The basis of human relationships are the formation of secrets. Secrets build the trust that people have with each other in their relationships. A common complication with human relationships is with whom and when to share a secret. People confide in others when something becomes stressful or interesting with the hopes of relieving stress or sharing excitement. One person sharing a secret commonly turns into a domino effect and many times confidence is broken because the information is unknowingly shared. Holding a secret from people can push loved ones away. Laura Van Den Berg uses quest and geography in her short story, “Antarctica,” to reveal her message that keeping secrets will result in a person being isolated.
Taking risks is a scary situation for anyone. McCormick faced his “dragon”, overcame self-doubt, and renewed
For an exemplary leader, what is one of the highest compliments that you could ever receive? Sir Ernest Shackleton was a British explorer who–after failing to reach the Southern Pole first–wanted to be the first to ever accomplish a trans–Antarctic expedition. On October 27th, 1915 Shackleton’s boat–the Endurance–was crushed by the pressure of the melting Antarctic ice; leaving Shackleton and his crew stranded in the Antarctic. On August 30th, 1916 after a treacherous one and a half years of living in the Antarctic and surrounding islands, Shackleton and his crew were rescued following an unimaginable story of survival. The qualities of leadership Shackleton exhibited that resulted in the survival of him and his crew were, having certain
“Thousands of our noble soldiers have gladly given up their lives for their country. Should I hesitate to do as much?” This is a direct quote from the famous heroine, Pauline Cushman. She was a very courageous Union Spy and American Actress. Not only was she was a mother of three, but she also had a total of three husbands. Pauline wouldn’t let anything stop her- not near death experiences, not a sentence to execution- not anything. She focused on the task at hand and put aside any fears or doubts.
For the Chicago native Devonte Ingram he would have to step up in a life or death situation because when he was about to lose all he had left he held on. It was about 7:30 on a Monday night and Devonte walking a few steps in front of his sister (Diavonnie Ingram) when the unthinkable happened "I bent down to tie my shoe and then I felt something lift me up from the back of my book bag then tried to throw me in the van," said Diavonnie Ingram Devonte unknowingly walking ahead suddenly heard his sisters cry’s rushed into the rescue "I just had to pull her legs until I had started screaming and he had let go," Devonte Ingram said. Finally the man had let go but he wasn’t giving up "She had moved her arms so the book bag could slip off and then
Everyone values something like cars or jobs. A lot of people value people or MVPs in their life like their parents, or a sports player. A MVP has to try hard, they won't give up, and respects others. In the book Surviving Antarctica there are five teenagers that work together get to south pole, and they are competing to be MVP. I think Grace should be the MVP because she played her part, and didn't give up.
Diana Nyad is well known for swimming from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage; her experience can teach others to see the world and themselves in a whole new perspective. Although she accomplished her goal, it took Nyad a total of five attempts in order to successfully swim from Cuba to Florida. Her fifth and final attempt to make this journey took her approximately fifty-three hours. The distance was over 110 miles, which broke the world record for the distance swam without the protection of a shark cage. Even though Nyad went through hard times during her expedition, she never gave up on herself. Her experience plays a large role in not only how people see the world, but the way they see themselves too.
In 1926 there was a woman who was the first woman to swim on the english channel and previously won the 1924 Olympics, her name was Gertrude Ederle.She was born October 23, 1906, she belongs to german immigrants who moved to New York City. Gertrude went the Olympics and got a gold medal in the 4x100 meter relay and a bronze 100 meter and 400 meter relay. June 1925 Gertrude was 19 years old when she beated the old swim record of swimming from New York Battery to Sand Hook, New Jersey.Gertrude’s first attempt to swim on the english channel was shot down because there was a technicality.Her first coach, the one that was with her the first time, told Gertrude to stop because there was too much salt water going into her mouth and he was worried
When people are in these life or death situations they have to do things they thought they would never have to do. For instance, in the book “Night” by Elie
Diana Nyad is an American author, journalist, motivational speaker, and long- distance swimmer. Diana is also the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without getting injury, swimming one hundred and one miles in fifty- three hours. It was Diana fifth time standing on the Cuban shore, hoping that she will make it across that vast from Cuba to Florida. Not only has she tried four times but even the greatest swimmer in the world has been trying since 1950's and it hasn't been done yet. Knowing the risk of the dangerous wildness of an ocean, she still continues this great journey. Facing the sharks and box jellyfish, the deadliest venom are in these waters. From her previous attempt, she came close to dying. Diana team and her best friend
In the book, “Swimming to Antarctica” by Lynne Cox, a very talented swimmer does something incredible creating a great story of her success. Lynne Cox truly does something amazing in her story and how it all started. But what is it that possessed her to accomplish this goal and work hard to be successful?
Many of the characters in Tuck Everlasting shows making the right choice, but it wasn’t easy for them, some had to sacrifice a lot of things. One of the characters is Winnie, on page 114 it states, “I can help! When your mother climbs out of the window, I’ll climb in and take her place. I can wrap myself up in her blanket, and when the constable looks in, he won’t be able to tell the difference. Not in the dark. I can hump up and look a lot bigger. Miles can even put the window back.” Even though Winnie made the right choice, she knew that she might lose the trust of her family members, but she still took the risk. She knew that Mae got sent to the gallows because Mae was protecting her. Another character that has been through this is Miles. On page 84 it states, “Winnie looked at his young, strong face and after a moment she said, “Why didn’t you take them to the spring and give them the special water?” “Well, of course, we didn’t realize about the spring while we
The idea of fear can be frightening! but the idea of prospering is another. Welcome Mrs Mackay and students today is the discussion of risks and rewards. I will discover wether a risks can be beneficial, or dangerous to us and if it is worth it. Well with the help of Wonder and The Happiest Refuge we can see from the examples provided if it is worth the pain. Mark Zuckerberg said “The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks” this statement from the millionaire of the company Facebook invites us into a discussion taking us into the true meaning of taking a risk and what us as humans can gain. I agree with this statement because as humans if you do not take a risk you’re not gaining anything for yourself while missing out on
In the book The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, I think that the theme is it’s okay to take a risk. There are many times in this book where risks are taken. If there were no risks taken the story would be boring.
The statement, “Let me go forward, therein danger is;” (4) explains that her choice to go forward is thwarted by