The Bean Trees Analysis

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“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality”-Roopleen. This quote relates to both Ben Carson and Taylor Greene from The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver during their journey on accomplishing their goals. Gifted hands by Ben Carson is an aspiring story of how he started from Detroit and made his way to be an astounding pediatric neurosurgeon at John Hopkins by the age of thirty-three and never seemed to forget about his faith or family . The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver is a fresh coming of age story about Taylor Greene, who decides to leave her home in Kentucky before she ends up just like everyone else and as she venture across the states, she …show more content…
During his fifth grade year at a new school he fell to the bottom of the class and all of classmates seemed to think he was nothing more than his bad grades. Later he found out the problem was that he needed glasses, shortly after receiving them he began to approve. Throught Ben’s life his mother always seemed to give him the type of encouragement he needed, “Bennie, it doesn’t really matter what color you are. If you're good, you’ll be recognized. Because people, even if they’re prejudiced, are going to want the best. You just have to make being the best your goal in life” (Carson 85). Ben’s mother made him realize that a person of influence is always going to may question your authority and the only thing you can do is show that you're completely capable of completing any given task. When Ben started his internship at John Hopkin’s for the neurosurgery program some of the current employees didn’t think he was an intern but a regular orderly. Some of the patient’s didn’t even want Ben to assist them just cause of his skin color. If Ben happened to be in this position as his fifth grade self he may have walked away due to the feeling of being unwanted instead he stood his ground and simply showed the he fully understood what he …show more content…
One moment in particular that has made me come to understanding would be in seventh grade. During seventh grade I focused a bit too much on other people’s opinions of me and being like everyone else. This lead me to hang with the wrong crowd and not perform as great as I could academically. I felt the need to fit in with the “cool” group in fear of not having any other group to be in. Overtime I began to no longer be conscious of whether or not people were around me and the concern just floated away. This allowed me to start focusing on was really important. By recognizing what truly mattered, I was able to grasp that you should never let other people control how you live your

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