Challenges In Dwayne Betts's A Question Of Freedom

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Throughout the memoir, A Question of Freedom, Dwayne Betts had faced a lot of obstacles and limited choices/decisions behind bars in a Fairfax County Jail in Virginia. There are many reasons why others define Betts as a “felon,” but he describes himself as a “success,” Betts chose himself as a “learner,”. Others define me as “motivated” and others define Betts between “failure to success”. In addition, failure is a negative side to face in life and becoming successful is a positive side to face in life. This relates to the label of being who you are and some of the challenges that Betts resists the challenges or not. In the other hand, Betts had changed a lot by learning a valuable lesson of not to carjack no more but I become successful by …show more content…
A felon is “a person who has been convicted of a felony.” (dictionary.com). and success is “the accomplishment of an aim/purpose.” (dictionary.com). This is because he was basically arrested for carjacking, convicted of 6 felony charges and he soon earned both a GED and a high school diploma in prison earlier. Betts wrote, “I knew when I went before the judge he’d talked to me like I didn’t think about the victim. […]” (60) and “I become one of the first two people to receive a high school diploma while locked up in a Fairfax County Jail.” (55). This quote means that, he is trying to explain to the judge of what he did something unlawful by carjacking terribly wrong that he couldn’t believe it and to begin studying hard and doing well in prison by receiving both his GED and a high school diploma. In fact, he accepted the label of felon because he has to accept what he did wrong and unlawful and to prove that being a “felon” had really made him feel really guilty that there is no place to escape and to suffer with no mattress locked up in a jail …show more content…
Motivated is to “provide (someone) with a motive for doing something” and to “stimulate in/enthusiasm for doing something.” (dictionary.com). This is thirdly because when I being motivated at something, I must try not to give up by always keep on trying, get good grades in school and to show my courage and enthusiasm level to others about who I am. I once said, “Self-motivation is the driving force behind success and growth.” In other words, motivation is quite a long step for me to become really successful and motivated as I grow older and older and to always look ahead and beyond me to dream big and work hard in the future. As a motivator, I am capable and willing to do things positively by doing well in school, studying well enough for exams and I have the passion to make my teachers and parents proud of my hard work and dedication that I receive really good grades in each class with no problems at

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