The President’s Thoughts on the Proper Place of Sports In 1903, Theodore Roosevelt’s son, Ted, made the second football team at Harvard University, instead of the varsity team. Ted reacts to the situation by sending a letter to the White House pleading for his father, the president, to come and persuade the coach into allowing him to play varsity. Roosevelt replies in a letter to his son parenting him on the dangers of putting too much emphasis on sports. Roosevelt starts his persuasive parenting letter by revealing to his son that he “greatly admires football” and that he never had the ability play football because his athletic ability was closer to “resembling Kermit’s” rather than Ted’s. Kermit was a member of the Roosevelt family and also attended Harvard.
Yusef Komunyakaa’s poem and Stephen Crane's excerpt factor similar and different events throughout their stories. While Crane’s piece is written from one man’s point of view, Komunyakaa uses the collective voice of a group of soldiers. In Crane’s excerpt, it talks more about fighting, what’s happening and going on in the war. In the poem, it talks more about what the soldiers do to mask their feelings and their emotions to stay strong and not get distracted thinking of memories of family. Although Crane and Komunyakaa are both poets, they have their differences.
¨All i ever wanted to do was hit people, is that so bad? Does that make me a bad guy?¨ (Lynch 1). Arlo disagrees that it makes him a bad person, but he agrees that Lloyd needs to change the way he plays football. At football practice the next day the football coach called Lloyd a career jay-vee player, and Lloyd took it too seriously and shortly after Lloyd quit the football for good.. Arlo still loved football so he kept playing and practicing, and he made the jayvee team as a freshman. This was a huge step for Arlo in
Throughout My Dungeon Shook, the African American community and James Baldwin faces many problems and segregation in their everyday life. He tells his nephew how difficult life is being segregated and how not much has changed since the Emancipation. He begins to talk about it not being fair just because of the color of their skin. Throughout the letter, he discusses how his nephew should deal with everyday life and what he should he expect. He tells his nephew how he should accept what the white society is doing and how he should deal with it in his future.
Ponyboy vouches for his brother’s character stating that Darry “had been a real popular guy in school; he was captain of the football team and he had been voted Boy of the year”, but goes on to lament that at this point in the story he “didn’t have time between jobs to even think about college”(16). Given Darry’s accomplishments, it is clear that he would have been a fantastic student and would have made his parents proud. Coming from a working class background, he would very likely have been the first person in his family to go to college, serving a role model for his younger brothers. Despite his parent 's death, Darry could have forgone his responsibilities, since he is an adult and still attend college, leaving his brothers to survive on their own in foster care, or a boys’ home. However, he does not take this option and instead, Darry assumes
He was sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital after experiencing heavy fighting, and there he met Siegfried Sassoon, who already had established himself in the writing world and shared views with Owen. The other poet agreed to look over his work, and after Owen’s death in 1918, Sassoon edited and published Owen’s poems, including the famous Dulce et Decorum Est. Siegfried Sassoon was an English poet, writer, and soldier. He was one of the first poets to write about the first World War and is best remembered for his passionate poems of this war. He wrote about the true horrors of war, often carping about and chastising people such as generals, politicians, and churchmen who blindly supported the war and ignored the brutalities that people would face.
Monsieur Tepan is portrayed as an ignorant and superficial person as he does not concern anything about wartime. Madame Tepan portrays as a caring mother as she always cares and concerns about her family. In addition, Zapo and Zepo portray similarly as a huge loss of young men as a result of war because they are sent to the war without any good reason. Moreover, this playwright was written during the wartime ,so the influence of war reflects people’ value. However, those mentioned characters above are absurdity as their lives are meaningless and hopeless because what the characters do, it has no convincing reason and purpose.
The poem considers the illusion of war as glamorous, and stresses the violence of battle. The writer, Owen, also illustrates what impacts the war could bring to an individual, and the permanent loss of physical ability. ‘‘Refugee Blues’’, by W.H. Auden was written a few months before the outbreak of the Second World War. ‘Refugee’ emphasises their escape from persecution, their loss of identity,
How Wilfred Owen conveys the horror and futility of war “My subject is war and the pity of war. The poetry is in the pity.” A quote by one of the greatest war poet of all time, Wilfred Owen, shows his attitude towards poetry, a medium he used to portray the chaos of war. In his poetry, he depicts the horror and futility of war that he witnessed. His poetry, which lies in the ‘pity of war’, stirs the emotions of the reader beyond just sympathy. The way Owen crafts the poem clearly shows the ‘pity’ that he emphasizes throughout his poetry.
Disabled and Out Out The two poems “Out, Out” and “Disabled” share similar points of view but have completely different structures. The poem “Disabled” was written in 1917 by a young man called Wilfred Owen. It expresses the bitter thoughts of a teenaged veteran who lost his legs in World War I. It describes the horrible effects of the brutal war and the hardships of disability. On the other hand, the poem “Out, Out” was written in 1916 by Robert Frost.