But by each new morning, my father’s words would shake me awake. The words fat, lazy, and stupid would echo through my head, until I finally opened my eyes and saw that they were true. I would hurry out of bed and destroy all the words I’d written the night before.
This same routine of verbal assault went on through my teens, and into womanhood. They shaped my mind, spirit, and vision. When I looked in the mirror I really did see that stupid, lazy girl my father saw.
In the past four years of my life, no activity has affected me more than wrestling. Four years of varsity wrestling and the honor of being a team captain has instilled many qualities in me. First, through years of hard work and continuous dieting, wrestling has given me discipline. This discipline has spread to other parts of my personality, including my moral character, work ethic, and perserverence. Another quality wrestling has given me is leadership. As a team captain, I have learned to lead by example, both on and off the mat. Above all, though, wrestling has given me a love of life. Through this sport, I have experienced pain, sacrifice, adversity, and success. Exposure to these feelings-which are, in my opinion, the essence of being-has allowed me to truly appreciate life. I hope to continue wrestling at Georgetown.
The renowned twentieth century author and journalist, Ernest Miller Hemingway had provided the world of literature a few of the best pieces. Hemingway essays and Hemingway short stories are perfect examples of modern literature. The understated and economic style of Ernest Hemingway essays mesmerized the readers of the twentieth century. Most of Hemingway’s essays and short stories were produced during the mid of 1920’s and mid of 1950’s. Thus this modern writer influenced the world with his stoic, adventurous and macho figure. Not only his writing style but also his personal life became the emblem of the modern society.
The author belonged to a well to do family of Oak Park, Illinois. His father was a physician and they had a descent living standard. After finishing his schooling at The Kansas City Stars, he enrolled himself as an ambulance driver during the First World War. He retired after being seriously injured and this experience of his life found expression in his writing, A Farewell to Arms. His writings generally had two types of characters the post war individual, who needed emotional support and was vocal about his needs and the other was a responsible modern heroic personality. Hemingway led an adventurous life and most of his writings reflected instances from his personal life. Death and violence provided the underlying theme for the best Hemingway short stories.
In my particular situation, I have an 85-year-old father, a wife, a fifteen-year-old son, four house cats, goats, horses, dogs, a few other relatives, and assorted other animals that turn up from time to time.
What immediately strikes the reader about this set-before even reading it-is the balance between the essays. Each answer contains only one paragraph, each of approximately equal length. The solid structure of each essay and the focus of each reflects this outward balance. Each one focuses on a completely different area of its writerâs life, another striking detail. The first focuses on his career goals, the second on his interest in history, the third on his interest in the visual arts, and the fourth on wrestling. This is a perfect example of the jigsaw puzzle approach. When put together, you have a well-rounded individual with passion, depth, and involvement in many different areas.
The most renowned author, printer, politician, political theorist, scientist, inventor, musician, satirist, diplomat and statesman hailed from a middle-class family, who failed to provide him with a formal education. His father, Josiah Franklin was a soap and candle maker but aspired to send Franklin to a school visited by the clergy. Being unable to gather fund for his studies, Benjamin had to discontinue formal education at the age of ten. The rest of his studies banked upon his voracious reading that enlightened him. He stepped into the professional world at the age of twelve when he served as an apprentice to his brother James, a printer. He started writing at the age of 15 under the pseudonym Mrs. Silence Dogood. Soon writings by Benjamin Franklin gained momentum and his identity was disclosed. Differences cropped up between his brother and him and he left behind his family for an independent livelihood in Philadelphia.
Perhaps, if our lives had turned out differently, that now unforgettable would have receded into the bank of forgotten childhood memories, but, unfortunately fate directed that that was to be my last meaningful conversation with my mother.
‘Romulus My Father’ communicates both a notion of belonging and not belonging through the representation of the recurring theme to do with landscape and nature....
Benjamin Franklin loved experimenting with human minds. He believed in the imperfection of human beings and loved exploring the nooks and corners of human emotion. Thus his interest in human psychology provoked him to justify human behavior and be tolerant. This was also a dominant characteristic of Benjamin Franklin writings. “The Whistle” by Benjamin Franklin is one such short story dealing with the introspection and perception of the outer world by a small child. It establishes the distinction drawn between a necessary and unnecessary thing in the life of a man of mediocre stature. This piece uses a lot of symbolism when the narrator refers to the “whistle” to refer to his past and is a good plot with a good purpose.
Raymond Carver entertains this topic in his poem, "Photograph of My Father in His Twenty-second Year." In this poem Carver provides us with a beautifully touching slice of life that is not only flawless in writing and technique, but that connects and emotionally evokes...