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The Cannibals accepted John Paton after he dug a well and provided them with water. They had previously been drinking dirty water and they were getting sick. He dug the well and gave the people all the water they wanted. When the villagers asked how he did it, he said that God gave them water and that they should thank God. The village leader said that none of the other gods they worshiped did such a thing for them and asked if John would preach a sermon to them on the well the next Sabbath day. When the day came, the chief gave a short speech to encourage the people to listen to John. That day, many idols were rounded up and burned as the people changed their minds about thinking that what John said was lies.
In the biggest stadium, the ground shakes as the crowds roar. A young man prepares for his first joust. A joust against a much older and experienced opponent. Will he bring pride to his country, or will his dreams of being a highly esteemed and well-respected knight be shattered to pieces? Here I have for you, an overview of a knight, Myles Farworth, and how smart, stubborn and brave this knight was in the book, Men Of Iron.
Myles was smart in that he always wanted to make the right choice and to do the right thing no matter what he had to do or what happened. He went to his friends or elders to seek wisdom or to ask them what they thought he should do. He didn’t always do the right thing and it got him in trouble and even got him hurt sometimes. I think he was smarter or wiser than the average fellow.
He also was very persistent or stubborn in that he sometimes didn’t do what his elders told him to do. When he wanted people to do something for him, he wouldn’t stop asking or yelling at them until they did what he wanted. In the book, he was dueling against another guy who he worked and lived with. Myles hurt his opponent quite badly but the opponent didn’t want to give up. Myles didn’t let him walk away until he surrendered to Myles. This was a good and bad characteristic of him.
Myles was really brave and wasn’t afraid to accept a challenge, even if he knew he couldn’t defeat that challenge. There were times where his friends would have to try to stop him from doing something that would get him seriously injured, or even killed. He accepted to joust against an older knight that was a lot more experienced than him and would probably beat him. It seemed as though he wasn’t afraid of anything, even though he was sometimes.
And this is why I think Myles Farworth was smart, persistent, brave and a hero in the book, Men Of Iron. In the story, he went through a lot of good times, and hard times. He worked and trained hard to become a knight. All the work paid off and he defeated the older and more experienced knight.
Cue For Treason Book Report
He was running from a man that would never give up; running to escape prison or even death. The 267 page book, Cue For Treason, was written by Geoffrey Trease in 1940 and was published by Blackwell. I read the online version of this historical fiction from the University of Toronto archives. Reviewing the plot, characterization of Peter, and the things that I learned, we can conclude if this is a good book to read.
This is the story of very determined young man who would save the Queen’s life. Peter Brownwigg, a 14 year old boy, who lived in Cumberland, England at the end of the 16th century, was involved in a protest against a ruthless leader, Sir Philip Morton, who wanted to kill the Queen. During the protest, he threw a rock at Sir Morton and left behind a clue that could identify him. Peter ran from his village to escape the consequences of throwing a rock at a ruthless leader. He joined an acting group that preformed Shakespeare and used it as a way to hide from Sir Morton. Another “boy”, Kit, also joined the group to run from Sir Morton for different reasons. Amazingly enough, Peter, Kit, and the acting group tricked Sir Morton into thinking they were soldiers and brought Sir Morton and his men to justice.
Peter Brownwigg was normal looking 14 year old boy, but he wasn’t afraid to stand for what he believed. He was of average build, and could swim, climb and run like any other boy. When he set his mind to something, nobody could talk him out of it. For example, he and his family were trapped inside their house and his father told him to wait inside. He wanted to escape through a window and go get help and his father couldn’t talk him out of it. He didn’t respect authority of Sir Morton and his men. He once got free from a man who was taking him prisoner and knocked him out with a rock to escape from him. He didn’t show respect to anyone who was against the Queen.
This book made me realize three things that I never knew before. I learned that actors were only suppose to be male in this time period, and that surprised me. I also learned that it didn’t matter how old you were, the punishment was the same. There was no “easy out” if you were young. The last thing I learned from reading this book was that villages stood up for each other and it was like the whole village was a big family. I wish it was still like that in our world today.
Having looked at the plot, Peter’s character, and the things I learned, I have determined that it is a good book to read. It is full of adventure, doesn’t have dry, boring sections, and there are surprising turns in the story. Peter’s character of integrity makes this book appealing. It’s fun to learn about history in this way. If one likes historical fiction, this is an exceptional book to read.
From royalty, to popes, to common people, saints in the middle ages were often persecuted. Some saints were disrespected or even killed for what they believed. Duchess Elizabeth of Hungary and Sir Francis of Assisi were rich and ignored the people who harassed them and helped the poor and listened to what Got told them to do. Others, like Bernard of Clairvaux, were disrespected by their families, but also were able to reach out and changed many lives. Unfortunately, others like John Huss were burned at the stake because they wouldn’t stop preaching the truth and the Good News to the people. These Saints all had the same goal in mind, but achieved it in different ways because of the different times in history, countries and leaders. Although the middle ages was a very hard time for Christians, there were times where their ministries thrived and changed a lot of lives.’
Challenges of The Early Church
The early church faced challenges from without and within. Outside the church, some people and rulers like Caesar wanted to kill Christians and put them in prison just because of what they believed. This is what happened to people like Polycarp and Blandina. Rulers like Caesar even had arenas where they would throw Christians in a pit with wild beasts to be torn to pieces. Also, people from other religions kidnapped Christians, like in the story of Patrick, where they took him to their homeland to be a slave. The early church also faced challenges from within. Some Christians tried to lead other Christian people away from the Bible and do things that the Bible didn’t say like in the story of Athanasius. A church leader named Arius said that God created Jesus and, therefore, Jesus was not equal than God. Athanasius said that from what the Bible says, they are equal. Those are some examples in how the early church faced challenges from within, and without.
The work of the wind moves a ship forward, while the work of the Holy Spirit moves a man forward. The wind can only blow one way at a time but by moving the sails, you can control the direction of the ship. The Holy Spirit worked in the same way with John Newton; it didn’t matter what kind of person he was or which way he was moving, towards or against God, the Holy Spirit will be able to turn him in the right direction. The Holy Spirit is like the wind in that you can’t physically see it, but you can see what it does. You can’t see the wind blowing, but you can see the effects of the wind filling up the sails and creating the waves in the ocean. Just like the wind can bring a ship to its breaking point, the Holy Spirit can do the same to a man such as John Newton. The Holy Spirit changed John Newton’s life from a slave trader to a minister.
A book report of Albrecht Durer
There once was a man of many talents. The book, The Story of Albrecht Durer, written by Joyce McPherson, tells the story of a man’s life in 110 pages. He was a man who lived as an artist from May 21, 1471 to April 6th, 1528. This version was written in 2001 and was published by Greenleaf Books, LLC. This essay shows a bit about his life, his art, and what we can learn from him.
Albrecht Durer was an artist who lived in Germany. His father was a goldsmith and at a young age, Durer became skilled at working with gold. Later on in life, he was an apprentice for other artists. He was married to Agnes Frey. She had a keen business since which helped him sell his art. Her father was also a successful goldsmith. Durer and Agnes didn’t have any children, but Agnes treated the young boys that Durer apprenticed like sons. Durer did paintings as well as engravings, woodcuts, drawings, and he also wrote several books. He was a talented man.
The main point in this book was to tell the story of Albrecht Durer, not only about his life, but also his paintings. Durer was good at drawing and painting what he saw, but he was also good at transferring the visions in his mind into drawings. He was a Christian and that was shown in a lot of his work. A teacher of his, Herr Wolgemut, once said to him, “A true artist must know the scriptures if he would paint truly.” One of his drawings showed how he thought the Apocalypse was described in the Bible. He called the drawing, Knight, Death, and the Devil. In this drawing he couldn’t see it happening in real life; it had to come from what he imagined in his head.
Durer was an extraordinary man and was sometimes called “the Appelles of his day”. He was well known, but surprisingly quite humble and wasn’t arrogant like some other artists. At first he didn’t sign his paintings with his own name because he wanted the glory to go to God. Later, he signed only his initials. That shows no matter how talented one is, one can still be humble. Another thing we can learn from this book was something his father once told him, “The greatest artist is the Creator”. He taught all his apprentices this lesson to help guide them through their artistic lives.
The Story of Albrecht Durer, tells the story of his life, his art, and what we can learn from him. He was skilled at a young age, and kept on getting better at what he did as he got older. He had a good imagination and was very good at putting those images from his mind onto paper. He was very talented, but also humble in his work. Although I don’t like reading about artists or about this time period, if one likes to read biographies about artists, this is a good one to read.