Bravery in the Hardest Places True bravery is doing something that takes courage, risk, and selflessness. This word, brave, took on the theme in the film Life Is Beautiful (1997), directed by Roberto Benigni. Throughout the movie this theme was consistently seen, especially since it symbolized the main event of the time period: the Holocaust. Through the struggles of this historic event the true definition of bravery was illuminated. In this movie many different characters, such as Dora and Guido, displayed an ample sum of bravery. The first character that showed bravery was Dora. At the beginning of the film, she was trapped in a relationship with a man that she did not love, and was surrounded by people who were not like her. When a Jew named Guido appeared in her life, she realized that there was another choice. She did not have to marry a man that she did not love; she could be with people who were like her. Dora had the option to follow her heart rather than listen to what her parents wanted for her. She bravely left the safety of her life to be with Guido, her true love, and she became far happier in life. Fast forward a few years, and Dora was married to Guido and together they had a son named Giosue. After having returned home from work one day with her mother, Dora discovered that the Germans had come and taken Guido and Giosue. She went to the train station where they had been taken; be eventually brought to a concentration camp. Out of bravery, Dora demanded that the train be stopped so that she could join the Jews that were aboard and that way she could go with her husband and son. She would rather face death than live the rest of her life without Guido and Giosue. A second brave character was Guido. Since he was a Jew in the era of the Holocaust, he was in constant danger of being sent to a concentration camp. When he eventually was taken to a concentration camp with his son, Giosue, it was his turn to be brave. Throughout his time in the camp, he created an entire game to convince his son that they were there to win a tank instead of telling him the real reason why they were there. Time and time again he risked his own life and other’s to ensure that his son would not discover the true purpose of
Scout Finch’s Journey and Destination to Maturity
Innocence is the state of everyone’s lives where everything new is a mystery and must be discovered as soon as possible. Children maintain their spectacular and innocent knowledge in spite of things such as their anxious observations of their parents and other adults that begins to The plot of the novel sums up Scout Finch’s transition from innocence them with unfairness, injustice and the typical hypocrisies fashioned by adults; and is taught to…
men have to dive into the unknown. They have known what’s ahead throughout their whole journey but now that it is time to venture into new water, land and adventures.
The fifth stage in Odysseus’ journey is the Road of Trials. This is by far the hardest part in our Hero’s journey. This is where Odysseus has to overcome many different obstacles. The first event is when Odysseus and his men defeat Troy. After their victory they sail to Cicones to steal and loot from people. Then all of Odysseus’ men…
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, paints a stark image of actualities in the South during the depression. A small town in Alabama comes to life via the fanciful, inquisitive, and fair-minded perspective of a young girl named Scout Finch. As her vivid character matures, many changes unfold within the Finches community and family. Maycomb’s cowardice, courage, dignity, biased customs, and iniquitous legal proceedings are all disclosed to the reader through the veil of youthful curiosity and innocence…
Global: Summer Reading Notes
By Niccolo Machiavelli
1) Why did Machiavelli write The Prince?
Machiavelli wrote The Prince because he wanted to impress Lorenzo de Medici, who was the current ruler, and prove that he was knowledgeable and a useful advisor to him. He also wrote it as a mirror for Princes to read and understand how to be effective in power.
2) Name three recurring themes in The Prince?
1) One recurring theme in The Prince was…
Short History of Hajj
Hajj literally means 'to set out for a place'. Islamically however it refers to the annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Makkah with the intention of performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed by the Prophet Muhammad .
Hajj and its rites were first ordained by Allah in the time of the Prophet lbrahim [Abraham] and he was the one who was entrusted by Allah to build the Kaba - the House of Allah - along with his son Ismail [Ishmael] at…
A concept or idea without a
specific example idealized
Freedom liberty truth
Ideas or things that can mean Beauty, bravery, brilliance,
many things to many people
evil, fear, honesty, kindness,
A narrative or description with
a secondary or symbolic
meaning underlying the literal…
good-naturedness remains throughout the story, which can mainly be reasoned with the fact that he does not get too involved with the consequences of the war. You could even say he does not witness anything about it except that he was forced to move to another place, but even that he does not really relate to the war.
The most important thing for him is his friendship with Shmuel, which is a very uncommon one and the two boys could not be any more different. Although they cannot play together, they are satisfied…
The Binary Opposition Narrative in Life of Pi
Abstract: Ever since its publication in 2002, Life of Pi has gained great popularity and high critical acclaim from critical circle. It arose the study of Li of Pi from various angels. But most kinds of analysis about the novel are focus on existing doubts about the story, and the religious symbols in the novels. The binary opposition narrative in the novel discussed rarely. The novel is full of…