Achilles lacked the virtue and devotion that Cato possessed; Cato heroically gave up a woman he so deeply cared for without question, while Achilles would not accept the result. Alexandrian Appian, a Greek historian from the second-century, stated that Cato had a “ high-souled philosophy” and this is proved in Catos willingness to surrender his wife despite caring for her deeply. Cato’s dedication to his own principles is absolute; this heroic notion is further evidence of his deserving title
I would brush it off and laugh with them, but on the inside I had never been more insecure or vulnerable. I grew to hate the way I looked and began to struggle with my identity. I knew for a fact that I am Puerto Rican, it is written on my birth certificate, yet, knowing that I grew up in the states and looked nothing like my direct family members, with the exception of my father, caused me to doubt myself. Everything I had ever known suddenly became invalid. My struggle continued for years.
In Sophocles’ play Antigone, both Antigone and Kreon are admirable characters throughout the play, but both for different reasons. Both of their actions made them admirable characters. Antigone believed that her brother, Polyneices, should be honored by having a burial and a proper tomb. Whereas Kreon believed the complete opposite, he didn’t want a burial or a tomb for his son and in a sense didn’t believe that he deserved one. However, they have similarities in the sense that Kreon ultimately came around to the idea of burying Polyneices and believed that what Antigone wanted to do, and ended up doing, was the right thing for his son.
In the nineteen-forties there was a terrible war raging on, with many dead, and others wounded. Little did America know, there was another war, a silent war, a war of opportunities and understanding. During the war years, morale was low and Americans were afraid to go to war, however; the Double V campaign encouraged Americans to fight for democracy and victory abroad and at home. Unfortunately, it didn 't include all Americans. African-Americans had been fighting for their own freedom for many years, but now, they wanted to fight for their country and were denied,“For surely those who perpetrate these ugly prejudices here are seeking to destroy our democratic form of government just as surely as the Axis forces.” It is amazing that we were
In the end they only seem to work against each other. Recently gay rights activists and the “Black Lives Matter” movement have been butting heads over media attention. Just a few months ago, homosexuals were given the right to marry and although this is a joyous moment and a victory for gay men and women (and everyone in-between) some have argued that it has caused a regression in the progress for the “Black Lives Matter” movement throughout the fight and victory for marriage equality. Timothy Stewart-Winter from the New York Times recognizes this regression and lack of attention for the other social movements that came from marriage equality in his op-ed piece, The Price of Gay Marriage. In the op-ed he states that, “Gays must now devote to the fight for protection from discrimination the same resourcefulness and energy with which we fought for the right to marry.
The most wide-ranging account is of the Howard/Baker feud of Clay County. Rigid feelings and differences between the two families had occurred from early in the nineteenth century and continued because of numerous family members supported one another and retaliated vicious actions against their side. The incapability of law enforcement to put a stop to such violence is undoubtedly evident in this feud; local officers united with one side over the other, and in numerous counties requests to several governors for troops to suppress the violence were many times overlooked. Law enforcement in these stories seemed to be none existed most of the time as John Ed Pearce described it. John Ed Pearce a past columnist and associate of the Louisville Courier-Journal, is an extremely entertaining writer.
We learn in chapter three and four that Hester “felt no love, nor feigned any” (70) for Chillingworth. He originally planned to come to the New World after Hester but he never did, or so she thought. Hester waited for Chillingworth “some two years or less” (59) but she, along with others, thought that he was “at the bottom of the sea” (59). Thus, can the reader truly blame Hester for committing adultery? It would have been very different if Chillingworth were thought to be alive and was with Hester when this adulterous relationship happened.
It also took him 10 years to return which totaled 20 years without Odysseus or even hearing about him. Throughout the time of his absence, the suitors were trying to convince Penelope to remarry someone else because they all imagined Odysseus would never return. Penelope had to cope without her husband and refuse and suitor from marrying her. While she was waiting she had to do housework and many things to pass time and refuse choosing a suitor. Penelope did so for the 20 years of Odysseus’ absence and was angered of the thought of people calling Odysseus brave and not her because she was being brave in a more subtle manner than Odysseus.
“Deeply attached to their homeland and terrified by the difficulties earlier immigrants had encountered, many Cherokees made no preparation to leave (123).” They already had ceded most of their land yet they were still forced out of the last thing they had left, their home. Many have died and weren’t allow access to their traditional medicine because Americans denied their traditional practices, wanting them to be more “civilized”. Being held against their will, the US made their living situations unsurvivable and continued on doing so after they have reconstructed their society in the west. “Having taken the Cherokees’ land and forced them to march across a third of the continent, the United States now further threatened the Cherokees’ sovereignty and existence as a people (143).” As if taking their lives, nations, and spirits wasn’t enough, the government continued the unjust treatment on Indians after relocating. From the beginning to end, the government never kept their promises.
I stayed in San Francisco a week and had beatest time of my life” (17).This, to me, is the turning point in their relationship. Before Sal was dependent on Dean, but learns how to be independent. Dean ignored the past and future and he had a very fragmented life. He was irresponsible and had no attachment to anyone but Sal. During the novel, all Dean’s friends other than Sal rejected Dean because they thought he was crazy., Every character in the novel had a reason to believe he was crazy.
Is it unsettling that there is no uniformity of laws regarding gay marriage across the United States? Some states allow gay marriage, some allow civil unions, and some states allow no form of homosexual domestic partnerships, at least not ones recognized formally. What does that mean for homosexual Americans? Does the pending repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” military policy make students feel more optimistic about rights for gay people in America? The current status of the gay rights movement: last month the Supreme Court pass the rule that all 50 states have legal right to marry same sex.
The equality act holds the evidence of allowing everyone to be considered and given permission to be equal and have rights. But because of the rules against marriage between two different people not in the same race, the act is not being followed and being held back from these people and their natural born rights. Mildred Loving and her white husband Richard Loving got married in Washington since miscegenation laws didn’t allow them to marry in Virginia, they came back to their home and arrested later in the middle of the night because they were living together and because they were together and married they got jailed for a year and banished from Virginia for twenty five years. These laws made them guilty for just loving each other and living together. Miscegenation laws take away their rights to do all of those things and they make the white man unequal to the colored person.
The Affordable Care Act has been the topic of many debates and conversations since it was first come about by President Barack Obama. For a long time, I had really no interest in the bill or the essence of the law, that is until my husband took a job that did not offer insurance and we had to look for our own plan. This is the first time we have gone without insurance in our life’s; it is a scary and overwhelming feeling knowing that we are not protected. I can only imagine how other families are feeling in this position. The Affordable Care Act or ACA or Obamacare is not really up for discussion anymore, that is until the November 2016 election.