Sometimes I wish I had the power to control the seas like Percy, call upon the name of the wind like Kvothe, or be as inspiring as Kelsier. But then I remember that we hold an even greater power: the power to create.
As a recent graduate in the class of 2022 at the local high school, Peter had managed to finesse a job at the airport as a baggage handler. It was his job to help confused travelers to their gates, direct tired tourists to their ride, or hunt down stray suitcases for the passengers. He had been extremely proud to have grasped this opportunity- while his classmates were busy partying or roaming the streets for a good time, he was prioritizing his future by saving up money for college.
Johnson and Trump
America, in its more than 200-year history, has gone through profound change from a British colony to a powerful nation on the world stage. However, while some things evolve, the conflict and clashes between Congress and the President have not changed. Discord and strife between Congress and the President can arise from different agendas, beliefs, or ideologies. From former President Andrew Johnson during the 19th century to President Trump in the 21st century, history is the best testament to the Congressional opposition against the President due to clashing intentions and political affiliations.
Maturing in Joyce's "Araby"
In James Joyce’s Araby, the readers are introduced to the boy, a young main character who is enamored with his friend Mangan’s older sister. From the beginning of the story, the boy takes every available opportunity to glance at his crush- from her calling her brother to go home and the little moments when she passes by him in the streets.
The Brilliance of Marie Curie
Born as Marya Sklodowska in 1867 in Warsaw, Poland, Marie Curie’s family struggled heavily under an oppressive Tsarist regime that had a goal of wiping off the legacies of Polish culture. While their parents were teachers, their employment was perilous and the family sunk deeper and deeper into poverty, with the series of unfortunate events culminating in the death of Curie’s mother and sister to illnesses. Thus, she and her sister vowed to help each other obtain university educations.
I used to dream. I once had grand dreams of becoming a world-renowned chess player. What happened to them? Perhaps these aspirations have been eroded by the march of time. I once stared at the 2 x 2.5 inches board and its 32 pieces with the utmost fascination and curiosity. What happened to my love? Perhaps maturity and songs from chirping birds have forced me into committing adultery towards my past endeavor.