Hardships: Summer of Love and Tim O Brien

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Kaitlyn Bentley
Mrs.Burkley
English 1
28th February 2013
Hardships

Hardships can be hard to get through but in the end teaching life lessons that make people stronger. Esperanza in Sandra Cisneros’ The House On Mango Street goes through a hardship similar to mine. Private First Class Paul Berlin in Tim’ O’Brien’s “Where Have You Gone Charming Billy?” also goes through a hardship like mine. Everyone goes through hardships that make him or her stronger. Esperanza in Sandra Cisneros’ The House On Mango Street goes through a hardship similar to one I went through. Esperanza was attached a street she lived on called Mango Street. She is moving off of this street she is attached to, and she is depressed. In order to get through this hardship, Esperanza thinks about how she can’t stay in one place forever. “I am too strong for her to keep me here forever. One day, I will have to go away”, Cisneros, 707. Like Esperanza, I was also attached to my home and street. Private First Class Paul Berlin in Tim’ O’Brien’s “Where have you gone charming Billy”, also goes through a hardship similar to one I went through. Private First Class Paul Berlin is away at war for a long time. He misses his home, and tries to picture himself at home with his family. “He was pretending he was a boy again camping with his father in the midnight summer along the DesMoines River.” Tim’ O’Brien, 64. Like Private First Class Paul Berlin I missed my home, when I moved.

The summer of my 3rd grade year, my family and I moved from Florida to Maryland. This was a huge, hard move with which to cope with. The people in Maryland were a lot different than the people in Florida. I missed living in Florida, and I wanted to go back. I missed my house, and my friends. I eventually made new friends and came to like my new house.

Everybody has to go through hardships like moving throughout their lifetimes. Getting through the hardship of moving teaches you to let go and move on. Esperanza was...
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