Introduction “The best business you can go into you will find on your father's farm or in his workshop. If you have no family or friends to aid you, and no prospect open to you there, turn your face to the great West and there build up your home and fortune.” An excerpt from To Aspiring Young Men, 1846. This is often shortened and paraphrased to, "Go West, young man, and grow up with the country." Horace Greeley Horace Greeley can be described as a legendary editor, and very influential during his lifetime, although he had very little formal education. What he did have though, was a great vision… I would like to talk to you today about Horace Greeley.
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.
Berry Jr. was the seventh of eight children of Bertha and Berry Sr. Love and family ruled for the large Gordy clan. After attending Northeastern High, Berry Jr. chased a dream of becoming a professional boxer. He even once fought on the same card as Joe Louis. He served in the Korean War and returned to Detroit to work at Ford's Mercury plant, earning $85 a week. Bored with his assembly line job, he spent all his free time writing songs.
Those winter Sundays By Robert Hayden Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one ever thanked him. I’d wake and hear the cold splintering, breaking. When the rooms were warm, he’d call, and slowly I would rise and dress, fearing the chronic angers of that house, Speaking indifferently to him, who had driven out the cold and polished my good shoes as well. What did I know, what did I know of love’s austere and lonely offices?
Although at first Gatsby might seem not to be an everyday but he realistically is an everyday man. Gatsby‘s past was talked about in the novel and his parent were presented as “Shiftless and Unsuccessful Farm People” (95), this shows that Gatsby has a humble root and grew up just like anyone else, it shows his childhood was a little tough, it also shows that he was hot born into wealth or born with silver spoon and neither did he have any special background that gave him an advantage over other characters in the novel. Another instance in which Gatsby portrayed as the average man is when Nick is discussing about Gatsby’s past and says “So he invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that seventeen years old would be likely to invent” (95). This shows that the role or character adopted by Gatsby for himself is that of an average and a boy that is not fully grown.
My father was one of eight kids and some nights they would have to go to sleep without any food. My father even through all of these difficult situations never gave up. He continued working in the streets until he was old enough to enroll in a technical high school. He earned a degree in India and he was able to come to America as a student. In America
Othello: A Tragic Hero and an Aristotelian Tragedy I. Othello, the Moor of Venice by William Shakespeare is one of his most acclaimed tragedies. “Othello’s story is a tragedy, and not just a very sad story, because it is a story of the destruction of a noble, deeply admirable man brought about through his own weaknesses, systematically exploited by a malicious enemy” (Porter, 2005, pg. 27). However, it has long been debated whether Othello satisfies the requirements of an Aristotelian tragedy. A.
Firstly, for the reader to understand why Oedipus in the Greek play, Oedipus Rex is a classical example of tragic hero, one must know the theory. The theory of Greek tragedy refers to the protagonist or hero whom suffers some serious misfortune which is not accidental, mostly predetermined and very significant in that the misfortune is logically connected with the hero’s actions. This tragedy stresses the vulnerability of human beings
A tragedy is a story of a person’s demise brought on them by the specific flaws in their character. The “Tragedy of Othello” by William Shakespeare tells a story of deceit and revenge. Othello, the central figure of the play, is a man noble to his country and people. He is an amazing character, a tragic hero, who has befallen to undeserved misfortune and folly. While it may seem, that the tragedy of Othello was caused by the evil villain Iago, I believe that he was not the only one to blame.