Uneven Road Toward Perseverance
By: Andrea Solis
Eleanor and her Triumph (Description)
Since Eleanor Roosevelt was born during the 1884 she was always an unwanted girl. During her childhood she would watch as her mother stroked her brother's blonde long hair along with having them both on her lap. And Eleanor would not get any of that treatment of getting her hair stroked by her mother. During one of her mother's gatherings Eleanor was called a "Granny" by her own mother because of Eleanor's seriousness. Her mother Anne along the years began to put her aside. She began to have a lot of fears including being afraid of the dark, afraid of animals, afraid of strangers, afraid of people that wouldn't like her, and afraid of being scolded. The cause of all her fears was the overwhelm of being an undesired girl. And her mother Anne wanting a boy instead of a girl. Eleanor's mom would always hide their disappointment of not wanting a girl. When Eleanor was 8 her mother died along with her brother Elliot who caught diphtheria. She was then sent to live with her grand-mother along with her little brother Hall. There they ate their meals in silence and would be expected to take cold baths every morning.
Later on when Eleanor was a teen she was sent to a boarding school in London. Eleanor finally began to feel free. She wasn't going to be alone anymore and forced to go to places she didn't want to go. There Eleanor learned self discipline, how to dress, and how to exercise. She began to care more about her appearance and finally felt like people liked and cared about her. An example of the generosity the people had toward Eleanor was by placing books and flowers in her room every morning. Later on Eleanor began to feel like she had a purpose in life. She began to work with poor children at the Rivington Street Settlement. Along with teaching little girls gymnastics and taking them to museums and musical performances. She then found love and married her fifth cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Eleanor wouldn't be the person she is today if it weren't for her grandmother Hall and Madame Marie Souvestre the teacher who her to the place she is today. Grandmother Hall took her to the place where she found herself and the purpose she had in life and her triumph of going into Allenswood. On the other hand Madame Marie Souvestre was the mother she never had and gave her the motivation a mom is supposed to give. Eleanor became the person she's today by believing in herself and wouldn't listen to what the others said.
Orphan Train Rider
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Cause and Effect
"Jackie Robinson is first to bat for the Brooklyn Dodgers... and AHHHHHHH he makes a home run." Jackie Robinson isn't an ordinary baseball player he had something inside him other people didn't have. And that was being the first African American to play in the major leagues. But before he could be in the place he is today he had to experience a lot of adversities. The White people had a strong conviction against African Americans playing baseball in the major leagues. So they would try to provoke a race riot to prove that no African American had the right to play in the major leagues. As a result they would try to get inside Jackie's head that he had no right to play but Jackie's resilience toward the whites didn't affect him. Eventually the White didn't just sit there with their hands crossed they had more plans to destroy Jackie and any other African American. They would frighten fans and make them afraid to attend games. Jackie Robinson would also be verbally and physically hurt. He would be called names because of his skin color like the phrase of "Negro" one of the other baseball players used to define his skin color. Aside from being called names and being physically hurt he would also be taunt and goad. After 35 years of being called names, verbally and physically hurt. He along with any African American finally gained to be respected because of being an African American and we can know look up to him to be... The First African American Baseball Player.
Steeping Stones into the Major Leagues
What's the Solution to our Problem
Compare Nadja and Eleanor
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Orphan Train Rider
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The Sandy Road
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