Perseverance In First Day

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In the short story, First Day, written by George and Helen Papashvilly, The main character demonstrate perseverance throughout the story. Walking through New York City, George had recently been fired him his first job, in the United States. Feeling up for anything, he decided to take a chance on speaking English. "I tried some things in a few men that passed."'What watch?'" I said. But they pushed by me so I knew I had it wrong. I tried another man."' How many clocks?"' He showed me on his wrist" (331). After George's cold-shouldered by the two strangers, in lieu of giving up, he perseveres and attempts to speak English with great success. Perseverance it's essential to achieving your biggest goals, dreams and everything else that is worth

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