s eyes because his expectations are super high. The Great Gatsby and Nothing Gold Can Stay both relate to one another because they both talk about an amazing person or item. The person or item can't be had for a certain amount of time; it’s limited to a very small amount.
Henry Ward Beecher states, “A prideful man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.” Odysseus’s whole reason to keep going is to make it back to his family, but through the 10 years he proves to the reader that he is a braggart and is prideful in his winnings. Odysseus is not a hero for he lets his pride blind his judgment ending in death all around him. Page 996 stanza 456, “I would not heed them in my glorying spirit but let my anger flare.” (Homer 445). Odysseus is telling the king of Phaeacian that after the destruction of the cyclops eye he was on his ship leaving. He called back to cyclops baiting him out of prideful anger.
Oedipus’s duty as King is to resolve any conflicts, including the mystery of the murder of King Laius. His pride takes over, and Oedipus becomes very single-minded. His cynical stubbornness writes the story itself, “Let the storm burst, my fixed resolve still holds, / To learn my lineage, be it ne’er so low. / It may be she will all a woman’s pride / Thinks scorn of my base parentage. But I / who rank myself as fortune’s favorite child, / the giver of good gifts, shall not be shamed… nothing can make me other than I am” (Sophocles, 1077-1086).
Even though the meeting of the two soul mates is a miracle too wonderful not to be taken advantage of, “a tiny, tiny sliver of doubt took root in their hearts” (2), eventually driving them to test their good fortune. Sadly, this occurrence is common in the world outside of fiction. Often when something perfect finds its way to an un-expecting person, he or she will eventually doubt its legitimacy. When the lovers finally meet again after fourteen years, “the glow of their memories was far too weak, and their thoughts no longer had the clarity of fourteen years earlier” (3). Miracles cannot be counted on to occur more than once.