Simon Birch

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Simon Birch was an undersized boy who was determined to find out what was god’s purpose for him in life, but deep down Simon knew he was going to be a hero. Due to the fact that Simon had a disability the stunted his growth, he faced multiple problems, but he didn’t let that stop him. Simon played baseball, went to church and would spend his summers at the lake with his best friend Joe. Joe and his family was Simon’s closest thing to a family. Simon’s parents ignored him and thought he was a failure, but this still didn’t stop him from doing what he wanted to do. Even thought his parent thought that way, Simon still accepted them. Simon never let anything get in his way to finding his purpose/ being a hero. Most people in the town thought he was insane for believing this, but Simon ignored them and kept believing in God and his plan.

One of the reoccurring events in this movie was that Simon was always trying to beat his own record in how long he could hold his breath. Every time Simon and Joe went to the lake Joe would record how long Simon could hold his breath for, but something would always distract him. When Simon and Joe were trying to break into the coaches office to find out if the coach was Joes dad, both boys had to hold their breaths. Once again it wasn’t recorded due to the fact that Joe was too distracted to find out who his father really was. The final test of Simon holding his breath was when he risked his life to save the lives of multiple children in a horrific bus accident. This was Simons last and final test to see how long he could hold his breath because he wasn’t just doing it for himself but he was doing for the safety of children especially the one he stuck up for. Although the thought of Simon holding his breath to save the lives of children could be his purpose in life or maybe he had more than one.

If Simon told you he was going to do something that means he was going to do it. During the church Christmas show Simon...
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