Fortunately this is a really good thing; this pushes society and keeps us moving forward. One question that arises from this idea is, Can dreams be accomplished? Once we seem to achieve one dream we just dream higher and higher, making our dreams never fully satisfied. A dream is not an obtainable number or object, it is a journey. As Thomas Jefferson stated in the Declaration of Independence “that [all men] are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” “Happiness is not something ready made.
I use the word resilient because although the doctors, and his parents, and lots of other folks were saying that he can't do this or that; in the end he ended up being successful and completing every task they said that he won't be able to do. 3. How has Doodle’s characterization set the mood for the story? Doodle’s personality set the mood for the story because from the beginning of the text Doodle did things in spite of making his brother and family proud. 4.
I think the narrator is a strong, proud, not easily influenced, and stoic. The many events and experiences when he was so young made him a strong person inside. In this narrative, Sherman Alexie argues the fact that just because people have looked down upon you and judged you your entire life based upon race; it does not mean you cannot do something important with your life. I think the author hopes to get this message across and inspire people of his own race and other races to succeed even though no support is offered. The first audience is the Native American population.
He was a kid once. George Washington is the pinnacle of what a person can and should be. “Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.” George Washington believed that to be happy, you did not so much need things, as you needed to be all that you could be, and do it in a way that helps others. “I walk on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into precedent.” George Washington was not afraid to take a leap of faith, to step in the dark, confident all the while.
It also shows how much he wanted a “father form heaven”: someone he could rely on to earn for his family and support him. Frank thinks his dead brothers won’t ever have to deal with such worries and not getting what they want. He realizes that death may have not been such a bad thing for Eugene but a way of escaping all of life’s hardships for a much more heavenly place. He even seems to be a bit jealous! This suggests that he thought death was better than life at one point.
In “George Washington- First in War, First in Peace, First in theHearts of His Countrymen,” it is rather apparent throughout the wholechapter that George Washington was motivated by service, and not by gainingfame, glory, and honor. This is really important as a leader because it isreally easy to get sidetracked with the thought of being famous and well knownjust because you have a higher title. But usually every “higher title” comeswith even “higher responsibility,” and one needs to stay focused on thatresponsibility and not get off the track just because of gaining fortune andfame, just like George Washington emulated. He remained motivated by helpinghis people and serving his country, not by gaining a high title or fortune, andthat proved
The American Dream “the widespread belief that, by hard work and individual enterprise, even the most poor and lowly Americans can achieve economic success, a better way of life and enhanced social status in a land of immense opportunity (Watts).” Ragged Dick is really about rising from rags to respectable not rags to riches. I view that Dick is an exceptional character showing that true grit to get what he wants even if its almost out of reach, which shows “The American dream” is something you have to work for. Dick has all the qualities of someone who could achieve his goals with hard work. Dick is a young man who has lived on his own for years, meeting Mr. Whitney changed how Dick viewed people and life. How could a man Dick did not even
Anyone can make his or her dream. If there is no racism, there will be no problem achieving the dream (58). C.P. Ellis says his views of this nation are pretty great, but as he abides by their rules, it got him nowhere and made his life
He had come from a family of “shiftless and unsuccessful farm people,” (Fitzgerald 99), and was determined to gain greater things. At this time, he was known as James Gatz, a man who he was not proud of. He then decided that changing his name would assist him in focusing on the improvements he wanted to make in his life. The narrator comments, “He invented just the sort of Jay Gatsby that a seventeen-year-old boy would be likely to invent, and to this conception he was faithful to the end,” (Fitzgerald 99). Gatsby was very ambitious, and knew what he wanted from a young age.
A childs largest support system stems from their imediate environment and their family. His first views of himself will be how I view him and I will never let him think he is not good enough. In my eyes he was born good enough and will only become better. As much as he is punished when he has done wrong, he will more so be praised for when he does right. I know the more focus I place on his assets rather than liabilities the more they will nurture and grow.