How Trials and Tribulation Shape Our Lives

Topics: Change, Short story, Dominican Republic Pages: 2 (704 words) Published: November 9, 2009
In your life you will always be woken up by surprises that change your life for good or you will have internal strength to get over. You will always get thrown a curve ball and either you dodge it or go with it. Both How the Garcia girls lost their accents and “Hostage” are examples of trials and tribulations that shape our lives. My theme is about the challenges that occur in your life and how it either changes your life forever or how you have internal strength and learn how to get over different challenges that come your way. In How the Garcia girls lost their accent the two main characters Yolanda and Sophia struggle with internal strength they may or may not have. Them going to America and changing their ways, then returning to the Dominican Republic and them not being accepted, they had to have internal to over come that challenge but Yolanda does not have the internal strength. In “Hostage” the narrator and Brutus both of their lives were changed with a challenge that occurred in their lives.

In the book How the Garcia girls lost their accent shows us how if you don’t have internal strength you cant over come different trials. Their challenge changes their lives in many different ways. For example”…. My sister and I had been pretty well Americanized since our arrival in this country a decade before…” When they go back home no one quite accepts them as Americanized. Yolanda never learns to deal with it and becomes crazy. The author states “..well dressed kitten… I picked Schwarz up, and in one deft movement, plunked her down into the hollow of my drum, grabbing up my drumsticks in exchange, slapping the lid down, shifting the drum in front of me, and then as the mother cat jerked around and caught sight of me and then my drum, which was meowing furiously, I brought down a loud, distracting drum roll.” Now that her family doesn’t accept her for who she has become she does crazy things to act out and make a scene for some attention at all. But Sophia...
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