When men, in general, realized that they could communicate with one another one could say that in a way the seed for writing was planted. Later man would learn to etch and paint leaving stories for future generations to read. Have you ever wonder what could probably be the reason why philosophies and hope have been born?
Philosophy is defined as the rational, abstract, and methodical consideration of reality as a whole or of fundamental dimensions of human existence and experience. In fiction, it refers to the class of works, which devotes a significant portion of their content to the sort of questions normally addressed in discursive philosophy.
In one’s points of view, philosophy is viewed as the light to define the reality and differentiate existence from non- logical factors in the world.
Hope on the other hand, refers to an optimistic attitude of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes related to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.
Even though philosophy has traditionally not paid the same attention to hope as it has to attitudes like belief and desire. Hope has historically only rarely been discussed systematically—almost all major philosophers acknowledge that hope plays an important role with regard to human motivation, religious belief or politics. Historically, discussions of the importance of hope were often embedded in particular philosophical projects. More recent discussions of hope provide independent accounts of its nature and its relation to other mental phenomena, such as desire, intention and optimism. Hope sends positivity, which is important in articulating ideas that have the ability to make our lives better. Hope powers our future, wishing that things will go well, expanding our desire for better future for ourselves and others. It injects us with a reason to keep trying and persevering, it and has a strong motivational impact on us.
In writing novels, philosophical writing is different from the writing you’ll be usually asked to do. It requires criticizing an argument; or show that certain arguments for the idea are no good ,try to defend the idea, and offer reasons for things to be believed. The idea is to explore the theoretical, philosophical, and practical dimensions of hope, optimism, and related states. Whether the genre is comedy, drama, horror, non-fiction, realistic, romantic, or satire, philosophies and hope play important roles during the pros and cons assessment, positive and negative effect or the good and the evil part of the story.
While philosophies weigh things from being illogical, hope is always there to provide optimistic feedbacks. Together, these two blend to assess the different decision makings in life. Novels with hope and philosophies works on creating an analytical thinnking. According to the Humanist Manifesto III: “Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without supernaturalism, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfilment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.”
Clearly, the author wanted the readers to understand the gist regardless how discreet ones perception on philosophy and the realization of hope may be by all means.