Everyone in society perseveres through some type of adversity in their lives. Adversities people face every day are bullying, financial hardship, or homelessness. Nobody knows what other people are going through, so a little kindness is all a person may need. In order to overcome obstacles individuals need to persevere to achieve greatness.
Tease By : Amanda Maciel
The main character Sarah is struggling with a loss of a classmate Emma, who committed suicide because of Sarah's bullying. Since everyone believes Sarah killed Emma. The once bully is now being bullied. "People at the grocery store started calling me names... They've yelled at me in aisles, said the meanest things.. You worthless piece of trash. It should've been you and your friends( Maciel,3)". With the help of Sarah's family members and the guy she likes, Sarah figures out how to persevere through the mean comments.
Chinese Cinderella By: Adeline Yen Mah
The main character Adeline is struggling with the physical and emotional abandonment by her stepmother and family. She been left in terrible surroundings because of her evil stepmother. " Father and Niang took me north to Tianjin from Shanghai to separate me from my aunt, the communists were.. advancing..toward Tianjin" (Yen Mah, 124).She has been teased and threatened by her brothers and sisters. Even the girls at her boarding school are being mean to her.When everyone thinks she cant handle it anymore she still yearns for the love and attention of her family. Adeline's positive actions allows her to persevere through all the adversities that came her way.
Perseverance has to do with coping with the many aspects of life. Overcoming obstacles is not an easy task but having a loving group of people and having a good attitude shall help individuals persevere through any adversity one may encounter.