Turning Point Analysis

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How can turning points impact others lives and countries? A turning point can be described as a life changing event that impacts a person and the world around them. In the autobiography “ I never had it made” by Jackie Robinson, the memoir,” Warriors don’t cry”, by Melba Pattillo Beals, and the article,” The Father of Chinese Aviation” by Rebecca Maksel, each of these individuals faced turning points. Jackie Robinson, Melba Pattillo Beals, and Feng Ru experienced life changing events that impacted both themselves and their countries. Jackie Robinson’s life changed when he became the first black man to play in the World Series and Major Leagues baseball, during a time segregation in America. This life-changing event challenged him …show more content…
Others shouted ugly words”. This quote explains what kind of people were in the crowd; ones who looked horrified, ones who raised their fists, and shouted ugly words. Because of this life-changing event Beals developed pride in her country and understood the sacrifices her country made for equal rights. Melba explicitly states in paragraph sixteen of the text,” Proud that I lived in a country that would go so far for a little rock girl like me, but sad that they had to go to such great lengths..”. This quote explains the feelings Beals has for her country, which are pride and disappointment. Melba felt pride of her country for fighting for equal rights, yet disappointed of the vast amount of effort put in to achieve this. Even though Beals stuck in the middle of a racially tense crowd, she responded to this life-changing event by enduring racism and persevering through challenges in order to get equal education for her and her people. Because she reacted in such a way, Beals impacted Arkansas by allowing African Americans receive equal education. To sum it all up, a life-changing that Melba Beals faced was when she became one of the first African Americans to attend an all white school in Little Rock, Arkansas …show more content…
Robinson was faced with racism and bigoted fans, as well as, hate. Similarly to Robinson, Melba Beals faced racism, or, racially tense crowds. Unlike both Robinson and Melba, Feng Ru was challenged with poor working conditions, natural disasters, failed effort, long hours, and not being fluent in english. Even though these three individuals faced many challenges, they remained calm and focused on achieving their goal. By doing this they achieved great things and impacted the world we know today If you had the chance, how would you change the

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