Douglass describes it as being good for his “soul”, meaning that the raw emotions he felt were so positive that they helped nourish the very core of his being, the thing that makes him who he is. That teaching his fellow-slaves was the most delightful thing he has ever done, even after he escaped and became free, there was nothing that could compare. Douglass was given the satisfaction and glee of knowing that at least some of his fellow-slaves learned to read, that they too might have this feeling of exuberance in teaching their own friends. So, the spread of knowledge to his brethren was not only good for Douglass and them, it was also good for all who were in bondage, for, the more slaves that educate themselves, the more slaves there are that will have a chance at escaping from bondage. In my opinion though, the best evidence that learning to read was good for Douglass, is this book itself.
Even though Achebe sets Okonkwo to his downfall, it is evident that Okonkwo is a great hero despite his rash behavior and temper. Generally, a tragic hero is born into royalty and has already attained the noble status. However, Okonkwo was born into a poor family, and according to Okonkwo his father was “weak and feminine”. Regardless his father’s failures Okonkwo acquires respect in the Igbo society by defeating a great wrestler: As a young man of eighteen he had brought honor to his village by throwing Amalinze the Cat. (1) Okonkwo furthermore spends his hours toiling away in an attempt to earn his way up in the patriarchal society.
However, King Louis is the best king we have and most likely will see in a long time! Unlike other kings who just want power and money, King Louis truly tries his hardest to do what's best for all his people. He has improved our government in multiple ways. Two of my favorite things are sending higher officials to check on the local officials and how he outlawed private wars. King Louis IX is an extraordinary King and I am positive he will a huge impact on
He also brought riches to his people through the help of the generous Hrothgar. “And risked the voyage received a bounty, some treasured possession. And compensation in gold, was settled for the Geat Grendel had cruelly killed earlier.”(71, 1060) This shows what Beowulf has done to be a leader of his people. Beowulf is a strong leader to the Geats, he is brave and successful. However his total opposite Hrothgar shows different forms of
He is very detailed and descriptive in his writing. His writing style takes the readers imagination exactly where he wants it to go. It is as if I am right there with the narrator, Sonny, or the people at the bar or the subway. His writing is not only descriptive but poetic in a way. His poetic writing is quite fitting for the title of the story “Sonny’s Blues” For instance; Baldwin writes “Freedom lurked around us and I understood, at last, that he could help us to be free if we would listen, that he would never be free until we did.” (Baldwin 148) This also shows how descriptive Baldwin is in his writing.
We celebrate Veterans Day every year on November 11th to honor the men and women who served and is still serving our wonderful country. We shouldn’t honor a veteran just once a year but everyday because they are protecting us everyday. When we say the pledge in the mornings we should be thinking about our veterans and what they did for us. Many veterans we get to still celebrate with and some were not so lucky and didn’t make it back home to their loved ones. So we have
These men have indirectly instilled a cultural pride, confidence to African Americans globally. Their actions inspired a revolution to make changes towards how people of various walks of life view each other. Martin Luther King, Jr. did numerous things to bring greater equality to America and to ensure civil rights for all people regardless of ethnicity . The major contributions that Martin Luther King did were to bring publicity to major civil rights activities and efforts. He both stressed and demonstrated the importance of non-violent protest and resistance.
Okonkwo’s journey to gain power over his tribe meets challenges with his fearful side and a tragic end which together convey the image of a power hungry individual living in a prideful community. Okonkwo’s journey towards a prosperous life springs from his desire to be unlike his father. During his childhood, Okonkwo suffered every time he saw people begging for his father to return their money back. Because of that, Okonkwo makes a promise to become a hardworking and trustworthy man. To fulfill his dream, he starts by achieving greatness through wrestling.
This poem is very straightforward making the message more meaningful and affective. This poem teaches readers that all humans have strength within them that can help to overcome any obstacles. “Out of the huts of history 's shame…/ I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide…/ Into a daybreak that 's wondrously clear…/I rise…” (29-43) generate a glorious ending and reflection of being the hope and the dream of slaves as reflected in the freedom and opportunity of the present day. The message drives a point that no matter what, the protagonist will be triumphant. The importance of having appreciation of our previous generations for what they have done for us and what they have left is highlighted in line 39, “Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave”.
Many people consider him “the most real rapper” because his music is so relatable. He also connects with his fans so well. Many rappers are concerned with being the best and making the most money; J Cole is concerned about pleasing his fans. “2014 Forest Hills Drives includes many songs about several different topics, all of which are about original topics that the average rap would never
The accent is not a negative issue like it could be, instead in this song it is good for the song and makes the song flow better while sounding better. With the accent he has which adds to the flow and the great message he has in the song it makes it much better to the audience (stuff most singers don 't have). An example is how when he sings,” Always stay humble and kind,” or “when the dreams you dreamin’ come to you,” it sounds much better due to the accent and the words which are being sung start to flow and appeal to the audience. Another positive is that he has an accent that his audience can understand which is crucial so they actually know he’s saying (some accents people don 't understand but if they do understand the audience usually thinks it’s cool/ fascinating). The audience thinking it is “cool” is important so they become more likely to like it and listen to it again.
The cuteness of his daughter not only gave Steph a popularity boost, but the whole Curry clan. Last but not least, he’s a very humble guy. Not a lot of people have that quality, but he displays it well through his life on and off court. In the world of boxing, Muhammad Ali is seen as the greatest of all time by many. Love or hate him, you have to eventually admire his greatness.
Having many achievements in economics, politics and culture the African was a very successful country. They had a stable economy, that consistently flowed with valuables. As well as a strong government, with generosity and security. Also, a culture of various learned men, with people skilled in the arts. The achievements of the African people before European arrival showed how successful and sustainable a nation can be with a deep culture, a strong economy and a generous
SELECT According to White and Ciccarelli (2015, p.14) humanists are capable of controlling what kind of life one will live. They believe we as humans have our own free will and are capable of achieving our full potential in life. COLLECT According to Goldman (2011) Joe Frazier grew up in the poverty stricken neighborhood in North Carolina. Joe Frazier is now one of the most well known boxers to ever step foot into a boxing ring. Joe Frazier made it out of the neighborhood by finding something that he was good at and working at it until he became the Heavy Weight Champion of the world.