Imagine someone dying from a sickness. They know that they are on their last leg. They can either fight to stay alive, or they can give up hope and pass away. People control their own fate. Controlling their own fate means that they decide when it is time for them to die, and don’t just lay down and accept death. This idea can be seen in in many pieces of text including the following poems. “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley and “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas. Both authors express the theme of people control their own fate.
A less theoretical definition of poetry is, “putting the best words in the best possible order.” A poet may incorporate the theory as follows. The poet may astutely choose words possibly with a double meaning in order to indirectly convey a message, evoke emotions, or to slander. Then, the poet may unconventionally place such words and phrases perhaps out of expected order for the sake of creating a “word picture,” emphasizing the speaker’s feelings, or offering tangibility to the poem. By implementing this idea onto poetic works, the poet will have auspiciously written a superb poem. This theory may be applied to a few of Catullus’s poems specifically “Carmen 5”, “Carmen 8”, and “Carmen 85.” Catullus’s meticulous choice of words and arrangement highlight the central focus of the poem, obliquely criticize traditional Roman law, manipulate the audience’s attitude, transmit the speaker’s emotions, paint “word pictures,” and offer symbolic meaning consequently producing a successful poem.
Everybody has a goal and it is impossible to know what drives us to want to take risks to achieve our dreams, but people sometimes do crazy, dangerous things when trying to their goals. For example, Aengus walked through hilly lands and hollow lands for years just to find the love of his life. Farah Ahmedi climbed a mountain with a prosthetic leg to reach freedom and protect her family. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi fought two vicious snakes to protect his human family. All these characters had different reasons for their actions, but what was similar in all of the characters was that they all had determination, desire, and the ability to take on hardship to reach their goals.
In life, many things can drive us to undertake a mission and do drastic, crazy things to fulfill our goals. While we cannot truly understand what drives each individual to do so, oftentimes people want or need something badly enough to take risks. For example, Farah Ahmedi fought for her freedom by climbing a mountain on a prosthetic leg. Aengus searched for his glimmering girl from youth to old age. Rikki-tikki-tavi took on two grown cobras when he was still inexperienced. These characters, fictional or real, had different reasons and motivations behind what they did. Ahmedi sought freedom and survival and Aengus wanted love, while Rikki-tikki was merely following his sense of duty; however, all three shared a determination and ability to endure tough times to accomplish their goals.
Many people undertake missions, but why? Most are looking for what they most desire, to prove themselves, to achieve their long lasting dreams and goals, and changing their lives from the difficult to the simple. For example, Farah Ahmedi, went through all of these challenges to reach freedom, Aengus went searching for true love, and Rikki- TIkki Tavi wanted to prove himself and protect his “family”.These characters had different for doing what they did. Ahmedi was determined to survive any circumstances, while Aengus wanted to find the girl to have true love, and Rikki-Tikki wanted to be a true mongoose, killing and eating snakes. However all three were able to go through these obstacles and reach their goals.
To undertake a mission means to set a goal for yourself means to set a goal for yourself to accomplish. People are determined and work hard to reach their goals. For example, Farah Ahmedi climbed a mountain on a prosthetic leg to reach freedom. Aengus traveled long and hard to find love. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi was determined on killing the snakes and saving his new family. These characters had different reasons for pursuing their goals and doing what they did. Ahmedi wanted freedom, Rikki-Tikki wanted to protect his new family, and Aengus was set on finding love; however all three shared the determination to accomplish their goal.
When undertaking a mission, a person is often driven to reach a goal or achievement. Occasionally, people commit themselves to a task that may seem impossible, but complete it anyways. The force that drives people like Farah Ahmedi, who escaped her war torn country on a prosthetic leg, Aengus who spent his entire life searching for a girl who he fell for, or John Steinbeck who traveled all throughout the U.S. in a camper with nothing but his dog, is much more powerful than any magic spell or super power. Using determination, you can push through hardships and undertake missions just like Ahmedi, Steinbeck, and Aengus.
Every character in a book has a overall mission that they under take. Some of the missions can be dangerous others can be easily solved with common sense but the mission is what makes the main character of the book. I have chosen 3 characters to tell how they undertook their mission and what drove them to undertake the mission, no matter how hard or easy it was.
There are many questions that we might ask to better understand a person’s choices. One of these questions is, “What drives us to undertake a mission?” Depending on the person, there can be many answers to this question. In the two texts, Barrio Boy and Apollo 13, the main characters were trusting to successfully achieve their goals. Not only were both the crew in Apollo 13 and Ernesto Galarza trusting, but they were brave and dedicated too. In Barrio Boy, Ernesto Galarza’s goal or mission was to learn the English language and become a good American. In Apollo 13, however, the mission was, at first, to get to the moon, but when the circumstances changed, their mission was to return home safely.The crew in Apollo 13,
This trout had turned into a “glimmering girl[...]” (Yeats 13). Aengus was called by the name coming from the glimmering girl, causing Aengus to catch a glimpse, however she had vanished. The short glimpse was what led Angus's determination to find the girl. Once gone, Aengus never gave up hope looking for her. Even though Aengus was “[...]old with wandering” (Yeats 17) he had dedicated his life searching for his one true love. Aengus was determined. This was because he “[...]will find out where she has gone” (Yeats 19) no matter how long it would take. Though Aengus never found his love in the poem of “The Song of Wandering Aengus,” that never stopped his determination to succeed at finding his one true love.
When people undertake missions it isn’t always dangerous. There are many reasons someone would want to undertake a mission. In Barrio Boy and Apollo 13 they have to accomplish many challenges to overcome their missions. Certain missions or challenges can increase the desire to accomplish them. In order to undertake a mission you must work hard, trust people, and believe you can achieve your goals.
What drives people to undertake missions? For example, Ernesto wanted to learn english, go to school, and not give up so Ernesto came to America to go to school, learn english, and not give up. Annie Johnson did not give up and Annie made her own business and without this business Annie would not have money and would not be able to handle her childrens. Monica had more responsibilities to do because Monica wanted a little brother. Individuals are driven to undertake missions because for example one of the motivation of the first story was to learn english and go to school and be successful, another motivation was to make money to support a family, and the last motivation was that someone wanted a little brother.
The twenty-four old romantic poet John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” written in the spring of 1819 was one of his last of six odes. That he ever wrote for he died of tuberculosis a year later. Although, his time as a poet was short he was an essential part of The Romantic period (1789-1832). His groundbreaking poetry created a paradigm shift in the way poetry was composed and comprehended. Indeed, the Romantic period provided a shift from reason to belief in the senses and intuition. “Keats’s poem is able to address some of the most common assumptions and valorizations in the study of Romantic poetry, such as the opposition between “organic culture” and the alienation of modernity”. (O’Rourke, 53) The irony of Keats’s Urn is he likens
Fairy tales are full of tropes and stereotypes that exist from story to story, one of the main ones being the “happily ever after” ending. Most fairy tales, especially the traditional Perrault or Grimm versions, fall prey to this trope where the main goal is for the princess to find her prince, get married, and live happily ever after. Many critics, particularly feminist critics, find this trope to be problematic because of the extreme emphasis placed on marriage as women’s main, if not only, objective in life. Karen Rowe, for example, states in her essay “Feminism and Fairy Tales”, that “fairy tales perpetuate the patriarchal status quo by making female subordination seem a romantically desirable, indeed an inescapable fate” (342). In other words, Rowe relates the “romanticizations of marriage” portrayed in fairy tales with promotions of “passivity, dependency, and self-sacrifice” expected of women in their everyday lives (342). However, it can be dangerous to assume that every fairy tale conforms to the singular promotion of marriage as women’s only option. While early fairy tales such as “Cinderella” and “Sleeping Beauty” tend to glorify the romantic ideal of marriage, and in turn female subordination, contemporary tales and adaptations such as Brave and Frozen, are working to give women a more powerful position.