The Road to Perseverance

Ashley Gallinati May 2016

Perseverance is never giving up and stop fighting, no matter the obstacles and circumstances.

Maxcy Filer and Eleanor Roosevelt Compare and Contrast

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The Sandy Road Problems and Solutions

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Description of Eleanor Roosevelt's Life


Eleanor Roosevelt did not start as the confident woman she is well known for today. As a child Eleanor felt inadequate because her mother did not love her like she loved her brothers. Eleanor's mother would call her "Granny" because of how serious she was and "Ugly Duckling" because she was not as pretty as her. Eleanor would be told to go in the corner when her mother’s friends were over at their house and in front of her mother’s friends she would be called "Granny" which embarrassed Eleanor greatly. They're one of the reasons why Eleanor did not have a happy childhood. The only positive thing in Eleanor's childhood was her father. He loved her and was the only one who did. He would spend most all of his time with her, he would dance with her and throw her up in the air. But then he had to go away because he is a recovering alcoholic. After Eleanor's father left her mother became extremely ill, she had to then take care of her mother. She took care of her mother because she loved her, even though Eleanor was not her mother's favorite. Then at the age of eight Eleanor's mother passed away. After her mother passed away her brother Elliott caught diphtheria and soon passed away also. Then came the big disaster in Eleanor's life, her father passed away. Eleanor and her little brother, Hall, had to go live with their grandma. The life Eleanor had was not a life for a child. After all the struggles as a child her life soon changed greatly. At the age of fifteen Eleanor was sent to boarding school. Allenswood, was the name of the boarding school she attended. Allenswood changed Eleanor significantly in a good way. Eleanor became more aware of her physical and mental health. Eleanor started making friends and becoming more self-dependent. Eleanor wanted to become more than a regular person. She wanted to make a difference in the world, and she soon would. Eleanor started working with underprivileged children, taking them to museums and musical performances. She then became more aware of politics because her husband Franklin became president. Eleanor had to be his representative because he contracted polio. Eleanor helped the woman with jobs by holding interviews and only allowing woman interviewers to be in the conference room, thus making companies hire woman so they could get information from the interview. Eleanor continued to help underprivileged kids and help with woman's rights for several years. Until she died in her sleep at the age of seventy-eight, on November 7, 1962.

Cause and Effect of Jackie Robinson

During the 1950's the time period was very big in segregation. And it was during the time when Jackie Robinson was becoming known. Since he was African American he was put through very tough times. Jackie was an excellent baseball player and he changed several barriers that were formed. Because he was an African American baseball player on a white team he was bean balled and was called names on and off the field. His baseball team even discriminated against him by not allowing him to stay in the same hotel room as them. There were games that were cancelled because Jackie was on the team and they did not want to play against him because of his race. The segregation did not stop once he was off the field. He would be yelled at, called names, and get things thrown at him. He had to act extremely noble when he was on the field. The other players would taunt him and treat him very poorly, and he could not fight back. He received no respect on the field.


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Jackie Robinson Getting Ready to Bat

Chronological Order of Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg's Life

First, Nadja began to doubt herself when she started at Julliard because of all the talented people that was around her. So she stopped playing the violin for seven months. Second, Nadja forgot how to play the violin because she did not play it for so long. Third, she developed an eating disorder and other health problems from being focused on learning to play the violin again. Then, her house caught on fire from a kitchen accident. Next, her motorized bike blew up in her house. Then the landlord threatened to kick her out if anything else happened. Finally, Nadja's teacher gave her an ultimatum to keep playing the violin and coming to practice or else she would not be her teacher anymore. All of these adversity's helped Nadja in the long run because she soon won first at the competition. Without some of these struggles Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg's life would be very different than it is today.


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Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg With Her Violin

Lessons Learned

What can be learned from perseverance is no matter what the adversity is and how hard it can be, one should always persevere because in the end there is always a triumph and victory. Also that even though some people respond differently to their adversity's that one should look at the outcome of their situation. Some people might fail and be unsuccessful while others succeed and are successful. One should apply the outcome of another's situation to their own problems and troubles to help them better understand the situation. And to get another person’s perspective.