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Perseverance - What is perseverance. Perseverance is the ability to go on when things seem hopeless. It is also a measure of success, or at least how much sacrifice one is willing to make in the name of success. As students, it is impossible to achieve personal success without having a goal, or direction. The goal and direction that often propels us to achieve is perseverance. Perseverance is the ability to forge ahead despite setbacks that threaten to undermine all efforts to succeed. We are high school students and that means that the sense of urgency to strive for and to achieve personal success is now....   [tags: Attributes] 641 words
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Perseverance - Eleanor Roosevelt once said "The future belongs to those who beleive in the beauty of their dreams." To me, that is the quintensential meaning of perseverance. What is perseverance. Perseverance is the ability to go on when things seem hopeless. It is also the ruler whereby one can measure of success. or at least how much sacrifice one is willing to make in the name of success. As students it is impossible to achieve personal success without having goals or directions. The goal and direction that often propels us to achieve is perseverance....   [tags: Personal Experience] 879 words
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Perseverance - “My parents were not wealthy, they didn’t have power or influence. But you, with the grace of God, dreams and hard work can accomplish things you cannot begin to imagine. There is much power when you have great dreams and seize the moments you are meant to seize.” The fresh-eyed teenagers brushed the tassel from their faces as they nodded. Being on stage, that’s what you were supposed to do. Being in the audience and two years removed from graduation, I nodded too but also thought, "Perseverance.” I heard this at my church by former member and then associate justice Eva Guzman of the 14 District Court of Appeals....   [tags: Personal Experience] 975 words
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The Perseverance of Odysseus - In the epic poem, The Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus goes through many tasks to get home from the Trojan War. On his voyage home, he must visit the Land of the Dead, evade the Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis and when he does arrive home, participate in a tricky reunion with his wife, Penelope. All of these examples show that Odysseus has extreme determination and perseverance. Perseverance is an excellent quality that few possess which can spark achievement. In the “Land of the Dead”, Odysseus has to make a complicated potion to bring out the profit Teiresias....   [tags: Greek Literature] 710 words
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Graduation Speech: Perseverance and Determination - As a hurdler for County High, I stumble upon some pretty tough obstacles each time I race; the same is true in life. Everyone encounters obstacles, but in order to overcome them and succeed, one must never give up. I love to run hurdles, but unfortunately last year, little pulls and strains prevented me from running to my full potential. One Thursday, we had a home track meet against Lake Stevens. For the first time I was in pretty good shape for my race, the 100-meter hurdles. I began jumping up and down partially to stay warm, and partially to let out some of my excitement....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address] 668 words
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Perseverance Despite Persecution - ... Massaquoi’s article, much like “Mother to Son,” describes the lives of many Black families. The most relevant being Trisha, the 32 year old Mother who is working two jobs and taking care of three children; all without the help of any male counterpart. Though the bills are “getting higher,” (Massaquoi 32) and the money is “becoming lower,” (Massaquoi 32) Trisha still manages to persevere, allowing nothing to get in the way to her or her children’s future....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Langston Hughes ] 1106 words
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Telemakhos' Lesson on Perseverance in Homer's Odyssey - While in books I-IV of Homer's Odyssey, Telemakhos has learned that perseverance and asserting himself is important when becoming a hero and he still needs to learn about the importance of managing his temper. In these books, Telemakhos has learned about the importance of perseverance when becoming a hero. Perseverance is important to heroes because heroes have to keep going even when they are faced with challenges. Telemakhos learned about the importance of perseverance when he left on his journey to find his father....   [tags: Homer, Odyssey] 551 words
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Free Admissions Essay - Discipline and Perseverance - Admissions Essay - Discipline and Perseverance Pounding, rushing footsteps started to close in on me. The roar of the crowd echoed, as I extended my hand to receive the baton that signaled my turn to run. As I tightly wrapped my fingers around it, I felt the wind rush around me, and my tired legs started to carry me faster than I ever dreamed possible. As I rounded the final stretch of track I remember battling fatigue by contemplating two paths: slow down and give up my chance of winning to gain momentary comfort, or push myself even harder and give up momentary comfort to receive greater rewards later....   [tags: Medicine College Admissions Essays] 656 words
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Personal Perseverance in the Works of Maya Angelou - Personal Perseverance in the Works of Maya Angelou       Internationally respected brilliant poet, historian, and author Maya Angelou says "in all my work I try to tell the human truth-what it is like to be human...what makes us stumble and fumbleand fall and somehow miraculously rise and go on from the darkness and into the light (Ebony 96). This theme is consistently exemplified throughout Angelou's greatly acclaimed autobiographical worksand poems such as I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in my Name, Still I Rise and Phenomenal Women....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]
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Perseverance in Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening - Perseverance in Robert Frost's Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Epictetus once wrote, "First say what you would be; and then do what you have to do." This aphorism of self-discovery and obligation clearly describes Robert Frost's poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening." In the course of the poem, Frost's speaker is confronted with two choices: he can either forget his problems or he can follow through with his responsibilities and make the most of life. It is through Frost's remarkable presentation of the speaker's thoughts that the reader may see how difficult this decision can be....   [tags: Frost Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening]
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John Steinbeck's East of Eden - Caleb Trask and the Message of Perseverance - Caleb Trask and the Message of Perseverance in East of Eden      Caleb Trask was a man with many faults and shortcomings. Yet, Caleb was also a man who had a deep longing to be perfect and pleasing to his family, a man who craved his father's attention, and a man with a better heart than any other character in the book. In his novel, East of Eden, John Steinbeck uses the character of Caleb Trask to convey the important message of hope and perseverance.               When I first read East of Eden, nothing about Cal Trask's personality or his mannerisms made him likable....   [tags: East Eden Essays]
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Feminist Defeat and Perseverance - In Simone de Beauvoir's The Woman Destroyed, the reader is given a deep psychological portrait of a women's failing marriage. Not only does Beauvoir show us the thoughts and confidences of one beset by inner turmoil, she also portrays for us the marriage as it appears from the outside. The main character in The Woman Destroyed is the narrator Monique. She has been married to her husband Maurice for over twenty years and is trying to keep herself emotionally together after the realization that he is having an affair....   [tags: European Literature] 1994 words
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A Lesson in Guitar and Perseverance - When i first picked up the guitar when i was younger i was very ambitious and wanted to learn all my favorite songs and master everything to know about it. I knew that if i kept focus and practiced everyday i would accomplish my goals. A very important part of playing any instrument is your hands and fingers and i would soon learn that without them it would be difficult if not impossible to play them. I was playing pick up basketball with my friends one day and i went for the ball and jammed my thumb into the ground....   [tags: guitar, musical instruments, education, ] 509 words
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Jane's Perseverance in "The Yellow Wallpaper" - ... In contrast, the women are at home with housework and taking care of the children all day long. On the contrast, the women who have no children in the home have no socialization at all during the day. This may cause some of the women to go out into the workforce. Gilmore gives the effects of imagery through the narrator’s thoughts of how the narrator’s husband takes her socialization away. Jane expresses that “it is discouraging not to have any advice and companionship about my work" (Gilman, 1600)....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Some Minds are Stronger Than Others: Viktor Frankl's Perseverance in Auschwitz - Viktor Frankl begins by informing us about his arrival to the camp as an official prisoner of Auschwitz. He gets into great detail about the horrors of the camp, and how it greatly affects your state of mind. He uses his story of the concentration camp he attended to let readers see his psychological point of view on his surroundings and the atmosphere around him. Frankl’s story was set to answer one of the many unsolved questions that just so happens to be asked in the Nostra Aetate. That question was: “What is the meaning and purpose of life?” Frankl’s story about his experience inside the concentration camp attempts to answer just that....   [tags: World War II, Holocaust, Concentration Camp] 883 words
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Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 - The Supremacy of Perseverance Perseverance pushes people towards what they believe in, a person’s perseverance is determined upon their beliefs. A person with strong beliefs will succeed greater to someone who does not. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Guy Montag perseveres against society as well as himself in order to demolish censorship. Perseverance embraces values and drives people closer to their goals. Censorship was fought against to prevent the destruction of society and government....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 words
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The Old Man and the Sea - The Old Man and the Sea In The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway there are two characters who have a great friendship, the old man and the young boy. The old man has been fishing for many years and for the last eighty-four days has not caught a fish. Now the boy who looks up to him is not allowed to fish with him anymore. This boy looks up to the old man as a hero because the old man shows courage, perseverance, and respect. The old man shows courage just by going out all alone everyday and still fishing at his age....   [tags: Essays Papers] 522 words
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Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening - The circumstances surrounding the composition of Robert Frost's poem "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" explain his use of "The darkest evening of the year" (L.8) which is closely related it to the greater theme of perseverance in the face of hardship. Frost wrote this poem, in November(Frost Chronology) 1923; on the same late night he finished his book New Hampshire (Jackson sec. 1). Being "a little excited from getting over-tired"(qtd. in Jackson sec. 3), he decided to venture out into the wilderness, probably to calm down....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Antigone the Tragic Hero - A Tragic Hero A tragic hero is a character who makes an error of judgment or has a fatal flaw, which combined with fate, results into a tragedy. The tragic hero must fall from good luck and well being to misery and misfortune. The tragic hero causes a sense of pity through the tragic downfall that weakens the character. In Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone follows her own beliefs by giving her brother a proper burial, even if she has to break the law of King Creon. Because of her innocent actions, Antigone is punished unjustly and unfairly....   [tags: essays research papers] 935 words
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Mohandas Gandhi's Struggl for India’s Independence - Throughout his lifetime, Mohandas Gandhi with great patience struggled for the goal of India’s independence ("Mohandas Gandhi." ABC-CLIO). The world widely celebrates him because of his enormous efforts towards the goal with perseverance and dedication (Wakin, Eric. “Gandhi, Mohandas K.”). Though he faced huge penalties, he did not lost perseverance but he constantly campaigned against the powerful whites (Wakin, Eric. “Gandhi, Mohandas K.”). As he strongly supported nonviolence, Gandhi campaigned to “convince the British of their injustice, and not to punish them so he could win their friendship and his people’s liberty” Social Change....   [tags: Mohandas Gandhi, India, India's Independence, Inde]
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Multitasking Under Physical Effort - The current theory of cognition and task performance is that there is one pool of cognitive resource that all cognitive tasks must draw from. Furthermore, this cognitive pool does not have an infinite supply of mental energy and when one operation is running, there is less resource for concurrent tasks. This can become problematic when ones job is to do multiple tasks at the same time. Related research maintains that physical exertion can drain the cognitive resource as well. It would be beneficial to know if physical exertion does in fact pool from the same resource as mental energy energy....   [tags: Research Analysis ]
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The Influence of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet on Dumas' The Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas, author of The Count of Monte Cristo , was greatly influenced by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet . He used Shakespeare's way of using poison to incorporate one's love and perseverance to be with their true love. Alexandre Dumas was born on July 24, 1802 and started writing books and performances in 1822, he was inspired by William Shakespeare, Lord George Gordon Byron, and Sir Walter Scott . William Shakespeare was his greatest inspiration, Shakespeare's work influenced Dumas's book, The Count of Monte Cristo....   [tags: the count of monte cristo]
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Opportunities in America - Opportunities in America Amy Tan’s “Two Kinds” is a story based on the account of a young Chinese girl living in the United States with her overly pushy mother. Two kinds is about opportunity, perseverance, and accomplishment. These are the things Jing-mei learns as she grows up in what many people call “The Land of Opportunity”. In America, it is believed that you have the opportunity to become anything you would like to be. For immigrants it is believed that “you can be best anything” (553)....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Odysseus’ Search for Purpose in Homer's Odyssey - Odysseus’ Search for Purpose in The Odyssey      As a wayfarer in life, The Odyssey focuses on life’s greater purpose through the fulfillment of destiny, perseverance, and loyalty. These three themes recur continuously throughout Odysseus’ journey, molding life’s greater vision. Odysseus comes to understand his purpose in life by remaining true to these major themes as he faces and conquers each obstacle in his journey. The overarching theme of The Odyssey is the belief that man cannot escape the destiny which has been preordained for him by the gods....   [tags: Odyssey essays]
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Success: You can do it! - You can do it. -SUCCESS- Success is to fulfil a goal that you have set for yourself. Achievement of success involves five components: realisation, confidence, motivation, action and perseverance. Step one is to realise your goal and how to achieve it. Step two is to have the confidence to take the steps towards your goal. Step three is to find motivation to keep you on the path towards you goal. Step four is action, the first physical step you take in the process for success. Step five is perseverance....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Way and Life of General Carl A. Spaatz - The Way and Life of General Carl A. Spaatz The name General Carl ‘Tooey’ Andrew Spaatz has become synonymous with the phrase air power and strategist. Air power has come along way since Wilbur and Orville launched the first airplane in 1902 in the city of Kitty Hawk. Famous engineers have taken the Wright-Brothers design and made great improvements to them while slowly integrating these new powerful means of transportation, weaponry and communication aids into the military. Since the onset of World War I there has been a debate on how to most effectively use these new airplanes in the Army’s collection....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Prisoners of Silence - Belief perseverance is defined by Meyers as "Persistence of one's initial conceptions, as when the basis for one's belief is discredited but an explanation of why the belief might be true survives." This phenomenon is readily observable and at many times throughout the film Prisoners of Silence. It can be observed in the man who discovered facilitated language, parents of autistic children, teachers, facilitators and even in the view of the film. The video begins by introducing a revolutionary new possibility in the understanding of what autism is and how to approach those persons afflicted....   [tags: Social Psychology] 918 words
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A Reflection on Mark My Words: Letters of a Businessman to his Son by G Kingsley Ward - A Reflection on Mark My Words: Letters of a Businessman to his Son by G Kingsley Ward Common sense is a disappearing art form not only from business but also from society. It used to be that students seeking a higher education would go to school to build around their common sense. Today students go to school in the hopes of attaining common sense. I'm afraid our society has become so emotionally driven that decisions are made on emotion rather than common sense....   [tags: Ward Kingsley Mark Words] 916 words
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What it is to be Human in The Odyssey - In The Odyssey, Homer contrasts Odysseus and his native island of Ithaka with other characters and places that are perceived to be superhuman and subhuman as well as with the less than fully human. Throughout the course of this paper you will be introduced to a vast number of characters and several circumstances will be examined in order to answer the question of what it is to be human and fully human. Up until the time Telemakhos leaves to find news of his father, he is viewed as naïve and child-like by the suitors and his own mother, even though he is in his late teens....   [tags: Homer] 1016 words
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My Educational Goals and Philosophy Statement - My Education Philosophy I’ve always believed very strongly in hard work, perseverance, strong moral character. These traits to me are what exemplifies a superior teacher that has the privilege to touch many lives and change the world we live in. Hardwork is something that isn’t artificial, or can’t be bought. It’s a very special characteristic that sets people apart in the respect that it shows who want’s to be successful and make a difference and who doesn’t. In being a teacher hardwork comes with the job and it’s important that the teacher understands that before going into the profession....   [tags: Philosophy of Education Teaching] 713 words
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In Season Experience- Original Writing - In Season Experience- Original Writing Ten seconds left, down by two, only one chance left for the team. The coach calls a timeout, “Alright ladies, let us think this through” he says as he maps out possibly the final play of my Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball career. The timeout ends; and as play begins again, the ball sits at the top of key with five seconds left in the fourth quarter. The defender plays back and I start to penerate down the lane. Pass by one defender with ease, then another defender steps up in help position....   [tags: Papers] 547 words
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What is a Hero? - What is a Hero. There are many types of heroes (such as the ones in comic books, myths, movies, or even just everyday life heroes) but all of them have perseverance when they’re going through a conflict. Heroes are role models and they’re people that we look up too. They all have unique and special qualities that make one another different from each other. For example policemen battle crime everyday and when they’re overcoming a conflict they have determination, courage and other traits that people admire them for and that make them as a hero....   [tags: definition, informative, expository] 524 words
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Celebrity Role Models and Children - During these times, once you turn on your television set you are abruptly notified on yet another absurd act that a celebrity had committed the night before. The media becomes engrossed by the despicable behavior and ravages at it as if it was the final grain of rice. Once they have completed a story that is at the right level of crudeness, they deliver it to the public. The vulgar news reaches households all across the world, and then it soon pollutes the minds of innocent and young children. At a young age, boys and girls commonly compare themselves with reference groups of people who occupy the social role to which they desire....   [tags: Celebrities, children, role models,] 692 words
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New Directions Essay - Annie Johnson possessed a plethora of qualities which perpetuated her success. Of the many qualities she possessed, one vital for enabling her success was strength. One example proving Annie Johnson's strength was when her husband parted from her. She, instead of going through a poignant time period, immediately decided to do something different with her life. For example, when Annie says, “I looked up the road I was going and back the way I came, and since I wasn't satisfied, I decided to step off the road and cut me a new path"(par.3)....   [tags: Success] 593 words
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It's Time for Americans to Understand that Freedom Isn't Free - It's Time for Americans to Understand that Freedom Isn't Free I feel inspired and patriotic every time I see a car’s back bumper sticker featuring an American flag stating, “Freedom Isn’t Free!” The moral clarity of those words rings as true as the Liberty Bell. Those Americans that do not fathom the significance of the motto Freedom Isn’t Free suffer from the very problematic “victim/slave mentality,” which ultimately will become a future reality should more citizens not heed the simple message the sage language conveys....   [tags: Politics Political Government] 2445 words
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Famous American Women's Song for the Blues - Song for the Blues The "blues" is a form of music that tells of human suffering. As the saying goes, "You gotta pay the dues if you wanna sing the blues." In no other way than persevering the suffering of abandonment, separation, divorce, infidelity, loss, alcoholism, and prejudice could Jackie Kennedy, Bessie Smith, and Mahalia Jackson have inspired the powerful empathy of a nation. "We rejoice in our suffering, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." This biblical scripture personifies the lives of Jack8ie Kennedy, Bessie Smith, and Mahalia Jackson....   [tags: Jackie Kennedy Bessie Smith Mahalia Jackson] 913 words
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The Heroic Qualities of Odysseus (The Odyssey) and Everett (O Brother, Where Art Thou) - Odysseus and Ullysseus Everett McGill are similar characters because of their perseverance, cleverness, and their leadership abilities. In The Odyssey, Odysseus portrays an important trait to the story, perseverance. His perseverance really stands out as something that he has and always will have. On his long journey home, he never gives up and just stays where he is, no matter how tempting. He always manages to push through and keep getting closer to his goal of returning home. An example of when he does this is when he is faced with the challenge of getting past Skylla and Kharybdis....   [tags: compare, contrast] 746 words
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Security… Conditional or Unconditional? - ... S. Lewis Johnson, Jr. addresses Colossians 1:21-23 in an article found in Bibliotheca sacra. This passage says: “And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet he has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him hold and blameless and beyond reproach—if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.” (emphasis added) Those who agree with the view that a backslidden Christian may not have been genuinely saved to begin with emphasize the conditionality of the passage....   [tags: Christianity / Calvinism / Arminianism]
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The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today - The Effect of Teaching About Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today Discipleship is an important theme throughout Mark’s Gospel. In his Gospel, Mark tells us about the apostles and what they had to give up and how they what they would be rewarded with. Although it is 2000 years since Jesus has walked on this earth, the qualities of discipleship still remain the same. You have to have willingness to answer the call, faith in Jesus, perseverance to not give up carrying out the will of Jesus, courage to be willing to suffer for the sake of the gospel, piety and reverence to have respect for yourself and others....   [tags: Papers] 391 words
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Free Essays on Eudora Welty's A Worn Path - Following Welty’s A Worn Path  The stories meld together into a long history of oppression. Slave ships transport thousands of Africans from the Gold Coast into America's grip, callously beginning black America's racial saga. Laborers collapse after hours of shredding their fingers on cotton plants. Sobbing mothers tenderly clean up the flesh that cat-o-nine tails ripped off their child's back. America eventually witnesses the Emancipation of slaves, and even relative "equality," but an African American's obstacles will never completely subside....   [tags: Worn Path essays] 860 words
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The Theme of Hope in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich - The Theme of Hope in One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich       In Alexander Solzhenitsyn's novel One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, the strong themes of hope and perseverance are undercut by the realization that for Ivan there is little or no purpose in life.  This is not to say that the themes of hope and perseverance do not exist in the novel.  There are numerous instances in the novel where Shukhov is filled with hope. However, these moments of hope amidst the banal narrative of the novel raise the interesting question:  Are these moments of hope pointless?  The answer to this question may lie more in the individual human nature of the reader than in Solzhenitsyn's literary technique.  Whether pointless or not, Solzhenitsyn offers many instances in the novel where the themes of hope and perseverance are evident.  The glimpses of hope which Ivan Denisovich sees includes the few moments after reveille that the prisoners have to themselves, respecting his fellow prisoners, taking pride in a job well done, and enjoying simple food and tobacco....   [tags: One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich Essays]
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Santiago as Code Hero in Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea - Santiago as Code Hero in Hemingway's The Old Man and The Sea "The Old Man and the Sea" is a heroic tale of man's strength pitted against forces he cannot control. It is a story about an old Cuban fisherman and his three-day battle with a giant Marlin. Through the use of three prominent themes; friendship, bravery, and Christianity; the "Old Man and the Sea" strives to teach important life lessons to the reader while also epitomizing Santiago, the old fisherman, as a Hemingway code hero. The relationship between Santiago and the boy is introduced early in the story....   [tags: Hemingway The Old Man and The Sea]
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The Personality I Identify with from the Old Testament - Introduction The personality that I identify with from the Old Testament is David. I was drawn to this character because of his sportsmanship. The universal principles that I learned from him are hard work, perseverance, respect, and pride. These characteristics affect my view of the world, my work, studies, relationships, and life. This paper specifically draws from David’s actions towards Saul, when Saul was trying to kill him. What Draws Me To David My main draw to David is his sportsmanship towards Saul....   [tags: David's Actions Towards Saul] 1181 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby Any American is taught a dream that is purged of all truth. The American Dream is shown to the world as a belief that anyone can do anything; when in reality, life is filled with impossible boundaries. In the novel, The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald gives us a glimpse into the life of the upper class during the roaring twenties through the eyes of a moralistic young man named Nick Carraway. It is through the narrator's dealings with the upper class that the reader is shown how modern values have transformed the American Dream's pure ideals into a scheme for materialistic power, and how the world of the upper class lacks any sense of morals or consequence....   [tags: Fitzgerald Great Gatsby] 1467 words
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Exploring Frida - There are many professional artists that exhibit amazing creativity. In particular, the motion picture film Frida, which was directed by Julie Taymor, revealed the life of a creative artist named Frida Kahlo. Most of Frida’s paintings were results of complications and hardships in her life. Particularly In Frida, there various themes that related to her life. The three interesting themes that were represented in this movie to me were perseverance, sexuality, and artistic skill represented in pain....   [tags: Frida Kahlo] 1084 words
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Once Upon a Time: The Work of The Brothers Grimm - ... This has carried over to modern literature, both in encouraging this conviction, following the structure or to dispel the belief. The time period heavily affected the Grimm’s structure and telling of their stories. The Grimm’s writing reflects the cultural, religious and historical events in their fairytales, as most notable authors do. The morals in the time that were based heavily in religion, and were written and told in order to instill these principles, such as the aforementioned patience, perseverance, and selflessness, which are strong catholic morals....   [tags: fairytales]
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