Persevering In Marvin Gaye's The Man Who Saw The Flood

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Throughout the short story “The Man Who Saw The Flood” the narrator follows the journey of a man, Tom, and his family caught in the cycle of sharecropping. Recently suffering severe weather conditions, the family comes back to find that the majority of their things are ruined. For most this is a catastrophic situation, however, for Tom and his family they search for anything that can be salvaged and remain positive. While the family is facing catastrophic situations, they continually follow the theme of persevering through any circumstances. The same theme of persevering through any circumstances is also prevalent in Marvin Gaye’s, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” Throughout the song, Gaye repeats that famous and encouraging lines that “ain’t

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