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
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 recorded…
Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope
Before the Titanic sinks, before Elliott meets ET, Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope ruled the box office, and was a major blockbuster during its era. Until this day, Star Wars is still in second place after Gone with the Wind for the highest grossing movie of all time after adjusting for inflation (Box Office Mojo). This is quite an accomplishment for Star Wars and director George Lucas. After many decades, there has not been a film that has surpassed Star Wars.…
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…
Throughout the speech, it is easy for the audience to understand Wiesel’s struggle. By speaking with a wide range of tones such as anger, hope, and apathy, the audience can understand Wiesel’s feelings towards the things lost in the twenty-first century and the future of humanity. When reflecting on his liberation, he speaks with hope and says, “he was finally free,” but he also speaks with apathy when saying that, “there was no joy in his heart.” In the one instance, when Wiesel states “the Pentagon…
Open Wings is an anthology of poems that revolves around the theme of freedom, hope and perseverance. This collection of poems was inspired by my favorite poem “I know why the caged bird sings” by Maya Angelou. The metaphor of “the caged bird” represents the struggle for freedom, independence and hope. The caged bird sings in the middle of its struggle while a free bird watches. This struggle is something utterly impossible, and something that only a strong character could do. I chose these poems…
Critical Essay Plan
Topic choice: Hope vs. Disillusionment
Author(s) and literary works:
Jack London's: “To Build a Fire” is compared with Ambrose Bierce’s: “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” .
Tentative thesis statement:
In the two essays, I’ll be comparing how Jack London and Ambrose Bierce described the protagonists in their stories, and how they managed to handled their terrible situation at the brink of their life, in the context of hope and disillusionment. Their interplay is shown…
I am writing to inform you about some fantastic news that I have received! I have just inherited 29 million pounds, This will be enough for us to have a wonderful wedding with everything that we should want and live a happy comfortable life together.
(Shouldn’t you mention your parents?)
Also, My parents have passed away, that Is how I came to be in possession of such a large fortune.
I miss you so much and I hope you come back soon.
Lots of Love
Momentary happiness of Tess
In chapter XVI of Tess, this description creates an image of happiness and hope of Tess: “Either the change in the quality of the air from heavy to light, or the sense of being amid new scenes where there were no invidious eyes upon her, sent up her spirits wonderfully. Her hopes mingles with the sunshine in an idea photosphere which surrounded her as she bounded along against the soft south wind. She heard a pleasant voice in every breeze, and in every bird’s note seemed…
chest as a story about the role of hope in human life
There are times in our lives where nothing seems to be going our way; it seems as though a whirlwind of unfortunate events continue to occur and after a while it is easy to grow accustomed to the expectation of helpless events. In times like these, there is one characteristic that humans attain that allows them to see the light at the end of the tunnel and power through such tough times; that trait is hope. In our Norwegian Literacy and Cultural…