"The Glory Field" stresses the wisdom of fighting for what you believe in. Throughout the story were examples of this wisdom and how each generation of Lewis overcame their obstacles. One example was how Joshua and Lem fought for their freedom. They didn't give up after Lem was captured but instead Joshua rescued him and together they continue their journey to freedom. Another example of fighting for what you believe in was how Malcolm fought to get to the family reunion because he believed it was important to be there. Even though his plans were thrown off target after his cousin Shep spent the money for the plane tickets Malcolm fought hard to get to the reunion. They instead took a bus, and when left behind at a rest stop he fought to make it anyway, resorting to hitching a ride on a smelly truck. The characters in "The Glory Field" fought hard for what they believed in.
Another Walter Dean Myers story that stresses the wisdom of fighting for what you believe in is "Ida Wells". In the story Ida Wells overcame many obstacles to achieve her civil rights. One example of Ida Wells fighting for what she believed in was when she was asked to leave her seat on a train and move to the other car. Ida refused to move and fought against the train company by suing them, winning at first, but the verdict was reversed at Supreme Court. Another example of Ida Wells fighting for what she believed in was her movement against lynching. She strongly believed that lynching was an awful thing and needed to be stopped. She spoke through her articles in various newspapers, which influenced many people to stand up against lynching. Ida Wells fought hard for what she believed in.
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