Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson is a fictional story that was created for the sole purpose of entertaining primarily, but not limited to a young adult audience. The tale takes place in a dystopian Chicago after the calamity, an event that bestowed several humans with supernatural powers, transforming them into Epics. The this event leads the book to attract young adults and children because “Since Calamity appeared in the sky. One year year since ordinary men started changing. Turning into Epics- almost like superheroes from the stories”(Sanderson 3). This also clearly displays that the author wrote the story as a means of entertainment as he uses a situation “where there are villains, there will be heroes,”(Sanderson 3). This will allow
Lady Macbeth criticizes, “Glamis thou art, and Cawdor, and shalt be/ What thou art promised. Yet I do fear thy nature;/ It is too full o’ th’ milk of human kindness/ To catch the nearest way” (Shakespeare 1.5. 15-18). She fears that her husband, Macbeth, is too good to murder King Duncan to seize the throne. However, Macbeth lacks the viciousness to be able to gain the power to become Thane of Cawdor, which is what the three witches predict. Lady Macbeth commands him to succeed in murdering King Duncan for the title and power to rule. Also, in desiring to quicken up the witches predictions, she takes to her own responsibility to control Macbeth so that the process would occur sooner. In Shakespeare’s The Tragedy of Macbeth, tragedy is demonstrated
When the Black Death broke out, people started living their lives differently. Some avoided others to prevent sickness, others continued to live their lives free. Some even blamed the Avignon papacy for the plague and warfare that was occurring. While the Black Death was impacting people’s lives, the Hundred Years’ War was going on at the same time. During the late Middle Ages, women started to become more involved. An example of a tremendous women getting involved is Joan of Arc, who helped lead France to several victories against the English in the Hundred Years’ War. As stated in Joan of Arc’s Letter to the English, which was written in 1431, “…render the keys of all the good towns which you have taken and violated in France, to the Maid sent hither by the King of Heaven. She is ready to make peace if you will consent to return and to pay for what you have taken. And all of you, soldiers, and
In Homer’s Odyssey, excellence, or arete, in the form of cunning and physical prowess displayed by Penelope and Telemachus, respectively, do not hinder, but aid and benefit the excellence of Odysseus. Telemachus uses his strength, inherited from his father, to help Odysseus in his slaughter of the suitors. Penelope’s sly idea to hold a contest for her admirers allows Odysseus to reveal himself and reclaim his home. In the Books of Samuel, Jonathan and Samuel are often overshadowed by David (despite being excellent on their own) because David rescued Israel from the corrupted king Saul. Samuel’s greatness in prophecy create issues for David when it’s taken away by his death. Jonathan’s death threatens David’s
The sky somehow just gave ordinary people some very powerful powers. The people of the public started to call them Epics. The Epics are not very nice to the public, they started taking over everything. One of the most powerful epics took over what was once called Chicago. His name was Steel Heart, he can control more than ten men because he is so strong and he can control the elements. It was said that no bullet, no sword and no fire could ever hurt the man. A group of people named Reckners are the only ones that fight back against the Epics. David wants to join them and he has seen SteelHeart bleed. Through the experiences of a young man named David, Steel Heart accurately describes the life of David when he was young and lost his father to the 18 year old wanting to join the Reckoners and kill Epics and take down SteelHeart.
The Bible states, “Thou shalt not kill” because killing someone or something is a sin (Exodus 20: 13). The Misfit and his acquaintances had committed a sin; however, grace stepped in and forgave them. O’Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” portrays violence and evil by a way of redeeming grace. The Misfit stated, “It’s no real pleasure in life” and he knew he had done wrong, yet Jesus Christ freed him from his sins by ending the curse on humanity (O’Connor 295). The Bible said, “ For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law; but under grace”; the Misfit, his acquaintance, and the grandmother were all under grace even though they had done wrong (Romans 6:14).
God’s followers are surrounded by sin every day which can shape the way they see the world. Many of them choose to conform to society which means they also conform to all the sins that their society has. By conforming to society’s sins, they then stray further and further away from God’s aim. In the book, The Beautiful struggle, Big Bill strayed away from his father’s aim because of societal influences. Big Bill grew up in a world where he thought fighting was his only way out. He always acted tough so no one would try to hurt him. In this case, toughness/ courage was a vice because he used it for getting into fights with other
The book The Chrysalids is a unique book with suspense, mystery, and different ways of how people view life. With every good book comes a catchy title like “The Chrysalids” but, what does the title mean? How does it relate to the story being told? Personally, I don’t know the meaning of chrysalids although it’s a very interesting word and so simple so it must have some meaning to the book. The book has a very unique storyline with an intriguing title, but what is the true meaning behind the title?
was handling things and not listening to his own commandments. Inboth cases, if you defended yourself or others or even tried to escape,
The people around us and our surroundings shouldn’t change who we are because we all have our own personalities and our own ways of doing things. David Foster Wallace, author of “Ticket to the Fair,” grew up a couple of hours from down state Springfield but moved to the east coast is writing a articles on the Illinois state fair. As he goes through the days of the fair he realizes thing are different from the East Coast, and that the people are not what he expected.
Why did David Payne kill himself though, leaving behind a note that could be interpreted as guilty? Possibly he was expressing sorrow for getting her pregnant, which led her to the site of her death. It could have also been because – being a drunk – his mental condition was not stable enough to handle the death of his fiancé. He was, however, not present at the time of the murder, as the case file states, so does he have a strong alibi? No, but it can be argued that neither did any of the other suspects. It says he was absent at the time of murder but the time of murder was not stated in the information provided. This leaves a range from Sunday night to Tuesday night. During Monday, David was searching for Maggie with Albert. He could not have killed her then because of the company. During his interview, he was drunk, which would not have been wise of him because intoxication might allow for guilt to be slipped. Had he been clever enough to cause an unsolved murder, he would have thought of this too. The general cluelessness of David makes up for any lack of alibi.
Sin is a powerful action that has an everlasting consequence of guilt. Once done, the person wants to forget about his felonious actions; however, hopefully a person’s conscience is a constant, nagging reminder. In order to be free of the constant pain, redemption is pursued for even the person who sinned in public or private. In The Scarlet Letter, Nathaniel Hawthorne proves that the truth of sin eventually need to be confronted in order for a person to stop suffering.