Therese Pivarunas November 1, 2017 Literature 2 Honors Period 4 Banned Book Essay A deep friendship between two people has always been valued in society. The novella Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck, should not be banned from libraries and schools, rather, it should be taught to students and remain accessible to the public. This book takes place in the middle of the Great Depression, and follows the journey of two workers looking for jobs in California. Lennie and George, the two workers, support each other through their companionship and hope to make enough money to start a new life. This story contains relatable characters who try to achieve their goals in life, a compelling story of hardship, and features a strong bond between two
Hope is one of the may things that leads people to having one of the best lives they can ever imagine. Out of all the things you can do to make your life better, hoping is one of the best ways. When Ben Carson had hope, that helped him through school, college, and his job at John Hopkins Hospital. That also means if I have hope like Ben Carson I can succeed in many things. Even society can have hope like Ben Carson, and do many great things in their lives.
Born in pandora’s box, raised among humans’ hearts and will continue its immortality around the world. The concept of life: Hope. Hope is a concept that has not been commonly used but commonly “felt” by people. It has been the topic for myths, tales, stories since the very early times of the humanity. Represented as a butterfly, showed as the bridge between the God and human.
A classic and often overused claim in today's society and culture is that technology and innovation is ruining the lives of children and making them into absolute monsters, or at the very least ruining their lives forever. Are these claims always true? No. But they do also stand on some merit, perhaps not as much as it’s put out to be, but some nonetheless. Stephanie Hanes, in her article Little Girls or Little Women?
Within each of the three authors’ writing, I have learned that hope can take on roles of being either a vehicle to happiness and freedom, or an agent of possible destruction. This is important because hope plays an important role in creating each person's identity in these stories, as Kino learned the pain and anger hope can give, while Decker and Andy got to feel self fulfilment. Hope can be defined in numerous ways, as it all depends on one’s circumstances. Throughout “Feeding a Hunger”, Colette Decker portrays hope as a vehicle to happiness, as she discusses how hunger taught her to strive for success and achieve the impossible.
You will eventually heal both physical and emotional pain, so don’t stop trying until you reach a goal and dream in your life. In the story, Scholarship Jacket, by Marta Salinas, she teaches others how highly intelligent, 8th grader Martha learns the important lesson that you should not lose hope. The story, Zebra, by Chaim Potok talk about the life of a seventh grade boy named adam who does not give up on his dream when he learns the lesson that you should never give up. While some differences between Martha and Adam are evident, the similarities are pronounced through the use of motives, physical appearance, and other characters.
Matilda "Mattie" Cook is a fourteen-year-old girl living above a coffeehouse in Philadelphia with her mother, grandfather (a former military man), a parrot named King George, and an orange cat named Silas. Eliza, a free black woman, is the coffeehouse cook. A typical teenager, Mattie is always in the middle of daydreams, beginning to notice boys and getting into all kinds of arguments with her single mother, Lucille. (Sounds like some things never change.) What happens to the main characters?What do they learn from their experiences?One day, the coffeehouse's serving girl, Polly, doesn't show up for work.
“A moving and unforgettable story.” This is the review from ALA Booklist about The Island of Blue Dolphins. In 1835 an Indian girl named Karana was left on the Island of Blue Dolphins alone after her tribe was rescued by white men and taken off the island. The Indian girl was left to survive on her own until she was rescued 18 years later. The Island of Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell is a historical fictional story about that indian girl and her survival, her loss, and her unusual friendship with the island’s animals.
Overcoming hopelessness can be one of the greatest challenges that a person is faced with in their life. Without hope we lose the very thing that makes us human, our ability to overcome our obstacles. It is that same challenge of maintaining hope which is clearly evident in the AMC show, The Walking Dead. A show that is more than just a series about a zombie apocalypse, it is the story of a group of people who are stripped away from the commonalities of life, faced to overcome obstacles in order to maintain their hope and sanity. A story that any person with any type of mental health disorder can relate to.