In the book, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby there is a quite a bit of references to sports that includes golf, football, and baseball. The time period the book was written in was the 1920s where a lot of people had a lot of leisure time. The people who have already been rich and never worked for it or the people worked for it and has already achieved the American Dream play sports to satisfy their boredom. It is sad to say in sports there is cheating and corruption involved even though its meant for fair play and relaxation. For instance in The Great Gatsby, Jordan cheats during her golf tournament, and Meyer Wolfsheim fixes the world championship, both Jordan and Wolfsheim did it for themselves. “When we were on a house-party
Colf, now called Golf, used to be played with a leather casing stuffed with goose feathers, whereas now it is played with a ball made of plastic and a type of rubber. Tennis, also very popular, was played using gloves and a wooden ball (Alchin). In present time, tennis is played with a racket and a rubber ball. Bowls was a game where a ball, called a “jack”, is rolled into “mistresses” to knock them down. This eventually turned into what is now call bowling. In England, soccer most likely was derived from a game called la soule, in which men divided into teams, usually married versus unmarried, and had to get a ball past a goalpost using feet, hands or various sticks. In the present time, the object of the game is still extremely similar, however, it is played with only feet. Hammer-throwing was a sport that required skill, strength and technique. It is now an event in track and field (Dyer). Stool ball, which has Pagan association, was played by having milkmaids throw, eventually hit with bats, balls towards their milking stools to knock them over. This eventually turned into today’s sports of rounders and cricket (Covington). Hunting was often done by men and women in the upper class. Wild boar was most commonly hunted on foot, by men and dogs, with spears (“The Hunt Is
Sports were an important form of entertainment for people during the Renaissance. They allowed people from all the classes of society to come together and watch a game of Stoolball or bearbaiting. The violent sports of the Elizabethan Era were authentic to how many of the modern sports are played. However, many of the world’s most popular modern sports can be traced back to Elizabethan sports, such as colf and soccer. All in all, sports were a key role in Elizabethan
The Victorian Era was the history of the United Kingdom during Queen Victoria’s reign from 1837 to 1901. The Victorian society was broken up into four different classes, Gentry, Upper Class, Middle Class, and Working Class. Depending on what class you were a part of determined the type of diversion you got to participate in. Of course, the higher classes were involved in a wider range of activities. The lower classes activities were limited and not as diverse.
A variety of jobs existed during the Elizabethan era. There were some people who worked for the queen, others who worked with their hands, and lastly people who worked for royalty. These jobs that people did were really important out of the elizabethan era.
Music during the Elizabethan Era is extraordinarily different than it is now. The Elizabethan Era was during the time of Queen Elizabeth I 's reign. During the Elizabethan Era music was used for many things just like it is today. Music was also an important form of entertainment during this time. Music during the Elizabethan Era had several composers, used many instruments, styles, and is different compared today 's music.
Medicine during the Elizabethan Era was extremely basic. The knowledge most people had about medicine came from their ancestors through many generations. The Elizabethan Era was a time when terrible illnesses such as the Black Plague were killing nearly one-third of the population. The cause of many illnesses during this time was lack of sanitation. Back then, women played a major role in medicine. They often nursed the sick using home remedies that were passed down from generation to generation.
In “No-Win Situations”, Alfie Kohn recounts his view on competitive games. He begins the essay with a simple personal example: musical chairs and explains how the winner is out to make everyone else fail in order to be the winner. He also says that competition undermines self-esteem, poisons relationships, and holds individuals back from doing their best. Kohn claims that recreation is at its best when the goal is not to make everyone else fail and win, but to team up and reach a certain goal together. He uses an example of research conducted by Terry Orlick, a sports psychologist at the University of Ottawa, in order to support his claim. Further, he mentions that the objective of even the friendliest games such as tennis is to make the opponent fail. Kohn continues to state that there is a psychological cost of competitive games: the more an individual compete, the more that individual needs to compete to feel good about himself. Moreover, he states that there is a toxic effect on relationships due to competition. Especially children tend to envy winners and be suspicious of just about everyone. Furthermore, he mentions that competition is what drives an individual to cheat. Kohn does an effective job of developing his ethos using effective examples and reaching the readers emotionally; however, his debatable argument is highly emotionally-based and does not include very many logical facts to support his claim.
The Elizabethan era is considered as the Golden age in English history. It is called Elizabethan era because of Queen Elizabeth I and her reign. The era is most famous for theatre, because of plays that broke free of England’s past style of theatre that was composed by William Shakespeare and many others. There are a lot of similarities and differences between this era and the modern era.
Throughout the globe, people cherish hunting. It can be challenging, but still a great way of entertainment. Morally, hunting animals is okay or adequate, because it stays within reason. However, in “The Most Dangerous Game”, General Zaroff is convinced that killing humans for sport is acceptable. That idea is very absurd, for many different reasons. This includes the fact that it is barbaric, bluntly it is cold murder, and frankly there is no reason for it.
Lacrosse is one of the oldest team sports in North America by the Native Americans. Lacrosse was also played to toughen the young warriors for combat, Lacrosse was play for religious reasons and was played for the pleasure of the Creator and to collectively pray for something. Playing time was often from sunup to sundown, Lacrosse
The history of soccer is very interesting. There is some proof that people enjoyed kicking balls around as far back as 1004 B.C, when people would use animal hide to make their ball. It was played on a very small field and there were not very many rules regarding how to play it. Your sole purpose was to get the ball from here to there.
For many years, Scientist have looked into the use of violent video games and television shows. Sources say that video games with aggression could cause violent behavior. There are tests and experiments that the scientist use to figure out if it is true and accurate. For instance, some may use questions that determine the aggressiveness among participants shortly after they had played a violent video game like Grand Theft Auto or one like Mortal Kombat. Other studies use many experimental tests like filling in the blanks, a water test, a noise test, or a hot sauce test. A question on the fill in the blanks would be one like, “A driver crashes into Bob’s car. Bob gets out of the car and…?” A noise test is where someone pushes a button in a room
The Olympics are a world known event that connects various cultures and customs. The Modern Olympics hold multiple competitive events that many nations, countries, and communities participate in. The Olympics are not only a frivolous idea but a wise custom. These events can be traced back to Athens nearly 3,000 years ago where only 13 nations competed in 43 events (Williams "The Olympic Games"). Every four years, different regions came to compete in these events in honor of the Greek God Zeus. In addition to the Olympics, the Heraia also impacted Greek culture. Some research tells that the Heraia games “were even more ancient than the Olympic games” ("History of the Olympic Games"). The major differences between these events where the individuals who were
Some say that you need to play a complicated and popular spot to have fun. I think that’s not as true as it is proclaimed. Most people prefer things like football or soccer as their sport, but there’s a just as fun alternative to those and it’s not so mainstream and complex. What is this sport? The sport I mean is Frisbee golf. Now again most people don’t play this but it can prove to be just as fun. Now it being a sport, you may want to know it’s basic rules, the basic history of the game, and you’ll need somewhere local to play as well.