Dreams argument


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Dreams argument

  1. 1. Rudy “Chasing Stupid Dreams”  As Rudy gets ready to board the train to Notre Dame, his father tells Rudy that he’s only chasing a stupid dream.  Video clip
  2. 2. October Sky “Not My Life”  Homer challenges his father’s path for his life, and insists on pursuing his dream of going to space.  Video clip
  3. 3. Argument  What did you notice in the video clips?  What techniques did the speakers use?
  4. 4. “Dreams” by Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.
  5. 5. The Mighty Macs “You Have The Gift”  Cathy encourages one of her top players to pursue her gift of playing basketball instead of her part-time job.  Video clip
  6. 6. Rudy “Prove What”  After not making the dress list of players, Rudy decides to quit the team… until the school janitor talks some sense into him.  Video clip
  7. 7. Argument  What did you notice in the video clips?  What techniques did the speakers use?
  8. 8. “Don’t Quit” Author Unknown When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high, And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing you down a bit, Rest, if you must--but don’t you quit. Life is queer with its twists and turns, As every one of us sometimes learns, And many a failure turns about When he might have won had he stuck it out; Don’t give up, though the pace seems slow – You might succeed with another blow.
  9. 9. “Don’t Quit” Author Unknown Often the goal is nearer than It seems to a faint and faltering man Often the struggler has given up When he might have captured the victor’s cup. And he learned too late, when the night slipped down, How close he was to the golden crown. Success is failure turned inside out— The silver tints of the clouds of doubt— And you never can tell how close you are, It may be near when it seems afar; So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit— It’s when things seem worst that you mustn’t quit.
  10. 10. Writer’s Notebook  Some dreams for life do not appear practical to those who recognize that it can be difficult to make such dreams come true.  Should people follow their dreams?