Antinous fell to one side” (Lombardo 336). The hubris that is shown is when Antinous, a very prideful suitor who believes that he is the best. He was using all of Odysseus’ resources at home and he dies but it is not a big deal because he was depleting someone else's resources at their house for many years. This shows the importance of home because the audience is supposed to feel like he deserved to
Heros are seen everyday, but considering that Odysseus had to overcome 10 years of bad luck everyday. Odysseus would have given up by now, but he has not, knowing the responsibilities like his family and kingdom he left behind after going to the Trojan war and coming back to all of it now. Even after losing all his he still returned to Circe’s out of loyalty to his men. Just like Goku, from “Dragon Ball Z” he is dead in this point of his life but he still trained with King Kai a martial arts teacher and mentor that lives in heaven. Yet he returned for his friends and family.
As we still have yet to fathom what my brother and I will become, I learn to understand the extraordinary sacrifices you and Dad have made to make sure that both me and my brother will succeed in a new world. Over the summer as I read the Glass Castle ,I realized how important determination truly was. Although you have faced hardships such as the death of both your parents, Jeanette, the author of the memoir, had a father who disappeared and a mother who lacked decency to feed her kids. Even though your parents were efficacious unlike Jeanette’s, you two were both determined to take control of your future. With a strong sense of determination to get out of dilapidated West Virginia like you had to from Greece, Jeanette states that, “I was
Jason goes on a small trip with his father. At first, it is very hard to just open up to him after all these years, and many things happen on this trip which makes them both open up their ears to one another. I can relate to this piece of writing, which is why it really stood out to me. My dad left at a young age; it was hard not having a father in my life. But as a result, I got an amazing stepdad, who I consider my father and he raised me as his own.
James Gatz, Jay Gatsby’s legal name had his name changed as a result of the “beginning of his career”(98). As a child he hated the poverty that his family had and because of that, he constructed a plan to be successful, and he reminded himself of it everyday by following a strict schedule on how to achieve class, and a fortune.He worked with Dan Cody for five years and would have continued if it hadn’t been for an accident Cody experienced. Later, Gatsby went to war at the age of twenty-seven and was able to reach the rank of Major in the U.S, and was decorated for valor for his participation in the Argonne and the Marne battles. After this, he attended the university of Oxford, for five months. A short time later, Gatsby was able to purchase
My brother was in need of double valve transplant shortly after my parents job fiasco, but we were unable to to pay for it. Through being aware of what we spent and managed to save in, my brother received his transplant. Through the hardships we learned valuable skills that would later positively help us in other hardships. Without the hardships we would have been able to have the enjoyable life we have
His own family used to reject him and just see him as a burden that they would have to deal with later in life. His mother abandoned him and put him with his Grandparents, the only people who saw Perry as a normal person and someone who can succeed and go far in life. Perry ultimately ends up winning the lottery, and this helps propel him forward into eventually becoming successful. This quote shows that he own part of a marine supply business, which can easily be attributed to a sign of a successful person and business
This letter is in a business format to bring attention to the miraculous support and guidance provided by James R. Ruffner MS, CRC. Upon leaving the United States Armed Forces after 20 years, the competing and properly understanding the United States work force was disheartening and overwhelming. In the service you are trained to persevere; however, once that chapter of your life is complete, an insurmountable loneliness and ignorance dominates your daily actions. In what I consider an extreme low point in my life, Mr. Ruffner said, “Your in my program now, things won’t be perfect but, you will be alright”. “It’s my job to make sure you and your family will be ok”.
He allowed the world to his knowledge, experience, and failures but it’s these monumental events that has landed him a spot in America’s long- lasting history. William Edward Burghardt DuBois was born on February 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts .DuBois grew up only knowing the influence of his mother, he didn’t have much of a father around being that his father passed away when he was younger. To help his mother he worked in a factory after school to bring in extra income. Despite working he maintained high grades and remained top of his class and also found time to publish his first story in the community newspaper. When DuBois turned 15 he become the first African American to graduate from Great Barrington High.
My favorite act of service that I have ever done was through the school’s project based learning. I had heard that the NWC Men’s Basketball Team was building a house a Haitian family who’s house had collapsed with all their belongings. I then contacted the men’s basketball coach asking if my group and I could raise money to buy items for their house. We organized a traditional bake sale, as well as an online bake sale, to raise money for the family. In the midst of baking 40 dozen cookies and 38 dozen cupcakes, I was coordinating with a missionary in Haiti, Krisie Mompremier, who knew what the family needed most.
Between who was most admirable out of Chris McCandless or Adam Shepard it would have to be Adam Shepard because what he has done is what everyone wanted to do is to accomplish, The American Dream. During his first 70 days in Charleston, Shepard lived in a shelter and received food stamps. He also made new friends, finding work as a day laborer, which led to a steady job with a moving company. Ten months into the experiment, he decided to quit after learning of an illness in his family. But by then he had