Essay on Good Night And Good Luck

1220 Words Apr 28th, 2016 5 Pages
When faced with trouble, the outside of a person is stripped away, layer by layer, until all that’s left is their spirit. What happens then is what defines the human race as a whole; ordinary people are turned into persistant, determined, relentless fighters. When one is backed into a wall and all hope seems lost, the human spirit comes out to play. It laughs in the face of asperity, saying,”You can’t scare me, I always win”. One might even call it stubborn, but, at the end of the day, the human spirit is always there to guide people through their troubles. Two distinguished examples of the fortitude of the human soul appear in the movie Good Night and Good Luck and the novel The Scarlet Letter; the characters Hester Prynne and Edward Murrow show a considerable amount of perseverance. While both Murrow and Hester are battling society to stand up for themselves, Hester was focused on a local town, while Murrow was attesting on a much larger scale. In both cases, they were able to prove that they were strong enough to overcome any obstacle thrown in their way.
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight”. It’s a Japanese proverb everyone has heard at some point in their life. But what does it really mean? It means strength. It means never backing down no matter how many times one has failed. It is exactly what Hester Prynne must do when she is released from prison. Hester is no longer a person; to the townspeople, she is a consequence, a disgrace, an abomination. Hester is an…

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