Elizabeth Smart My Story Analysis

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Before we are born we are carried within our mothers for nine months, then we are born into this crazy and sometimes evil world.No matter what happens though we must fight to do what we believe to be right. Elizabeth Smart was kidnapped and held for nine months, and in some ways she was reborn. Elizabeth Smart was only 14 years old when she was kidnapped from her bedroom in the middle of the night on June 4, 2002. She endured all kinds of abuse and degrading acts at the hands of her kidnappers, Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Barzee. Mitchell is a manipulator and will do what he sees fit to protect himself and get what he wants when he wants. In Elizabeth Smart’s case he used religion to get what he wanted and got away with it because of the very recent events of 9/11, no one wanted to offend anyone based on religion. In her book My Story by Elizabeth Smart she talks about the assaults and abuse on her being. Through these violent acts …show more content…
Sadly she didn’t know true neglect and abuse until they had moved to California. Mitchell had gone into the city to preach and plunder, leaving Wanda and Elizabeth alone with nothing to eat or drink for seven days. Even through the tough times she was never alone. “Shortly after, I awoke to a splattering sound on our tent. It took me a while to figure out what was going on. Then it finally hit me. Rain! It was raining! I was overcome with relief. Then the words came very clearly into my mind: I will not leave you comfortless. I will come to you.” (Smart 244)She always had God with her and he continuously gave her small miracles like the rain, or earlier in the book when he gave her a cup of cold water to quench her thirst. Her grandfather had died just a few days before she was taken, and she believes that he was called back to Heaven to help her through these nine months. Everyday she could feel him there with her helping and guiding

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