Joe Gibbs learned at an early age that being a professional football player was

Joe Gibbs learned at an early age that being a professional football player was an unrealistic goal based on his strengths and abilities. So, he decided to pursue his dream job as an NFL head coach. It took decades to achieve that dream, but setting effective goals helped him get there!
To find success like Coach, we need to set SMART goals. Have you ever set a goal that was unrealistic? What happened? What did you learn? Using the SMART goal framework, identify a past goal that you made for yourself and explain why it might have been unrealistic.

As I investigate Henry David Thoreau’s “Resistance to Civil Government”, I under

As I investigate Henry David Thoreau’s “Resistance to Civil Government”, I understand the claims he makes throughout his reading, and I can say that I most definitely agree with him. I believe that it is an American duty to protect and defend their homeland in the face of any injustice. If any type of unjust laws is being enforced in the United States, the Americans must step up and defend their rights to protest peacefully and disprove it. Today, we are seeing this happen in Cuba; how Cubans are protesting for their basic human rights because they are tired of the injustice that they are living for over sixty years since Castro took over. Also, we are seeing peaceful manifestations all throughout the United States because Cuban Americans want the United States to do a military intervention in Cuba. As we see what is going on and compare it with the reading, I do reinstate that it is an American duty to defy unjust laws and to defy the government if it ever comes an issue (for example, dictatorship, communism, Marxianism, etc.). To help support the American people in case of this happening is Amendment two; the right to bear arms. With this Amendment the American people have support in case we ever experience what the Cuban people are experiencing, that is having the government charge at the Cuban people with military ammunition and them just having nothing but baseball bats, and stones to fire back at the government and to defend themselves. That is why I agree one hundred percent with what Henry David Thoreau’s main idea was in “Resistance to Civil Government”, that is our duty as Americans to defy and justify unjust laws when opposed by the government, this idea gives support to the American people. 

In the start of the story, it is obvious that the hero permits herself to be sec

In the start of the story, it is obvious that the hero permits herself to be second rate compared to John. “John is pragmatic in the limit. He has no tolerance with confidence, an exceptional repulsiveness of odd notion, and he jeers transparently at any discussion of things not to be felt and seen and put down in figures.” (Perkins P. 687). John directs orders as a doctor, for her to remain in bed, not to dive into her imagination, and cease her compositions. “So I take phosphates and phosphites-whichever it is, and tonics, and excursions, and air, and work out, and am totally taboo to ‘work’ until I am well once more. 
By and by, I accept that suitable work, with energy and change, would benefit me” (Perkins P.687). “In any case, what is one to do?” (Gilman P.27). By then, she is being sub-par compared to John and having a low confidence and trust in herself. John knows his significant other on a shallow layer just and he sees the external part, yet misses the lady caught shouting to be liberated. 
John’s obliviousness blinds him from completely understanding his significant other. Their relationship isn’t equivalent in a marriage sense. As indicated in the essay on The Yellow Wallpaper, ladies were required to satisfy their obligations as spouses and moms. The hero can’t or willing to hold fast to the best model of family life by the nineteenth century society and John is at misfortune regarding what to do. Considering this, John was an impression of society. 
The obliviousness and deficiencies of society drove the hero toward a path that might have been forestalled in the event that they would have just got out of the container. John’s answer was to utilize Weir Mitchell’s rest routine to fix his better half, not realizing he planned to drive her to the brink of craziness. On occasion, John alluded to the hero in the third individual “Favor her little heart!” (Perkins P.692) “She will be just about as wiped out however she sees fit!”. John disintegrated the hero’s character. She is treated as a kid depending on direction and help from John. She depends on John, as a kid would rely upon a parent in regards to any move or thought she makes. 
The hero is designed according to Charlotte Perkins Gilman who is experiencing wretchedness and nervousness. She is peaceful and docile to John. She frantically might want to satisfy her better half and accept her job as a spouse and mother. She is battling with withstanding her better half’s requirements and her inward most cravings of imagination. “He doesn’t trust that I am wiped out! What’s more, how would one be able to respond? On the off chance that a doctor of elevated status, and one’s own better half, guarantees companions and family members that there is actually nothing the matter with one except for transitory apprehensive gloom, a slight insane propensity, what is one to do?”(Perkins P.687). 
She stows away in her compositions that should be kept stowed away from John. “John doesn’t have a clue the amount I truly endure. He knows there is no motivation to endure, and that fulfills him.”(Perkins P. 688) “It is difficult to talk with John about my case, since he is so astute, and on the grounds that he cherishes me so”. 
Confinement and weariness powers the hero to utilize the room as a den where her brain starts to ponder and she starts to discover solace in the yellow backdrop. She continuously starts to see the examples in the backdrop, which is “a lady lowering down and crawling around behind that example.” (Perkins P.692) The hero becomes fixated on the ladies in the backdrop that she fails to remember that she needs to be the ideal spouse and mother. 
The intriguing thing is “around evening time in any sort of light, in dusk, candlelight, lamplight, and most exceedingly awful of all by moonlight, it becomes bars! The external example, I mean, and the lady behind is pretty much as plain as can be.”(Perkins P.693) “I didn’t understand for quite a while what the thing was that displayed behind, that faint sub example, however I am very certain it is a woman.”(Perkins 693) The lady lowering down and crawling around behind the example that represents accommodation to man in the nineteenth century time. The hero starts to zero in just on the example during the evening time and resting in the day. 
During the evening hours the hero accepts the lady becomes alive and attempts to liberate herself from imprisonment. “I see her in that concealed path, crawling all over. I see her in those dim grape arbors, crawling all around the nursery. I see her on that long street under the trees, crawling along, and when a carriage comes she stows away under the blackberry vines.”(Perkins P.695). Notwithstanding her obsession with the yellow backdrop, the hero starts to become stronger and more confident. 
She starts to not pay attention to John any longer, not searching for his endorsement in dynamic, and starts the developing cycle of her self-assurance. Eventually, the hero has an enlivening or resurrection of herself concerning John. “Why there’s John at the door!”(Perkins P. 697). “It is of no utilization, young fellow, you can’t open it!”(Perkins P.687). “John dear!” said the hero in the gentlest voice.”(Perkins P.697). These are instances of the hero having had a job inversion with John; she is the definitive individual now, rather than John. 
Likewise she could be portrayed as the senior and John as the minor. The hero has taken responsibility for and could remain on her two feet without being mediocre compared to John. The hero acknowledges I am an individual that can settle on choices all alone without sitting tight for authorization from John. The hero is starting to track down her actual character in the story. “When it was moonlight and that helpless thing started to slither and shake the example, I got up and rushed to help her.” (Perkins P.696). The hero has locked the room, while John is away and starts to strip off the layers of the backdrop. 
Additionally the hero starts crawling around the room as the backdrop caught lady does when she comes out at evening time. John at last opens the entryway and sees what the hero has done and swoons. “I have left finally, ” said the hero, “despite you and Jane. Furthermore, I’ve pulled a large portion of the paper, so you can’t return it to me!” (Gilman P.32). As John blacks out, the hero continues to crawl over him to proceed with her work. The crawling over him represents that the hero has acquired control of her own life.

Prompt The heroes of all the myths we have covered thus far have been quite comp

Prompt
The heroes of all the myths we have covered thus far have been quite complex, and this week’s reading about Sigurth is no different. In this es.say, analyze how the poems describe Sigurth’s heroic accomplishments, and explain your impression of him. In doing so, pay close attention to his fight with the dragon, his promise to Brynhild, his pact with Gunner, and his ultimate betrayal.
Guidelines
• Your initial response should be at least 500 words in length
• Use MLA format for any quotations or citations that you use to support your answer
• Use size 12 font, one-inch margins, and double-spacing
• Consult the MLA Formatting and Style Guide to understand how to format citations and 
references and for general writing assistance (writing style, mechanics, grammar, etc.). 
Readings
The Poetic Edda: Stories Of The Norse Gods And Heroes, translated and edited by Jackson Crawford. Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2015.
Introduction, pp. ix to xxii
Voluspa, pp. 1 to 16
Havamal, pp. 17 to 47
Vafthurthnismal, pp. 48 to 59
Lokasenna, pp. 100 to 114
Thrymskvitha, pp. 115 to 122
Baldrs draumar, pp. 141 to 144
Rigsthula, pp. 145 to 155
Voluspa en skamma, pp. 156 to 167
Fra dautha Sinfjotla, pp. 218 to 219
Gripisspa, pp. 220 to 233
Reginsmal, pp. 234 to 240
Fafnismal, pp. 241 to 251
Sigrdrifumal, pp. 252 to 259
Brot af Sigurtharkvithu, pp. 260 to 265
Guthrunarkvitha I, pp. 266 to 272
Sigurtharkvitha en skamma, pp. 273 to 288
Helreith Brynhildar, pp. 289 to 292

C. Lo   The Timeless Themes of Shakespeare             What makes a story a stor

C. Lo
 
The Timeless Themes of Shakespeare
            What makes a story a story? Is it the desire to enter a different space along with following an interesting character, or is it the different settings that a character may go through? It is both these things and none of these things for without themes the two could not exist. This is something that I tell myself when I am creating the foundation and progressing through the stories that I write and to think that other authors would not do the same is absurd. William Shakespeare is no exception to this. Whether it be plays or poems, Shakespeare lets it be known of what he writes. It can be a tragedy, a love story, or a combination of the two; however, one cannot deny that Shakespeare knew how to connect the audience as well as the readers with his themes. ‘Sonnet 29’ says “I all alone beweep my outcast state,
And trouble deaf heaven with my bootless cries,
And look upon myself, and curse my fate,
Wishing me like to one more rich in hope,
Featur’d like him, like him with friends possess’d,
Desiring this man’s art, and that man’s scope” (Shakespeare lines 2-7). Through these lines, we understand that one of the themes of the sonnet is despair. Our character is depressed, has lost all hope, and has become this state of hopelessness. With the theme of despair and the showing of our characters conflicts, they have created this foundation for this poem and have already thrown the reader right into the world of the story. Allowing them to connect with the character. I believe this is the reason why Shakespeare is still relevant today. The way he was able to create these stories through different forms of literature that allow the reader or the audience to connect with these characters so effortless is inspiring.
Works Cited
Shakespeare. “Sonnet 29”. British Literature I: Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century and Neoclassicism, Vol. 17, English Open Textbooks, 2018, pp. 1177-1184.
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Willam Shakespeare’s work is widely regarded to be some of the most timeless works of literature to be written. This is most likely attributed to the subtle themes within his works being most grounded in people as a whole. Themes of revenge, love, death, and jealousy are common within his works, most notably in plays such as Romeo and Juliet and in his sonnets such as Sonnet 18. Shakespeare’s sonnet 18 is more or less a love letter to a significant other, comparing their appearance to a summer’s day and how that beauty will not fade, “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate”. (Shakespeare 18) Comparisons like these are common in these sonnets, which is similar to how someone would try to engage with another person here in the modern day. Sonnet 18 in particular shows the timeless nature of Shakespeare and his works. Lines 13-14 read as “So long as men can breathe, or eyes can see. So long lives this, and this gives life to thee.” (Shakespeare 13-14). These last lines roughly translate to, as long as this sonnet remains relevant, you will live on. Shakespeare’s goal with this sonnet has become a reality, as the recipient of praise still lives on today in the form of this sonnet due to its continuous relevance. As long as his works remain, Shakespeare’s influence on modern culture will never die. The sonnets function as a form of time capsule, to not only see how far we as a civilization have come but to show how little human nature changed over time.  
Robinson, Bonnie J and Getty, Laura, British Literature I: Middle Ages to the Eighteenth Century and Neoclassicism, (2018) English Open Textbooks 17
https://oer.galileo.usg.edu/english-textbooks/17, pp. 1177-1184. 

Identify a character from both a fiction (Zitkala-Sa, Alexie’s “Pawn Shop,” Wrig

Identify a character from both a fiction (Zitkala-Sa, Alexie’s “Pawn Shop,” Wright, or Ellison) and a nonfiction (Tecumseh, Jacobs, or Douglass) piece that we have read this week. First,show how the character is limited in his or her role in society (excluded from the American Dream), and then explain specifically how that character pushes against boundaries imposed by society.Criteria:300 words minimum (excluding quotations and citations)Include two properly integrated and cited quotations one from each work)to support your claims. You may use either direct or paraphrased quotes. See the Literary Analysis Tools Modules in Weeks 1 and 2 for information about integrating and citing quotes.