Jackie Robinson: Baseball Player

by: Megan T.

Paraphrase 1

Branch Rickey (coach) was trying to convince Jackie Robinson to join the Dodgers baseball team but, Jackie didn't think it was sincere. Jackie would not accept the offer but, he eventually did and made history and set an example for the rest of the world (291-293).

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Jackie is hurt because people are throwing beanballs at him.

paraphrase 2

Jackie Robinson knew that bad things were going to happen to him and he still played for the Dodgers and persevered through the pain and suffering he was going to experience (294-295).

Quote 1

One quote is, "We go through life walking a tightrope to prevent too much disillusionment." I chose this quote because Jackie Robinson stepped off of that tightrope and saw reality. He saw the illusion that other's had set for them and he persevered to change that (291). Another quote I chose was, "I had to do it for so many reasons. For black youth, for my mother, for Rae, for myself. I had already begun to feel I had to do it for Branch Rickey." I chose this quote because Jackie knew that what he was doing was a problem and he felt like he had to take the job and persevere to change the world (295).

quote 2

Another quote I chose was, "I had to do it for so many reasons. For black youth, for my mother, for Rae, for myself. I had already begun to feel I had to do it for Branch Rickey." I chose this quote because Jackie knew that what he was doing was a problem and he felt like he had to take the job and persevere to change the world (295).
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Jackie Robinson is on a poster and is happy to be on the Dodgers.

book citation

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