A New Hope On May 22 1964, shortly after the assassination of JFK, Lyndon Baines Johnson delivered a speech in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was called the great society, and it was a rousing call to stir the American public’s souls and think positively and logically toward the future of the United Sates, mainly economically and socially. The great society program was a wonderful agenda promoting liberal ideas such as affordable housing for the poor, training and job placement for the poor, reconstructing highways and cities to make room for the great influx of people to urban areas, and stricter measures on food and water quality. He uses ethos, pathos, and logos to achieve his goal, thus awakening people’s minds concerning the society of that day. LBJ’s ethos is uncontested. He was president of the United States at the time of this speech, before that he was vice president for 2 years under JFK, was in the senate for 6 years before that, and was in the House of Representatives for 12 years preceding that. This man had held political office for over 20 years at the time of this speech, so he can be trusted to have a firm grasp on the state of our union and our economic position of the time. To accentuate his ethics of a great society, he quotes the great philosopher Aristotle with the line: "Men come together in cities in order to live, but they remain together in order to live the good life." This gives him credit for a classical understanding of a great mind and culture just by knowing he who was and using his words. President Johnson’s use of pathos is very touching. As an introduction into his state of mind on the status of our country he states: “Your imagination and your initiative and your indignation will determine whether we build a society where progress is the servant of our needs, or a society where old values and new visions are buried under unbridled growth. For in your time we have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.” He doesn’t want America to stagnate and crumble within itself, and to stop that from happening in the future, he sees constant changes going no direction but up, from a rich and powerful nation to a great nation. This touches on every American’s heart and mind, as these are very positive values to uphold. With this quote: “Within your lifetime powerful forces, already loosed, will take us toward a way of life beyond the realm of our experience, almost beyond the bounds of our imagination,” President Johnson is expanding the realm of possibilities within people’s minds, hinting toward the dreams of the future. He also positions for pathos with the line: “Our society will not be great until every young mind is set free to scan the farthest reaches of thought and imagination.” This gets to the hearts and souls of parents and future parents, and even touches the young adults of the time as a realization…
“Hope in a Cell”
How many of you remember the iconic, late 70’s, superhero movie, Superman and how inspirational the role of Christopher Reeve, whom played the main character had became to millions of viewers across the globe? Unfortunately, this amazing actor had been stroke with a tragic, horse riding accident and became paralyzed from the neck down. Being a quadriplegic, Reeve became a major supporter of one of the most controversial topics in modern biomedical medicine, the use of stem cells…
I have nights were I am often silent when I am screaming inside. Times like that led me to one place, and one place only. The hospital can be a horrifying situation to be in. Imagine a life full of needles being injected into a person’s arm almost every day, living in a room with bars on the windows, and nurses watching everybody’s actions. There were locks on every cabinet in sight, and the chairs were almost impossible to move, that way when the voices inside took over, nobody could…
Major Authors in English 2013/05/08
Waiting in hope
The foundation of human life is that we have no purpose. The play “Waiting for Godot”, by Samuel Beckett, gives form to this nothingness through Vladimir’s and Estragon’s struggle for a change in their repetitive life cycle. They try to distract themselves from the reality of their situation. In fact, they are confused about time, space and who they are. They hope for something (Godot) to save them from emptiness of life. If they…
One of the most impressive graphic novel that I have read is “Gray Horses” written by Hope Larson- a young illustrator and cartoonist.
The point of Hope Larson’s comics is never the destination but the journey. Raina Telgemeier calls them “visual poetry”, just the right description.
“Gray Horses” opens with travel, as French exchange student Noemie reaches her new city, taking the subway from the airport to her rooming house. While she adjust to her surroundings, she dreams of a girl named Marcy…
U.S History ll/ American literature
The New Deal
The “roaring twenties” was known for prohibition, speakeasies and short hair, however the footprint it left behind was an economic crisis. Bank failure, installment plans, and the crashing of the Stock Market all led to the Great Depression. In 1932, Franklin D. Roosevelt was elected president of the United Sates during one of the hardest economic struggles in history. Herbert…
November 11, 2013
A Hope in the Unseen Paper
Cedric Jennings, from A Hope in the Unseen, is an African American male who struggles with his personal identity relating to his education and future because of his own background and where he comes from. Throughout the novel we see a progression of where he ranks in the social stratification of American culture. Many aspects of Cedric’s life influence his progression within this system.
In the beginning of the novel we see…
17 July 2015
A New Hope: Luke’s Hero Journey Summary
In the 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope, Luke Skywalker is raised in his ordinary world of Tatooine, where his aunt and uncle raise him on a moisture farm. While in a far distant galaxy, Princess Leia’s starship is intercepted by an Imperial Star destroyer that ends up capturing her. Before being captured by the storm troopers, Princess Leia slips away and hides secretive information and a…
there to hope for?
Murder, war, disaster. The world is a scary place. Ishmael Beah suffers many
traumatizing and horrific events throughout the war in his home country Sierra Leone.
He endures tragedy, loss, and abuse. But despite all of these events Beah still seems to
find hope and meaning in his life. He is a prime example that people who endure
tragedy and violence can find a purpose to their life through hope.
“When I was young, my father used to say, ‘if you are alive, there is hope for a
Incorporated is evaluating the purchase of Hope Enterprises. The company could enhance its position in the mid-market gaming casino hotel business with the acquisition of Hope Enterprises. Hope Enterprises is considered a prime acquisition because of its strategic location, customer segment, booming market .The overall gaming casino business is predicted to boom in the coming year, with revenues increasing by 15%. However, CHN has to evaluate the synergies with Hope enterprises and decide on whether to…
Theme of Hope
Hope in the face of adversity, hope in spite of the depression and mere survival they must endure, hope in the face of death and fear. One of the major themes that Cormac McCarthy emphasizes in The Road is hope: hope for a better world, hope that there are still good people out there. McCarthy uses the son as a symbol of hope throughout the novel to engage and grasp the attention of his readers. Hope is what progresses the novel, therefore without hope there is nothing.…