My Father Is A Giant Of Mine Essay

1208 Words May 23rd, 2016 5 Pages
A giant isn’t just someone that’s been there to provide for you, but a person that has been through a lot but was still able to manage success for them and others. My father is a proven giant of mine based on the theme of the research paper. I consider my father as my giant because what he went through growing up in the inner-city around gang violence, and the ability to move to a better neighborhood to take care of his family when the poverty and unemployment percentage rate was at an increase in the United States demonstrates the adversity he overcame. What my father overcame impacted me in many unique ways and that’s why I describe him as my personal giant.
Adversity is a hard situation to get through and not many can overcome the task. But my father was able to while growing up, which is why he is my giant. The hard times my father was able to overcome like growing up in a gang involved neighborhood, is an example of the adversity he’s been through. He lived in Kansas City for majority of his life and he didn’t have much of a problem with where he lived, he actually enjoyed it but he was selfless.
There was multiple problems going on not only in Kansas City but the United States period. The murder rate in Kansas City was at a high of 153 killings in the years 1992 to 1993 around the time my giant was about to graduate high school. When murder rates are that high it is very difficult to concentrate on what 's really important because you have to think about being…

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