Hopelessness

  • Hopelessness

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    Hopelessness Screaming. Constant screaming. It's so loud and goes on for so long that you can't stand any more. And it gets louder. More persistent. More unrelenting. Louder and louder and louder until you can't see how to stop it. But you have to stop it. To stop the pain. To stop the hurt. To stop everything * * * "Room 309. Lily Halliwell. She's yours. Quite an interesting case. The notes are all here," he held up the clipboard he was carrying and handed

  • The Paradox Of Hope Or Hopelessness

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    THE PARADOX OF HOPE OR HOPELESSNESS: HOW DO YOUNG PEOPLE VIEW ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION? In this study, the researchers seek to understand if common factors can be identified in young people’s ideas about and responses to environmental issues, and determine if they need support to move towards a more interconnected understanding of the environment to achieve meaningful action. Studies have indicated that young people may not recognize the links between their personal actions and global problems or that

  • Hopelessness In Heart Is A Lonely Hunter

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    Hopelessness in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCuller's novel, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, takes place in a small town in the deep south during the mid-twentieth century. The book closely follows a diverse group of five residents that are loosely tied together. They include Singer, a deaf mute, Benedict Copeland, a well educated black doctor, Jake Blount, a politically zealous transient, Mick Kelly, a young girl, and Biff Brannon, a middle aged man that owns a diner. As the book progresses

  • Clinical Depression: The Hopelessness Diaease

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    The hopelessness disease, millions of Americans suffer from this disease. Everybody gets the blues now and then. Those feelings can be especially strong during times of stress or loss. That's a normal part of life. After a while, the darkness lifts and things start to feel enjoyable again. Clinical depression has many affects, as the pain it causes in a person’s life, the physical affects, and these could lead to teen suicide. However, sometimes the sadness or loneliness persists, or gets worse,

  • The Hopelessness Theory of Depression

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    improve their self-esteem and their outlook on life. In another article by Abramson, Metalsky, & Alloy, (1989) they looked at the study done by Seligman (1975) about how people develop feelings of hopelessness and the ways they develop or learn to adjust to it. Seligman (1975) called this “The hopelessness theory of depression”. To explain more about this theory would be when a person with a negative attitude experiences some negative situation in their life, they become more vulnerable to depression

  • The Feelings Of Hopelessness And Loss

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    The feelings of hopelessness and loss that Angela felt as she watched the man try and comfort her mother clouded her thoughts. Unsure of who else to direct it to, she focused her anger on him. She couldn’t bring herself to admit that it was her fault that her mother was like this. She wanted to scream at the man, to rip the vase off the table and throw it at him, if only to soothe her own guilt that was eating her up. She didn’t want to be the one responsible for making her family feel this way

  • The Beck Hopelessness Scale And The Measure Of Depression

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    The Description of Beck Hopelessness Scale The revised format of the Beck Hopelessness Scale uses a four point Likert scale (Neufeld et al., 2010). The purpose of the assessment is to measure one’s negative position of the future (Neufeld et al., 2010). According to research, it has been found that there is a positive correlation with one’s scores on the Beck Hopelessness Scale and the measure of depression (Iliceto & Fino, 2014). The validity of the Beck Hopelessness Scale has been questioned

  • Signs Of Hopelessness And Its Effects On Society

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    often leading way to hopelessness. When facing a chronic illness, patients may find themselves on a seemingly hopeless journey, sometimes full of questions, doubts, and worries. “Negative feelings and expectations about one’s future, along with negative thoughts and feelings toward changing one’s future encompass hopelessness” (Dameron, 2014, p.1). Hopelessness may be experienced by both patients’ along with their families when facing a chronic illness. Signs of hopelessness may include thoughts

  • The Theme of Hopelessness Seen in Lost

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    communicate with someone off the island. In this scene, the theme of hopelessness is seen through the characters' verbal and non-verbal actions as well as the situations they are constantly being put into. This scene represents the thesis of the episode, which is someone can still overcome the situation they found themselves in even though that person feels hopeless. The first instance in which this scene represents the theme of hopelessness occurs at the beginning when the characters discover that the

  • Hopelessness in Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett

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    Although Samuel Beckett’s tragicomedy, Waiting for Godot, has no definite meaning or interpretation, the play acts as a statement of hopelessness regarding human existence. Debate surrounds the play because, due to its simplicity, almost any interpretation is valid. The main characters, Estragon and Vladimir, are bumbling men who must wait for a person, being, or object named Godot, but this being never appears to grace the men with his presence. These men essentially demonstrate how one must go

  • Hopelessness of the Irish in Nineteenth Century England

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    Hopelessness of the Irish in Nineteenth Century England Throughout my research into the subject of the Irish in England's industrial north during the early nineteenth century, one fact became quite clear; contemporary writers' treatment of the Irish was both minimal and negative. I consulted many sources, Friedrich Engels, Leon Faucher, James Kay-Shuttleworth to name but a few and the reoccurring theme as pertaining to the Irish in all these works was mainly consistent; the Irish were a lazy

  • The Grapes of Wrath - Beauty in the Midst of Hopelessness

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    The Grapes of Wrath: Beauty in the Midst of Hopelessness   The Grapes of Wrath portrays life at its darkest.  It is the story of migrant workers and the hardships and heartbreaks that they experience as they are driven from their land - the land that  they have lived on for generations - so the banks can make a profit.      Sure, cried the tenant men, but it's our land.  We measured it and broke it up.  We were born on it, and we got killed on it, died on it.  That's what makes it ours

  • Hopelessness Is An Obstacle Not A Way To Live Life

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    really feels like. In “The Glass Castle”, Jeannette is going through the golden age of her life where she has no worries about putting full trust on her parents. Then, an accident occurs and she is left behind; and when she waits for a long time hopelessness started to overtake her. “I waited for what seemed like a long time before I decided it was possible Mom and Dad might not come back for me. They might not notice I was missing. They might decide that it wasn't worth the drive back to retrieve

  • Good Morning Midnight: Sasha’s Hopelessness as Survival

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    downfall in a stream of consciousness narrative that takes the reader from one thing to the next and back again. It tells of the things she has sensed which leads to the inevitable end of hopelessness which causes her to suffer severe disconnection from the world around her. The problem is, absolute hopelessness is the best thing that Sasha could find for herself. For Sasha, everything must be kept in perspective. She must not go places that make her remember, she must not do things that make her

  • Hopelessness and Death in “It was not Death, for I stood up”

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    stood up,” Emily Dickinson creates a depressing state of hopelessness felt by the speaker when trying to understand the tormented condition of her psychological state. The poem produces an extended metaphor of death, which resembles the speaker’s life and state of mind, through the use of various literary devices, such as parallel structure, repetition, imagery, personification, and simile, in order to create an overwhelming sense of hopelessness regarding the speaker’s undefined condition. Since the

  • Themes of Hopelessness in Herman Melville’s Bartleby the Scrivener

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    elements in his story—first and foremost the character of Bartleby, but also the dead letters, the many walls of Wall Street, and the state of Wall Street itself—works well to develop a sense of hopelessness, whether intentional or not, in the story as well as the narrator and consequently the reader. This hopelessness could stem from a number of influences, such as a certain “incurable disorder” which some critics would argue is schizophrenia (Wilson), the quality of human futility in general, or the capitalist

  • Free Glass Menagerie Essays: Hopelessness, Futility and Escape

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    Hopelessness, Futility and Escape in The Glass Menagerie The Glass Menagerie is set in the cramped, dinghy apartment of the Wingfield family.  It is just one of many such apartments in this lower-class neighborhood. Not one of the Wingfield family members desires to live this apartment. Poverty is what traps them in their humble abode. The escape from this lifestyle, this apartment and these relationships is a significant theme throughout the play. These escapes may be related to the fire escape

  • A Just Crime Was Committed Out Of Hopelessness

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    A just crime was committed out of hopelessness by a 19-year-old slave named Celia who had been a victim of her master’s constant sexual abuse since the age of fourteen, murdered her master Robert Newsom. Unfortunately it happen in the midst of turbulent political times because of the slavery struggles in the neighboring state, this was one of the many factors that influenced the outcome of Celia’s trial, which did not seem to be in her favor, for at the time slaves were seen as nothing more than

  • Hopelessness in Albert Camus' The Plague and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot

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    Hopelessness in Albert Camus' The Plague and Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot   Does Existentialism deny the existence of God? Can God possibly exist in a world full of madness and injustice? Albert Camus and Samuel Beckett address these questions in The Plague and Waiting for Godot. Though their thinking follows the ideals of existentialism, their conclusions are different. Camus did not believe in God, nor did he agree with the vast majority of the historical beliefs of the Christian

  • Theatre Of The Absurd Humour Often Relies On A Sense Of Hopelessness And Violence.

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    The theatre of the absurd encompasses a form of drama that emphasizes the absurdity of human existence by employing repetitious, meaningless dialogues and confusing situations, breaking the logical development, giving way to irrational and illogical speeches. A godless universe, human existence has no meaning or purpose and therefore all communication breaks down. The theatre of the absurd is sometimes defined it as a “working hypothesis”, a device, instead of a real movement. Martin Esslin in his

  • Waiting For Godot Analysis

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    Although Samuel Beckett's tragicomedy, Waiting for Godot, has no definite meaning or interpretation, the play acts as a statement of hopelessness regarding human existence. Debate surrounds the play because, due to its simplicity, almost any interpretation is valid. The main characters, Vladimir and Estragon, are aging men who must wait for a person, being, or object named Godot, but this entity never appears to grace the men with this presence. Both characters essentially demonstrate how one must

  • Suicide and the Predictions of Suicide

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    Predictions of Suicide In the first paper I read about hopelessness and eventual suicide, four authors studied 207 hospitalized patients with suicidal ideation. There was a follow up period of 5-10 years when these patients were systematically checked up on to see their status. Fourteen eventually completed suicide within the follow up period. In the study the researchers used the Beck Depression Inventory, the Hopelessness Scale, and the Scale of Suicidal Ideation. The only

  • The Contemporary Resonance Of T. S. Eliot 's Poetry

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    The Contemporary Resonance of T. S. Eliot 's poetry My critical analysis of T S Eliot’s iconic poetry reveals that its contemporary relevance is mainly a consequence of the hopelessness it embodies. By examining The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock (1915) and Preludes (1911), I gained an insight into the futility conveyed by Eliot’s exploration of stagnation and industrialization. These ideas, which Eliot explores in his distinctive style, are still relevant within modern-day society and add to the

  • Emily Dickinson Analysis

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    Hopelessness is an intense emotion every person feels at one point in their life, a feeling closely interlinked with depression and suicide. In the poems “It was not Death, for I stood up,” and “I felt a Funeral, in my Brain,” by Emily Dickinson and “No worst, there is none. Pitched past pitch of grief,” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, the theme of the poems is hopelessness, but the authors approach the theme differently in each poem. In the poem, “It was not Death, for I stood up,” Dickinson uses words

  • Night, by Elie Wiesel

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    in a concentration camp. While Elie stayed in the concentration camp, he saw so many people get executed, abused, and even tortured. Eventually, Elie lost all hope of surviving, but he still managed to survive. This novel is a perfect example of hopelessness: it does not offer any hope. There are so many pieces of evidence that support this claim throughout the entire novel. First of all, many people lost everything that had value in their life; many people lost the faith in their own religion; and

  • Analysis Of The Book ' Nineteen Eighty Four '

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    darkness, ruled by a totalitarian government only known as the Party, and it is no surprise to say that one of the relevant themes in this book is hopelessness. From room 101 to the party’s grip over the people, there are always symbols of oppression and signs of hopelessness throughout the book, but rather than just discussing the theme of hopelessness in this book, I want to expand on how hope is deprived from the people and how there can never be any hope of true freedom in Oceania. In my original

  • Animal Farm, By George Orwell

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    Have you ever felt so hopeless in our world and society, like there is nothing being done, or even too much. George Orwell 's books, 1984 and Animal Farm, end with a feeling of despair and hopelessness. In 1984 ,a novel by George Orwell, the book ends with Winston sitting at a cafe writing two plus two equals five. Winston throughout the book is struggling to find a way to have his own thoughts, but not reveal to the party what his thoughts are. Eventually Winston is caught for thoughtcrime and taken

  • Writing Assignment #3 Composition

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    Gèricault did his best to use compassion to capture complete the shire hopelessness, and doom felt that day by the sailors that day. The main thing that stands out in this painting is the uneven weight of the painting. The weight of the painting is in bottom of the painting in a semicircle. The uneven balance, of weight, makes it impossible for the painting to have symmetry. Which further adds to the sense of doom and hopelessness of the crash. Symmetry makes a painting appear unified and organized

  • Long Day’s Journey Into Night Analysis

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    Eugene O’Neill’s play, Long Day’s Journey Into Night is not morbid, full of despair and hopelessness or unpleasant. James, Mary, Jamie, and Edmund Tyrone all had the opportunity to change their ways. The Tyrone family had opportunities of redemption to help each other and help themselves but they chose to not to take them, even though they all loved each other they couldn't help one another as much as they needed but the opportunity of hope was still present. O’Neill’s play is not morbid because

  • Pessimism In Cormac Mccarthy's The Road

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    can occur in one's life. The novel can be seen as pessimistic for the fact that there is little to no hope and love left in the world, which can be found in the text. The topics of the novel are based around death, murder, cannibalism, rape, and hopelessness. All of which are gruesome and undeniably terrible circumstances that leave individuals feeling sad, uncomfortable, but also guilty for having to know what had happened to a person living, or fictional. McCarthy created this pessimistic moral based

  • Nursing Home Residents Perception On Therapeutic Alliance

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    malleable (Bok & Teunissen, 2013, p. 1064). Several nursing home residents are more likely to deal with depression when thoughts of hopelessness develop, which coincides with entity theorist views. For example, depressed nursing home residents may discount the abilities that remain when dealing with a disability (Dobson, Konnert, & Stelmach, 2009, p. 296). Hopelessness develop in depressed nursing home residents when one feels helpless, alienated, and lack of autonomy. However, a few nursing home residents

  • War

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    In Erich Maria Remarque’s novel All Quiet on the Western Front, Erich creates the character of Paul Bäumer. Throughout his story, the story of a German soldier fighting, the readers are able to sense Paul’s decline into depression and hopelessness. The quote of “Let the months and years come, they can take nothing from me, they can take nothing anymore, I am so alone and so without hope that I can confront them without fear” (Remarque, 295). Many writings in the time during and after the war depicted

  • Race in Silko's Ceremony

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    and evil in several parts of the book. One is the myth explaining the origin of the white man.      As common in Indian cultures they create a myth to explain why the white people came to them. The author begins to show the Indians feeling of hopelessness by showing in the myth, on pages 132 - 138, that there was no way the Indians could stop the white people from destroying the Indian culture. “Entire tribes will die out, covered with jestered sores, shitting blood, vomiting blood.” (pg. 137) The

  • IRP 2

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    work. Even more powerful is the selection of the word "wretched," which Wolsey uses to characterize those such as himself who have lived their lives depending on the approval of the monarch. The connotations of "wretched" are despair and utter hopelessness. This negative word choice suggests that Wolsey has no hope whatsoever for the future, leaving him in a state of utter desperation. The loaded diction Shakespeare uses illuminates the extremity of Wolsey's emotional state. Through figurative language

  • Suicide And Suicide

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    display common characteristics of anxiety, irritability, rage, desperation, and feeling out of control. Some of the factors shown to have high associations with suicide attempts are school stress, relationship issues, family problems, depression, hopelessness, anxiety, and financial stress (Westefeld et al., 2005). Suicide ideation is also shown to predict future suicide (Drum, Brownson, Denmark, & Smith, 2009); in support of the previous data, the study by Drum et al. (2009) found that suicide ideation

  • The Effects Of Mentoring And After School Programs For At Risk Youth

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    the influence of “mentoring (intervention) versus nonparticipation (nonintervention)” (p. 724). They employed different measures, including: Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Demographic Questionnaire, Piers-Harris Children’s Self-Concept Scale, Hopelessness Scale for Children, Self-Report Delinquency Scale, and Social Support Questionnaire-Self-Report. Each of these measurements is designed to assess specific information. For instance, the CBCL assess “child’s range of behavioral competencies and

  • Analysis Of It Was Not Death For I Stood Up

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    In the poem “It was not death, for I stood up…” by Emily Dickinson, Dickinson portrays a deeply personal depression, a depression in which her mind and emotions are in a state of chaos and hopelessness. The depression is so overwhelming that she cannot even understand its causes and must seek answers to move beyond her current state. So deep is her depression that she even avoids naming it, relying instead on the use of “it” without a clear referent. Perhaps because she is unsure of what her feelings

  • Becoming a Martyr

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    finally be free. (Greenberg) Every Jewish man, woman, and child became a martyr that day. They decided to give their lives in hope they would ultimately be free from oppression in their own lands. Although surrounded by an army, it was not a sense of hopelessness that lead them to take their lives but their commitment to their faith. They believed taking their own lives was a better decision then being captured, enslaved, and forced to renounce their religion. After the attack on the World Trade Towers

  • The Effects Of Physical Weathering On A Young Adult 's Life

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    Experiences that are culturally related are rarely considered in evaluating risk for suicidal behavior among emerging adults, despite racial/ethnic differences in suicide attempts. This study examined the impact of culturally related stressors on hopelessness, symptoms of depression, and suicidal ideation, which are all well-known predictors of suicidal behavior among emerging adults over time, and whether unworthiness would resolve the relation between culturally related stressors and both depression

  • Causes And Effect Of Sleep Deprivation

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    Depression and feelings of hopelessness are two mental states that may result as sleep deprivation increases. Depression and hopelessness may lead to ideation of suicide or actually attempting suicide in adolescents. Figure 2 dramatically shows the relationship between sleep and feelings of hopelessness. Figure 2. Hopelessness and suicide as reported in 2009 Fairfax County survey. Taken from Winsler et al, 2014. The results strongly correlate to the increase in hopelessness and sleep durations of

  • Addressing Complaints Of Bill And Bill

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    talks slowly and appears to have little energy when he talks. He reports that he is tired all the time and all he wants to do is sleep. Bill appears to have some hopelessness as he says “it has always been this way “and “that’s just the way I am.” The client is the source of the information as he self-reports is current hopelessness and shows a lack of interest in everyday things. Although I do feel as if I have enough information to make a diagnosis I would still ask additional questions to

  • Yearning for Peace in Hemingway's A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

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    feelings could be felt in most of his writings.   One of the major elements in defining man's true desire for peace in "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place" is the central role that is played by despair. Despair is commonly defined as a sense of hopelessness, and it is displayed in the actions of the older waiter, and in the behavior of the deaf man. The older waiter makes an astonishing revelation or epiphany with regards to the idea of despair, when he makes the statement that "I am of those who

  • Importance Of Exercise Essay

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    of hopelessness was measured before and after the exercise regimen. Hopelessness has been defined as an important factor in psychological well-being because people with high-levels of hopelessness tend to evaluate current and future events from a negative perspective. This is a problematic feeling to be experiencing, when as a student you are preparing and thinking about your future which is only a few years away. There was a significant increase found in self-esteem and drop in hopelessness found

  • A Purple Chicken

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    corpses continue in the horrifying, unconscionable atrocity that is Auschwitz. Elie Wiesel is an Auschwitz survivor who writes about his experiences in the novel Night. Throughout the novel, Elie describes his traumatic experience, and the sense of hopelessness he and other prisoners felt. Due to the constant imagery of death, despair, and decay, the novel Night does not offer any hope. The first aspect in Night that shows there is no hope in the novel is the constant imagery of death. When Elie first

  • Pessimism In Masterpieces

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    Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the Twentieth Century that shows pessimism and has a negative tendency of expecting the worst from life and how people treat each other. This is certainly shown in the acts of communication, isolation, and hopelessness. The short stories “Devolution” by Edmond Hamilton, “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula Le Guin, and “A Saucer of Loneliness” by Theodore Sturgeon are all pessimistic because they each show a negative look at the cruelty of individuals

  • Suicide in Older Adults: An Evaluation of Predisposing Factors and Prevention Programs

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    nursing home patients (mean age of 76 years), participated in a study that examined the relationship between hopelessness, depression and suicidal ideation (Uncapher, Gallagher-Thompson, Osgood & Bongar, 1998). Uncapher, Gallagher-Thompson, Osgood &Bongar (1998) used three scales to rate participants’ levels of depression (The Geriatric Depression Scale), hopelessness (The Geriatric Hopelessness Scale) and suicidal ideation (The Beck Scale of Suicide Ideation). The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) contained

  • Appropriate Humor in Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich

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    inappropriately. The majority of her witty remarks were used in a sardonic way. This was to present the hopelessness of her situation. On page 109, Ehrenreich speaks of how unskilled her job really is. "But why complain about not being paid when those people at the Buddhist monastery pay with their own money to do the same kind of work?". Ehrenreich continues to sarcastically illustrate the hopelessness of her position on page 151 when she describes the hotels in which she is forced to stay in. "To

  • Modern Photograph and Realism

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    diffused sun light. The background also creates contrast as the dark trees overlap the light sky. Unlike Stephen Shore's use of color to project happiness, love, and freedom, Evan's photo is black and white, projecting loneliness, emptiness, and hopelessness. Do to the absence of human presence; this quiet image signifies solitude and abandonment. It is evident that most of these buildings are factories. However, if there are no signs of workers, the photo signifies that something so bad happened here

  • To what extent is Of Mice and Men a novel of protest?

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    The character Candy suffers from discrimination because of his age and his disability. Steinbeck uses this character to protest against ageism and the treatment of the disabled during the Great Depression. The repeated reference to Candy's hopelessness could be understood as a protest against ageism. He says more than once that if he "can't swamp out no bunkhouses, they'll put" him "in the county". His whole life is based on one pillar, the kindness of the boss. He "wisht somebody'd shoot"

  • The Absolute True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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    are also the ones who attempt to break Junior from their bond forming mistakes. The curses that Arnold’s elders imprint on him lead him to break out of his cultural bonds and improve himself as a developing young man. Mr. P bestows the curse of hopelessness to Arnold, which inspires him to break free from the bonds of his ancestors. Even though his students see him as worthless, Mr. P is humble, poor, hurt by the ones he is trying to save, an educator, and merciful, which leads to the betterment of