Hope and Glory

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  • Since You Went Away Analysis

    The Second World War homefront is one theme in film whose treatment has differed over time; this is most evidently illustrated in the two films Since You Went Away, directed by John Cromwell in 1944, and Hope and Glory, directed by John Boorman in 1987. Since You Went Away was produced by David O. Selznick in 1944, and in addition wrote the screenplay for the film, originally based on the novel by Margaret Buell Wilder, Since You Went Away: Letters to a Soldier from his Wife (1944). The release year of this film is important in understanding its context in relation to the homefront theme, as the United States had entered a war where the outcome was uncertain, at this point in time citizens were unsure which side would be victorious. The Office of War Information (OWI) saw Selznick as an ideal interpreter of the image they wanted films to projects, a relationship which reveals itself numerous times throughout the film. Since You Went Away is set in Ohio, the ‘emblematic mid-West’, which is idealised and universalised throughout, as the viewer observes the Hilton family adapt to the changing conditions of the homefront and become more socially and self aware through their interactions with others and exposure to new experiences. Hope and Glory, written, produced and directed by John Boorman in 1987 also deals with the theme of the homefront, although it examines the British homefront during the London Blitz (August 1940 – May 1941).…

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  • Glory And Hope Speech Analysis

    Comparing text “ I Have a Dream” and “Glory and Hope” were two different speeches given by Dr. martin Luther king J.R and Nelson Mandela individually and on different occasions. This speech was given at those time when there were so many people who used to practice racism, communalism and many other things. These problems at first seemed to be inextricably difficult. But these great speeches forced everyone to think again, and to question again to him or herself, whether they were being treated…

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  • Summary Of Edward Zwick's Film Glory

    During the American Civil War, over 179, 000 black soldiers served in the Union Army. Edward Zwick's 1989 film Glory explores one of the Civil War's first all-black volunteer regiment through the narration of Colonel Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick). After serving at the Battle of Antietam, Colonel Shaw is offered the command of the first all-African-American regiment. During his leadership, Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, are confronted with discrimination from both…

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  • African American Soldiers In The Civil War

    Frederick Douglass, the famous African American abolitionist, was once quoted as saying “[He] who would be free must himself strike the blow.” This quote is particularly relevant in the figurative and literal sense when it came to African American soldiers fighting in the Civil War. All African Americans had an uphill battle to fight when it came to getting the chance to prove themselves as adequate soldiers, and an even tougher battle to get recognition for what they had achieved. The first…

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  • Adele Adkins: The Meaning Behind Her Music

    each Spice Girls. After growing up more she gravitated towards the artists Mary J. Blige, Pink, and Destiny’s Child. Her life changed when she came across a collection of Etta James and Ella Fitzgerald records at a local shop. “There was no music heritage in our family” Adele told The Telegraph in 2008 interview. “Chart music was all I ever knew. So when I listed to the Etta and the Ella, it sounds so cheesy, but it was an awakening. I was like, oh, right, some people have proper longevity and…

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  • Essay Comparing Red Badge Of Courage And Paths Of Glory

    Stephen Crane, and the movie “Paths of Glory,” directed by Stanley Kubrick, this statement takes upon a new meaning. Both Crane and Kubrick validate this message by showing that men grow selfish in the race to war glory and status, which in turn dehumanizes and uselessly kills innocent soldiers. They are expected to look this death in the face with unconditional bravery, which is against human nature. War is typically fought between two sides, each with its own purpose and goal. Team effort is…

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  • Suicide Informative Speech

    between the ages ten and twenty-four. That results in approximately four thousand and six hundred deaths according to the CDC’s survey conducted last year. Among teenagers, suicide is a highly recognized issue. It is an extremely relatable matter due to the fact that it can happen to literally anyone, a family member or dear friend for example. Many forms of media have been dedicated to this prevailing issue such as songs. Thousands of songs have been made where the artist pours out their…

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  • Themes Of Hope In Nectar In A Sieve By Kamala Markandaya

    Everyone faces hardships differently, and with every hardship, individuals have the verdict of whether to persevere or surrender. In the novel Nectar in a Sieve, the author Kamala Markandaya explores themes of optimism and how it weaves its way into the hardships of Rukmani’s and Nathan’s lives. Throughout the novel, the family faced many challenges. These challenges were indeed difficult at times, but certainly not impossible to deal with when one is in an optimistic state of mind. Though…

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  • Anne Frank: The Benefits Of Optimism During Conflict

    The Benefits of Optimism During Conflict “The positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible” (Winston Churchill). Positivity is a valuable mindset, yet can be acquired by even those in the direst of conditions and those who have the meagerest of resources. Through all the hardships and difficulties in the world, it is those with optimism that persevere, inspire, and overcome the suffering. It is those who forgive and spread their positivity that heal from…

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  • I Wanted To Run Faster Than The Speed Of Hope In A Mockingbird Analysis

    across much hope in the reservation, between his differences and the hopelessness shared between everyone. Arnold’s dog was his one of the only ounces of hope in his life. When his dad went to shoot the dog, it was like taking away a part of Arnold, but Arnold believed if he ran fast enough he could make the truth go away. I was saddened to hear that they could not afford a vet trip and had to put the dog down. Quote-”I am zero on the rez. And if you subtract zero from zero, you still have…

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