“At this moment from whence came the spirit I don’t know I resolved to fight.” (Douglas, 569) This quote explains how Douglas suddenly gained the courage out of nowhere to finally defend himself from Mr. Covey who had beaten Douglas down all the time like he was a ragdoll. However Douglas was finally done with the beating that had been going on. Douglas had the bravery to stick
Okwonko gets through his tough life without a father figure there to help him become a man he becomes successful. Okwonko, because of his hard life, has learned to be mentally and physically stronger than most men in his tribe, “bringing honor to his village” (Achebe 1). Although Okwonko is a superior character his tragic flaw and his manliness brings about his own demolishment. When Okwonko was eighteen years of age, “he had achieved fame as the greatest wrestler in all of the land” (Achebe 27). Okwonko achieved his fame when he threw off Amalinze the Cat, the greatest wrestler who for seven years was unbeaten, from Umuofia to Mbaino.
According to Ben Askren, a two-time NCAA champion and an Olympic team member, there are two thing in wrestling that are always true. He believes a wrestler has to wrestle at the correct weight class in order to be successful and the more mentally tough wrestler wins if everything else is equal. Since it is known that the more mentally tougher wrestler wins, he states that the act of losing a lot of weight puts the wrestler’s mind into a tougher state of mind. Many wrestlers believe the more weight they lose, the bigger they are compared to the rest of their competitors, which ultimately leads to more success. This is true in some cases, but only if the weight is lost in a healthy amount of time and by maintaining a healthy diet.
Boxing was also a way that PK was able to defend himself against later events in the movie. Rules were very strict at the prison and black prisoners were often beat down to the ground for no reason. Piet proves that he is a ‘Global Citizen’ by caring, showing courage and respecting the guards even when he is treated horribly. He is a role model because every time he was beaten down by an ofﬁcer, he showed his fellow prisoners and PK that determination and
Jake beats Beth because he knows he has the physical strength over her. His nickname is ‘Jake the muss’, because he has the force and power to beat anyone up. He’s strong and doesn’t care who he ends up bashing. Whether it is a guy at the local pub or Beth. “In the Rubbish Tin” Rolf (Phillipa’s dad) has an aching power in his fists, hence, that he sometimes cannot control it.
Victoriously, the other boxer bounces around the ring celebrating just as the beaten boxer picks himself up with his manager’s help. Boxing fans would have pondered as to who would come out on top in a fantasy matchup between boxing’s two biggest ever attractions, Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson. Ali and Tyson represented a far cry of styles: Ali substantiated the naturally gifted and charismatic boxers, a winner in and out of the boxing ring, never smudging his reputation after his career, while Tyson demonstrated a street thug who won in the boxing ring, but with little to say outside and lost his public appeal, as the saying goes “the bigger they are the harder they fall.” Firstly, experts and the public alike didn’t think much of Ali’s skills, or his personal behavior. They disliked and thought he indulged in flaunting and over confidence like saying “I am the greatest”, the way in which he portrayed himself and his opponent for an upcoming bout. He ironically went on to be known as “The Greatest.” Ali arrived on the boxing scene by winning a Gold medal in the 1960 Olympics.
The main character, Troy, shows the audience how being a stubborn individual can damage your life. Stubbornness and how Troy deals with the problems his ideals have caused him have sometimes aided him, but the majority of them have plagued him until his death. There were two major improvements to Troy’s life because of his stubbornness. Early on in the play Troy stands up to his boss challenging the idea that only white men could only drive trucks and the black men had to do all of the heavy lifting. He protested this even though he is unable to read or drive a car.
He realizes he can not stand out if he wants to survive here. As the story being told first person, he gives much detail about the actions of everyone around him. He realizes that if they see him cry, it is a sign of weakness, and throughout the story he fights his urge to cry. He learns when it is right to blend in, and when it is the best time to stand out. In his second school in the second half of the novel, he feels the need to stand out, and he joins boxing and wins every match he is in.
Tony also learns that everyone is as important as him. First of all, it's important to be aware that self-confidence comes from within not from making others feel bad. In the story, Tony would often bully others because he thought they were better than he and they had more going for themselves. For example, "You see I'm from a tough neighborhood and showing your weakness makes you a target. I was a target when I was young, both for my brothers and those who call themselves my friends.
One of these customs was fighting everyone in sight. A king's power was not hereditary; it depended solely on his ability to win battles and so gain land, treasure, and slaves to give his supporters. He was obliged to fight and keep fighting. If not, he would find himself out of a job or deprived of his life, or both. Succession from father to son was never a foregone conclusion.