Peter Ertel was a german man who was drafted into the German army in the early stages of WWII. He left behind his son and family and was painstrucken. He always tried to stay as positive as he could because he knew one day karma would come back in his favor. Every Time there was an opportunity to be a good samaritan he was one. He was a POW coming to america to a camp.
Even though he was ready return to America, recapture still remained a possibility for him if and when he came back. Fortunately, this problem was resolved when unknowingly; two English friends raised enough money to buy his freedom (6). $710.96 was sent to the Auld family and on December 5, 1846; Hugh Auld signed the papers that declared Frederick Bailey a free man (5). In the spring of 1847, Douglass returned to America, where his work remained to free his people in
From reading the book, and having seen Luke Zamperini speak on behalf of his father, I have grown to look at Louis Zamperini as a respectable, inspiring man. The story of Louis Zamperini is an amazing life lesson of learning to overcome the barriers we all face in life, some more difficult than others. Starting young Louis was a troublesome child and later overcame this using his passion to run. Louis ran himself all the way to the olympics and this was not even close to the biggest moment in his lifetime. After being stranded at sea for 47 days Louis was captured as a war prisoner of the Japanese.
Over the past two-hundred forty-two years, several veterans lose their lives everyday so we can live unreservedly. Freedom is a reward that other people in other countries are yearning for, we are auspicious to have several people to have lost their lives to bequeath us freedom. Freedom is an immense contribution bequeathed to my generation
Dirk van Zyl was the one who survived the longest of more than 23 years. Not only was the longevity outstanding but also the excellent recovery from the operation. Within three months he returned to work and did not miss a single day of work for the next 15 years, until he decided to retire. With technology advancing, in the future there could be the possibility of different ways towards a heart transplantation in which it would ensure the patient 's life at a higher percentage. There is always room for advancements and learning experiences that will make a huge difference in the
Some may say that throughout his whole trip Odysseus stayed strong in order to meet his family again and that he thought of them the whole time. However, was he thinking of his family when Odysseus was with Circe for 1 year? Or when Odysseus was with Calypso for 7 years? He just seems selfish. You could also say that he was a good father to Telemachus when he came back.
“Hope is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies.” Andy Dufresne, the protagonist of Frank Darabont’s Shawshank Redemption, delivers these words in a hand-written letter to his best friend Red, predicting that Red would read the letter after escaping prison one day. Having spent nearly two decades behind metal bars for a crime he didn’t commit, Dufresne had every reason in the world to relinquish any hope he possessed and submit to the conformity of Shawshank prison. He did not, however.
Schindler's impact is widely disputed but, meant the world to the survivors. “No one knows exactly what motivated Oskar Schindler to do what he did... the most important fact is he saved over 1,300 lives and made it possible for them to survive and for over 6,000 members of families to be alive today” (Page). The quote explains Schindler's positive effect on the Jewish community. Despite many criticizing Schindler due to his unknown motives, Schindler is a hero for saving many innocent lives and deserve to be remembered as a hero to
Jem was upset at the fact that Tom, despite all Atticus did to try and protect him, was sent to prison. He didn’t see it as fair because his father risked so much to bring the truth out in to the open. After all of the events involving Tom Robinson, Bob Ewell threatened to get Atticus back: “Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face, and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life,” (217). Bob Ewell followed through on his threat, which is where we see confirmation that Jem learnt the lesson of true bravery.
Many Holocaust survivors, like Solomon Radasky, have lost their lives to the Nazis and died trying to live each day during the Holocaust. Solomon Radasky cared about surviving in the camps because he wanted to survive, even though it seemed impossible for others. Solomon has shown that he had the will to work and take abuse in the camps in order to live the next day. To repeat what I’ve said, I have learned, by doing this report on Solomon Radasky, to be grateful for the life that I have right
In Reliable Vet Dad, Reliable Con Son, the narrator talks about his menacing experience in San Quentin. During this time, the narrator has already witnessed many people becoming victims of violence in jail. “There are lifers in the East Block of San Quentin who are, decade by decade, discovering the hell out of themselves, and then, damn, not wanting to jinx myself either, my mission is getting out this mutherfucker with my skin unslashed.” (Reliable Vet Dad, Reliable Con Son 29-30). When the narrator says “my mission”, he refers to his awareness being conscious of his actions due to the fact that any small action could lead him to getting punished and harmed. By the narrator saying that the people in prison are “discovering” the hell out of themselves means that the people in prison are starting to go insane from the lack of freedom and constantly having their actions placed under scrutiny.
He just recently took a deal for a three year prison term. He explains to me that it’s difficult for him to live outside of prison bars because he feels lost in society. We all pray for him to find his way back and feel accepted in society. I will never lose faith in him, he’s a beautiful person and needs to learn how to believe in
1 August 21, 2015 Laughter My father and I visited my uncle’s grave recently and my father told me that without me, he would still most likely be depressed about his brother. He said that even though it hurts knowing he can’t be with us anymore, he’s glad to have a son that makes him smile and laugh constantly. He told me that I was the light of his life and to never stop making people smile. He thanked me for helping him get through that rough patch in his life and with the big move to Rancho. I never felt so good in my life and discovered that making people laugh was what I was born to do.