Sonia Sotomayor's Analysis

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In her memoir, Sonia Sotomayor expresses the emotional and commemorate events from her childhood through adult life that helped her become the persevered and intelligent woman she is today. At the age of eight, she was diagnosed with type one diabetes, which implicated that she had to learn over her childhood how to apply her insulin shots on her own. The parents were always arguing because the father was an unreliable alcoholic, and the mother a nurse who worked long hours. To avoid conflict between the parents, Sonia did the insulin shots by herself. At first, she didn’t understand the extremities and precautions of the disease and the reason why the family was so worried about her. This would change her lifestyle entirely and she would learn to live with it. Her book expresses these two themes; challenges in a minority community with a broken system, and the determination you need to achieve your goals. Sotomayor, a woman of strength. Living in a community with a profusion of danger and poverty, which initiated her motivation of wanting to become a lawyer some day. The events that contributed to her passion of helping others were the effects in which she would continue to strive for greatness in her life. The community is not the issue, the system fails the community and it …show more content…
Exceeded the expectations that life had given her. The motivation and determination set her aside from others in her community. A community that she once promised herself she would help heal. The limitations of a community sets many for failure. There is nothing more dangerous than ignorance. Informing individuals about how they can be able to go to school and achieve their goals is very important. Not many individuals have the same motivation and determination Sotomayor had. The author was very successful at portraying the issues in the community and the hard work and determination that is needed for someone to

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