"Akeelah & the Bee "and"Waiting in line at the drug store "

Topics: Black people, Race and Ethnicity, White people Pages: 3 (1054 words) Published: February 13, 2014
Nam Ly
Professor Simmons
ESL 186 Topic 2 Draft 1
February 13, 2014
Adversity & Solution in life
If a rabbit is always in secure cart, it will never know how to overcome its adversity when it is outside. Comparing to all obstacles in reality human beings have to face, the issue is more diverse and harder to get through. However, when people see it like perspective personal challenges, overcoming is only and easy. Persuasively, " Akeelah and the Bee ",Doug Atchison a story of 11 year-old black girl participating the Spelling Bee contest; a black boy in "Waiting in Line at the Drugstore", James Thomas Jackson become more stronger after every adversity they go through. In other words, by looking at examples from those main characters in every story, we can see that even when facing to obstacles (like racial discrimination and depression) we can believe that in reality, people can positively affect the outcome because of persistence, passion and motivation. Racial discrimination issue is an obstacle that happens not only in the past but also today, and people, victims of this issue, might find an effective way to go on living. As Akeelah’s story, a black girl in economically poor community in South LA, “studying like genius” seems to be used for white people. Therefore, she comes up with confidence and ability of good spelling words is not only a big concern in black community but also the change of overall people’s perspective. In fact, she has a hard time to demonstrate that what she gets to fight against the racial discrimination. Otherwise, she bets on her practices that she is possibly a winner, and she gets succeed in the end of the Spelling Bee. Similarly, Jackson, a boy in “Waiting in Line at the Drugstore”, is afraid of the drugstore because discrimination out there makes him in uncomfortable mood. The author, James says, “He simply had to stand and wait until all the white folks were served.” (Jackson, p.17). He doesn’t do anything to deserve like...
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