The Road

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By: Maria Aleah G. Taboclaon
Submitted by:
Edama, Laurenz T.
Submitted to: Ms. Liezel Grace Siaron

Sometimes in our life, we need to exert some actions just to prove that we can do something. Just like nowadays, wherein we need to present some proofs and evidences to show that what we are saying is merely true.

Accordingly, to Thomas Carlyle “You can tell a man he is brave, and you will help him to become so.” The essence of valour depends merely on the people who surround you. Every word they utter and actions they express has something to do with what you are usually doing or what you usually portrays. It is inevitable to receive some discriminations or bad feedbacks from those people. However, change is the only constant thing in this world, so there is no reason for you to grab that change and show to those people that they are wrong, it does not imply however that you must take vengeance. In contrary, you must also believe and show to yourself that they are wrong, for people who never makes mistake is the one who never does anything. Thus, we must become the change we want to see.

Furthermore, this is what the story entitled “The Tale of Tonyo the Brave” is all about, wherein the main character, Tonyo is somewhat wimp at first, but then proveshimself that he can do something that could make other characters change their perception towards Tonyo.

In addition, the short story focuses on the character’s bravery which is something to do with his characteristics. It also emphasizes supernatural beings or “not like ours”, but it does not mean that the entire story focuses on folklores and fictional events. Although there are some parts, but the main theme in the short story depends on the traits of the...
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