I used this book because there is a particular character in it that has been through a great hardship throughout the story. That character is Mae Holland, she is a 24 year old graduate from Carleton University, looking for the job of her dreams. This relates to my them because she went through a long hardship of not having a job after college graduation which almost every person experiences, but she got one of the best paying jobs in the world she lives in. This is relevant to me because i might got to college and i am really wishing for a job that will make me loads of money and provide exceptional healthcare.
This is a letter written by Martin Luther King JR in the Birmingham county jail. It was a letter about how he got apprehended for protesting for civil rights movement. This relates to my theme because MLK went through a struggle to provide rights for the people of a different skin color. He also preached for non-violent protests for civil rights. I can relate to this because i have been discriminated against for being a Muslim man in a country that is dominant with the christian and catholic belief, and with the media spreading around bad things about the Islam community, i have experienced a great deal of hardship because i am an Islamic male.
These days, Henry Ford is a household name, but it hasn’t always been that way. At 23, Ford was just a machinist’s apprentice with big aspirations. A few years later, he was known as an intelligent, yet failed engineer who just couldn’t produce. His need to perfect every product he created led to late deliveries to customers that tarnished his early reputation. But it was these early failures that taught him valuable lessons and sparked his future success. His first lesson came when he designed his first automobile, the Quadricycle. There’s a good reason why you’ve probably never heard of the Quadricycle: it wasn’t fit for mass-production. But it did get young Henry Ford’s name out there, leading him to his first financial backers and his first company: The Detroit Automotive Company. - Blog.uncollege.org This was a biography of the failures of Henry Ford, who was a young entrepreneur who wanted to make the first motor powered form of transportation. This is similar to my theme because he kept on trying even though people didn't like his ideas and later on he made the company we know and love, Ford. His story ties with mine because he didn't stop trying even when people knew he was going to fail, he got back up and kept on working and grinding. I keep trying at school even though people say i'm not going to college and i'm not going to be successful, i still try and i still don't give up.
This is a biography of Argentinian player Lionel Messi and about his hardships in life. It is sometimes said that Messi would have struggled to break through as a senior professional had it not been for the medical treatment he underwent as a tiny 11-year-old to help battle his growth hormone deficiency. - Copa90 Messi had a hormone disease that stunned his growth, and at the age of 13 he was only 4 feet tall which was not normal for his age and he would've probably remained at that height at the age of 18. Messi's story relates to my theme by showing how a disease that stuns your growth cannot stop you from playing the sport you love to play and have a true talent at. I can relate because I have been judged for being "too fat to play a sport" but i have powered through the adversity and i still strive to be on one of the freeman sports teams or go pro some day.
This is Curtis Jackson A.K.A 50 Cent, He is a rapper who was born on July 6,1975 in the rough city of Queens Jamaica in New York. 50 cent had a rough life, beginning at the age of 8 with his mother dying in an unexplained fire in her apartment, after that 50 cent turned to a life of dealing drugs and committing violent crimes. He was once raided and busted for drug possession in which he could have served up to 3-9 years in prison, instead of that he went to a boot camp and straightened his life out, after he went to boot camp, 50 cent turned to making and producing "gangsta" rap. He relates to my story, because he came from a life of crime to now being one of richest old school rappers in today's rap game. Without his music i wouldve never been introduced to rap or never learned how bad it is to turn to a life of crime, thanks to his story, i have learned to not indulge into crime if my life becomes too difficult for me to handle.
This is a picture of Kendrick Lamar, who is a rapper who has proved in his songs that he has been through a struggle while living in one of the most dangerous cities known as Compton. In his songs he reveals how him and his mother had to live in a city filled with gangs, violence, drug deals, in the song M.A.A.D City he raps about life in Compton. His songs connect to my theme by showing a person who has struggled all of their life to get to stardom. This person is important to me because his music helped me through the hard times i've had in my life. His struggle relate to mine because both of our families have had financial struggles but his struggles were way more serious than mine. Even though my family has been through a war, he has been through poverty, gang violence, and other crimes committed on the streets of Compton, California.
This is Jimmy Butler, a successful basketball player who made it to the NBA. You might ask why hes up there, well he had struggles in his life. For example, his mom said this to him the last time he saw her "I don't like the look of you. You gotta go." Those were the last words Jimmy Butler says he remembers his mother saying to him before she kicked him to the curb. He was 13 years old. There was no family to run to. No place to call home. No money in his pocket. Most kids his age are concerned with school, sports, girls. Butler was just trying to survive. Alone. His story ties to my theme because he had a bad path that could have resulted in death or jail time, but he persevered and he landed in the NBA thanks to a family that adopted him and took him out of the streets and made him into the superstar he is today. I could relate to him because my parents took me and my siblings out of a country riddled with war and corrupt government and turned our lives around for the better.
This is a quote by Frederick Douglass, which states that if you never had to struggle for anything then it is not considered as earned. This quote means that a struggle is a fuel to the fire of success and glory. This quote ties to my theme by expressing how a common struggle in life can turn to a positive feeling or object that will turn your life into pure happiness. I can relate to this because my parents had to leave my home country because of war and poverty, and the result of that was a good home, good jobs, education for me and my siblings, and last but not least a chance at success and a better life.
This is a quote by the late rapper Tupac Shakur, which is about not giving up on yourself or your grind, even if you are going through the most in life, just push through and in the end there will be a time and a place for you to shine and rise up. It connects to my theme by showing that through pain and suffering you can achieve the things you want in life, no matter how hard the circumstances. This quote is important to me because i have had depression in the past and i am still dealing with it to this day. But ive learned to stay humble and not let myself get hurt anymore and be careful who i hang around with. And to know that the good times in life are going to come if i persevere.
This is a quote about taking risks in life for a dream that you really want to see happen in real life. It is about not chasing a dream but living that dream that no one can see, but you. My theme sort of ties in with this quote by telling the reader that life is all about taking risks to get to a place that you desire to be in. This saying is relevant in my life because i am trying to accomplish my dream of passing school and going to college to try and get a better life than the one i currently have.