Optimism In The Ballad Of Robin Hood

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Franklin Delanor Roosevelt and the Great Depression; John Fitzgerald Kennedy and the Cold War; George Walker Bush and the Middle Eastern powers. All of these leaders had optimistic and enthusiastic mindsets that helped pave the road to their successes. Optimism is a key factor in succeeding one 's goals. Throughout literature, history, and media, characters with good attitudes usually prevail in the end with their ordeals. Having an optimistic attitude in difficult times improves one’s personal success rates, induces enthusiasm, and ameliorates society’s overall attitude in eras of political unrest.

First of all, generally when one has a good attitude, their success rates increase. A study by the University of California concluded that people
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Roger Lancelyn Green’s adaptation of the ballads of Robin Hood is one significant illustration of such nature. Robin Hood is always represented as a merry, lincoln-green clad man leading smiling, gleeful men stealing from the rich giving to the poor. Nearly all adaptations of the book shows Robin Hood leading his merry men on adventures, even though once in awhile, hardships will befall upon the group. In order to bring up the enthusiasm in his fellow outlaws, Robin Hood would give speeches and keep up his merry attitude until his final breath. Whenever Robin Hood had been injured or captured, he always hoped for the best and in the end, he always succeeded his own goals with his men carrying on with their merry ordeals even through hard times. While Robin Hood was the prominent hope, leader, and voice in the medieval era, Prime Minister Winston Churchill was the voice and hope of the British Commonwealth in the years during and after the second World War. His phrases in speeches ranging from expressing his own sacrifices, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat,” to inspiring the British spirit, “We shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be; we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender,” Churchill inspired …show more content…
Franklin Delano Roosevelt was considered the modern savoir in during the Great Depression and the opening stages of World War II. During the Great Depression, millions were unemployed and there was a shortage of supplies. In order to reshape the United States, President Roosevelt had presented his New Deal plan to the government and people, boosting morale and productivity by encouraging the development of roads, bridges, and other constructional foundations. People had listened to the President talk through the radio and were inspired by Roosevelt’s optimistic and sanguine fireside chats. A few decades later, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and his confident attitude allowed Americans to feel at ease during the height of the Cold War. Both sides were subject to obliteration by nuclear arms. When Russian WMDs were discovered on the island of Cuba, the tension between the two countries increased; leading to high levels of stress in the American society. Kennedy used his bargaining skills to end the Cuban Missile crisis, and through the hope for the best, Kennedy had improved the American people’s confidence. After the attacks on the homefront by Al-Qaeda members on the infamous day of 9/11, President George Walker Bush had to calm the American people down through speeches. President Bush was a comforter to the thousands of

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