Life Is Beautiful

Life Is Beautiful

Not until you realize that life itself is a beautiful thing will you really start to live. Although living combines tragedy with splendor, Life is Beautiful shows that even tragedies reflect something engaging. Even in a time of Nazi Germany, hope was still prevalent in the world and brought with it optimism. They struggled, they fought, they sacrificed, but they survived and were stronger because of it. Through the persecution and the hate that tormented men, it was love that overcame all evil and became something exalted. If you were simply to live, do more than that; live beautifully. Through the sea of darkness, hope is the light that brings us comfort, faith, and reassurance. It guides our way if we are lost and gives us a foothold on our fears. If we have no hope, the direction through life’s path is darkened and we ourselves become an obscurity. Our struggles will present challenges that can only be overcome by hope but we must never give up. The moment we lose hope is the moment we surrender our will to live. Throughout Life is Beautiful, Guido only endured Nazi tortures because of his confidence in hope, and kept his son alive by showing him the hope in every situation. We live in a world that is disintegrating into a vicious hatred, where hope is needed more than ever but cannot be discerned. Finding that is rare while the world lives in fear, but the belief in something better, something bigger than this, is what keeps life worth living. Through the murders, theft, wars, famine, and corruption, to have hope in the goodness of mankind seems unreasonable. But then you hear a baby speaking her first word, you see seniors holding hands, you feel the first spring rain, or smell the pine tree at Christmas, and remember that no matter how awful it is, there is always hope. No matter how weak we are, we will always survive. Our struggles are what define and strengthen a person, and survival through these becomes a b…


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