Persevering with Doggedness

Erin Hennessy

J.K. Rowling

The effects of J.K Rowling’s book being published was significant because it supported her and her child when they were poor. She tried multiple times to get her book published, and was rejected each time. But she would not stop until she succeeded. When she finally was accepted, her efforts paid off. She became the richest person in England for a time. The reason why ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone’ was published was because of J.K. Rowling’s doggedness. If she hadn’t kept trying, she would still be poor and her book would still be unpublished.
Big image

Amy Purdy

Amy Purdy needed doggedness when she lost her legs. She had to keep going. But when she tried to snowboard with her prosthetic legs, it just would not work. Her leg fell off with the board and went down the mountain without her. She decided she was not going to stop at the thing she loved. She persevered to make a leg so that she could still snowboard. She tried multiple failing prototypes, but still used doggedness and would not give up. The reason why Amy Purdy is a gold Paralympic competitor is because of her doggedness. If she hadn't persevered to make herself a prosthetic leg to snowboard, then she would of had to give up something she truly loved to do. Amy Purdy Had a problem when she lost her legs. One solution to this problem was to deal with it and never snowboard again. The solution she chose was to keep trying to make a leg that would allow her to do what she loved.

Mia Goda

“As long as I can remember, I had always been a good girl. In School, I got decent grades and never was in trouble. At home, I tried not to cause my parents too much grief. But more than that, I had the ‘look’ of a good girl. People always saw me as a quiet, studious Asian girl. Friends’ parents often asked if I play the violin or the piano. ‘No the flute,’ I’d say, and they would nod, not surprised.” Mia Goda is a great example of judging a book by it’s cover. People looked at her appearance and determined that she was a certain type of person before even meeting her. But Mia wanted to prove the stereotype wrong, and would not stop until she succeeded. She used to have long black hair and “felt somewhat obliged to appease the stereotype imposed on me.” She was what was classified as a “good girl.” So when she changed her look to appear as a punk who causes trouble, she was more than happy to prove the stereotype wrong.

‘Punks’ and ‘good girls’ are different in many ways. People who are included in the punk stereotype are usually rebellious and sly. Good girls typically are ignored and approved of. They are placed in the background, unlike punks who stand out. Punks are something usually people cover up or are ashamed of. Being a punk is ‘a bad thing.’ when in reality, we need people to stand out. Differences are how we survive. While ‘Punks’ and ‘good girls’ are both very different stereotypes, they are both people, and just because they are in different categories, some good girls may have a little punk inside them, and vise-versa. They may be more alike than the stereotypes want them to be.
Big image

Derek Redmond

"I heard a funny pop, which I thought was a noise from the crowd. It was my hamstring going and over the next two or three strides the back of my leg was agony. I thought I'd been shot in the leg, but then realized what had happened.” Derek Redmond has several characteristics. One Characteristic is Strength. Absolutely incredible strength. Another is Doggedness, which he shows when he does not give up until he got to the end of the race. He would not stop until he had accomplished what he desired.

"Perseverance' Derek Redmond - When you don't give up, you cannot fail!

Walt Disney

Walt Disney had to persevere to become the inspiration he is today. Before he was famous, he went through much difficulty. A cartoon series he did in Kansas City left him bankrupt. An Editor Walt had worked for fired him because he thought that Walt was ‘Unimaginative.’ His first famous Character ‘Oswald the lucky rabbit’ was taken from him because the company he worked for owned all the characters that he created in the time he worked for that company. But Walt decided to prove to the world that he was an imaginative cartoonist who will change the world, and Walt did.
Big image