We are courteous to our seniors because we are aware of their greater responsibilities and authority. We are courteous to our juniors because we are aware of their important contributions to the Army’s mission. In the military service, and particularly in the Army where personnel live and work in close quarters, courtesy is practiced both on and off duty. Military courtesy is important to everyone in the Army. If you know and practice military courtesy, you will make favorable impressions and display a self-assurance that will carry you through many difficult situations.
Discipline: After C.F. Martin was taken over by the son, the employees learned to have more respect for the manager and company, because they were included in more than just coming to work and doing their jobs. Unity of command: Before the company was taken over by the son, the employees came, to work, took orders from a superior, and went home when the work was finished. Unity of direction: After the company was taken over by the son, the employees were included in company decisions, and were probably a lot happier. With the employees being happier the direction of the company was probably started in the right direction.
In ‘Birdsong’, we see a close bond between Stephen and Weir. Stephen and Weir enjoy an unlikely but intense friendship: ‘Weir alone made the war bearable’. This shows how important Weir was to Stephen’s life during the war. He was his closest companion and his friendship alone was enough to help Stephen to get through the war. Weir also relied on Stephen: “You’ve been a marvellous friend to me Stephen.
“rain had called up tall recruits behind the shed,” this quote shows the father cannot destroy them .They differ in the way they felt powerless however as in Nettles the father is feeling powerless because of a physical threat whereas in Harmonium it is an emotional threat of the inevibility of death and unspoken feelings that makes the writer feel powerless. Furthermore they both include the reality of family life as the poems are realistic and the poems, especially Nettles, have both the love and misery of family relationships. In Nettles the love in the poem is the protective instincts of a parent towards his son but the misery is the Nettles that had hurt his child and the fact that being protective isn’t enough to stop him from getting hurt. The realistic relationship in Harmonium is the family resentment and frustration from a son to his father. We can tell that the writer resents and is frustrated by his father as it says “and he being him can’t help but say.......... and I, being me” which shows that he is frustrated at their relationship.
In the novel Anansi Boys written by Neil Gaiman, an important theme to recognize throughout the novel is the theme of ambition. Ambition is best seen in the novel through Fat Charlie with his lack of self-esteem. Gaiman tells the story of how Charlie`s lack of self-esteem and ambition are caused, how Charlie is influenced in order to obtain such low self-esteem, and Charlie`s moment of greatness when he finally overcomes his dreaded lack of ambition. Ambition is an important part of the novel because it helps to further develop Fat Charlie. Charlie’s relationship with his father was not an ideal relationship considering it was the cause of Charlie`s issues of self-esteem.
This lack of a father figure to influence him positively through his life could also provide reasoning for his ease to be influenced by Lord Henry. As shown by Lady Henry, Dorian begins to quote ‘one of Harry’s views’ showing the thorough control that Henry has over Dorian’s life in the same way a child would copy his father. This moment in his life also meant that Dorian was brought up by his cruel grandfather, Kelso, (instigator of his mother’s and father’s death) and from the nature of ‘the old schoolroom’ we can see that Kelso despised Dorian as he was a reminder of his daughter and her substandard marriage. This isolation can explain his naivety and provide some excuse for his ignorance leading to debauchery. In the beginning of the novel Dorian’s character comes across as childish and displays innocence and inexperience towards the world.
Rough Draft Often in novels, some characters are viewed as the bad person. In “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Housinni, the author introduces Amir to the readers as the main character of the story and also as a selfish boy who depicts acts of betrayal throughout the story. From the audiences’ perspective, we can infer that Amir is a bad kid in the novel, but from the other character’s points of view in the story, they believe that Amir is the innocent charming young boy and his best friend/brother, Hassan, is known as the selfish bad kid. Hassan has always been a good friend to Amir; he is always taking his side, always sacrificing himself and most of all being there when Amir needs him. Amir obviously knows that Hassan will in fact do anything for him so he takes him for granted and eventually betrays the boy during the early years of their childhood.
Don’t Call Me Ishmael Theme- The Novel “Don’t Call Me Ishmael” written by Michael Gerard Bauer has many different themes which can be discussed. One of the main themes of the book is bullying. This is shown when Barry Bagsley and his ‘friends’ start to pick on Ishmael because of his name, calling him such things as fish-tail. Some other themes of the novel are friendship, teamwork and relationships. The theme of friendship is shown in many cases in this novel, one of the main times is when Ishmael befriends James Scobie, even knowing that it would cause him to be bullied even more.
Unlike their wives, Oedipus and Job need to assert themselves as stoic men in an attempt to reconcile their loses. Having been stripped of everything, Job and Oedipus use their suffering to try and assert themselves as courageous men. Oedipus accepts and welcomes his suffering. He even increases his suffering by “raking black night across [his] eyes” insisting that “this punishment...is just” (Sophocles 72,73). Compared to his wife’s narrow action, Oedipus seems strong enduring the tragedy and humiliation in his life.
The young Englishman who narrates Orwell’s essay is forced to make a decision based on what was popular, but not necessarily right. And sadly, the young black man depicted in Southland made the fatal decision to check on the injured white woman as she lay unconscious, in spite of the warnings of his friends. All three of the main characters are compelled to make imperative decisions, both because of and in spite of the demands of others, and these decisions become the cost of the ‘good life’ for all of them. Antigone and Southland both possess the shared importance of making morally sound decisions as the cost of the ‘good life’, despite the potential repercussions that accompany them, while “Shooting an Elephant” contrasts this by posing the issue of making decisions based on what is popular, although not morally just. The character of Antigone is symbolic of moral justice in Sophocles’ play, while King Creon stands for the law of the State.