Ive just fininshed reading the first 4 Harry Potter books for about the 5th time through, and theyre just as magical and affecting as they have ever been. Everything is in here: suspense, adventure, mystery, humour, danger. Theres even some pretty satisfying paybacks. The characters are fantastic and fantastically realistic. There are bad people who turn out to be good guys and good people who turn out to be bad guys, just like life.
I think the thing I like best about these books is the message that its okay to be different - to be not "normal." I would love for everyone in school to have hear that message. It would probably reduce the bullying around the school.
These books value real thoughts. Much has been made of Harrys rule breaking, but only once in the series so far does he break a rule for arbitrary personal gain. Most of the time he makes a decision that whats right is more important than whats written. And you know what? Lifes like that sometimes. I think its great that kids are getting an example of how to do whats right even when it involves breaking rules. The Potter books also show that there are consequences for rule breaking. If not getting caught and getting a detention, then a spell going wrong and someone getting turned into a cat. This shows that when you make a decision to go against the rules that things may not go as you expected and you have to take responsibility for the outcome.
"Old Man and the Sea" to shape the success of a classic tough guy image. It is also the author of Hemingway won the Nobel Prize for Literature. Cuba said the book is a Fisher the to Santiago a man fishing alone in the 84 days after nothing caught a Marlins immeasurable. This is also the elderly have never seen more than heard of his boat two feet longer a big fish. Great efforts are also big fish pulled the boat drift for a whole two days and nights the elderly in the past two days and two nights have never experienced the hardships endured the test and finally the big fish to death tied to the bow. However at this time has been in the midst of the sharks the elderly and the sharks were life-and-death struggle the result of a shark or a big Marlins finished the old trailer home last only a bare skeleton of the fish.
Hemingways why the elderly did not let the final victory? Novels in the words of the elderly: "A person must not be defeated born" "people do can be destroyed but can not be defeated." This is the "Old Man and the Sea "philosophy would like to reveal. There is no denying that people will be as long as it is flawed. When a person is to recognize the shortcomings and efforts to overcome it and not to succumb to it regardless of the final catch of the Marlins a complete or an empty frame which have been does not matter because the value of a persons life has been Marlins in the hunt for the process of fully embodied. Have to strive for their ideals the struggle and I wonder if he is not a winner right?Fisher challenge is to own their own shortcomings and the winner of the courage and confidence. View from the secular point of view of the victory the winner will not be the last Fisher because despite his big win over the Marlins but the Marlins eventually let big sharks eat and he was just the bones of the dead with a big Marlins shelf back to shore that is to say the shark is the winner. However in the eyes of the idealistsFisher is the winner because he has not been to the sea to the big Marlins no compromise and surrender to the sharks. Beethovens music as the master said "I can be destroyed but I can not be conquered."
Humanity is a powerful human beings have their own limits but it is because such a personFisher again and again to challenge the limits beyond them this limits the expansion of only one one times the greater challenges facing the before mankind. In this sense this Fisher Diego Sandinista hero regardless of the challenges the limits of their success or failure are always worthy of our respect. Because he gives us is the most noble of human self-confidence!
Life itself is an endless pursuit. It is the road long difficult and full of ups and downs but as long as its own tenaciously to a brave heart to meet the challenges of self-confidence he will always be a real winner!
The novel opens with the famous line, "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.". and ends with two marriages: Jane and Bingleys, as well as Darcy and Elizabeths. Both couples are assumed to live happily ever after.
Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bennet is the core of the family. Elizabeth is the second of Mr. and Mrs. Bennets five daughters, and is an intelligent, bold, attractive twenty-year-old when the story begins. In addition to being her fathers favourite, Elizabeth is characterized as a sensible, yet stubborn, woman. Misled by his cold outward behaviour, Elizabeth originally holds Mr. Darcy in contempt. However, she finds that Mr. Darcy improves on acquaintance, more so than she would expect.
Fitzwilliam Darcy (commonly known as Mr. Darcy) is the central male character and Elizabeths second love interest in the novel. He is an intelligent, wealthy, extremely handsome and reserved 28-year-old man, who often appears haughty or proud to strangers but possesses an honest and kind nature underneath. Initially, he considers Elizabeth his social inferior, unworthy of his attention, but he finds that, despite his inclinations, he cannot deny his feelings for Elizabeth. His initial proposal of marriage is rejected because of his pride and Elizabeths prejudice against him; however, at the end of the novel, after their relationship has blossomed, he is happily engaged to a loving Elizabeth.
Role of women in the 18th century
In late-18th-century England, women were relegated to secondary roles in society with respect to property and social responsibilities. For example, women were not permitted to visit new arrivals to the neighbourhood (such as Mr. Bingley in Pride and Prejudice) until the male head of their household had first done so. Women were under enormous pressure to marry for the purpose of securing their financial futures and making valuable social connections for their families. Therefore, marriage, though romanticised, was in many ways a financial transaction and social alliance rather than a matter of love. Although Jane Austen did not condone loveless marriages (she stayed single all her life), she did approve of matches having equality in various respects, including wealth, social status, love and character. In Pride and Prejudice, wealth, social status, chastity (and the perception of chastity) and physical attractiveness are depicted as factors affecting a womans chances for a good marriage.