Analysis Of Melba Pattilo Beals 'Warriors Don' T Cry

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Humans are diverse, and although many share similarities, they all have differences. These differences may be difficult for some people to accept, which leads to prejudice towards those who are different. In the memoir, Warriors Don’t Cry, written by Melba Pattillo Beals, Beals reveals the many obstacles she faced attending Central High, a now integrated school, as an African American in 1957. Everywhere she went, hateful words were thrown at her, but she persevered and did not let ignorant students get to her. Some might say those who suffer from discrimination become weaker and develop anger within them. While this may be true, experiencing the discrimination and hatred allows the victims to gain confidence and more wisdom.

Many people argue that those who face prejudice lose courage
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However, one can say that those who have experienced discrimination gain more wisdom and learn to forgive. For example, on page 222, Melba wrote, “The task that remains is to cope with our interdependence - to see ourselves reflected in every other human being and to respect and honor our differences. Namasté.” Melba claims that the only task for the human race now is to accept each other, and that she forgives the people who gave her a hard time at Central High. The author concludes her book with a prayer because she wanted to forgive those who had surrounded her with anger and hatred. For Melba, the prayer meant that she understood the stress she went under during her first year at Central High. She has become an adult, strengthened through her experience at Central High School, and forgave the world for its cruelty towards her. In addition, the prayer does not only symbolize her forgiveness but also her hope for the future. To conclude, those who went under the pressure of hostility have gained more wisdom and learned to forgive others over
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