October 27, 2014
Mehmet Murat Ildan once said, “You're fate is mostly shaped by your faith in yourself.” The dictionary defines faith as, “to have complete trust or confidence in someone or something.” In other words, faith is trusting no matter what your circumstances are. Temple Grandin, a girl who had a severe case of autism, had faith in herself, and had the faith that she could accomplish great things; president Dwight D. Eisenhower had faith that the nine African American students would be able to integrate Central High in 1957. Malala Yousafzai, an eleven year old girl shot by the taliban because she had the faith to stand up and speak out against the law that said girls were not allowed to go to school; and Darlene Deibler Rose, a missionary with her husband in New Guinea during World War II, had faith that her husband would make it back from the Japanese camps safely. Nonfiction literature teaches the reader about human nature through life experiences of others that show how if one has faith, one will persevere. The movie Temple Grandin showed that Temple had faith in herself that she would be able to accomplish great things. She believed in herself, saying “I’m different not less.” If she did not have faith in herself, she would not have accomplished as much as she did; instead she would have given up on herself. She proves that if one has faith in himself, one will persevere. From the very beginning, Temple’s mother had faith that Temple would be able to talk, and she let Temple know that. Temple realized her mom had faith in her, and she eventually started to
speak. When she was at school, her science teacher had faith that without the help of others Temple would be able to get to the correct answer. Realizing that her teacher had faith in her, ...
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