Through greatness one must die to be remembered as a legend. The poem allows Death to voice that he doesn't reflect gory, but glory. Death speaks of the runner as a champion, but justifies that in life; victors fade and become meaningless in the eyes of the masses: So set, before the echoes fade, the fleet foot on the sill of shade. Death was able to set the runner free before he would face humiliation of witnessing his prestige fade
Like the company, life went on fine without him. Goodman used repetition in conjunction with verbal irony to further enhance the reader's understanding of her hostility. "He was a perfect type A..."(6). Goodman introduces the main character with a characteristic that is meant to praise him, but rather, she repeats this phrase and includes another characteristic to contradict the first, "Phil was a type A, a heart attack natural" (75) To be a natural, one must be good at doing something. She calls him a "heart attack natural", indicating he was old of age, and inferring that death is the only other thing he will look forward to besides work.
How he fought so many battles and has come home even stronger as he says, “Good men, the last wave by crying how bright. Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage, against the dying of the light.” When people are old and in the dying state, they pretty much have given up on life. They have sought come to the conclusion that this now their fate and they should face it with a brave heart and not show
For example Jay begins his life as a poor innocent boy constantly overcoming obstacles in his life such as fighting in the first Great War and losing his love Daisy, yet he pursues his journey to wealth and a celebrity life. Gatsby personifies the ideal tragic hero when Gatsby’s potential ceases as his fatal flaw kills him
Because of his back injuries he mostly did traffic control. He loved to help others and was very often the first one on the scene. He dedicated many hours to our community and losing him to cancer on November 25, 1997, was not only the saddest day of my life, but the saddest to the Bethel Community as well. The fire department honored Papaw during his funeral with the entire department in attendance and with the fire trucks leading the funeral procession through town. That was the day that I realized what pride in someone else really felt like.
The movie shows ‘rags to riches’ story of Braddock. In the movie, James J. Braddock, a professional boxer and light heavyweight contender, is shown economically stable and prosperous before the Great Depression. He lost all his prosperity when he fractured his stronger right hand while vying for heavyweight championship. When the injured Braddock couldn’t get a comeback from his injury, he was eventually fired and was compelled to live in a critical condition with no money and job to support his family. After great determination and hard work, he is able to pull off a major comeback in his career.
He feels weak and knows he is going to die. This also changes the way he looks on life and his childhood. He uses a very famous saying in his diary “happiness only real when shared” It tells us that he died knowing that he had to go back in order to be happy. He writes a note just before he is about to die it says “I’ve had a happy life and thank the lord. Goodbye and may god bless
The poem is about the life of a young man who went to war with the idea that that it was a brave and noble act and upon returning home he would be showered with thanks and parades on his bravery. However, the soldier comes back with both his legs amputated and his arm. The third person narrative of the poem makes the poem impersonal but to an extent that Owen's audience can sympathize and maybe even some can relate to the disabled soldier. The story of the soldier's life is put down in chronological order in which the poem starts with how happy he was when "Town used to swing so gay.." (Line 7) to when "There was an artist silly for his face, For it was younger than his youth, last year..." (Lines 14-15). The soldier's reminiscence of the past makes the reader pity the soldier as he was a youthful and lively young man who was innocent in the sense that he was living a vibrant life,
Using his ability to run, he ran and ran until he carried members into safety. One of the men he saved was Lt. Dan, a man who looked down on Forrest for his disability, another man he saved was one of Forrest’s best good friends. Sadly, his friend died that day, but Forrest wins the Metal of Honor trying to save him. Forest was very successful in his life. By sticking to his beliefs, he graduated college, fought for his country, became a millionaire and achieved many honors such as meeting the president.. twice.
This incredible war story shows us that, even though they display great bravery and valour in battle, the only thing young men who fight in wars accomplish is an early death. The novel talks about many soldiers dying. So many of these soldiers are dead, that in the trenches they can smell the stench of rotting flesh, as the dead men often do not get buried. Those young men lying out in No Man’s Land, unburied, all went to war for the same reason, to prove that they were brave, not cowardly, and to fight for their country. All they end up doing though is becoming another casualty, another statistic, dying in a war that had no real reason.