Nobody fully understands what drives people to undertake a mission, but it often causes people to take many risks. For example, Farah Ahmedi climbed a mountain on a prosthetic leg with a sick mother just to reach freedom. Rikki-Tikki fought for his life to save his family. John Steinbeck eavesdropped on people's conversations just to get material for his book. These stories show different people who had each set a goal for themselves. Ahmedi and Rikki-Tikki fought for their lives to survive and save their loved ones. While Steinbeck traveled to great lengths to write his book. Their goals may be different but they all had set a goal and they all eventually accomplished their goal.
Understanding that there is a big separation between rich and poor, Gordon Parks was in for a rude awakening in ‘Flavios Home’ when he came face to face with a family doing all they can to survive. Parks comes across a young fellow named Flavio da Silva who was struggling to carry water in a tin over his head and is immediately intrigued to learn more about him. Having an assignment over poverty, Parks took the chance to get better insight by following Flavio home. Recreating the environment and interactions he had creates an awareness that is able to give those not in nor around those in poverty to make a change. Parks goes beyond just going through the events by using descriptive words that allows readers to accompany him.
When Halstead was given this mission in Iraq, she never anticipated the challenge she would soon face. She had one year to plan her operation, train and certify her units for deployments and after months of painstaking preparation and training, Halstead was confident her soldiers and unit were ready to be certified for deployment. However, certification had to be issued by her superior, a three-star general recently back from Iraq—and the most challenging boss Halstead had ever encountered in all of her years of services.
Arranged marriage is found in various cultures and countries around the world, including Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East; having an arranged marriage is thought of as an Afghani tradition and has been a part of life for many families. The practice of arranged marriage has advantages and disadvantages; it can create more family power and give more financial security. Sadly being forced into a marriage can disrupt the independence of the engaged, most women stop their education when they become engaged resulting in many women being illiterate. This makes it impossible for them to be successful without depending on their husbands. Arranged marriage is found in many cultures throughout the modern world, though in a lot of cases it results in a happy family it can also be very limiting on women and often girls are married before they can give consent.
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson was directed by Kristi Jacobs- Stanley and designed by Maggie Jaunet, Alison Bucher, Kathryn Burke, Mia Macaluso, and Georgia Gresham. The genre is historical non-fiction and the style is . I saw it at Mount Carmel Academy, in the PAC, on and Saturday, October 6th at 2:00 p.m. Silent Sky was a very moving performance and it was one of the best plays that I have ever seen.
Farah Ahmedi was a girl who was desperate to escape her war-torn country of Afghanistan by crossing the border into Pakistan. Annie Johnson was a fierce woman who wanted to support her family by starting an intricate business that cooks meals for factory workers. The next mission missionary was Theodore Boone who was a 13 year old boy who wanted to prevent a bypass from being built through homes and farms, but not until his friend's farm was in the danger zone. However, all three wanted to help, whether it was them self or others.
Farah Ahmedi was a girl who was trying to escape her war-torn country of Afghanistan by crossing the border into Pakistan. Annie Johnson was a woman who wanted to support her family by starting a business that cooks meals for factory workers. Theodore Boone was a 13 year old boy who wanted to stop a bypass from being built through homes and farms, including his friend's farm. However, all three wanted to help, whether it was them self or others.
In life there are many situations where you have to make tough choices. Taking a human life is one of the hardest choices in the world and one no one should have to make. In the Poem Starlight Scope Myopia by Yusef Komunyakaa the value of human life is shown through tone, metaphors and imagery.
In chapter 10, titled Spacious Skies and Tilted Axes, Diamond discusses the influence of the axes of particular landmasses on the diffusion of technology and the advancement of the inhabitants of the landmass.
Michael Durant is a notable former 160th Black Hawk pilot. He is most recognized for his role in Operation Gothic Serpent, in Mogadishu, Somalia. During this operation his helicopter was one of two that were shot down with RPG’s, and he was the only survivor, who, consequently was taken captive by the Somali warlord. Mr. Durant’s career has spanned decades with the Regiment, even after retirement as the owner of a consultant firm specializing in special operations aviation. Steven Hartov is both an American and Israeli Army veteran, who has co-authored two books on the 160th with Mr. Durant. Mr. Hartov was the former editor in chief of “Special Operations Report,” and his writings are on the recommended reading list of the Army War College.
While analyzing the North Africa conflict, a combination of service capabilities would be required to achieve the desired end state of deterring and if necessary, the defeat of Algerian guerilla aggression to prevent regional and global destabilization. Taking into account the current military landscape that exists today, a joint task force (JTF) would be the ideal military response of the United States and collation partner’s while utilizing the regional military assets. Intelligence suggests guerilla forces are capable of a full scale offensive into Morocco in less than 36 hour notice, bringing the factors of time, force and space into consideration.
Many Children in the world face challenges that most people don’t have to. For example, two of his people face very hard challenges, Abdul, and Kundila. Two people who have it harder in life then us.In these stories, Doris Pilkington, and Katherine Boo amazingly show the challenges these two people face. In Katherine Boo’s story, Abdul has to work for his family to raise money to move to a better neighborhood. In Doris Pilkington’s story, Kundila has to protect his family from the white raiders.
However, when their mother came through the door and told them of a hungry family, the 4 women did not hesitate in giving away their luscious breakfast to those in need. The children delivered the food to the family and “a poor, bare, miserable room it was, with broken windows, no fire, ragged bedclothes, a sick mother, wailing baby, and a group of pale, hungry children cuddled under one old quilt, trying to keep warm”(24). The sisters realize what a harsh environment they live in, and because the setting is so pessimistic, they try to share the little wealth they have so that everyone may live long full lives. The setting in which they live, houses many people who have even less wealth than their own family. However, because of this dreadful place, they try and make sure that their community, or their family, is taken care of, even at the expense of their luxuries.
Starry Night by the renowned artist Vincent van Gogh has a significant meaning. Aside from the beautiful sea blue colors mixed with the sunny bright yellows, the graceful and thick brush strokes and meanings behind the colors tells a story of hope and passion.
Living in constant fear with his family and siblings in South Africa since young, he has grown comfortable in his own setting and his house without education. Mathabane’s parents hide from the police if they do not have their pass book and is force to do labor work for months. Without food supply, he and siblings suffers without food and plays in the yard each day, occasionally finding food with their mother. “Each day we spent without food drove us closer and closer to starvation” (Mathabane, 37). He lives in the neighborhood with rascal boys that have a bad influence on him. “Since staying at home meant hunger and chores, I began attaching myself to gangs of five-, six- and seven-year-old neighborhood boys who daily roamed the filthy streets of Alexandra in search of food and adventure” (Mathabane, 53). His mother realizes that he needs schooling so that he does not choose the same lifestyle of his parent. “I want you to go to school, because I believe that an education is the key you need to open up a new world and a new life for yourself, a world and life different from that of either your father’s or mine” (Mathabane, 133). Excelling through education will give them knowledge and know more about the world.