He would not have been able to accomplish any of his feats without the knowledge and the willpower he gained from his teachings. The theme of education in “The Narrative” compliments his thinking for his vision of the future of America. Education is probably one of the most important themes in Douglass’ narrative. It is one the main reasons he became into one of the most iconic characters in American history and the abolition of slavery. Douglass believed that, as the Declaration of Independence states, that all men are created equal.
A family is a family, and the love between one is unbreakable. Green motivates blacks by a reminder of their “brethren” down south. He claims they are “oppressed” and are in need. He portrays slavery with “a tyrant system”, giving African American’s even more motivation to serve and fight against the injustice in the South. Finally, Green uses his ability in diction to motive African American’s.
Mainly Frederick teaches himself and becomes an educated man (1018). Those two things are just the beginning of Douglass's new start in life and his transformation leading to becoming a free man. He endured many other trials and tribulations that made him a stronger, better man, but without this experience, his education would not have come the same way and he might not have been as passionate about becoming a free man if it was not for Mr. Auld. As mentioned earlier, this passage shows that people can be used to make a difference in life even if they appear to be doing evil or wrong in the present. It seems that Frederick truly believes that everything happens for a reason.
Their ideas often differed from other black leaders. DuBois’s affiliation with the NAACP attempted to solve the problem through integration. Garvey’s UNIA centered around the idea of blacks helping blacks, attempting to relieve blacks of any dependence on whites. Both men had a lasting impact on generations to come. The beliefs of W.E.B.
Thurgood helped change American segregation and came across situations comparable to the difficulties described. He believed in similar theories of courage as the character Atticus Finch from the book “To Kill a Mockingbird.” This character also fought for equal rights of African-Americans. Atticus defined true courage as “you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin any way and see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” Thurgood Marshall and Atticus Finch were not only defenders of justice, but they were also powerful men that exhibited courage in strenuous situations, they both followed Atticus’ definition of true courage. Thurgood always challenged and evoked people with his true courage, wisdom, integrity, leadership and dynamic personality.
It is not only appropriate for Don Lemon to correct behavior from his national stage – it is his obligation to do so. As a community we must embrace those who have climbed the ladder of success and have the courage to reach back and make the ascension easier for the rest of us by informing us of the hardships and pitfalls that were encountered on the way up. Boykin hints at the fact that he agrees with Don Lemon but chose to use negativity as a springboard for his own success and notoriety. The black community is plagued with the remnants of years of oppression, slavery, and racism. Many of this is hard to overcome because it is beyond our control.
Originating in the Anglo-Saxon period, Burton Raffel’s translation of the epic poem “Beowulf” portrays a well-known hero who aspires to take on many great challenges. Honored and admired by many people, Beowulf possesses many of the virtues in which the Anglo-Saxons hold as the greatest attributes of their epic heroes. He exhibits these virtues through his loyalty to his king and followers, his eagerness to seek fame through his heroic deeds and family lineage, and his beliefs of faith and fate. Referred to as “The strongest of the Geats - Greater and stronger than anyone anywhere in this world”, Beowulf exemplifies heroism through his great strength and courage (110-111). Lead by fate, Beowulf sails across the sea to the Danish shore in anticipation to defeat the demon which feeds upon king Hrothgar and his people.
In fact, it was one of his great speech specifications, since that education make us grow as people. The dignity of work, another of his themes. Booker firmly believed that any education would be completed having worked. He thought that the work had a great value and could not complete his career if he did not work in his community. Another issue presented was the relationship between different races.
Benjamin Franklin Jason M Walter HIUS / 221 4/3/2011 Professor Long Benjamin Franklin, without doubt is a remarkable person in American history. What makes him such an icon of history is his passion to influence those around him. "Perhaps the most interesting and potentially useful part of Franklin's autobiography is his description of his self improvement project" (Murphy 2009). Benjamin Franklin made it a point to understand his weaknesses as well as the weaknesses of people he witnessed by their failures. He also had a clear goal of observing habits that led to success.
The son of Healfdene starts off his speech by thanking Beowulf. “Beowulf my friend/your name shall resound in the nations/that are farthest away.” (1702-04) From the beginning of this speech it is foreshadowed that good will come of Beowulf’s future as he has not only proven himself once in the victory over Grendel, but twice by defeating Grendel’s mother. He has proven his worth and it appears to be that Beowulf has a very heroic future ahead of him as a great leader and ruler. However, closer to the end of this speech, a warning ensues “but in little time/sickness or a sword will strip it from you/either enfolding flame or a floods billow/or a knife-stab or the stoop of a spear/death shall soon have beaten you then/O brave warrior!” (1761-67) The use of alliteration is prominent in these lines with the constant use of the sounds of “s”, as well as “e” and “f”. These constant sounds help show the seriousness of this warning.