Memorable day SSC Result
Life is full of events and experiences. But all of these are not equally important, enjoyable and memorable. All days we come across in our life are not the same. Some are memorable. And some are not; memorable day is the funniest and happiest day of our life. However, memories are not just the ones that make us feel like we are in heaven. Sometimes, it is unforgettable because of the joy and fun that has given to us. Be it either good or bad, it will still be the part of us, our life. It will remain in us forever, everywhere we walk. When we think about this day or memory, we are very happy and we want to smile or we are sad and we want to cry. In my opinion, everyone has a special memory that they will never forget. It may be good or bad, happy or sad, or simply because we are with our special someone. It can be a birthday, party and other pleasant happening. I go through a lot of things and I have many good memories. There are some memorable days and they remain evergreen in my heart. My most memorable day connects with my S.S.C. result day which turns out to be the happiest day in my life. It was the last day of the month of May, 31st. My result of S.S.C. was to be declared on that day. I had been waiting for the day with anxiety and curiosity. I got up at six O'clock. I took bath and prayed to God to grant me success. I was somewhat uneasy and restless. My mind was swinging between hope and fear. It was a strange stage of anxiety and expectation. I was not sure what was allotted for me. My parents had high expectation of me. At one moment I was sure that I would pass obtaining good marks. Again, I feared that if I failed or lost the percentage. It is an established truth that there is also an element of chance in every examination, however good one may be as a student and only the lucky persons get the rank. In short, I was in a very disturbed state of mind. Finally when I saw the result I was passed and just was flying in colors
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Burmese Days by George Orwell is not a book that commonly comes to mind when one thinks '"'Orwell'"' but nevertheless it holds a distinguished place in his career as a writer. The novel revolves around the lives of a handful of high-class English gentlemen living in Burma during the time of the British colonial period. The story focuses on one man in particular; John Flory, who gradually succumbs to his life of loneliness and boredom. Though a '"'pukka sahib'"' or Englishman residing in India, John still manages to steer away from racism and keeps a few Burman friends. Here a conflict arises. Each night the English men meet at the prestigious '"'European Club'"' to drink and make small talk about the locals. Only Europeans are permitted to gain membership to the club until a certain occasion rises that calls for each '"'whites-only Club'"' in India to elect a non European member. All the members are outraged and protest, except for John who supports the election, but does not possess the courage to admit to his beliefs. Behind the chaos and indignation, the European Club is faced with another disaccord, Elizabeth; a newly arrived English girl who has made her way to...
...patience. Someone who is too patient tends to be outspoken and their opinion will not be heard. They are often times taken advantage of due to having too much patience. As stated before and much like any other virtue, having the right amount and finding the medium is crucial in order to have a satisfying, and fulfilling life.
2. The movie Groundhog Day is very useful in analyzing patience as a virtue. In the movie, through the main character, Phil, we can see both extremes of patience and how this helps him lead a life that is not boring. In the beginning of the movie, Phil is portrayed as an impatient and arrogant person. He does not listen to other people and he is very dismissive of others. For example, when Phil meets Ned for the first time Phil says “I would love to stand here and talk with you, but I’m not going to.” Although Ned’s overenthusiasm blinds him of Phil’s impatience, it is clear to the viewers that Phil is impatient. The scene creates an overall negative feel. However, as the movie progresses Phil begins to learn patience, but perhaps too much of it. As he tries to seduce Rita, Phil does not give up. By repeating Groundhog Days he learns about Rita and goes through the same routine over and over in order to try and seduce Rita. Every attempt he is rejected by Rita by getting slapped on the face repeatedly. In this example, Phil is too patient and he loses hope. This results in many suicide attempts by Phil, showing how...
...Although written in the 1950s during the Cold War, in “The Day of the Triffids” John Wyndham raises relevant questions regarding the manipulation of nature and proliferation of space armaments. He weds the two concerns and creates an entertaining, thought-provoking story based on a credible “what if”. What if a new – perhaps man-made – form of life thrust itself forward at the same time as a space catastrophe – also perhaps man-made – occurred? The new form of life is a carnivorous and mobile plant called a triffid which is cultivated for its valuable oil. It grows higher than a man and has a stinger which delivers a venom which in small quantities can blind but in larger quantities can kill. Because they can “walk”, triffids are usually tethered. However, the oil for which they are cultivated is of higher quality if the stinger is not removed, so it is usually left intact. The space catastrophe comes in the form of a comet shower which is incredibly beautiful to watch but which causes blindness within several hours. Because blindness is delayed, much of the planet wakes up the morning after the comet shower unable to see. When most of humanity is blind, it also becomes obvious that triffids not only can move, but they also have some intelligence, or at least animal cunning. The story follows Bill Mason, who is employed in the triffid industry and misses the blinding comet shower because he is already hospitalized with temporary blindness due to a...
...taken for granted, by me, are so many things. We don't plan for the unexpected things that occur from day to day. Then, in the blink of an eye, something horrendous happens and your life is never the same again. I was confronted with this when I received the shocking news, my breath was taken away and a sob was caught deep within my very soul. The unwanted yet undeniable words, telling me my cousin Johnny was dead. I so often seem to be immobilized by that moment. "He played life to the fullest, and without regret, he bet it all and braved the fall". For me, that is the day everything went wrong.
Ray and Jerilynn, My parents and my daughter, Alexa live in Costa Mesa, California. My Mothers sister Aunt Carole and Uncle Lenny, Karen, Joe and Johnny my cousins live about a block away. I, myself had been living in Newport Beach, California, about 5 miles away. Regardless I saw them all, most every day.
I can still feel the humidity on my skin and in my hair on that very dark day. It was August 26th, 2009, my Cousin Johnny’s 43rd birthday. I was at my parent’s house kickin’ around some ideas for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend party that we always had. A big celebration always but it was my cousin Johnny's birthday as well. So much happiness and so many hopes and dreams! Freeze-frame - We were interrupted by a phone call from my Aunt Carole. My
Mother was so happy, but then she...
...The Remains of the Day- How to Deal with Regret and Loss
The novel The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro is a first-person narration of an English butler named Stevens. He recalls the past thirty-four years he has worked as a butler at Darlington Hall in England on his road trip. He is going to visit Miss Kenton, who used to be the housekeeper at Darlington Hall, before she gets married, because he receives a letter from her and he believes that the letter implies she wants to be back at Darlington Hall. After they meet each other and have a wonderful conversation, Stevens understands that regret and loss are inevitable parts of life and all he can do is try his best to make a satisfying ending.
Stevens, who is a butler of Darlington Hall has served Lord Darlington, who is a great English gentleman, and Mr. Farraday, who is an American gentleman. In Stevens’ point of view, he believes that he has served humanity by serving “a great gentleman.” But lurking in his memory are doubts about the true nature of Lord Darlington’s “greatness” and graver doubts about his own faith in the man he served at the end of the story. He devotes most of his life to Lord Darlington and he thinks Lord Darlington is the one of the greatest gentlemen in England. The reason why Stevens believes this is that Lord Darlington usually holds lots of parties and invites lots of people to his parties. But one day, his friend Mr. Cardinal,...
...first thing that goes though your mind when you hear the words Memorial Day? What does it mean to you? What symbolization does it hold in you? Ladies and gentlemen, sadly enough, the true meaning of Memorial Day has been seemingly lost by the majority of Americans today. Many confuse this day for Veterans Day or even Armed Forces Day. Although it is highly appropriate to honor all our veterans, living and dead, and to recognize their immeasurable contributions to our country, this is not the true meaning of Memorial Day. When I asked you what the day means to you what is symbolized to you, what went through you mind? Did you simply think of it as another federal holiday? A 3-day weekend? The beginning of the 100 days of Summer a BBQ? Or did you think of a mother running a finger over her son's name on the Vietnam Wall or possibly the brave marines raising the flag on top of the mountain in Iwo Jima ..or did you simply think of all the sacrifices that have been made by the brave men and women that allow us to enjoy the freedoms and liberties we enjoy today. For those of you who did indeed think of the men and women who paid the ultimate price by giving their life for a cause greater than their own, then I will tell you that you are spot on. For those of you whose initial thought was not that of the sacrifices made, well, sit back and let...
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A Novel Failure: The Unsuccessful Story of Tommy Wilhelm
Seize the Day by Saul Bellow is a novella written about failure and bad judgment. The protagonist, Tommy Wilhelm, has made mistakes all his life by “invariably [taking] the course he had rejected innumerable times” (Bellow 19). He constantly frustrates his successful father who resides in the same hotel as Wilhelm by living in disarray, depending on drugs, begging for help and sympathy, and throwing away his (not-very-hard-earned) money. Wilhelm is now middle-aged, but he has not yet done anything productive with his life: “He was aware that he hadn’t applied his mind strictly to anything” (Bellow 68). Laziness, refusal to take the blame for his own mistakes, and bad judgment are some of his worst qualities. Tommy Wilhelm is an imprudent, unsuccessful, emotional disappointment.
Wilhelm always trusts the wrong people. He admittedly makes “‘the same mistake, [he gets] burned again and again’” even after his father explicitly warns him not to get involved with certain untrustworthy people (Bellow 105). He believes his whole existence has been a string of mistakes because he put too much faith in rotten people. A talent scout failed at helping him become famous, his wife destroyed his marriage, the nepotistic company stole his job, a lying doctor called Tamkin screwed him over financially, et cetera, et cetera. It is foolish and unthinking of Wilhelm to...
The earliest May Day celebrations appeared in pre-Christian times, with the festival of Flora, the Roman goddess of flowers, and the Walpurgis Night celebrations of the Germanic countries. It is also associated with the Gaelic Beltane. Many pagan celebrations were abandoned or Christianized during the process of conversion in Europe. A more secular version of May Day continues to be observed in Europe and America. In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the maypole dance and crowning of the Queen of the May. Various Neopagan groups celebrate reconstructed (to varying degrees) versions of these customs on May 1st.
The day was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of summer; hence, the summer solstice on June 25 (now June 21) was Midsummer. In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary's month, and in these circles May Day is usually a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In this connection, in works of art, school skits, and so forth, Mary's head will often be adorned with flowers in a May crowning. Fading in popularity since the late 20th century is the giving of "May baskets," small baskets of sweets and/or flowers, usually left anonymously on neighbours'...