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ARISTOTLE

Auto Biography : (384 BC 322 BC) was a Greek Philosopher and polymath, a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, poetry, theater, music, logic, rhetoric, lingui stics, politics, government, ethics, biology, and zoology. Together with Plato and Socrates (Plato's teacher), Aristotle is one of the most important founding figures in Western philosophy. Aristotle's writings were the first to create a comprehensive system of Western philosophy, encompassing ethics, aesthetics , logic, science, politics, and metaphysics. Aristotle's views on the physical sciences profoundly shaped medieval scholarship, and their influence extended well into the Renaissance, although they were ultimately replaced by Newtonian physics. In the zoological sciences, some of his observations were confirmed to be accurate only in the 19th century. His works contain the earliest known formal study of logic, which was incorporated in the late 19th century into modern formal logic.

Reaction to the story of Three Ages of Man This story is great, Aristotle defined the emotions, moral qualities, ages, and fortune. As Aristotle states, "It is difficult for one to be guided rightly towards virtue from an early age unless he is brought up under such [i.e., right] laws; for a life of temperance and endurance is not pleasant to most people, especially the young. For these reasons, the nurture and pursuits of the young should be regulated by laws, for when they become habitual they are not painful". This sentences of Aristotle is so meaningful to me

Jawaharlal Nehru
Auto Biography : 14 November 1889 27 May 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian Independence Movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and ruled India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in office in 1964. Nehru is considered to be the architect of the modern Indian nationstate; a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic. He was the father of India Gandhi and the maternal grandfather of Rajiv Gandhi, who were to later serve as the third and sixth Prime Ministers of India, respectively. The son of a prominent lawyer and nationalist statesman, Nehru was a graduate of Trinity College Cambridge and the Inner Temple, where he trained to be a barrister. Upon his return to India, he enrolled at the Allahabad High Court while taking an interest in national politics. Nehru's involvement in politics would gradually replace his legal practice. A committed nationalist since his teenage years, Nehru became a rising figure in Indian politics during the upheavals of the 1910s. He became the preeminent leader of the left-wing factions of the Indian National Congress during the 1920s, and eventually of the entire Congress, with the tacit approval of his mentor, Gandhi. As Congress President, Nehru called for complete independence from Britain, and initiated a decisive shift towards the left in Indian politics. He was the principal author of the Indian Declaration of Independence (1929).

Reaction to the story of Speech of Granting of Indian Independence This story is all about freedom. The speech aimed at boosting the

people for working harder and with real zeal and enthusiasm to make India the numerouno nation in the world. There were certain social evils that were dominant in the Indian society in the form of illiteracy, poverty, ignorance, poor health conditions and many more in pre-independent India. The message propagated for the eradication of these social evils and to make India a prospering

nation. The message of the first Prime Minister of independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru, also requested the people of the country to actively participate in the process of nation-building. He also urged the people to have and show confidence in the national leaders of the country, who were bestowed with the duty of carrying the nation forward. The concept of equality was also emphasized in the independence speech made by Jawaharlal Nehru. The Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, also finds reference in the speech made by Nehru. He also pays homage to the various freedom fighters, who had sacrificed their lives for the purpose of attaining freedom from the bond of British rule. He also makes a mention of the pains that several people had to endure due to the partition of the country. The speech also motivates the common masses to undergo the initial pains and troubles in the process of making a glorious India

Martin Luther King, Jr.


Auto Biography : (January 15, 1929 April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience. King has become a national icon in the history of American progressivism. Born Michael King, his father changed his name in honor of German reformer Martin Luther. A Baptist minister, King became a civil rights activist early in his career. He led the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in 1957, serving as its first president. With the SCLC, King led an unsuccessful struggle against segregation in Albany, Georgia, in 1962, and organized nonviolent protests in Birmingham, Alabama, that attracted national attention following television news coverage of the brutal police response. King also helped to organize the 1963 March on Washington, where he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech. There, he established his reputation as one of the greatest orators in American history. He also established his reputation as a radical, and became an object of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's COINTELPRO for the rest of his life. FBI agents investigated him for possible communist ties, recorded his extramarital liaisons and reported on them to government officials, and on one occasion, mailed King a threatening anonymous letter that he interpreted as an attempt to make him commit suicide Reaction to the story of I Had a Dream The speech of Martin Luther King Jr. is great. Its all about the Negro are not still free. The white people always discriminate the black Americans. They always make them slaves, pissed the black Americans on their color of their skins. Martin Luther King Jr. have a dream that someday white people and black people will be equal. He want a brotherhood in their country. He have a dream that one day his four children will be not judged by the color of their skins. Martin Luther King Jr. wants a freedom and remove the discrimination to the black Americans. This speech of Martin Luther King Jr. is amazing he bring a freedom to their country

James Joyce
Auto Biography : (2 February 1882 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avantgarde of the early 20th century. Joyce is best known for Ulysses (1922), a landmark work in which the episodes of Homers Odyssey are paralleled in an array of contrasting literary styles, perhaps most prominent among these thestream of consciousness technique he perfected. Other major works are the short-story collection Dubliners (1914), and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916) and Finnegans Wake(1939). His complete oeuvre also includes three books of poetry, a play, occasional journalism, and his published letters. Joyce was born into a middle class family in Dublin, where he excelled as a student at the Jesuit schools Clongowes and Belvedere, then at University College Dublin. In his early twenties he emigrated permanently to continental Europe, living in Trieste, Paris and Zurich. Though most of his adult life was spent abroad, Joyce's fictional universe does not extend far beyond Dublin, and is populated largely by characters who closely resemble family members, enemies and friends from his time there; Ulysses in particular is set with precision in the streets and alleyways of the city. Shortly after the publication ofUlysses he elucidated this preoccupation somewhat, saying, "For myself, I always write about Dublin, because if I can get to the heart of Dublin I can get to the heart of all the cities of the world. In the particular is contained the universal.

Reaction to the story of Araby It was great story , its all about the guy who have crush on his sisters friend.The main characters both painfully learned that this initiation was beyond their control. It was impossible for them to ignore the new realities which they both came to understand. The new found awareness was so powerful that it changed each boy's entire outlook and they both began to see the world through new eyes. The type of initiation both characters had was a distressing journey from innocence to knowledge and experience. The two narrators had different attitudes and reactions to the initiation

experience. In Araby, the reader learns of the boy's initiation in the final sentence: "Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger." The character had a negative reaction to his new awareness. His realization caused him to have feelings of shame, anguish and anger. He was possessed and controlled by his passion for Mangan's older sister. His ideals of the girl were not realistic but were futile and vain. The girl drew out feelings in him and he discovered that feelings must be reciprocated and the downside that love can also be painful

Guy de Maupassant
Auto Biography: 5 August 1850 6 July 1893) was a popular 19th-century French writer, considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. A protg of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dnouements. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some 300 short stories, six novels, three travel books, and one volume of verse. His first published story "Boule de Suif" ("Ball of Fat", 1880) is often considered his masterpiece. Reaction to the story of Two Friends It is about two friends who escape the troubles of the war and the hard times by fishing. They are close friends who meet up every Sunday to go fish on a little river, right by the Siene. The two friends are fully aware of the war and the violence going on but pay no attention to it. Through many times in the short story, the two main characters, Monsieur Sauvage and Monsieur Morissot comment on how beautiful the weather is or how amazing the sky looks that day. The two friends go into their own world while they are fishing. Maupassant writes "the sun poured its rays on their backs; they no longer heard anything or thought of anything. They ignored the rest of the world; they were fishing." This shows that while the rest of the world was at war, suffering, losing loved ones, fighting for their country, Morissot and Sauvagedont pay attention. Everything else disappears because they are fishing. Fishing in this story symbolizes an escape, freedom or some kind of peace. The war does not affect the two friends for a while. One afternoon they go to many different stores. They go to a restaurant and then to get something to drink. After they get their drinks, they decide to go ask a friend if they can get into a certain place to fish. They get the permission from the friend and go down to the river to fish. While they are sitting there fishing, the two friends discuss the war. They

say how it really doesnt matter to them, and how they know it will blow over. Morissot says: "Under a king we have foreign wars; under a republic we have civil war." This shows the two's view on the war. After fishing for a while, the two are surprised by a German soldier. He takes the two to the other side of the river to a head officer. The German Officer tells the two friends that he thinks they are spies and that he wants the password. He thinks the two have "the password" and threatens to kill the two. The two do not have a password to give him and therefore, after their goodbyes, are shot and thrown in the river. After they are thrown in the river the German soldier took the fish they had caught and ordered for them to be cooked. The fish, as said before, symbolizes the two friends escape, freedom and peace. Once the German soldier orders for them to be cooked, it symbolizes the officer killing the two friends' freedom and peace. They are not peaceful anymore. They were innocent victims in the war. I would highly recommend this short story. It was a very interesting story and gives you a different view on many topics.

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