To choose or to be chosen; which is better? The gift of choice is something not bestowed upon everyone, and this is especially true for the main character of Chaim Potok’s The Chosen. The novel describes the life of two boys, Danny Saunders and Reuven Malter, one of which has been granted the freedom to choose his own destiny, and the other has already had his life mapped out since the day of his birth. Throughout his childhood and much of his adolescence, Danny struggled between the life he wants and the one chosen for him by his father, Reb Saunders, the rabbi a Hasidic congregation. As the eldest son of his family, Danny has been born into the position of the future rabbi of his temple, however, he yearns for something much different.
To most people the word “freedom” has a positive connotation. People view it as something that everyone desires. However, Theodore Dalrymple claims that most people would choose to have security over liberty, analyzing prisoners that he sees as examples of this. Looking at the quotations he analyzes like “they experience themselves as putty in the hands of fate,” one can reach the conclusion that they feel like they have no control over their lives, making their actions no fault of their own. Dalrymple uses prisoners’ quotes as examples to back up his premises that he believes many people would exchange their liberty for security.
By definition, freedom is essentially the right to choose ;by action, it is something wanted but not always achieved .Freedom is the oxygen of the soul (Mashe Dayon ) and it seems to be feigned for and more important to those whom freedom is denied. This is shown in both literary works”The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass “and “Why the Caged Bird Sings”. From both of Frederick Douglass and Maya Angelou’s writing it(freedom) is important and longed for ,but how the depravity of it affects the enslaved is where Douglass and Angelou deviate from their similarities. In the piece “The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” ,Frederick talks about the hardship and toil he’d gone through and spoke mostly upon the effort he put in the search for freedom ,from hiding books for mental freedom and hiding himself `for physical freedom ,HE shows more tenacity than we,who have freedom ourselves who don’t have much limitation and yet do
Symbols of Freedom: Sea and Birds in “The Awakening” Chopin challenges the gender roles expectations imposed on married women during the nineteenth century in her novel, “The Awakening.” The main protagonist, Edna, initially symbolizes the conventional woman; she is married to Leonce Pontellier and they have two children. Later, at Grand Isle, she experiences dissatisfaction with her life and marriage. Edna experiences a stirring in her soul that exposes contradictions between her natural self and “gendered” self. She wants to break free from social norms that bind her to motherhood, and this is her natural self in conflict with her “gendered” identity.
There comes a time in everyone’s lives when freedom is highly sought after. As people strive for their freedom, there are many factors that can change their mind about the coveted independence that they seek, on of which is other people’s opinions. In Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild, Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, and Werner Herzog’s Grizzly Man, each protagonist has to deal with opposing opinions while making their decision to live outdoors. Although it is important to listen to other people’s opinions, an individual’s ultimate decision should not be swayed by others.
The American dream is an ideal goal that many believe is not achievable. In the eyes of most the definition of the American dream is vague; to have ample amounts of money, an expensive home or car? The American dream is having the chance to achieve aspirations and be to be happy. Furthermore, freedom is the basis of the American dream.
In the article, "Utah football coach suspends entire team to build character," by Deseret News, Utica High School football coach, Matt Labrum, takes a stand. When it comes to high school football, teachers and coaches tend to be very passive about the boys behavior and grades. I really admire what Labrum did, even though it may have been a hard descion. The boys deserved any punishment they got after cyberbulling, disrespect, and lack of effort when it came to their grades. Most people would just ignore their innapropiate actions just so they could continue with the season.
1. For my leisure activity, I chose to hike Warbler Woods, an environmentally significant area along the Thames River. Over the Thanksgiving long-weekend my dad and I drove over to Commissioners Road located in the west part of London, Ontario and hiked various trails for a total of five kilometers. The terrain was difficult with significant elevation but presented a fun challenge for my dad and I. Warbler Woods is a deciduous forest but also contains many different breeds of flowers and other plants which makes it a very scenic area.
The choices you make when your in high school, greatly impact you by your annual salary, where you’ll be living or what you can do for your children. Also, living conditions in 10 years for you will, either have good health and good insurance or bad health.. If you want the fast track to being a fireman, you need to take the right classes while in high school that directly correlate to career interests. Selecting the right college could be important, you want to look at the tuition and the value of the education. Then finding the right location to look for a job, you need to find a place that has openings, they understand how much experience you have and what your skills are.