Imagine being a star football player about to hit the touchdown line and BAM! The opposing team biggest player sends you head first into the ground. You have 2 choices stay in the game or sit out. your team needs you and your coach is always ranting about “no PAIN no GAIN“. So, you decide to stay in the game and play through the pain. This scenario happens all the time, the no pain no gain mentality is harmful to young athletes. Everyday many athletes are hurt and that one injury changes and their life forever. Take Zach Lystedt for example zach took several blows to the head and still played in the game. Zach didn’t want to sit out because he didn’t want to let his team down. During that one game he got 2 concussions those 2 concussions changed his life forever. Five years later zach now suffers from brain damage. He is under 24 hour watch and care. Also, he is currently in a wheelchair. These injuries also affect athletes later in life. Take Andre Waters as an example. Andre Waters was a respected star football player from 1984 to 1995. After retirement he became deeply deprresed and shot himself.An examaination of his brain linked to brain damge caused by repeated concussions sustained during his career. These injuries can also lead to hurting your self and others. For example wrestler chris benoit he killed his wife,son and himself. Later on his brain was examined and by Julian Bailes, the head of neurosurgery at West Virginia University, and results showed that "Benoit's brain was so severely damaged it resembled the brain of an 85-year-old Alzheimer's patient."He was reported to have had an advanced form of dementia, Bailes and his colleagues concluded that repeated concussions can lead to dementia, which can contribute to severe behavioral problems. This helps me understand why this might be the reason why benoit went rampage and killed his family. Many concussions are unreported because of warrior culture. This means that everyday athletes are getting hurt and not telling anyone because of not wanting to let the team down. Michael McCrea and Thomas Hammeke interviewed 1,532 varsity football players from 20 high schools and found out that of the 1,532 football players only 47.3 percent of the players reported their injury. 64.4 percent…
given a rise to the culture of floating world through the various roles of samurai warriors, the merchants and the courtesans.
The Tokugawa bakfu had a control system called “alternate attendance” that expected the Daimyo to reside in Edo and at their domains (Pg.241). Edo was mostly consisted of the male population (Pg.245). The Daimyo had to leave their wives and children in Edo as hostages (Pg.241). Tokugawa society was divided into four categories: the samurai warriors, the peasants, the artisans…
Homer and Troy- Death of Patroclus
Do the values of Homeric warrior culture translate into the movie Troy?
The Homeric warrior culture is based on the principle that war is a constant fact of life. Defeat usually means the destruction of one’s property, slaughter of males and enslavement of both women and children. In times of war, women were regarded as objects and were considered prizes. Warrior culture also revolved around three main terms. The first term was Arête, which meant the innate…
Name: Imon/ 3-4-13/ English
THESIS: Beowulf is interesting because of what it shows us about Anglo-Saxon poetry and culture.
Your thesis #1: Beowulf gives an accurate description on Anglo-Saxon poetry and culture.
Your thesis #2: In Beowulf, essentials of Anglo-Saxon poetry and culture are incorporated throughout the story.
One aspect of Anglo-Saxon poetry that is evident in Beowulf is the use of kennings. These creative word-combinations appear throughout the story, naming objects in interesting…
In every culture there’s a foundation which makes up the power or ranks of that society. In
Anglo Saxon there’s warriors,queens,and kings.The poem
by comparing and
contrasting the different characters, shows you the reader what it is to be a good AngloSaxon
warriors, queens, and kings.
First, a good king would be Shield Sheafson.In lines 34 the quote ,“There was Shield
Sheafson,scourage of many times,a wrckers of meadbenches…
advocates honor code like Beowulf does, you better behave like a warrior. However, what does it mean to be a warrior in Beowulf? “It is always better to avenge dear ones that to indulge in mourning. For every one of us, living in this world means waiting for our end. Let whoever can win glory before death. When a warrior is gone, that will be his best and only bulwark (P.97).” From this passage alone, we can somewhat understand what a warrior like Beowulf lives for is glory and honor. The poem can be broken…
February 9th, 2015
Heroic Traits of Anglo-Saxon Culture
The epic poem, Beowulf, depicts the heroic traits that Anglo-Saxon culture most values through the character Beowulf by being the epitome of the perfect hero. Beowulf was an outstanding warrior with all the extraordinary values required of a hero. He was able to use his super-human physical strength and courage to help those that were in need. He encountered terrifying monsters and the most ferocious of beasts…
LCPL Vincent, Kevin
22 April 15
USMC BOOK REPORT
THE WARRIOR ETHOS
I. Yes, I would recommend this book because I believe this book is what mine and every other Marines experience during Recruit Training was about. I would encourage Marines strait out of recruit training to read this book to enlighten them on all the lessons they might have missed during some of the Stupid “stuff” in train. Ever since from boot camp the word “I” is struck out of our vocabulary…
The Iliad Exam Part 3
February 16, 2014
The Iliad has survived for thousands of years not simply because it is an entertaining story, but because it transcends cultures and expresses universal themes of human existence. Themes are the guiding ideas of a work of art: the central message or fundamental essence about the human condition, which is symbolically portrayed in a given text. Select one theme from the Iliad and write an argumentative and interpretive essay, which examines…
to change and develop across cultures and as time has passed. Beowulf is the center of attention as a hero as he is an Anglo-Saxon warrior. In Anglo-Saxon culture a hero has to have all three strength, wisdom, and courage. Death for an Anglo-Saxon warrior is honorable and the courage they need to possess to be thought of as a warrior needs to be shown even if it means death. They must be willing to achieve glory through death. A major difference from other cultures until this point is that the…
Professor B. Richter
English 08, 4166
04 September 2014
Fate’s Favor in Beowulf’s Warrior Society
The idea of fate shapes the worldview of the warrior society in Beowulf. It is seen as what determines the fallout of transpiring events and therefore shapes which qualities are valued. The image of good and evil that the characters Beowulf and Grendel respectively embody provides validation for this belief in fate’s favor. Both Beowulf and Grendel’s representation of what is considered…