Hope, by definition means to look forward to something with reasonable desire and confidence. Hope also means a person or thing in which expectations are centered. When discussing the word hope, one must consider the core values by which the word works around. You could hope for financial success, world peace, or simply hope for some good out of your day. In 2006, Barack Obama wrote the political biography The Audacity of Hope to outline his core political and spiritual beliefs, as well as his opinions on different aspects of American culture. The Illinois senator divided the book into nine chapters, each concentrating on both his own and the United States’ successes and failures in local and state politics. While revealing great
Doors of Hope combats many issues in order to help ex-offenders improve their lives and stay away from a life of crime. However, the most pressing and most difficult issue that Doors of Hope works to combat is drug addiction. All of the girls who are a part of the program suffer from some type of drug addiction whether it is substance related or alcohol related. From a biological perspective, drug abuse produces changes in the brain that contribute to the difficulties people experience in combatting drug addiction (Volkow, 2007; Horvath, Mishra, Epner, & Cooper, 2013).
The book The Hope is the story of Zev Barak, Benny Luria, Sam Pasternak, Kishote, four of Israel’s army officers during the major battles and struggles of Israel from 1948 until 1967. The War of Independence, The Six Day War, and the 1956 Sinai Campaigns were all major events that had major effects on Israel.
Can you imagine being isolated in the middle of treeless grassland with only a dirt roof over your head? Having to feed your children with whatever wild plants or animals you could find living on the prairie?
In the novel, “A Hope in the Unseen” written by Ron Suskind explains the journey of Cedric Jennings from the Inner City to the Ivy League. As a means of survival, having had to attend a high school in one of Washington, D.C’s most dangerous neighborhoods. Cedric Jennings has had to isolate himself from his peers so “he could stay on course and keep his sanity”(Suskind 293) in order to leave the neighborhood behind and pursue his dream of attending an Ivy League school. When he does reach his dream of attending Brown University, he still holds the idea that isolation is the key of survival. He still holds the idea that their is a battle between himself and his peers based on their different values or academic successes. As a result, conflicts erupts by the fact Cedric won't give up his past and live toward the future or the now. Eventually he realizes that “being alone doesn’t seem to be working”(Suskind 293) anymore.
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien appears to be a war story about items a platoon of soldiers carried while in Vietnam. The story actually centers around the death of one of the platoon members and the horrible conditions of Vietnam. But the author goes into a deeper, hidden meaning of the things.He subtly expresses the ideas that the soldiers carried with them more than just hear, they carried the items from back home, emotional baggage,and the death of their fellow comrades. And the pain and horror they have to endure is only bearable with these items and the symbolism of hope they have with them. Because with each item they carry the hope of returning home and the hope of making it back home the same person.
(A Discussion on Hilbun’s Hope and How it Affects the Perspective on Storms of Different Audiences)
The first time I heard “Ar'nt I a Woman?” was freshman year of high school, during our annual African-American Heritage assembly. The crowd, always restless and inattentive, chattered and snapchatted away as the speech and presenter were announced. A lanky girl shuffled on stage, folding in on herself as she walked, arrived center stage, and began to speak. As she went on, her spine straightened, her murmurs turned to phrases enunciated so clearly her tongue seemed to be working three times as hard as a normal person’s. By the end of the speech, she had the undivided attention of the audience, all holding their breath because of how passionately and honestly she presented this glimpse into life as a black woman. Both Chapter 4 of A Shining Thread of Hope by Darlene Clark Hine and Kathleen Thompson, and Sojourner Truth’s “Ar'nt I a Woman?” speech serve the same general goal: showcasing the mistreatment of African American Women by society . While Truth’s speech is from her perspective, full of rage and frustration, A Shining thread gives her experiences important context. .
On Monday, October 17th I volunteered to help the American Red Cross and other organizations at Purnell Swett High School. I was directed to a woman named Priscilla who oversaw a portion of the outdoor area. Our group was quite diverse. It consisted of young high school and college students, middle-aged parents, some senior citizens, and even a girl who appeared to be no more than nine years old. Everyone was in good spirits despite the recent tragedy. Our task seemed to be simple enough, however, we would soon discover it was going to take more planning. We were assigned to the rear of the school where we would sort through various bags and boxes of donations. Priscilla directed some of us to carry items to different rooms based on their size and whether the clothes were designed more males or females, children or adults. As organized piles began to form, these volunteers posted signs indicating the sizes in those piles. Priscilla asked a different group to take the flat boxes and fold and tape them to allow packing of the clothes. Another set of people were instructed to write the names of the recipients on the boxes. The final group, which later consisted of those who completed their share of the work already, was assigned to fill the boxes with appropriate items and seal them for delivery.
As shown on the cover page, I did my project on Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer, which was published in 2000, and Say Goodnight, Gracie by Julie Reece Deaver, which was published in 1988. Hope Was Here is about a 16 year old girl, who is being raised by her Aunt Addie, who is a chef. Her mom, Deena deemed hereself unfit to take care of Tulip, who later changed her name to Hope as soon as she turned 12. Hope is a teenage waitress, and her Aunt Addie and she have moved around a lot. The story starts with Addie and Hope just arrived in the small rural town of Mulhoney, Wisconsin, from their last place of employment in New York. Hope spends the summer waitressing at the Welcome Stairways Diner, and Addie and her end up being involved the diner’s owner, who is recovering from leukemia, G.T. Stoops’ political campaign to clean up corruption in the town. Along the way, Addie and Hope both find love, and Hope finds the father figure she has so desperately wanted. While Say Goodnight, Gracie is about a 17-year-old girl, named Morgan Hackett dealing with her best friend, Jimmy’s death. Jimmy and Morgan have known each other their entire lives, and they spend almost all of their free time with each other. Their relationship left little room in their lives for other friends. When Jimmy dies, Morgan settles in a deep depression. She now wonders how she
There once lived a beautiful, innocent, and pure maiden named Hope. This girl was filled with love, compassionate, and a sense of happiness that enlivens her whole body. One day, she was gathering water in a nearby river, but then she started to feel like she was being watched. She immediately stopped, and said in her soft voice, "Is anyone there?" She looked around, and all of a sudden, a knight appeared. "Oh my, you startled me", she said with a smile. She kept a content demeanor while looking at the knight, but the knight was not speaking at all. The knight started to walk closer to Hope, but Hope did not expect anything wrong with this. After realizing that the knight is getting really close to her, she started to back up, but then the knight reached out and grabbed her arm. Hope jumped, fear rushing through her whole body, she started to struggle. Hope began crying and screaming for help as she was unclothed and sexually violated.
Particularly, Australia, which is one of the leading coal exporters of the world, is becoming the World largest global exporter of fossil fuel. There are investments in large scale to propose coal, oil and gas projects throughout the country. Consequently, Australia would seem have the potential of emitting one half of the global carbon emission budget. Thus climate change has aroused a huge controversy between the scientists and the Liberal Party government in terms of this emmisions. In this context Tim Flannery has been prominent among them.