At a memorial service Sunday evening, President Obama will join the loved ones of the 12 people killed in a rampage at the Washington Navy Yard in last week. “I'll be meeting in mourning with families in this city who now know the same unspeakable grief of families in Newtown and Aurora and Tucson and Chicago and New Orleans and all across the country, people whose loved ones were torn from them without headlines sometimes or public outcry," Mr. Obama said in a keynote speech to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Saturday night. Obama also acknowledged his failure to get new gun-control legislation passed. “That means we've got to get back up and go back at it, because as long as there are those who fight to make it as easy as
Ryan Taylor Professor James Withers Western Civilization I 13 April 2014 Pericles Funeral Oration As was customary in ancient Athens, a public speech was given as a form of eulogy for those who died in war. At the first of these occasions during the Peloponnesian War, the protagonist of this war, Pericles, was chosen for this task. This famous speech has become an important writing that has given historians a glimpse into the culture and customs of that time period. Although Pericles depicted those who died as examples of the perfect Athenian citizen, he was in fact attempting to glorify and justify their deaths and produce a feeling of patriotism in those to whom he spoke in order to continue support for the war and perpetuate his own power. Pericles had a way with the people and gained tremendous support.
It involves many different things including taking care of the parents, burying them properly after death, bringing honor to the family, and having a male heir to carry on the family name. “When your father is alive observe his intentions. When he is deceased, model yourself on the memory of his behavior. If in three years after his death you have not deviated from your father's ways,
It is clearly expressed throughout the movie in many different ways; however you could tell that his main priority the whole time was his family’s safety. The Sonderkommando had the pleasure of working in the crematoria and disposing of the dead bodies of their fellow inmates who had been killed for no reason. These people were in charge of killing, burning and disposing of their own kind just so they could live comfortably for the next few months until they were killed and a new group was selected. This left the men of the group in a moral grey area. In this particular case in Auschwitz, it made them conjure up a revolt and blow up a
He is also religious because he goes to the dead places with his father to get the metal. Only a priest and a priest’s son are allowed into dead places. The Dead Places are where gods used to live before they died. “I thought the river meant to take me past the Place of the Gods and out into the Bitter Water of the legends. I grew angry then-my heart felt strong.
This is an effective way of showing us the effect of war because it shows just how many people died at war fighting in France on European battlegrounds. Next we see a man who we see being followed by his family. This man is looking for the grave of Captain Miller. This man is the man who saved Private Ryan. The scene ends with endless pictures of graves and then the camera zooms in on the man’s eyes.
The story begins at the time of Emily Grierson’s death. The narrator represents the community as a whole, doing it’s duty to an honored citizen, when he states that “…our whole town went to her funeral...” (1). His next words reveal a division in the community’s feelings about Emily along the lines of gender by qualifying the reasons for the large turnout. It seems that the men attended the funeral “…through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument…” and the women went “…mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old man-servant—a combined gardener and cook—had seen in at least ten years.” (1). This gender divided treatment of Miss Emily is repeated throughout the story.
Sullivan gives a clear example, “…but at this funeral couldn’t help but at least tasted a few years of life. He had regained himself before he lost himself forever.” According to Sullivan “Homosexuals in contemporary America tend to die young; they sometimes die estranged from their families; they die among friends who have become their new families.” This to me means they literally not death, but they die inside them
Nothing should be sugar coded because many lives were lost and many individuals suffered a great deal and everyone should understand why. In McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Field” he explains life before and after war. There was once a time when they experience the feeling of love and the enjoyment of life, but now they lay dead looking back at the life they had to give up to fight in war. Those who have died have passed the torch to the next generation of soldiers. This proved that the peace treaty didn’t solve the problem and a new war would occur.
Pericles began his Funeral Oration with praise to the ancestors of Athens by briefly touching on the acquisition of the empire. Pericles criticizes the presence of the speech. He argues that “reputations of many brave men should not be imperiled in the mouth of a single individual.” Any speaker of an oration has nearly an impossible task of pleasing associates of the dead who want their accomplishments recognized. They also struggle to please spectators of the oration who might feel jealous or question exaggeration. Pericles skipped over the greater achievements of Athens’ past and indicated that it was a theme too well known by his listeners to dwell upon at that time of misfortune.