Jeanette Character Analysis

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Though you come from a troubled, distraught childhood it only makes you stronger and wiser in adulthood. Through Jeanette 's parents ignorance, her persistence, and resilience are what she used to become strong mentally and successful. You are either successful or you are not, your background or childhood doesn 't determine or limit your success. All it does is determine how hard and how much you have to work for it. Through Jeannette 's resilience, persistence, and self reliance she was able to mold herself to be a right minded successful adult; Even though she faced many instances of adversity, neglect, and hate she was able to find away around it. “No one expected you to amount to much," she told me. "Lori was the smart one, Maureen…show more content…
Although as a child she hadn 't been shown much stability and was exposed to a lot of neglect. And in many instances someone tried to break her mentally, physically, and spiritually; but she never let up. “Sometimes you need a little crisis to get your adrenaline flowing and help you realize your potential.” When she was bullied at school by the black girl, she didn 't let that stop her from being who she was, she stayed strong mentally even though physically she was worn out. She was able to put aside the hate that she had for the bully and the bully saw that and she was able to help her with school and be acquainted. Her grandmother as well was someone who tried to break her, after catching her grandmother touch her brother her grandmother had it out for them. Jeannette had to be the adult when her parents were gone and keep her siblings in check and safe. “You can 't cling to the side your whole life, that one lesson every parent needs to teach a child is "If you don 't want to sink, you better figure out how to swim”. She almost died learning how to swim, this wasn 't a tribulation that was anything like the others but this one built her self esteem and confidence. She was determined to not give up even though she thought about it earlier in the novel. On a consistent basis she faced obstacles that were not common for a girl her age, and she fought threw all of them. She was able to learn from these things and take her experience with her as she became an adult. “Sometimes you have to get sicker before you can get better.” shows us that she understands the concept of not giving up and
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