Hero and Leander Presentation Speech
This story began with Hero living in Sestos and Leander living in Abydos. Now Hero was said to have had Apollo and Cupid try to get her hand in marriage, but she didn’t marry either of them. Instead she became a priestess for Venus. One day Hero had to give Venus honor and it was also the day that Leander was in Sestos as well that day. When the two saw each other they fell in love at first sight. Hero’s parents forbade her to see Leander, but neither of them wanted that to happen. They set up codes to know when to meet each other. At night Hero would light a lantern and put it at the top of the tower of the temple, then Leander would swim the Hells point, they would see each other for an hour or so then go back to their respective homes. But one night Hero put up her lantern to signal Leander to swim to her. One thing she didn’t know was coming was a storm that arrived just after he embarked on his journey to her. The strong winds blew out the lantern so Leander had nothing to follow to find Hero. Instead of swimming to safety, he swam out to sea. The storm was too much for him to handle so he eventually perished in the storm. The next day Hero went to look for him, he ended up washing up onto the shore right at Hero’s feet. She was so over stricken with grief that she threw herself into the sea and ended up drowning.
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Quiet Hero: Secrets from my Father’s Past, written by Rita Cosby, is a story of war, a story of courage, and a story of a daughter finally getting to know her father. In this book, Rita speaks about her father’s childhood as well as her own; the difficulties she faced growing up with a strict father whom she felt she barely knew. Rita grew up in Greenwich Connecticut, with her Danish mother and her Polish father; a father she had a distant and unemotional relationship with. Growing up Rita knew very little about her father. She only knew that he had left Poland after WWII. When Rita was about eight years old, she saw that her father had scars on his back. When she build up the courage to ask what happened, her mother expressed to her that those were not questions she should be asking. Rita learned never to ask questions of her father’s past. When Rita was a teenager her father left her and her mother to start a new life. She had not spoken to her father in years.
Rita began to discover who her father was years after her mother’s passing. In 2008, when she finally got the courage to look through her mother belongings, she came across a tattered, old suitcase. In the suit case Rita found a worn Polish-resistance armband, a rusted tag with a prisoner number, and an...
...The story of Noah and the ark is probably one of the most read stories of the bible. Perhaps it is because of the great tragedy it portrays, or because it is a story of salvation. Noah and his family along with the animals were saved from the flood, while the other people and animals perished as a result of it.
Growing up the story of Noah and the ark was one of my favorites; Quite simply because of the drawings depicting thestory. They appeared so beautiful, when after many years I'm realizing the whole of the story. The story of the destruction of mankind, and the story of regrowth. I chose this topic because I realized how little I really do know about Noah and the ark. I will relay the story of Noah and the ark as well as answer a couple questions I have. Who was Noah, and why was he chosen by God? What did he possess that God didn't see in others? I will also look at what was going on at the time as far as why God wanted to erase all of life. "The story of Noah and the ark is one of the most cherished episodes and the most terrifying."(Readers Digest)
This paper is not going to explore the possibilities of building such an ark, or weather it was sufficient enough to hold all the animals Noah was to board. I will not be comparing different stories of the flood, although that would be interesting as well....
...Hero and Leander: The Battle of Wills
Christopher Marlowe’s story of “Hero and Leander” is like the tides; Hero bursts forth with love and recedes with guilt over and over as Leander relentlessly pursues her affections. Leander is stricken by Hero’s beauty and begins his campaign to capture her heart and her virginity. However, this will not be an easy task asHero is a devout nun to the goddess Venus and must remain chaste to please her. Despite Hero’s vacillation, Leander risks life and limb to win her heart.
Leander’s beauty captures Hero’s heart, but he hopes his words and actions will capture her body. Innocent and naïve, Leander entreats, “My words shall be as spotless as my youth/Full of simplicity and naked truth” (lines 207-208). His attempts to convince Hero continue as he asks why she should serve Venus when she is obviously more beautiful and divine than the goddess. Being a nun with such beauty is compared to an empty house that falls apart without the love of a man or a harp that will “jar” or create an awful sound if too long untouched by the hands of a man. Leander begs her to reconsider because the difference between marriage and chastity are like the difference between wine and water. Leander ridicules Hero’s idea of virtue through virginity. Because...
March 17, 2015
The Story of an Hour
“The Story of an Hour” is about a woman named Mrs. Mallard who is married to a man named Mr. Mallard. Mrs. Mallard does not have a very good heart, and she is sick. Something bad has happened, and people do not know how to tell her about it. Josephine is her sister, and she tells Mrs. Mallard that Mr. Mallard died in a train accident. Richards is Mr. Mallard’s friend, and he is there because he knew about the accident. Richards was at the newspaper office, so he knew about the accident. Richards said that he made sure that Mr. Mallard died in the train accident.
When they tell Mrs. Mallard that Mr. Mallard died, it is different because she is different. She doesn’t think that it is true, and she thought that it is made up. She cries a lot because she does not believe that Mr. Mallard has died. She cries for a long time. When she stops crying, she is in her room for a long time too. She sits a long time in a big chair, and she looks outside at the blue sky. She has a lot of things to think about. She looks at the things outside. She sees a lot of green things outside, and she thinks that these are about life. Everything that she sees is very pretty, and she thinks that the world is a happy place. She hears people talking on the street, and she hears people singing on the street. All of the people are happy, and Mrs. Mallard watches them.
She really likes the sky because...
...Summary and Response
The desire of freedom definitely comes with an immense price. In “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin describes her main character, Louise Mallard, as a freedom seeking housewife, trapped in an unwanted marriage with her husband Brently Mallard. She soon after gets granted the gift of freedom when she finds out her husband had been in a train accident, which ironically Kate Chopin’s father died of the same tragic death. With Kate Chopin’s unique writing style, she has been a major influence in literature for decades. According to Feminist Writers, “she opened her 19th-century female readers’ eyes to a familiar world [they] had never know.” Authors S. Selina Jamil and Daniel P. Deneau both analyzed the story and gave their opinions on how the emotions of Louise affected internally and externally. With two different viewpoints on the short story, both authors provide valid points when scrutinizing the direct variation when it came to Louise’s motives. When reading “The Story of an Hour,” one is drawn into the troubling tale of Louise Ballard and how she reacts to her trying times as a thought to be widow. The ending throws the reader for a loop and is completely unexpected, but that’s Kate Chopin’s writing style. The story is unpredictable, enjoyable, and controversial, and definitely leaves the reader satisfied.
S. Selina Jamil responds to the piece of work, “The...
...Story of Stuff (Summary & Review)
A very interesting stuff story by Annie Leonard – The Story of Stuff which tells you how stuff works in 20 minutes video. It is an interesting story and here is my reviews and summary. I do agree with most of her points but not all of them. What is your opinion?
In short this how the whole stuff system works:
* Extraction -> Production -> Distribution -> Consumption -> Disposal
She also pointed out this system is in fact in crisis because it is a linear system and we live on a finite planet and you can not run a linear system on a finite planet indefinitely. I personally love and agree with this statement.
The key point about this extraction is “We’re running out of Resources”. I definitely agree with this. The reason is simply due to fact that we’re using too much stuff that are not necessary. I don’t surprise with few facts that mentioned by her such as 80% of the planet’s original forests are gone, losing 2000 trees a minute in Amazon and etc.
The key point in this section is “Toxics in, Toxics Out”. According to her, we use energy to mix toxic chemicals in with the natural resources to make toxic contaminated products. These contaminated products such as computer peripherals contain BFRs which are very super toxic to our brains and eventually inside our women’s breast milk....
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...Roman Fever-Edith Wharton
The story begins with Mrs. Slade and Mrs. Ansley taking their daughters around the United States. The story describes how the women spend their time and their actions. The mothers talk about their life when they were younger and their relationship with their parents. The rest of the story follows the girls and displays mixed emotions between characters. I feel the "big picture" of the story was competition and jealousy among friends.
Vividness-Perceived as bright and distinct.
Prophetic-Of, belonging to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy
Prudent-Wise in handling practical matters, exercising good judgment or common sense
Amid-Surrounded by in the middle of.
Begrudge-To envy the possession or enjoyment of
My Brother's Keeper-Jay Bennett
My Brother's Keeper by Jay Bennett begins with Jaime, "pledging to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth." This story revolves around a court case in which Jaime is describing how he had hit a man while driving in his car and the distress it had put him through.
Unclenched-To loosen from a clenched position
Overwhelming-Overpowering in effect or strength
Fiercely-Having a savage and violent nature
Alibi-A form of defense whereby a defendant attempts to prove that he or she was elsewhere when the crime in question was committed
Calamity-Dire distress resulting from loss or tragedy
The Day of the Last...