Robinson's Journey to Perseverance

Examples from the noble expeiment - By: Beyza G.

Jackie Robinson facing discriminaiton

Branch Rickey knew that Jackie Robinson would face bean balls being thrown at him, name calling that could hurt and infuriate him, and he would be physically attacked. Jackie Robinson was worried if could control his temper and remain steadfastly loyal to his ultimate aim. This showed perseverance because even though Jackie Robinson faced discrimination he continued with his career (page 294)

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Jackie Robinson, ready to bat

Robinson, the perfect choice

Branch Rickey had to pick someone who could take abuse, stand up in the face of merciless persecution and not retaliate. This shows perseverance because Robinson was the perfect choice for the noble experiment and that Robinson could stand the discrimination and persevere through it. (page 290)

Robinson, the great ball player

Branch Rickey says, “we can’t fight our way through this, Robinson. We’ve got no army. There’s virtually no body on our side. No owners, no umpires, very few newspapermen. And I’m afraid that many fans will be hostile. We’ll be in a tough position. We can win only if we can convince the world that I’m doing this because you’re a great ballplayer and a fine gentleman.” This shows perseverance because even though Robinson was facing tough times, he didn't loose his courage and he continued to be determined. (page 293)

Taking a chance

Robinson says, “I continued to hold out and demanded to know what would happen if the Monarch fired me. The Dodger scout replied quietly that he didn’t believe that would happen. I shrugged and said I’d make the trip I figured I had nothing to lose.” This shows perseverance because even though Robinson knew he could get fired he took the chance and didn't loose his hope. (page 292)

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Jackie Robinson and his team

Beyza Gul - Period 4 - December 7th, 2015

Book Source

Robinson, Jackie. "The Noble Experiment." Comp. Alfred Duckett. The Language of Literature. Vol. 7. Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2002. 288-95. Print.