When he enlisted in the Canadian Army for the first time, Frederick was turned down due to his poor eyesight. He decided to continue with his schooling at the University of Toronto, where he had been studying medicine, particularly diabetes and orthopaedics. The day after his fifth year had been completed, Frederick again enlisted in the Canadian Army. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, and with his orthopaedic expertise, Banting was posted at the Granville Canadian Special Hospital in England. Later on during the war, Banting was transferred for service in France.
He was considered a class clown and struggled academically, although it wasn’t for a lack of intelligence (Driscoll). He dropped out of school at the age of sixteen and worked odd jobs until joining the United States Air Force, where he worked on bomber jets. He was discharged a year later for failure to appear on guard duty, failure to keep his room clean, and driving while intoxicated (Driscoll). After his discharge, Carlin worked as a DJ at stations in Shreveport and Boston (Altschuler and Burns). In the late 1950s, he teamed up with Jack Burns, doing conventional stand-up routines.
“Farewell to arms” is an exemplification of his love life as well as his war life as an ambulance driver in World War I. In Hemingway's book the injuries sustained and the love life formed by the main character shows a striking correlation to that of Hemingway's actual war life experiences. Hemingway entered World War I in May of 1918 as a volunteer ambulance driver for the Red Cross after being deferred enlistment due to poor vision. According to the Lost Generation, Hemingway "had a bad left eye that he probably inherited from his mother, who also had poor vision. In early June Hemingway traveled to Milan and upon his arrival he was quickly initiated into his job when a munitions factory exploded and left many dismembered bodies for Hemingway to transport to a morgue.
I think that his good start has been a fluke and that he will soon drop off to the poor talent level that he’s played at his entire life. Tony Romo was the quarterback of the Burlington Demons his junior and senior year of High School. (Flores, 2) Romo could not lead the Demons to a winning record in either year. He did however, make the all-county team, and was an honorable mention for all-state basketball. (Layden, 1) So he was almost good in High School, but not really at all.
Billy Bishop can be considered as a real hero because of the following arguments: Argument 1. Services during the First World War: Bishop joined Royal Military College of Canada in 1911 and later when the First World war broke out in 1914, he joined Mississauga Cavalry Regiment. Then he was transferred to the 8th Canadian Mounted Rifles where he showed a natural ability with a gun, and excelled on the firing range. He left Canada for England on 6 June 1915. Bishop completed observer training and, on September 1, 1915, joined No.
He simply is not trust worthy, and there is plenty of evidence to prove that he is. He was set back a year for cheating on a final exam at RMC (Greenhous, 62). Not only did he cheat on the final exam, but he was also dumb enough to hand in his cheat notes with the exam (Greenhous, 62)! This put great shame to all his friends and family. Billy could barely cheat properly, yet it’s so easy for people to believe him when he says he shot down 72 enemy airplanes in WWI.
I wasn’t able to do a lot of things that I wanted to do because of my grades. At one point I was actually ineligible to play sports, what are everything to me. My parents influenced me to do better in school by allowing me to get my license the day my grades went above a 3.0. It took me awhile but by the end of the semester I had a 3.1 and was able to get my driver’s license. My grades at an all-time low were around a D average, I was able to go from that to a B average in one semester.
He’s also a competitor and leader for Canada internationally by winning multiple medals in the World Championship, Canada Cup, and World Cup. Even after retirement, Gretzky continues to be a great Canadian by launching The Wayne Gretzky Foundation as well as giving his time to countless other charitable endeavours. Wayne Gretzky should be considered a great Canadian because many has regarded Gretzky as the greatest hockey player ever in the NHL which made lots of people proud to be Canadian and changed hockey into a Canadian sport. Firstly, ever since Wayne Gretzky was a kid, he played minor hockey at a level far above his peers (Larry Schwartz). When he was six years old, his father, Walter, built a rink in the family's backyard, and it was there that Wayne skated for hours on end, every day, practising his skating, shooting and stick handling and learning everything about the game from his dad (Wayne Gretzky Biography).
Fitzgerald tells us of his first life regrets as a young man. He says that his two regrets are that he never was “big enough (or good enough) to play football in college, and at not getting overseas during the war”’ (“The Crack Up” 1). He was still a successful man at the time, starting his journey to fame and success, but couldn’t forgive himself for not being able to get to his goals. He says that he would think about those things, and turned them into daydreams of personal heroism of running into the end zone in the Princeton Orange and Black, fantasies that he thought were good enough to fall asleep to on a stressful night (“The Crack Up” 1). Later in his first essay, he finally talks about how it is that he finally “cracked.” One of his lines reads “ten years this side of forty-nine, I suddenly realized I had prematurely cracked,” because he had spent the past few years simply not caring (“The Crack Up” 2).
However this was not the case. Soon after I dropped out of high school, I found out that it was imperative to earn my GED in order to get a better career. I aced the GED with flying colors on all subjects except for one, which I still passed. I realized that if I applied myself, I could do anything, and in high school my grades reflected my lack of interest, not my abilities. In Kohn’s article (2003) he states that, “no single test is sufficiently valid, reliable, or meaningful that it can be treated as a marker for academic success” (Kohn, 2003, para.