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  • John Hope Franklin Research Paper

    John Hope Franklin John Hope Franklin was a highly admired American historian and social activist, he is best known for his scholarship that focused on Southern history and racial politics. His groundbreaking work, From Slavery to Freedom, was first released in 1947 and sold more than three million copies worldwide and with many other titles to follow (Yarrow). Apart from being an historian and author, Franklin was also former president for many honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa, Organization of American Historians, and the Southern Historical Association. In order to recognize his contribution to society and culture in the United States, Franklin was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor in…

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  • Racism In John Hope Franklin's The Train From Hate

    John Hope Franklin tells a story of something that happened when he was only seven years old in the story of “The Train from Hate”. It involves Franklin’s father which had moved to Tulsa to be able to support his family, while John, his mother, and his sister had still lived in Rentiesville Oklahoma. After researching more into the story I found that Charles Haskins, had done a lecture on Franklin, explaining Franklin’s father did not feel safe with his family being around the racial riots…

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  • Hope In John Steinbeck's Of Mice Of Men

    Is it better to have hope, but risk being disappointed, or to just abandon hope? In the story Of Mice of Men the main characters Lennie and George have a plan to buy a house where they would farm and raise animals/rabbits. Is the plan that important though, could they even achieve it? Lennie and George’s dream was important, even though it wasn’t likely it would happen, because it gave Lennie hope, gave George something he could use to control/guide Lennie, and made Lennie cheerful thinking…

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  • Hope In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    have a family, a successful career, a nice home, etc. And those dreams are powered by one thing, hope. As one quote puts it, “Once you choose hope, anything’s possible” (Christopher Reeve). However, in the thrilling story Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, the American Dream is crushed by reality. Making a point that life is hopeless. Showing more that, “hope is the worst of all evils, because it prolongs man’s torments” (Friedrich Nietzsche). But throughout the book Of Mice and Men, there are…

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  • The Role Of Hope In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    “Hope is not a dream but a way of making a dream become a reality” said L.J. Suenens. In the story Of Mice and Men, written by John Steinbeck, the characters Lennie Small and George Milton have an “American Dream”, at this time dreams were needed to help give you hope that the depression will be over soon. Lennie and George each wish to live in the same ranch house but for different reasons, they both have different goals that they want to achieve in life. George always looks to his American…

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  • Theme Of Hope In John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men

    In our lives, there are a lot of parts that we don’t know and there are a lot of questions that we don’t know the answers to. Maybe we aren’t in the best place in our lives and we don’t know where we will be next year, let alone the very next day. It’s a natural human instinct to want to know, to be curious, and to try to fill in the blanks. When there is suspense, there are two common instincts: fear and hope. In any given situation, when we look to the future we can either dread, or look…

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  • Essay On Luogenia Burns Hope

    Lugenia Burns Hope was a twentieth-century civil rights activist and social reformer who worked steadfastly to rebuild black communities using grassroots politics and community ties. Hope was no stranger to hard work. From an early age, Hope worked full time at organizations like Hull House— a settlement organization founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr dedicated to providing European Immigrants with amenities such as daycare services, libraries, employment and education. Her infectious…

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  • Isolation In John Valliant´s The Jaguar's Children

    have hope. In John Valliant’s literary work The Jaguar’s Children, the protagonist, Hector, significantly grows, as he becomes an optimistic individual in order to survive, a more selfless person by taking care of Cesar and becomes a faithful believer in God. The isolation he faces changes his moral beliefs and attitude, ultimately giving him the willpower and hope to stay alive long enough to be rescued. At the beginning of the novel, Vaillant portrays Hector as a pessimistic individual,…

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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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