H is for Hope and Humanity | #AtoZChallenge

The element of hope makes even the darkest, saddest stories compelling and memorable. Hope gives humans the will to go on in the face of adversity.

Stories that carry a glimmer of hope amidst devastation in all its forms make readers feel that the book, movie, or video was worth their time and emotional investment.

Viggo Mortensen says that viewers of The Road, one of the bleakest post-apocalyptic movies in existence, have stated, “I saw this movie. It broke my heart, but it also put my heart back together in a way I hadn’t expected, by the end.”

Viggo Mortensen Interview for THE ROAD

(6:18. Includes scenes from the movie.)

Breaking Benjamin’s music video for Ashes of Eden also inspires a sense of hope, perhaps because of the strength of the love, the sacrifice, and the magnitude of time involved.

I think this is one of the most beautiful videos ever made.

ASHES OF EDEN — Breaking Benjamin

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About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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16 Responses to H is for Hope and Humanity | #AtoZChallenge

  1. vinnieh says:

    I remember The Road being a very powerful movie. Couldn’t get it out of my had for ages after seeing it.

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  2. Hope can certainly do that for a piece. Ashes of Eden is a nice one! 🙂

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  3. The Road is a good movie. Hope is sneaky sometimes…

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  4. Iain Kelly says:

    A good film, an even better novel if you haven’t read it, I would highly recommend it. 🙂

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  6. Great posts! Love Viggo..swoon.

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  9. JJAzar says:

    Ashes of Eden is an awesome song. Hope is crucial for the reasons you mentioned. A dark situation without hope is like a steak served without cutlery. In other words, it must be there. Great post!

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