The general is able to express his thoughts and feelings well through his thoughtful and perfectly placed words full of emotional pathos. He tells of soldiers meeting their demise unquestioning, uncomplaining, and with faith in their hearts (“American Rhetoric: General Douglas MacArthur -- Sylvanus Thayer Award Address”). Such things evoke emotions of sympathy, melancholy, and not to mention feelings of pride. MacArthur even goes as far as to say “if you lose, the nation will be destroyed” (“American Rhetoric: General Douglas MacArthur -- Sylvanus Thayer Award Address”). This brings about a flash of fear across the minds of both soldiers and soldiers-to-be alike.
It looked like there was no hope. The tenacity that Great Britain showed towards the end of the war, proves his statement. He ends his speech with some powerful ideas and words that wrap up his main idea of perseverance leading to
I do not see someone fit in C platoon that shows clear sign of insubordination and is not willing to work by the orders given by a higher officer. I personally feel that discipline is an important thing to possess as it'll show your maturity. Being able to take direct orders and follow them is important thing to have in C Platoon. I feel that more discipline you possess, the more you can accomplish in the department. Showing clear signs of you being able to take orders and remain calm is important and someones life could depend on your disciplinary training.
Catton uses a metaphor, “Lee was tidewater Virginia…” to reveal that Lee embodies the region that he is fighting for in nearly all aspects. Likewise, Catton utilizes a sentential when he states, “Life was competition” to summarize his statement that Grant believed that men earned success and privileges through hard work and competition. A hyperbaton, “Daring and resourcefulness they had, too” is employed by Catton to emphasize their qualities and how they are alike. Catton utilizes mainly cumulative sentences such as, “America was a land that was beginning all over again, dedicated to…” He uses these longer sentences to add detail and description. Catton also appropriately utilizes a formal diction to address the immensely significant historical conflict.
In the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Douglass's battle with his master Covey is a turning point in his career as a slave in that he resolves to no longer be docile and subservient as a slave. In fighting back against Covey, Douglass frees his mind from the psychological effects of slavery. Douglass's battle with Covey marks the end of Douglass being obedient and not questioning the word of authority like he was brought up to do. Douglass vows that "the white man who expected to succeed in whipping, must also succeed in killing me." (Douglass, 83) By refusing the role of an obedient slave, Douglass also refuses the slave mindset and liberates himself.
Defining heroism is a daunting task as the notion of heroism is unduly egocentric. However, in Ernest Gaines’s novel, A Lesson Before Dying, the character Grant Wiggins displays a myriad of heroic traits that shows how altruistic he truly is. The novel begins with Grant being a cynical and selfish person, nonetheless, he proves to be an epitome of heroism as trials test him in several manners. During the time that he visits Jefferson in jail, he reveals perseverance, compassion, and selflessness. Throughout Gaines’s novel, Grant Wiggins shows his perseverance transcendentally well; namely when Grant was given the arduous undertaking of making Jefferson walk to the electrocution chair proudly.
Churchill stated that what he was saying was not aiming at " recrimination", and all he wanted was to give the people a clear image of England 's situation. Churchill continues his speech by telling his people that instead of worrying about the past, they rather be thinking about the future, and about all the things they could do to gain victory. As Churchill says: "of this I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future." Churchill also talked about how the people should obey their leaders and trust that were doing what was the best for
But with the military bedroom, with step by step you were leading your kids that real-life super heroes are few things beat out the military. Don't think too hard, it's just giving educational to your kids about praising the country, not more or may it will, depends on you. When you are an army, you should be go with your mission for months at a time, leaving behind your family and friends, to make sure that we can sleep safely at
As the narrator learns of Father Flynn’s death during a dinner with his guardians and Cotter, he “knew that [he] was under observation, so [he] continued eating as if the news had not interested [him]” (Joyce 2). By presenting the narrator’s family members as an antagonistic force, Joyce deepens the turmoil as the narrator must conduct a battle within his mind over Father Flynn, while simultaneously concealing the fact that this battle exists. However, the source of this inner turmoil, Father Flynn, provokes the narrator into conflict without a physical presence. Rather, as the narrator ruminates on his interactions with Flynn, the memories of Flynn begin to haunt the narrator, leaving the narrator consumed by ambivalence. While the narrator received a unique education from the priest, he “found it strange that neither I nor the day seemed in a mourning mood” (Joyce 4).