John Lennon Essay

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John Lennon is remembered screeching out the lyrics and jangling the heavily amplified guitar of the classic Beatles' song, "Revolution" and people who have heard it can familiarize with the actual word, meaning big change. In a way, the Beatles did revolutionize rock and roll, and since their heyday, rock music changed forever. Like John Lennon, recognizable people in history are remembered well for the revolutionary ideas, thoughts, and/or intelligence that impacted lives and allows us to read about them and remember them as historical giants in which methods of thought and procedure evolved over time as well as shaped the way we humans live today. These people supported strong initiatives and stood up for what they believed in, and were honored in their lives and some more so after death, giving us legacies to explore. I will briefly compare and contrast the importance of three revolutionary men from the text: George Washington, Jean-Paul Marat, and Toussaint L'Ouverture, along with my personal choice of Thomas Paine.

The man who is honored as our greatest American is the Father of Our Country, George Washington, history's indispensable man. It is my opinion that without his leadership, we would not have a United States of America. Looking at his portrait in the textbook, I can tell that he influenced many with his stern posture, pursed lips to speak only wisdom and with authority, hand outstretched to teach and his other hand holding a sword, showing leadership. I remember early days of grade school history, how I marveled at his face, being taught that he never lied (referring to the cherry tree myth), how he was first to lead the war for our freedom, first in peace, first President of the United States, and the face that is first on the single dollar of currency. The legends of this man, whether true or not, kept my interest to pursue more knowledge about him. Reading Fisher Ames' eulogy, I believe the pure superiority of his character and personality made him the acknowledged leader among the extraordinary men of intellect, learning, and vision. Today, when there seem to be so few heroes, George Washington is a man for all seasons, a symbol of American Revolution.

Across the Atlantic, another uprising was happening and in the midst of it was Jean-Paul Marat. Unlike Washington, Marat was not a leader of men, but more of a leader in radical thought. After a tumultuous life of being a doctor and politician, he familiarized himself on how leaders of the Revolution did not favor public opinion, but selfishly toward themselves. Marat revealed all and published emotionally charged articles in a newspaper for all to learn that caused great enmity between Revolutionary leaders and Marat. His voice motivated the public and ultimately defeated the escape of the...

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