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The Perseverance of Odysseus - In the epic poem, The Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus goes through many trials while trying to return 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: The Odyssey, by Homer]
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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, Autobiography] 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, Autobiography] 975 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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Perseverance Despite Persecution - The founding fathers constructed the Constitution with the notion that “all men were created equal.” However, many minorities still struggle for the same rights and opportunities as others. “Mother to Son” and “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” are poems written by Langston Hughes that use symbolism to exemplify the struggles of African Americans as they attempt to persevere through adversity. Hughes utilizes the stairs in “Mother to Son” and the rivers in “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” as his main mode of symbolism....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Langston Hughes ] 1106 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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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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The Calvinist View on Eternal Security - A New Year’s resolution dealing with someone’s health is the major contributor to the number of gym memberships purchased in January. But the gym never gives free memberships to the individuals who are overweight and unhealthy. Nor does the gym allow individuals to continue using the gym with a one-time purchase. In order to attain a gym membership, individuals have to pay a flat rate for every year he or she wants to be a member. The gift of salvation is a totally different experience then a gym or club membership....   [tags: perseverance, saints, christ]
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Perseverance in Mother to Son and The Negro Speaks of Rivers by Langston Hughes - The founding fathers constructed the Constitution with the notion that “all men were created equal.” However, many minorities still struggle for the same rights and opportunities as others. “Mother to Son” and “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” are poems written by Langston Hughes that use symbolism to exemplify the struggles of African Americans as they attempt to persevere through adversity. Hughes utilizes the stairs in “Mother to Son” and the rivers in “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” as his main modes of symbolism....   [tags: Poetry Analysis] 836 words
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The American Dream of Willy Loman - The American Dream of Willy Loman The 'American Dream' is a generally held belief that through hard work, perseverance, ingenuity, and courage, that one might find happiness through financial prosperity. Willy Loman is of the belief that it is necessary to be well liked in order to succeed in life. He also appears to lack the ability to express love for anyone in his family. Arthur Miller uses these two aspects to show Willy's skewed version of the American Dream and how it compares to two competing historical American Dreams (Islas)....   [tags: farms, traveling salesman, perseverance]
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Sports Effects on Child Development - In today’s world, our adolescence is faced with many challenges and obstacles that make it hard for them to overcome. Involvement in sports is an integral part of child development and teaches youth to lead active, healthy lives while developing many of the fundamental skills necessary for a child to succeed. Sports challenge children to excel physically and mentally, and teach valuable skills; such as, leadership, hard work and perseverance which translate beyond the playing field to all aspects of life, whether it be in the classroom, at work, or in the community....   [tags: adolescence, health, leadership, perseverance]
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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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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" - The ideas expressed by Gilman are femininity, socialization, individuality and freedom in the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Gilman uses these ideas to help readers understand what women lost during the 1900’s. She also let her readers understand how her character Jane escaped the wrath of her husband. She uses her own mind over the matter. She expresses these ideas in the form of the character Jane. Gilman uses an assortment of ways to convey how women and men of the 1900’s have rules pertaining to their marriages....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Christianity in China: Resilience and Perseverance - From remarkable church growth in mainland China to vibrant worship services in Chicago, Christianity in the Chinese culture has not only survived devastating persecution and political challenges but remains resilient, persistent, and inculturation. This assessment stands in stark contrast to the claims made by Dr. Morton H. Fried, a professor of anthropology at Columbia University. Fried argues “Although Christian missions were present in China by A.D. 671 and mission-introduced medical and educational institutions have flourished, Christianity has never gained an important place in Chinese religious life....   [tags: Western Influence, Catholicism]
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Maya Angelou: An Example of Perseverance - Maya Angelou was raped by her mother’s boyfriend, dropped out of high school, was a teenage mom, and constantly dealt with racism. Who would have thought that someone who had gone through so much would someday be such a confident, inspirational woman. Maya Angelou’s confidence in herself and the African American race that she demonstrates in her poetry gives others courage to speak for themselves. Three poems by Angelou that display her confidence are “Still I Rise,” “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” and “Phenomenal Woman.” While each poem is written differently, they all express confidence and the idea of having the courage to stand up for oneself....   [tags: Poetry, African American, Author]
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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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The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris - Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York on October 27 1858. His family was one of the wealthiest families of Ney York at that time. His father was Theodore Sr. His mother’s name was Martha Bulloch, but everybody called her Mittie. His family had moved to America from Holland in 1648. He grew up in a neighborhood by present day Gramercy Park in Manhattan. This was where the richest families lived in New York. Although he had plenty of money and a helpful family, he faced many difficulties and problems as both a child and later as an adult....   [tags: biography, perseverance]
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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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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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Frederick Douglas and Benjamin Franklin: Two Great Men - Frederick Douglass vs. Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin had an easier route to success than Frederick Douglass in my opinion. Franklin was provided with a school and came from a nice family while Douglass on the other hand had to deal with slavery and other issues. The goals or the things that Benjamin Franklin did were for the whole world or the economy but the majority of the things that Douglass did deal with black people, slavery, and black rights. Those two came from totally different environments with different roadblocks but they both found a way to be successful in their own way....   [tags: Perseverance, Slavery, Success]
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Chinese America – The Perseverant Underdog - Since the birth of America, many different people from all around the world flocked to North America in hopes of making a good life for themselves, or their families. Many came from the west, as well as a large amount came from the east. Most of these eastern immigrants hailed from China. These people were welcomed with open arms and kindness for a short time, at least at first. Afterwards, there was a long period of racial tension, due to social differences. How did the Chinese immigrants integrate themselves into the American culture, and what difficulties did they face....   [tags: Chinese History ]
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The Perseverant President: An Under-appreciated Hero - Lyndon B. Johnson once said, “A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.” When the United States faced the tragic loss of President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson stepped up, took the oath, and was sworn in as President of the United States of America, the most stressful occupation in the world. Ahead of him lie one of the most unpopular and longest wars in the history of America, the Vietnam War. Despite popular opinion, President Johnson decided that it was absolutely necessary in order to maintain the sought after right of freedom, to expand and intervene in the Vietnam War (Bailey 945)....   [tags: History, Politics, War]
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Santiago as Code Hero in The Old Man and the Sea - In Ernest Hemingway’s novel, The Old Man and the Sea, Santiago demonstrates the traits of the code hero. The Hemingway’s code hero covers the principal ideals of honor, courage, and endurance in a misfortune life. Throughout the novel, Santiago shows a contrast between opposite attitudes and values which associate his behavior with the guidelines of the code. In this case, the depiction of conflicting values, such as dignity despite humility, perseverance despite despair, and victory despite defeat are aspects that help to describe and understand the role of Santiago in the novel, and reflect the reason why this character is perfectly suited to the heroic conduct established by Hemingway....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, dignity, humility, values]
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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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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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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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The American Dream Expressed Through The Pursuit of Happiness - In the Oxford Dictionary, the American Dream is defined as the traditional social ideals of the United States of America: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness. People have the right of life and liberty, but happiness is not a right. Happiness can only be given by the amount of effort a person gives. People who have determination to devote their Life and exercise their Liberty to the accomplishment of discovering their talent and use what they like doing to achieve a goal. The film, Pursuit of Happiness, shows the American Dream being achieved by the main character, Chris Gardner, by working hard and using his talents....   [tags: literary analysis, films, biography]
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Epic Battle Between Good and Evil - The Bible portrays the story of the Devil’s fall from grace as an epic battle between good and evil. The devil faces off against God and the good angels, demanding that he be granted the same power as God. God cast down the Devil and all of his followers for turning away from him and willing for power they were not able to possess. In order to understand what it was that made the Devil turn away from God and what he willed for that was considered such a sin, I read Anslem’s On the Fall of the Devil to find out, not how the devil fell from grace, but why he fell from grace....   [tags: bible, god, devil's fall]
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Warriors Don't Cry by Melba Beals - Real Names Being chased in a nightmare is one of the most fearful nights anyone has ever encountered. Every time when you were about to get caught by something or someone, you fall into an utter darkness. When you open your eyes, you realized this is the reality. Perhaps, the dreams you've been having constantly each night were here to frighten you. At the end, you have the remains of these memories, and these remains are what are important....   [tags: personal experience, inner voice, english]
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Star Spangled Banner - Many people hail “The Star Spangled Banner” as the greatest piece of American music. The audiences of America’s national anthem seem, instinctively, eager to express their respect by embracing the notion to remove their hats and stand up. However, not many people ponder over the question of what “The Star Spangled Banner” truly means. What does it mean. Why does it deserve so much reverence and honor. What exceptional difference allows it to prevail over the masterpieces of prominent composers like Mozart and Beethoven....   [tags: America, National Anthem] 1388 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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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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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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Eternal Security: Can a Christian Lose His Salvation? - Some view their Christian liberty as a license to sin. As Bible-believing Christians, we know this is absolutely not the case. Indeed, we are saved by grace, and not through our good works. But what happens when a Christian falls from the path, into his old ways. A Calvinist would say that a true believer cannot lose his salvation, while an Arminian would say that one can lose his salvation (Dunham 41). The purpose of this paper is to look at the issue of eternal security, and to determine whether “once saved, always saved” does hold true, or whether a Christian can lose his salvation....   [tags: Christianity vs Calvinism vs Arminianism]
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Values Believed to be Missing from the U.S. - The values that I believe to be missing from the top 10 list of U.S. values as described in ‘Society: The Basics’ (2009) are uniqueness, liberty & justice, independence, entitlement, freedom of religion, perseverance and tolerance. Individuality- the belief that every person is unique and capable human being able to make his or her own life decisions. I don’t understand why this is not in the top 10; perhaps “Individual Achievement and Personal Success” is thought to cover this. Liberty & Justice- “…with liberty and justice for all” as our Pledge of Allegiance declares but was omitted in the listed top 10....   [tags: liberty, justice, beliefs, values]
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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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Old Man and Sea Essay - Perserverance, Courage, and Wisdom Used in Everyday Life Throughout a life, people have to overcome obstacle after obstacle to be successful in the world. Humans are thrown challenges day after day, week after week. Everyone must try hard at something to be truly happy in their life. In Ernest Hemingway’s novel The Old Man and the Sea, he used the marlin and the sharks as symbols, and gave Santiago certain character attributes to depict the perserverance, courage, and smarts needed to get through the ups and downs that life hands everyone....   [tags: essays research papers] 609 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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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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Kei Tua o Te Pai: Early Childhood Assessment Exemplars - This is an essay about assessing children's learning through play, Kei Tua o te Pae/Assessment for learning: Early Childhood Exemplars, learning stories and how beneficial Kei Tua o te Pae and learning stories are to early childhood teachers. Kei Tua o te Pae/Assessment for learning: Early Childhood Exemplars are extremely useful to any early childhood teacher at any level, from the student teacher, to the early childhood teacher with decades of experience as there are many different examples of assessing a child....   [tags: Child Development ]
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My Mother: The Most Important Influence on My Life - It took me a few years to realize what an extraordinary influence my mother has been on my life. She’s the kind of person who always has time for her kids, always interested in learning something new, would sacrifice herself for her family, and is easily the strongest woman in my eyes. Growing up, I know I haven’t been the best son in the world but if you were to ask her, she would say otherwise. Looking back, my mom is the most positive and important influence on my life. My mother actually is an ordinary woman but in her tiny appearance shines an extraordinary fortitude, perseverance, an altruistic soul and is very kind hearted....   [tags: Essay About My Family] 674 words
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The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway - Some people will go far in order to get what they want, but how many individuals would be willing to die for the sake of creating their own fate. Deciding one’s meaning of life with sincerity and passion is the core of existentialism. This philosophy plays an integral part in Hemingway’s writing, as well as his personal life. Paradigms of existentialism appear often in Hemingway’s book, The Old Man and the Sea, especially when Santiago, the old man, is determined to fell the great marlin he pursues, wants to prove to Manolin how much of a strange old man he is, and contends against the brutal sharks when there is little chance of him succeeding....   [tags: Existentialist Views, Santiago]
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Symbolism in The Old Man and The Sea - Earnest Hemingway, a prolific literary writer of his time infuses a multitude of symbolic elements into one of his most well known novels, The Old Man and The Sea, which assist in developing the many themes throughout the story. Hemmingway has constructed the struggle between Santiago and the marlin, his antagonist to symbolize overall themes of strength, perseverance, valor, and defeat. Moreover, his use of such symbols advances the plot toward the eventual defeat of Santiago. These symbols include Santiago’s community, the sea that supports it, and the people who make up the small fishing village....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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