The first rhetorical device O’Brien employs is imagery. He vividly explains how he believes his courage could be built up in a “reservoir” of courage. Although, when he receives his draft, instead of feeling courageous he feels “the blood go thick” behind his eyes because he cannot believe he is being drafted for war. O’Brien describes the “silent howl” in his head, which allows one to imagine the dread of being drafted to war. O’Brien believes that he is “too good, too smart, too compassionate, too everything” and should not be drafted to the war, especially the “wrong war.” The rage in his stomach “burned down to a smoldering self-pity.” O’Brien’s imagery allows the reader to enter the mind of someone who has just received a draft notice and imagine the thoughts that would be going through their head.
He is being given an opportunity to impact the decision. However, this creates an incredible conflict. He wants to be loyal to his father, but it seems from the story that he knows he should tell the truth. It seems that he also knows the outcome of what will happen if he tells the truth, as this is not a new occurrence in the family. The argument Sartoris has with himself, at this point, seems to be, do I do the right thing or do I do what is expected, which is lie for my father.
It is evident when he and his men were instructed by Captain Leather to go to the crater. Robert tried to explain to his captain the dangers of going to the crater but Captain Leather didn’t bother to hear his opinion and said “Just so...” (Findley 129) Being a lower ranked soldier, Robert followed the orders and did what was told whether he considered it iniquitous. Robert’s obedience was first seen when he was put in charge to kill the wounded horse, he hesitated at first then eventually dealt with the difficulty of killing it. The tasks given to Robert caused his violent side to emerge. In the beginning, it was apparent that Robert couldn’t harm anyone, even a rabbit and “Robert had never aimed a gun at anything.”(Findley 24) As the story proceeded, Robert was then aware of the war and learned how to kill.
Annan in his essay also admired the transparency in football because he believes that it is missing in the UN. When he writes "This is an event in which everybody knows where their team stands, and what it did to get there." It shows that "he wishes they had more of that sort of competition in the family of nations". He mentioned to the accountability in football and he says "governments being held accountable" to show that it is one of his wishes in the UN. In Annan's opinion, If we are not as united as we should be, that is because it is a reflection of the world we live in and that's why it was so exciting to be in somewhere during the World Cup.
Coach Knight used discipline to reinforce his motivational tools by being fair to all and never playing favorites. He disciplined players for performing poorly by threatening to take away scholarships, benching starters or throwing players out of practice if the behavior persisted. He reinforced his leadership
A lot of the teams like the system because sometimes if they didn't have a very good chance of winning the actually National Championship title. Like one athletic director said “'qualifying status was a priority for our football program'”(Whitt, p.1) because that was the goal for every team so they thought they had a chance in being chosen to play in the game even if it was pure luck. Also one of the biggest arguments that the against used is that they need to protect the bowl games. One guy said that '”a playoff system would destroy the traditional pageantry of the bowl games”'( Herald, p. 1) that it will ruin all that the bowl games stand for that they cant put the playoffs around the bowl games. Football is its own sport in many was one being its unique championship.
As a player you do not want to feel so low. I would know as a football player myself; I have been in a situation such as losing the semi-final round of the playoffs. You do not want to lose everything you have worked towards. You want to fight to get what you deserve. Tony D’Amato is capitalizing on this feeling through
Baba, by imposing his status and strength onto a child who clearly cannot follow in this path changes how Amir reacts to fearful situations. Fearful situations require you to do what’s best for yourself and no matter how much you may want to help someone as is seen by Amir regretting his decision to not help Hassan later in life in the end Amir chooses what benefits himself the most. If Baba had not imposed such a strict male dominance hierarchy into Amir’s life and put more emphasis on helping each other Amir would have made a different decision no matter how much he feared
Card begins each chapter with the generals that decide how Enders life will be tampered with, talking about what they should do to toughen him up, to make him ready to fight the buggers. It then goes to back to Ender with a third person limited omniscient narration. The reason Card uses this method of narration is because he didn’t want the narration to be biased and opinionated. Card lets the reader ultimately decide whether something that Ender has done is right or wrong. The opposite of this would be first person narration, the kind of narration Divergent uses.
Does that make me a loser or a winner that I had faith that what I did what I could do? There will always be someone better than you, even if you do your best. There will always be someone worse than you. The competition will never end and the faith you have in yourself will help you overcome any obstacle. But the faith someone has to overcome all of the usual abilities it takes to be a competitive football player never comes into play, as it may be just a personal inclination.