Keep Getting Back Up

Josh Samuel

Extreme Survival

When you starve, you find something to eat no matter what the risk. This is an extreme case of perseverance because to eat your own kind is the last resort so to get there you must have persevered to get that far. That amount of perseverance can be showed by the Donner party. They were going to California from Illinois in search for a better life. As they were going they were faced with some extreme cases like starvation, and the only idea any one had to persevere through it was cannibalism. But the most important part is not the cannibalism but the journey they made to get there because that was when their perseverance was shown. In other words when you have a big problem you need a lot perseverance, but you will get a solution.

Rudy's Journey to Notre Dame

In the movie Rudy a boy named Rudy wanted to play for Notre Dame but nobody thought he was good enough to get in to the school or on the team. Even though those people thought that they where crushing his hopes of making it in to Notre Dame. But actually they were causing him to try harder and its effect was that eventually he got to play for Notre Dame. Rudy also perseveres through the adversity of not having good grades so he could not go to Notre Dame. But when his friend died Rudy had an obligation to get into Notre Dame because of what his friend did for him. And that cause's effect was that he worked hard and got in to Notre Dame.

Different People, Same Problems

Jackie Robinson and Rudy are similar in many ways but in some ways they are also different. They were both discouraged by others when they wanted to play on a sports team, they both persevered through that discouragement and got on the team. But they still have some differences, for example no one wanted Jackie Robinson to play because of his race. While people didn't want Rudy to play because they thought he wasn't good enough. Even though they may have their differences they both had an immense amount of perseverance and they inspired many people after them.

Never Give In!

After the voice of students dimmed a man named Winston Churchill stepped up to the podium at Harrow school in the UK. He began his "Never Give In" speech, he begun his speech by telling the students the problems the world was going through right now. He proceeded to tell the students what to do in these situations and advised them about the future. A piece of advice he gave was "meet with triumph and disaster. And threat those two imposters just the same. This was just one way that he helped them in the struggles they would have to face. Finally he ended his speech with the 3 words "Never give in".

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