The Road to Perseverance
David Mendoza May 2016
You may fail over and over, but you may never giver up.
Winston Churchill and Eleanor Roosevelt (Compare and Contrast)
First Winston Churchill and Eleanor have a lot of differences and some common stuff. For example one thing that they both had in common was that they were both criticized by many people that did not believe in them. They also had some differences like in Winston's Churchill's time of period they had a lot of enemy's and other countries attacked their country when they were in a bad position, for example they were not well organized and they were not well armed. In Eleanor Roosevelt's time of period was very hard for her because not many people liked her like her Mom, her Cousins, and friends because of how she looked. Many people called her many bad names like Granny and many other names that her own family and friends called her. Another common thing that they both had is they never ever gave up on anything they wanted to make a change on for example Eleanor Roosevelt wanted to make a change in laws and how they worked one law that she changed was how much money Employees would earn. One thing that Winston Churchill changed is how they would fight back back to other countries and make peace not war. And also they were both never combative.
Eleanor Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
A Carp gives a Lesson in Perseverance (Problem and Solution)
First there was Painter named Okyo Maruyama Okyo that always wanted to be a good painter but he could never pass his painting and everybody that was in the class always went on to become a good painter but him. But one day he went to a pond and he was ready to quit painting for ever because he did not believe in his self. After he decided he wanted to quite he saw a fish that was trying to get on to an ice to get food he saw the fish losing his skin and getting injured and compared the carp to himself how the carp never gave up and was determined to give up and was ready to give up so he want back and later he finally persuade his dream and because to very good painter and because of what the carp showed him to do. And at the end he resolved his painting dreams. At last their new students also perseverance through his adversity's and turned it into triumphs.
The Carp that showed Perseverance to Okyo
Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (Sequence)
Nadja Salerno-Sonnerberg had a lot of ups and downs in her life. For example at first Nadja was accepted to play in a school, but she never felt good there. Then, one time she had a teacher that she really liked. After that she was playing there and she stated to doubt her self because she thought she was inadequate because she saw younger students there at the school that she thought were better then her. Then she was still going to class but with out her violin and just going to see the teacher and talk. Finally, her teacher had a very serious talk with Nadja because she was being idle in the class and not playing the violin. Next, after they had finished the talk she had decided to quit but then she called her friend to see her point of view of what she thought was better for her. Nadja's friend finally encouraged Nadja to continue playing but that did not last for much longer. Later, Nadja quit and she had months with out touching the violin and she started to eat unhealthy, not going outside or excising and she did not even want to see anybody. But one day came, she saw that there was going to be an event to see who was he best violinist in the town so she decided to get back into being a violinist and she went to see Miss.DeLay to be in her class again and to learn notes. The day finally came and and she was doing so good that she had even got into the semifinals and she was supposed to receive a call to see if she got into the finals. Then there was a big explosion in her whole apartment that even her scooter blew up but lucky the phone survived and she had received a call that she had made it into the finals. Finally the finals came and she played very good that she was confident that she was going to win when they said her name she knew that she had won at the same time she was happy and sad that she had won. Now Nadja is a professional international Violinist that plays around the whole world.
Nadja playing her violin
Jackie Robinson (Cause and Effect)
Jackie Robinson was always big when it came to sports he was always wanting to play sports but in the professionals he played all the sports but baseball was the one sport that got him to break the color barrier. Jackie Robinson started playing professional baseball in the Negro League because in his time period black people were not allowed to play with the white people. Jackie was so good at baseball that one day a man named Branch Rickey, Branch fought for the color barrier to break so he wanted to prove that black people were also good at baseball so Branch wanted someone that would take a lot of risk and someone that would be a noble person to the history of baseball and so Branch told Jackie Robinson about it so then Jackie accepted so then later Jackie Robinson was playing baseball in the Major leagues. Jackie had made history for being the first black baseball player to play in the MLB. Many people hated the idea of Jackie Robinson playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers, Jackie faced many problems with his team and the fans of the team, for example people would throw thing at Jackie and even his own teammates would abuse his. One time his team had to forfeit the game because the other team did not want to play with Jackie. Today Jackie and Branch Rickey,they're still being remembered for the people who broke the color barrier, and that made his and an impact on baseball.
Jackie Robinson up for bating
Jackie Robinson (Description)
Jackie Robinson had a lot to that he had to persevere through. For example, Jackie had to persevere through his teammates every game and practice. Another thing he had to fight for is for his family to be safe because Jackie and his family were always being threaten by people that did not like black people or the idea that Jackie Robinson was playing in with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Jackie Robinson was a very brave person because of what he was determined to do for other and to face people that did not like him, but Jackie never gave up until he broke the color barrier. During this period of time Jackie Robinson was going through a bad time and it was all baseball but he loved baseball so much that he was willing to risk his whole life for baseball and to finally make baseball an equal sport. After Jackie's and Branch Rickey's experiment finally paid of Jackie was then looked up by many people and how he fought for many people that loved baseball as much as he did.
Jackie Robinson Playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Something that one can learn from watching others persevere is that there are may adversity in life that needs to be overcome. People needs to change their problems into solutions by working hard and never giving up.