Character Analysis: Leslie Knope

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1. Accept personal responsibility. I think that the main character in the show Parks and Recreation, Leslie Knope, shows a great deal of acceptance of personal responsibilities throughout the series. There is one example of Ms. Knope accepting personal responsibility that comes to mind rather quickly for many. In the beginning season of the series, a concerned citizen came to Knope about a large pit near her home that was causing concern to her and the ones around her. Ms. Knope promised this woman that she would fill in the pit and create a magnificent park on the land that resides there, and she was going to do whatever she had to in order to achieve her goal. Knope and the woman, Ann Perkins, tried their very hardest to get the pit filled …show more content…
Adopt lifelong learning. Many will believe that Leslie Knope has learned and taught many lessons to the viewers throughout the duration of the series. Many, many, many important life lessons are taught in every episode. For example, in the beginning of the series, Knope didn’t have very many friends, both male and female. That is until Anne Perkins walked into Knope’s life. The two were inseparable almost instantly after their meeting. Knope learned a life-lesson from having this lovely woman walk into her life. She learned that the relationship and bond between two best friends is one of the most important relationships in a person’s life. Leslie Knope learned more life-long lessons throughout the series, as well. From the beginning of the series, Leslie Knope identified herself as one who will take a political office, possibly as a president, and build the park on the lot that was once a pit. And she achieved both these goals. She may not have became president, but she built her magnificent park, and held a political office position for her local government. Knope faced many obstacles that seemed to daunting to take on as a challenge while she was trying to make her dreams into a reality. But, Knope’s determination was never lost. She was able to build that park, marry the love of her life, hold a political office position, and develop a successful family. Leslie Knope is the epitome of someone who never gives up on herself and the things that she desires. If there is one lesson to learn from this series, it is to never give up on your hopes and dreams. This is something that Leslie Knope clearly learned in her life. Without learning this concept, she could have never achieved her

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