The rule also means to not allow the circumstances that take place in your life to imprison you. For example for being ignorant on any subject or making errors. In my opinion, I feel that Franklin is trying to say that people who are great managers or people that are highly recognize, didn’t necessarily have great beginnings. Even though some of those people may not have come from great beginnings, they still have humbled themselves during the process of getting to the top. For example, our very own president, President Barack Obama, didn’t have a great beginning but has always remained humbled throughout the many positions that he has held.
“No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure.” Through the way to achieve glory, a person has to overcome many difficulties, not only that they have to sacrifice many things like age, energy, time and something more relevant to your life, but also in immediate time, you may catch the last straw. For instance, James Knox Polk, who tried to run for a position in political government, unfortunately, he failed many times since the age of 29, but angle smiled with him, he became 11th President of United States. Firstly, we should joint down about his background. James K. Polk was born on November 2, 1795, in Mecklenburg,North Carolina. As a boy, Polk was the eldest of ten children, moved with his family to Columbia, Tennessee, where his father became a prosperous land surveyor, planter and businessman, which was one of the major contribution to his career afterwards.
The feelings she has are not ones that she shares with her husband, leaving him clueless to her discontent. If Ann were to have communicated these feelings and wishes to John earlier in their marriage, then it might not have been too far-gone to mend. This is just one of the many factors that contributes to the downfall of their marriage. The potential relationship between Daisy and Gatsby never worked out as a result of miscommunication. Gatsby tries to win over Daisy with all of his new found wealth, but what he does not understand is that she is attracted to Tom because of his old money.
Morally, Jay Gatsby did not wish to pursue the American dream, he found himself looking for an answer that made him the man he was, the self-made wealth and happiness that he created was all a facade for a hazy future that he expected to come true, which never did. The ideal representation of Gatsby is the pursuit of your dream. Inquiring how he felt throughout the story, Gatsby’s dream was unachievable through the crooked ways he tried to win over Daisy. The front Gatsby put forth of achieving the American Dream was legitimate, however, he did not achieve his true happiness in life. The justification of how Jay pursued the American Dream was not behind his perspective as a bootlegger but his perspective as a man who was deeply in love.
Furthermore, George talks to Lennie about the land and their dreams in a cold voice before he shoots Lennie, showing the signs that he didn’t actually believe in what he was saying anymore. “George shook himself...his voice was monotonous and had no emphasis.”(Steinbeck 103). George speaks in this tone which shows how he did not believe what he was saying to Lennie was true. George realized his dreams would never come true after being blinded by his own ambition to become successful for quite a while. Steinbeck uses motif and irony to show that chasing the american dream leads to ones misjudgement of reality.
He had no weapon, no ally. Atticus stood there with his newspaper with only his words. Oneday Scout was questioning Atticus on why there is so much unpleasant talk about him lately, and then ask if Atticus was going to win the case. He said no and said, “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.”(pg101) This is Atticus admitting he will lose this case, he’s openly telling that he will lose because of the Country’s history. But to him that doesn't mean he shouldn't try to defend who he believes is innocent.
Troy takes the responsibility of his family and home, has an everlasting love for Raynell. But cheated on Rose, Ran away from his father at a young age and allows his pride to get in the way Although Troy couldn’t make it far in life, he hopes Cory will come to his senses and quit football, get a steady job. Troy only wishes the best for Cory but since he has had his “fights with death.” Troy doesn’t think going to college and getting drafted is what’s best for Cory. His ideal of the “devil” is a white man in a suit. Cory being
The American dream is the idea through hard work, everyone has the opportunity to become fabulously rich. The goal is a luxurious life without a care in the world, but F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of The Great Gatsby, refutes that idea, believing that this dream life leads to a decadent life. Fitzgerald writes The Great Gatsby as a critique of the American Dream. This belief of his reflects in his novel. The main character: Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby, are all wealthy people; they indulge themselves in their unnecessary luxuries, and in turn, turn immoral, each in their own ways.
“Money doesn’t buy happiness” is a phrase used throughout history and is still effective in society today. This phrase conveys the American dream people strive for all their lives; wealth. Wealth seems so magnificent that people would do almost anything to obtain it. However, money isn't as extravagant as it may appear. It can cause the destruction of one’s character and dreams, as it does in The Great Gatsby.
Throughout Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, we see many places where redemption and self-worth are extremely important to the plot. Redemption is the act of failing and falling, but getting back up again, time after time. Gawain fails to meet this in many parts of the story, including bad bets, trying to believe he was faultless, and, most importantly, blaming others for things he himself did. While the act of redemption is very real, Sir Gawain does not showcase this. Gawain can’t seem to learn his lesson when it comes to betting.