The Help, a novel by Kathryn Stockett, tells the story of a young woman named Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan. She persuades African American maids to help write a book of interviews that will ultimately change the way Southerners see their maids forever. One of the main characters, a black maid named Aibileen, trusts Skeeter first and tells her amazing but dark story. On the other hand, Celia, a white upper middle-class woman, has a mysterious past that shaped her life. This book weaves a beautiful tale with many literary skills, but identity, which defines a person, prevails above all. Reinforced and shaped through actions and thoughts, someone’s identity can have an infinite number of possibilities. Aibileen and Celia convey the claim that a person’s past experiences can alter their present identity.
Hope. Hope. Hope. We hear that word every other day, don’t we? Why? Why do people always say, “we just have to hope for the best”? What’s so special about hope? Well, it just happens to be the only good reason why we are all alive. It drives us to not just get through life but to also to, live it to the fullest. We need hope. Without it, being able to fight through the difficulties of life would be impossible. In All the Light We Cannot See, a novel by Anthony Doerr, we see multiple examples of how important hope is through the main characters, Marie-Laure and Werner Pfennig. Because hope is so powerful, we must have hope in tough times.
Life can really suck sometimes. It can give us the illusion that everything is going to go smoothly as planned, but then it surprises us with tragedy or rough, unexpected circumstances. It is during these times that we just don’t know what to do and feel hopeless. But hope is always there. Sometimes it’s obvious, and sometimes it seems impossible to find, but there is always hope for any situation or circumstance. Hope is alive and can be found in more places than one might expect. In Lisel Mueller’s poem, “Hope”, Mueller uses metaphors to describe hope and show that it can be found in many places.
Hope is a helpful tool to push people through the hardest times in life. In the book Night by Elie Wiesel, there are numerous examples of hope helping people and revitalizing their confidence. People used hope to help them through rough times. People hope that friends and family are still alive. Also hope that the Front liberates the camps and frees everyone. Hope can help people get through the hardest obstacles in life.
Hope is an abstract belief that there is still a chance phenomenon that will occur in regards to a situation which one anticipates. Life is similar to this concept in which sudden occurrences happen that are completely out of any individual’s control. In Elie Wiesel’s Night, the narrator, Eliezer struggles as a victim and witness of the heinous atrocities of the Holocaust and facing the adversity where the lack of self-respect caused the people to conform to the injustices of the world and ultimately lose hope. Without Eliezer’s manifestation of hope, his fate would have been negatively altered. Nevertheless, conformity dehumanized the people and the will to survive no longer was a priority. Due to the atrocities
The book Unknown, written by Laura Hillenbrand, is a story about Louie Zamperini facing off against unprecedented odds. He was stranded at sea for forty-seven days, was captured and tortured by Japanese soldiers, and struggled against the nightmares that faced him after the war. However, he found it within himself to carry on and overcome each of these obstacles. With some optimism and hope at his side, Louie never gave up even when the odds were stacked against him. His empowering story of resilience has one purpose, to provide hope to those who need it. As was portrayed in the novel, “Louie and Phil’s hope displaced their fear and inspired them to work toward their survival, and each success renewed their physical and emotional vigor” (155). This shows that just a sprinkle of hope can benefit a person’s life and give them the determination to carry on. Without hope, no one would feel inclined to change their circumstances and so some might continue to live in a damaging environment. Louie had this same experience, “The alcohol had brought on a pleasant numbness….When the harsh push of memory ran through Louie, reaching for his flask became as easy
Hope is a feeling inside you that makes feel like you can do anything. When you have that feeling you set yourself up for success and it makes you want to live life like a fairytale. The war started at Valley Forge, George Washington made an army that he had hoped for. Then the British came and forced war over them. “The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” (Paine 153) What Paine is trying to say in this quote is that the better we fight, the more joyous and exciting the win will be. I have decided to re-enlist for three reasons which are: sicknesses, the encouragement of the soldiers, and the congressmen helping the soldiers.
Throughout history, we have had to deal with conflict. How we deal with conflict can be most challenging of all. We all can find our strength to make it through treacherous times. A positive attitude can help a tremendous amount when dealing with conflict. An example of this can be found in The Diary of Anne Frank. Anne’s positive attitude and hope helped her overcome her distressing time in hiding during World War II. Other examples can also be found in the poem “Homesick”, and journal entries written by youngsters living during World War II. Having hope helps overcome obstacles that you may have thought was unfeasible to surpass. Hope can be found in everything. Fear can leave you petrified, but hope is the greatest strength that you can possess and hope will always overpower fear.
Dementia is a complex disease that’s made up of many parts. There isn’t just one form of dementia, rather there are multiple different forms of dementia, each having their own set of symptoms that can be distinguished from other forms of dementia. Nonetheless, the umbrella term for dementia is an “impairment of thought and behavior that disrupt everyday life” (McCrory, PP, Ch. 17, Slide 18). Symptoms affecting dementia as a whole are the following: memory, thinking, and social abilities (McCrory, PP, Ch. 17, Slide 19). Nonetheless, it’s important to understand that a little memory loss is normal in old age. Therefore, just because you may know someone that has some memory loss doesn’t mean that they suffer from dementia. One of the clear-cut
Dementia is impaired thinking and memory. Alzheimer’s disease is an ACTUAL disease that includes – or really is a specific form of dementia. They are not one in the same. Alzheimer’s is not a reversible disease. Some people with dementia may only have it from medication side effects, car accidents etc.
The word “Hope” originated around 900 A.D. and defines as, “a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.” When asked, high school students described hope as a new beginning or a light at the end of the tunnel. The “light at the end of the tunnel” varies among who is asked. For high school seniors it could possibly be graduation; for a struggling family it could be a paycheck at the end of the week; for a sick and hurting patient, it could be the top of the hour when their medicine is readily available. Hope comes in different forms. Hope shines light through hard decisions, politics, tragedy and everyday life.
Hope is a powerful tool that can provide a false sense of reality for one, which can result in harmful consequences. In the story “Between the Pool and the Gardenias,” Marie finds a dead baby lying along the side of the road. She takes the baby in and cares for her as if she were her very own child. Experiencing many miscarriages herself and running away from her husband who had many affairs with different women, the dead baby provided this women a sense of foreclosure and stability. “I always wanted a child I could cuddle, teach to speak and feed,” Marie
Personal identity is a much-disputed debate within metaphysics and is still a cause of concern for many philosophers because it raises questions about what we essentially are and what being a person, persisting from one day to the next, necessarily consists of. In this essay I discuss the very influential view from Locke, who argues that persons are essentially persons. He concludes that personal identity is a matter of psychological continuity. Additionally, I explain the view that was first developed by Olson known as animalism. He argues that a person is essentially an animal. Animalism is the view that to be a human person is to be an organism that belongs to the species of Homo sapiens and that is where
Amnesia is the total or partial loss of memory and can affect different types of memory (Madan, 2011). In order to be able to help those with amnesia using the best treatment, the different forms of amnesia need to be understood correctly. In knowing this, the treatment can be designed around the type of amnesia, with the cause, symptoms and ways to help becoming more specific and focused. By studying the diseases and improving our knowledge of the roles that memory plays we can increase our understanding of the brain structures and how the types of memory fit together. In this essay I am going to look at Psychogenic Amnesia (PA) and Organic Amnesia (OA),