Boudicca is a prominent figure in the history of Britain. As Queen of the Iceni tribe in ancient South East England, she led the revolt of the Celtic (Ancient British) people against the occupying Romans in 60 AD. Although she was a woman in a time when women didn’t usually hold any power, her people were willing to follow her cause and left a bloody trail of devastation; having Roman families hanged, burnt and crucified. However, her legacy has inspired Queens and she has been immortalised as one of Britain’s first heroic patriots. What we know for sure about this inspirational woman is limited. The main sources of information about her are from histories written by prominent Roman historians, Dio Cassius and Tacitus. This not only creates
We are now living in a world where video games have become a major aspect of some people's lives. It has impacted many in a negative way and positive way. Most of these games provide us with a theme or lessons we can take away from playing. I’m not a big gamer, but being a soccer player, I have fallen in love with FIFA. I’ve always finished my homework quickly or decided not to do it at all, so I could play FIFA. I was never able to imagine a video game could have such an impact in my character and life. FIFA has done just that and has overall helped my time-management, as well as my patience.
“Desire, a sense of longing for something or someone that is unbearable to live without. A craving that can only be fulfilled by the one thing that caused it. In The Great Gatsby, desire is the one urge that many of the characters could never overcome. The Great Gatsby is a well written novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald where a midwesterner named Nick Carraway gets lured into the lavish and elegant life style of his enigmatic neighbor, Jay Gatsby. As the story unravels, Nick Carraway begins to see through Gatsby's suave facade, only to find a desperate, heartbroken and lonely man who just wanted to relive the past with his one and only desire. This sensational love story takes place during the well known“Roaring Twenties.” This wild era for many Americans was about the rise of a consumer culture, the growth of cities, and the upsurge of mass entertainment. The time period also consisted of the ban on the importation, production, sale, and transportation of alcoholic beverages, which was known as prohibition. The Great Gatsby illustrates how desire can influence major life decisions.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was the model of the American image in the nineteen twenties. He had wealth, fame, a beautiful wife, and an adorable daughter; all seemed perfect. Beneath the gilded façade, however, was an author who struggled with domestic and physical difficulties that plagued his personal life and career throughout its short span. This author helped to launch the theme that is so prevalent in his work; the human instinct to yearn for more, into the forefront of American literature, where it would remain a common topic of writing to this day. Far below the partying and drinking front of F. Scott Fitzgerald lay a common man who wrote from the heart, and held nothing back.
Fillippo Brunelleschi is famous for such ideas and projects as the “Cupola of the Duomo” in Florence and for the way he convoluted forms of classical architecture according to the new spirit of his age. In the Florentine workshops he was trained as a sculptor and goldsmith and in 1401 he became well known by winning a competition for the second door of Baptistery “Ex Aequo” with Lorenzo Ghiberti, who was commissioned to carry out the work. The Bargello Museum holds the panels of the “Sacrifice of Isaac” that the two artists carried out for this competition. It is believed Brunelleschi most likely spent the next three years studying sculpture and architecture with his friend Donatello in Rome. In 1401 he joined
American culture, its society, and its landscapes are all shaped by the automobile. The automobile is more than just a vehicle or a means to get from one point to the next. A car is a symbol, upon which Americans project their dreams, desires, goals, values, beliefs, and identities. In Dagoberto Gilb's short story, "Love in L.A.," the protagonist's name is Jake. Jake envisions his ideal car, with crushed velvet interior, an FM radio, electric controls, and a heater because "he could imagine lots of possibilities when he let himself," (p. 432). Jake's vision is more than a vehicle; it is the American Dream epitomized.
In the movie 'Life Is Beautiful', a Jewish man and his family are put into a concentration camp during the Holocaust. The movie gives an inside look at the horrors the Jews were faced with during the Holocaust. ?Life Is Beautiful? should be incorporated into a unit on the Holocaust in schools because it shows everything the Jews were faced with, it handles expressing the horrors of the Holocaust without being too graphic, and it would help students get a more personal feeling of what happened to the Jews.
Well, go buy a book that was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This amazing writer has made many books like This Side of Paradise, The Beautiful and Damned, and The Great Gatsby. Out of all of these books, the best one that will make you hop into your Ford to get straight away is the Great Gatsby. The book is narrated by Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner who moves to the town of West Egg on Long Island. He lives next door to a mansion owned by the wealthy and mysterious Jay Gatsby. The novel follows Nick and Gatsby's strange friendship and Gatsby's pursuit of a married woman named Daisy. this book has turned Fitzgerald into one of the country's favorite writers. Everyone is reading it, why don’t
“Be careful what you wish for.” It’s too bad the characters in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby didn’t heed this warning. Set in the 1920’s, The Great Gatsby tells the story of how the narrator, Nick Carraway, moves to Long Island and befriends the mysterious millionaire next door, eventually joining him on an adventure to help reunite him with his long-lost love. With the extravagant parties and riches beyond compare, the book soon takes a turn for the worst. However, the tragic ending could have been avoided if only the characters hadn’t been blinded by what they wanted. Although each character was driven by their desires, the character most blinded by his dreams was Jay Gatsby, the namesake of the novel. All Gatsby ever wanted was for Daisy Buchanan to love him. Everything Gatsby did was to win Daisy’s love, but his efforts were ultimately in vain. As the book progresses, the reader begins to learn and to understand Jay Gatsby’s motivations, eventually seeing that his dreams of being with Daisy were the driving force behind his quest for wealth.
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici was elected in 2012 to represent Oregon’s first district, which is located Northwest of the state. Bonamici is currently on two committees which are Education and Workforce and Science, Space and Technology. Her main priority as Congresswoman is to advocate for federal policies that can benefit working families a chance to succeed in the economy. Bonamici has been a big advocate in not only helping workers to become financially secure but also saving up for their retirement. Congresswoman Suzanne has been a strong supporter of raising the federal minimum wage, giving workers the opportunity to voice their opinion in their jobs, paid family leave and giving women the opportunity to have access to family
Now firmly into his third season as a head coach in the NHL, Bill Peters, coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, has a lot of work in front of him to get this team into post-season contention. Through his first two years with the organization, Peters is still yet to participate in the playoffs. In fact, it has been seven years since Carolina last saw the playoffs.
During both my High School years and now into college I have been able to keep up with my academics requirements and play soccer which requires a lot of dedication. Soccer has not only allowed me to be in good physical shape, but has also given the experience of working in a team environment, where you are constantly trying to help out others. You also learn that harder tasks involve more time and
In a flash, the referee blows his whistle, and the game is over. Legs striding, I chase after the ball, stealing it from the other team. Amidst the excitement, I lose track of time, and minutes go by in seconds. I started playing soccer when I was 7 years old. For as long as I can remember I have loved to play soccer. When I play soccer I forget about all my worries. Since then I have played for many different recreational teams for Verdigris and Catoosa. I have also played for a competitive soccer team for West Side Alliance. Today, I play for Verdigris High School soccer. I have played for their junior varsity team for two years as the captain and the junior varsity player of the year. I have also played for the varsity team.
Everybody's got a Helene Tucker, a symbol of everything you want. I loved her for her goodness, her cleanness, her popularity. She'd walk down my street and my brothers and sisters would yell, "Here comes Helene," and I'd rub my tennis sneakers on the back of my pants and wish my hair wasn't so nappy and the white folks' shirt fit me better. I'd run out on the street. If I knew my place and didn't come too close, she'd wink at me and say hello. That was a good feeling. Sometimes I'd follow her all the way home, and shovel the snow off her
When Ida and Urbano Fellini bore their first son, Federico, they must have known that he would be far from a calm easygoing person. On the evening of January 20, 1940, the weather at the seaside resort of Rimini on the Adriatic coast of Italy, was not pleasant. There was thunder, lightning, high seas, winds, and heavy rains; quite a setting for the entrance of one who was to be regarded as one of the greatest film directors in history.