How Does Oprah Winfrey Show Perseverance

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Nikki Vollrath
Mr. Domino
English 4 Honors
April 29, 2016

Oprah Winfrey Oprah Winfrey is arguably one of the most successful women in America. She has changed her own life as well as others through television, social media, and books. Oprah understands what it is like to suffer and persevere. What she has learned she tries to preach to her fans so they can get through tough times and continue on the journey of life. The theme of perseverance is seen in both Oprah Winfrey’s life and in her works, the book, “The uncommon wisdom of Oprah Winfrey” and her TV show, “The Oprah Winfrey show.” Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29th, 1954. She grew up in a rural town in the state of Mississippi. Oprah had a very different upbringing than most people.
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The Oprah Winfrey Show has changed the lives of people. The show has featured many celebrities as well as everyday people. Most of the topics spoken of are struggle and how to overcome that through perseverance. For instance, in one of Oprah’s episodes she had 200 adult men come forward about being molested all throughout their childhood. Oprah having been molested through out her childhood too talks to these men on the show and tried to get the word out that this stuff happens and a stand needs to be taken. Oprah begins the show by saying “Its time to end the shame and the fear and the guilt and the secrets, no more, today is about becoming free for all of these men.” (200 adult men who were molested come forward) The men talked about how they dealt with it throughout their lives and the effects it still has on them today with their sexual parents or even their mental state because of it, but they all have persevered through out the situations they were put in and have finally put it to…show more content…
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