The Loss Of Hope In Copper Sun By Sharon M.

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Hope Hope is the only thing that keeps you dry in a storm. Hope is when you are given something provide off of during a disappointing moment. It is something that is given to help, not to hurt. In Copper Sun by Sharon M. Draper which the main character Amari has been transported from Africa to the Americas to become a slave for Mr.Derby. The plot story of Copper Sun is similar to “Hope is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson because they both show the power of hope. In life I find that it is easier to lose hope than to gain. The loss of hope can make people have a devastating life which is shown in Copper Sun with multiple characters throughout the story. Not having hope to thrive on can bring you to the ground and never let you go …show more content…

Then the caucasian men start to light the village on fire, they captured the children and elders. They were taken to the Americas. That was the day their life had started. But during this tragic event when the caucasian men were rummaging through the town Kwasi was standing helplessly by Amari, but then was suddenly speared, “Amari sank down beside him and held him to her. He died in her arms.” (14). This shows how devastating the loss of hope can be because Amari overlooked the person she loved since birth being speared and dying in her arms. The loss of hope can come so quickly when you lose something so dearly and close. It makes it almost impossible to keep going after having a loss of hope so immense it haunts you in your dreams. Just the thought of living without a brother to support you through devastating times can make hope just disappear. When Amari and Afi were in the captivity cell they had begun speaking with each other and Afi begin speaking, "We are caught in a place where there is no hope, no escape from the misery of the present of the memories of the past" (29). Given that Afi had spoken Amari about how there is no hope to thrive off of during this devastating journey. Because of this it is very clear that Afi knows that there will be no hope coming there way, only loss of …show more content…

Amari has been brought to the seller's town in Carolina where the slaves will be sold. This was the place where Amari will lose much hope. Once Amari had arrived in Carolina and was shoved harshly into a dull, sweaty, and disgusting concrete room, but with in a glance she had saw Besa and Besa had saw her. They had began to talk but soon “One of the guards noticed them talking then and slashed at Besa with his whip … Amari had to look away.” (70). By watching her first love and ex-fiance sense Amari and Besa had been split apart during the chaos in the village raid, seeing Besa gave her much hope but when the guard had come to punish Besa Amari felt that it was her own fault that Besa was beaten. She knew that she never could she Besa again, that she had lost her first love and her only hope. During this intense journey Amari came about a large beach like area where the slaves were branded, “Intense, fiery pain pierced the sweaty softness of the skin above her left shoulder. Amari could hear her flesh sizzle, and she nearly fainted.” (31-32). When Amari is being brutally burned by the large men she felt that half of herself is being lost to these strange men. Loss of hope does not just come from one quick action, it comes from days, weeks, and maybe even years of harsh and brutal

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