The Importance Of Turning Points On A Person's Life

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How can turning points impact a person’s life and character? A turning point is when life becomes impacted greatly by an event that is either positive or negative. In the autobiography, “I Never Had It Made”, by Jackie Robinson, the memoir, “Warriors Don’t Cry”, by Melba Pattillo Beals, and the article, “Father of Chinese Aviation”, by Rebecca Maskell, each of the individuals faced turning points. Jackie Robinson, Melba Pattillo Beals, and Feng Ru all faced life-changing experiences that changed both their lives and their countries.

Jackie Robinson's life changed when he became the first black man to play in the World Series and Major League Baseball during a time of segregation in America. because he faced racially tense crowds and injured
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Robinson responded to these events by continuing to play baseball and prove himself on the field. According to paragraph ten, the text states, “It was one thing for me out there on the playing field to be able to keep my cool in the face of insults.” This quote explains that even if there were rejections and insults in the crowd, he was able to keep his emotions in and he played well. Another quote is in paragraph eleven stating, “It broke the tension and made me feel I had to succeed.” This explains that the racial tension started to break and made Jackie feel like he had to do well for his fans and his country. Robinson’s reactions to the events impacted his society and country by paving the way fro more blacks to play professional sports, integrating the major leagues, and breaking the color barrier. According to paragraph eleven, the text states, “...small, shrill voice of a tiny, white kid who, midst of a racially tense atmosphere during an early game in a Dixie town, cried out, “Attaboy, Jackie.” This piece of text explains that the tiny, white kid …show more content…
The events challenged Beals because she faced racism and in doing so, she built confidence and character. According to paragraph seven, the text states, “I wondered why they were crying and just at that moment when I had more hope of staying alive and keeping safe than I had since the integration began.”This piece of text explains that Beals hd to learn how to protect herself during all of the racism. Another quote is in paragraph thirteen stating, “Some of the white people looked totally horrified, while others raised their fists to us. Others shouted ugly words.” This quote qte explains that the white people didn’t respect the Little Rock NIne and they didn’t treat them well. Because of these events and challenges, Beals developed pride in her country and understood the sacrifice he country made for equal rights. According to paragraph sixteen, the text states, “Proud that I lived in a country that would go this far to bring justice to a Little Rock girl like me.” This evidence explains that the soldiers protected her and they wanted to bring justice to the Little Rock NIne. In paragraph sixteen, the text states, “...but sad that they had to go to such great lengths.” This clearly explains that even if President Eisenhower and the soldiers did so much for the nine students, they shouldn’t have had to go through

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