He was so smart that he skipped two grades, graduated at the age of fifteen, and went straight to college. This man may have seemed like a normal person simply holding a bright future, but later in his life, he would be protesting for the rights of America as a civil rights activist. In the 1950’s, Martin realized about the cruelty the black people went through, and how badly they were treated. Since he believed in America’s rights, he became involved in the Civil Rights Movement. He worked and represented for the black people, and even when threatened, he never backed down.
When Dan met Gatsby he treated him as if he were his son. From there Gatsby started his journey to achieve his dreams. Gatsby was working very hard to make money so he can win Daisy’s love for him. Unfortunately Daisy couldn’t wait for Gatsby, so she had married a ridiculously rich man named
Not only is he a world class athlete he is better remembered for the person he is today because of his parents. His parents moved him out of Brooklyn to get him out of the ghetto and the tough streets so that he would have the chance to grow up a normal child and have the best chance to succeed in life, little did they know that moving their family from Brooklyn would be the best decision that they made for the children’s life. They decided on Wilmington, North Carolina, it was a small town in the south and it appealed to them as a place that their children could thrive and be productive members of society. His father always told him that he could do whatever he wanted, he noted, “that the person he tries to outdo most of the time is himself” (“Michael Jordan Biography”, 2012). In that small town they molded Michael into the person he is today and if it was not for that move way back when he was a kid, he would probably not be where he is at today.
I can relate to Amir because growing up in the 90’s my family taught me the values of hard working success. They were raised in a poor hometown and worked for everything they have. In everything I did, my biggest joy was to make my parents proud in everything I tried. I knew as long as I worked hard they would be proud of me. Throughout my childhood, my brother was always the better athlete; of course, our three-year age difference gave him the advantage.
The story builds in up through the relationship of two very close brothers, they are young but and unexpirienced, but they are not dumb, on the contrary; they are very smart. Since the early ages the youngest brother (Lynman) realized that he had the ability to make money, at very early age he already owned a business that was later destroyed by a tornado, the worst that they had ever seen in that area. With the money he received along with some of his brother money (henry) they were able to buy a red olds.
Spike Lee visits and tells the students a cold-blooded truth: they are being used and the one way to protect themselves is to know it. "The only reason you are here is because you can make their schools win and they can make a lot of money," Mr. Lee says of the coaches. "This whole thing is about money." It is the kind of valuable advice boys like Arthur and William, from poor black neighborhoods, hear all too rarely. "Hoop Dreams" is a brilliantly revealing documentary that follows Arthur and William through high school to their first year of college.
“Academic Expectations” Academic expectation is a reoccurring theme in “Teenage Wasteland” and “The Lie”. In “The Lie” the Remenzels are a wealthy influential family, who has been attending Whitehill School for generations. They have built up Whitehill by donating largesse amounts of dollars to the school, and have laid a scholarship foundation for it as well. The Remenzels want Eli to continue their family tradition and get accepted into Whitehill “So Eli is number thirty-one!” (6) When Eli finds out he did not get accepted he tries to temporize and does not tell his parents because of their expectations for him to get into Whitehill. When The Remenzels get to Whitehill Eli excuses himself and eschews away from the school because he
The book, China’s Son, perfectly shows how family caused effect on Chen Da, and made him become successful. Although there are many reasons why someone can achieve their dream and the first thing we think of is their hard work. Hard working isn’t the only factor that makes people succeed; research had shown “23 percent of educational attainment is determined by environment, implying that up to 77 percent is determined by nature” (U.S Elementary and Secondary School). There are many causes and factors to make a successful person, and family background and environment is the main reason behind succeed among all of others. Family along can’t make someone become successful, but it’s the main influence behind someone had
Name: Aly Ahmed Elshater Number : 2122 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. No singular person has so significantly influenced the social standings of a race of people and their treatment in society as Martin Luther King, Jr. Born Michael King on January 15th, 1929, Martin grew up in a Christian family in Atlanta, Georgia. A highly intelligent individual, King’s extensive education at numerous institutions influenced his ideals and who he later became. As he grew older, he rose to fame for his passionate, but nonviolent methods of protest against racism. Throughout his life, he had many monumental achievements that defined his place in history and influenced people of all upbringings