Warriors Don T Cry, By Jackie Robinson

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How do turning points impact people’s lives and countries? A turning point can be described as a significant event that changes people’s lives in positive or negative ways. In the autobiography, “I Never Had it Made” by Jackie Robinson, the memoir, “Warriors Don’t Cry” by Melba Patillo Beals, and the article, “The Father of Chinese Aviation”, by Rebecca Maksel, each of the individuals faced turning points. Jackie Robinson, Melba Patillo Beals, and Feng Ru faced life-changing experiences that changed their lives and their countries.

Jackie Robinson’s life changed when he became the first African American to play in the major leagues during a time of segregation in America. These life-changing events challenged him because he had to face racially
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In the text, it states, “I walked on the concrete path towards the front door of the school, the same path the Arkansas National Guard had blocked us from…” We can infer from this quote that Beals and the other students are integrating the school. The events challenged Beals because she faced racism and danger. In the text it stated, others shouted ugly words.” If people were shouting ugly words we can infer they are racist words. Because of these events and challenges, Beals developed pride for her country and understood the sacrifices the country was taking for equal rights. In the text it states, “...The same path the Arkansas National Guard had blocked us from days before.” We can infer that Beals was blocked from the school before the soldiers arrived to protect her. Beals responded to these events by enduring racism and persevering through the challenges of equal education. In the text it states, “...While others raised their fists to us.” Even though the crowd was threatening Beals, she approached the school nevertheless. Beals reactions impacted her society by helping blacks has the ability to enter schools that refused to integrate. Beals faced many life-changing events that impacted her life and her …show more content…
In paragraph #4 it states, “He understood that industrialization made the country great, and felt that industrialization could so the same for China.” Since industrialization made America great Feng Ru was inspired to bring industrialization to China so they could also be great. Feng Ru was forced to endure national disasters, poor working habits, long hours, and failed efforts. In paragraph #6 it states, “San Francisco’s massive earthquake and resulting forced him to relocate to Oakland instead, where, funded by local Chinese businessmen, Feng erected his workshop-a 10- by eight-foot shack.” This is an example of a natural disaster that Feng Ru faced along his path to becoming the first Chinese aviator. Feng developed perseverance and became the first Chinese aviator. In paragraph #7, “During one test flight, Feng lost control of his airplane (not an unusual occurrence), which plunged into his workshop, setting it ablaze.” Even when things go wrong like Feng losing his workshop, he still kept working to achieve his goal, becoming the first Chinese aviator. Feng responded to his endeavor and kept persevering throughout the challenges and staying focused. In the text it states, “During one test flight, Feng lost control of his airplane (not an unusual occurrence), which plunged into his workshop, setting it ablaze.” Despite Feng’s shack burning down, he perseveres

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