Analysis Of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn

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Francie Nolan, Malala Yousafzai, and Sonia Sotomayor all faced many adversities throughout their childhood and early adult years. Francie had to face many obstacles that stood in the way of her commitment toward self- actualization. Alcoholism, poverty, and a hard time building relationships with friends in her new school served as obstacles she had faced. All of these adversities helped her adapt to a life of hardship. Francie had to find and hand in scrap and junk to get pennies. For example, in the novel A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, Francie said “For Francie, Saturday started with going to the Junkie. She and her brother, Neeley like other Brooklyn kids, collected rags, paper, metal, rubber, and other junk… They only got a penny
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