Response to Pericles funeral speech

As i have read Pericles funeral speech talking about death and what makes a man a man in his time period, the struggles and reactions they go through during their crisis. Pericles saying “We cultivate refinement without extravagance and knowledge without effeminacy; wealth we employ more for use than for show, and place the real disgrace of poverty not in owning to the fact but in declining the struggle against it.” Saying this I don’t believe anything has changed from his time period to ours. When we people of today see crisis we blame theĀ governmentĀ instead of ourselves; when we are poor we say its the government ruin the economy; when we can’t get a job we blame theĀ governmentĀ instead of looking to ourselves. Pericles talks about ways in which we should improve our human presence. Take owner ship in what has been done and come back forth with a full urgency to fix the problem with hopes and pride. That is what a true man is, and Pericles sees this and tries to bring the light to most people in the funeral speech, but unfortunately in my point of view i think nothing has changed. And we are still at war with the government and other nations instead of fighting the real problem…us.

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