In the Merrriam-Webster dictionary, hope is defined as; to cherish a desire with anticipation. However, those words don't convey the meaning deep enough, hope is more than that. Hope is a feeling deep in the gut, a motivating force, for some hope is everything. Hope must be stronger than any fear and it must have fight in it. Lina Vilkas, a fifteen year old Lithuanian, she fights for hope.
The play Dog Act is an unconventional play written in a post-apocalyptic setting during which the main characters Zetta and Dog are on an adventure to see "China," a famous region in the world at the time of the play. Liz Duffy Adams, the playwright, wrote the play and relayed her blueprints, the script, to directors Mandy Fox and Joe Kopyt, who worked with designers to create and present a world of their own imagination based on Adams ' script. The unique interpretation included eccentric costumes for each character, bold yet subtle implications toward sexuality and gender, as well the moving storylines executed well by the actors. The costumes a character wears are often indicative of their personality, class, and their overall characterization.
“Grief is an element. It has its own cycle like the carbon cycle, the nitrogen. It never diminishes not ever. It passes in and out of everything” (Heller 115). Throughout tragedy primal values come to the surface of even the most civilized people.
A Psychedelic Perception of the World In the late 1960s, the United States was characterized by the voluminous amounts of counterculture hippies, the Vietnam War, Woodstock music fair, and political pacifism (Haugen 89). Contributing to an age of “hippiedom”, a new wave of young, energetic Americans emerged and avidly protested the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War (89). Encouraging unity among nations, these “hippies” repudiated the actions that placed America in the war and the measures they took in attempt to “better” society (95). During this time, radicals were characterized by excessive use of marijuana and psychedelics, and extremist actions they took to protest against the militaristic inclination of mainstream America (98).
Since the beginning of time, in every culture, in every epoch, human beings have had a burning desire for love. It seems as if no other topic has been able to captivate the popular imagination like love has. Love is the most irresistible of all emotions, there has never been an instance where a love story hasn’t attracted an audience. However, no matter how destined for each other lovers can seem, their story doesn’t always end with a “They lived happily ever after.” Of all love stories one genre is worthy of note and that is “love-death.”
Anna Nguyen Mr. Frattarelli NBE3UE-01 26 October 2015 (Creative title) In “Swimming Upstream” and “Traplines” the problems that the characters face differ, however they both experience the same feeling of being trapped and being constantly lost through their struggles. This theme is evidently present through the lifestyle of Will in “Traplines” because of the repetitive, negative lifestyle that he and his friends are forced through every day. Will and his friends are trapped in a community with little to no options on how to live their life which is why they are forced to spend a majority of their time at the Rinkydink, “I leave the Rinkydink and go for a walk, I walk and walk and end up back in front of the Rinkydink.
The Two Fridas by Frida Kahlo When Frida Kahlo painted, The Two Fridas she was dealing with the divorce of her husband and embraced herself fully. In this masterpiece Frida illustrates her past and current self with divine detail with her skills of her brush. Frida creates a timeline through herself portrait of what was and is now by captivating her audience through the struggles of divorce, a heart condition, and losing herself. In the painting, she creates a picture in the audience eyes of her inner turmoil by illustrating through ethos and pathos.
When Dogs Could Talk In this segment, Indians were the main inhibitors of the west. It is so interesting to me how the people in the west had so many stories and legends that would could be passed down for generations. Native Americans called the west home for thousands of years, and strived living in “uncivilized” communities. There is a stereotypical belief, at least I had, that all Native American tribes wouldn’t associate with different tribes.
Love is something everyone experiences for someone else. Although one may experience love for someone, that person may not have the same feelings for them. Love for one another is mutual feelings from both parties involved in the stories that we read there was some one party having feelings. With one having feeling and the other not having the same feelings, this leads to someone getting their feelings hurt. If it was a different way besides feelings getting hurt, one could harm themselves.
It was the day of the festival when it all began, when the woman came to Lansquenet. She blew in on a northerly breeze like an unidentifiable scent from far away, Vianne was her name. At once she was an outsider, and at once I was intrigued. I’d never seen a woman quite like her, and although it wasn’t just her appearance, her long tumbling hair and vibrant clothing did nothing to divert the gaze of the people, constantly yearning for someone new to gossip about. I felt something different about the way she moved, like she was free.