Analysis Of The Book ' Moving Forward ' Essay examples

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Moving Forward The famous author Lewis B. Smedes once stated “forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future” (Brainy Quotes). This quote relates to Quinsqueas Solis’s view of life and how she has something to tell others about her life’s journey. Her unforgettable past all started when she was sixteen years old. “He came up from behind me and kissed me” (116). I was not okay with how inappropriately he was touching me, despite all my efforts to push him away he was significantly stronger than me. Being so young and terrified I had no idea what to do. Finally, I was able to build up enough courage to tell my mom about this horrific event her step son had done to me. She didn 't believe me and accused me of trying to ruin her perfect life here in the United States. My home no longer felt safe, so I ran away from home because I knew I had to escape from my abuser. Life on my own was terrifying. I lived with a friend in her dorm room until I could save enough money from waitressing to live on my own. I worked all most every single day so I was able to create relationships with the regular customers. One of the guys flirted with me and always stayed after hours. He would walk me back to my dorm in the pitch black. I wanted to find a guy but “it was difficult, because of my past, to trust him” (118). After…

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