Of Beetles And Angels Book Analysis

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In the book Of Beetles and Angels, by Mawi Asgedom, a sudanese refugee family immigrates to America, seeking new life. The value of reading Of Beetles and Angels is that it shows that you can become something from nothing in the hardest situations. It shows the value of setting goals, working hard, and being kind to others. In OBAA, Mawi shows the value of setting goals and persisting to get them. When Mawi is in the summer of his oncoming senior year he sets a big goal for track. “I made myself a promise: That summer, I would run six days a week and lifts weights every other. I did it, working during the day and training at night. Again, my hard work paid big dividends… I earned all-conference honors. (115) Mawi wanted to achieve something so he gave himself goals. Sometimes people think they want something but they aren 't willing to work for it. Mawi was committed and he held himself to working towards it. He persisted the whole summer and it benefited him heavily. As a Junior in his English class, Mawi needs to get a 96 on the final to get an A in the class. Unfortunately, this teacher is said to have impossible finals. “There was only one way I could ace the final: reread every book that we had covered. Take notes and have them fresh in my mind. So I did it… The test was as hard as I thought it would be. But I had every book fresh in my mind, and I aced it. And I aced the class. (113) Rereading every book and taking notes on them over
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