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    and symbols included in each of the nine stories. In many of the stories, hope is a recurring theme. In Danticat’s novel, she uses the theme of hope to shine light on the futility of hope. Hopeless situations are driven by expectations that what is hoped for can be realized. Unfortunately, hope drives people to believe something better will happen when in reality it is not possible. In the story “Night Women”, hope is a tremendous theme throughout. In this story, the narrator invents a scenario

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    Hope: The Battery for the Soul Christianity has three theological virtues that are more important than all others: faith, love and hope. While the Bible says, "love never ends," hope is a virtue that is specifically meant for life on Earth. Faith and love are mindsets for the present, whereas hope looks towards the future. (Encyclopedia Britannica) Although the greatest of the theological virtues is love, which is one's mindset towards others, and faith is one's own internal mindset, hope is a

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    themselves. How does hopes, dreams and goals affect people’s daily lives? [B]The desire to be someone and do something aspires everyone.[B] The will to do what needs to be done to fulfill that desire, however varies from person to person, because they set limitations for themselves. [C]With hopes, dreams and goals those limitations can be relieved.[D] Hopes, dreams, and goals demand that people give their all and strive to become more than they or others expect them to be. [E]Hope, “ Involves the will

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    All the Hope We Cannot See 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

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    ` In May of 1977, Star Wars: A New Hope was released with overwhelmingly positive reviews and marking a new era in cinema. The writer and director of the film, George Lucas, decided to expand upon the Star Wars universe in 1999 by making Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, with a story that took place before the original film’s story. This movie was made with advanced equipment and cutting-edge CGI (for 1999), nonetheless, the movie was panned by critics and enraged an entire generation of moviegoers

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    Drifters by Bruce Dawe “Why have hope?”, is the question raised in the poem “Drifters” by Bruce Dawe. Bruce Dawe’s poem explores how change can damage a family 's relationship and cause them to drift apart. This poem has underlying and straight forward themes depicted about change. Straight forward depiction is the physical movement of the family from place to place and not everyone is in favour of this change. The very first line of the poem, “One day soon he’ll tell her it’s time to start packing”

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    dealt with hope. They’ve either had it, or they didn’t. Whether they had hoped to get a job they wanted, hoped to get into a good college, or as simple as hoping to get good grades. Hope is something that is available for everyone, it's just a matter if they believe in it. Hope is sometimes a last resort for people. They have already lost so much that the only thing they can do is hope. They hope for a better future, and for everything to get better. Mattie Gokey’s last resort is hope. She has already

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    A New Hope Film Analysis

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    million dollars, and the entire series has grossed 20 billion since A New Hope was released in 1977. Star Wars has been hailed as a modern-day epic that still influences filmmakers today. Lucas set out to create a mythology that could provide moral guidance within the context of his story. Even though is set in space with characters that are not quite human, it still has many themes both children and adults can relate to, such as hope, friendship, good vs. evil, and power. Power is one of the biggest themes

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    Summer Bucket Red

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    Nantucket Blue and Nantucket Red, Cricket Thompson, a teenager from Providence entering her senior year, went all the way to Nantucket for a summer job with hopes to make some fun memories and leave her problems back at home. Cricket draws inspirations from Nina Clayton throughout the summer. The author, Leila Howland, focuses on the idea of hope. Hope is a goal or dream for Cricket in her future that is going to challenge her, and she’ll learn that she has to work hard for what she wants.

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    Billie Jo Quotes

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    In the historical fiction novel Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse, the central character Billie Jo faces many adversities that could have crushed her hopes, dreams and spirit. The author Karen Hesse, states, “the way I see it, hard times aren’t only about money, or drought, or dust. .Hard times are about losing spirit, and hope, and what happens when dreams dry up.” This quote means that the way the author sees it, the hard times in Billie Jo’s life aren’t always on the surface, as she faced losing

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    The interpretation of the Force in A New Hope, George Lucas claims that it is a form of energy that helps people to perform supernatural feats (Decker 62). The explanation stems from the Christian beliefs where the scripture is a form of personal empowerment and enlightenment. Additionally, the

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    Doug's Relationship

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    brothers, and very tired mother. He makes a new friendship with Lil and together they go through the ups and the downs during this book. Lil and Doug 's relationship makes Doug’s life better in seeing hope through hard times, getting help from others, and seeing things clearer. Through the book, Lil gave Doug hope though the hard times. Doug has a rough life and didn’t have anyone to turn to until after he meets Lil, “No, I didn’t just go in and tell him to give me two cokes. I asked for a Coke for me and

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    Throughout life, one learns through experiences to cherish even the simplest of comforts. Through pain and unimaginable suffering, it is impossible for one to not lose faith or hope in life. Throughout the book Night, Elie Wiesel’s experiences from before he even enters the camps, to the end where he is free. Explains the mind of one who has endured great suffering and lost, causing them to finally break after continuous torture. Leading to loss of faith in religion, life, and even humanity. Where

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    World War II was a time that required resilient, courageous, optimistic people to serve in the military. Louie Zamperini, the main character of Laura Hillenbrand’s novel, Unbroken, was just that. Louie Zamperini grew up a rebellious, misbehaving child. When he grew up, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He got into a plane crash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and Japan. A Japanese ship found him and brought him to a prison camp. He then went to a Prisoner of War (POW) camp. In

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    Robert Neville, the last human in a dystopian future, must fight everyday to survive against the vampire related creatures that want his blood. The story follows him as he deals with his past and the desperate desire to survive and find other life. Clasen’s quote describes how Robert Neville in the novel I am Legend by Richard Matheson, fights through a hostile world, himself and the values of morality. Robert Neville deals with the frustration and pain that the creatures made him feel as they tore

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    I Am Too Old My Enemy

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    First of all, Guido is super confidence compared to Schlomo. He is confidence in virtually every aspect of his life, foremost in his ability to 'control ' his surroundings. By using tricks, his smooth tongue and quick-thinking mind, Guido had demonstrated an extraordinary capability to manipulate his surroundings thus create seemingly magical events out of pure coincidence, such as created this fantasy of her being a princess and himself being a prince when Dora fall into his arm when they first

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    elevators in a thousand movies, and she longed to ride one, though not on the roof of one like Jackie Chan” (Urrea 8). All of those things are too far out of reach for Nayeli because of the small, unknown area she lives in, which is why she gains false hope about the way the world truly is, leading to her being overly optimistic about her trip to America. Since Tres Camarones does not have much contact with other people outside of their community, the only information Nayeli has to go on are stories from

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    as the have less and less food. Soto created a powerful meaning and expressed it through this poem, the theme illustrating the difficult times he went through. Although they had to go through these difficult events, the drought would be over and the hope remained that rain would come

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    “Use the force Luke” (Ben/Obi-Wan Kenobi). From the Star Wars comic books came the first Star Wars movie called The New Hope. Tons of people went to the movie theaters on the opening day of the movie. That is where the Star Wars universe became a big hit in the pop culture of Earth. The characters, action inside the movie, and the story plot helped make Star Wars The New Hope the best movie of all time for many people. The characters in the movie was one of the reasons which helped the movie become

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    battles with hope and continued fighting. With Rukmani's hope came the fear of losing her children, not being able to survive and not having a roof over her family's head. Therefore, she did not give up despite of how much loss and change occurred in her life. The hope she had could not erase her fear and anxiety. The idea that her losses were big gave her the fear of losing more. The fear changed her life, but it

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