3885 Wednesday Wars February “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy.”-Jack Ma. In The Wednesday Wars, by Gary D. Schmidt, the lead character, Holling Hoodhood has a dad who’s constantly agitated and distressed about his job. If you do one little thing that could mess up his business, it could affect the descendants after him. Holling’s dad finally has a chance to have his verge of happiness. He found the one thing that can make his life immaculate.
Wesley first demonstrates this because he is a sheriff. He put aside his own dreams to be a lawyer and became the sheriff in the town both for his father and to protect others. His self-sacrificing of his dreams is a selfless act that people can appreciate and look up to him as someone whom they want to be able to be like. In addition, Wesley also put his family aside in order to do the right thing, no matter how much it hurt him to do so: “’My brother – your uncle – has run afoul of the law. I had to arrest him.
They did this because they felt that their dad’s were a burden on their shoulders as if they were slowing them down and the kids could survive without them. Elie once had these feelings about his dad when in the book he said that he thought his dad was dead, but Elie instantly regretted these thoughts because he had to protect his dad. Elie thought that if his dad died, he would no longer have a reason to live. Elie felt very strong about his dad because he was always protecting him and not letting him die, in one situation he would not let the other Jews throw him out of the cattle cart when they were on their way to Gleiwitz. But contrary to that Elie did give his father water when he had dysentery and Elie gave into the demands of his father.
He refused all the treatment for the doctor and believed he could cure himself by water therapy. His stubbornness was deteriorating his condition and eventually brought him to fatal. Washington Roebling, son of John, was taking over his dad’s duty as a chief engineer after John was dead as he was promised him to finish the construction of the bridge. Being a responsible engineer, he worked and supervised in the caissons for a long time to ensure the safety of the workers and the progress of the construction. When meeting with setbacks, he was determined and did not give up easily.
Passage 118 From this passage I got a motto that “Never trust anyone unfamiliar with you”. In the article ,2 travelers toured together.In their way,one of them finding an axe, of course he wanted to take it away by his own.However,the another man did not agree with him.As happy they are,they finally were caught with the axe owner.Yet the one who want to share the axe turned his mind and said “All things are you done,and I don’t have connection with it.” In our world,there are a large number of people who are friendly only on face.Once they got news that you benefited from something ,they would come to curry favor on you to share your fortune.But at the time you are poor or down they could snatch the whole you own without considering even 1
He helped her nearly every day: “Seemed like every time I passed by yonder she’d have some little somethin‘ for me to do—choppin’ kindlin‘, totin’ water for her,” (Lee 194-195). Tom was not hesitant to take time out of his day to contribute to the life of another, helping someone who he knew was in need. Afterall, Mayella came from a shattered home with an alcoholic father that was hardly ever providing for his children. When discussing the fact that Mr. Ewell was able to hunt out of season, Atticus stated, “‘It’s against the law, all right,’ said my father, ‘and it’s certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief checks on green
He had only to look enough like Dickie to be able to use his passport..” (Highsmith 96-97). An hour ago, Tom and Dickie were best buddies, but after getting a feeling that Dickie was growing tired of him, Tom found no use for their relationship any longer. He began to think about how he would be able to kill Dickie, and then later impersonate him. At this point, most would think he would just toss the side away, but later that day he went on with his plan. Tom didn’t have any second guesses.
Now it all makes sense she just was preparing me for the real world. 2. In contrast, what pitfalls have you observed about leaders who fail to embrace the velvet covered brick style of leadership? My daddy for example, he walked out on us as we was kids and as a child your father should be a person you look up to, well my father was a person who I looked up to because he was a good role model at first. He was the man of the house and he was a great leader before times start getting hard and once things started to get hard he walked out on us and didn’t come back and that showed me he couldn’t handle pressure and he failed as a
As time went on, Wynand worked several jobs which primarily ended with him being fired for some type of disobedience or challenge of authority, such as with one of his first jobs working as a paper boy, “‘I know it will work,’ says Wynand. ‘Well, you don’t run things around here,’ says the boss. ‘You’re a fool,’ said Wynand. He lost the job.” (402). He sees no reason to listen to other’s methods of doing things when he knows perfectly well that he is the most capable of composing efficient ideas for himself and those around him.
Then, I asked him to install a handrail. We talked about his service and the cost for supplies, but I did not ask for a written contract because he had done work for me before and the job was a small one. However when he performed the work, the rail was not steady. I repeatedly asked him to correct the problem. Finally he fixed it and he asked me for more money because he said that he lost money in the deal, but I refused to pay him anything else.