Positivity In Milkweed

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Words can tear you down

Do you see people being hurtful?

The novel Milkweed along with personal experiences of my own, I have come to realise that words can have a powerful affect on your life. Words have the ability to lift people up, tear people down, and define a person’s character.

Words can sometimes reinforce a person’s positivity when used in the right way. Sportsmanship from an opposing team when my baseball team loses has lifted me up even when I felt like I played my worst. Words can sometimes reinforce a person’s positivity when used in the right way. Sportsmanship from an opposing team when my baseball team loses has lifted me up even when I felt like I played my worst. The athletes who show sportsmanship to me have made a big impact on my life. If it were not for those other players showing kindness towards me and my team, I would have quit baseball after the first game I ever lost. Strangers can even affect people's lives in a positive way. One time I helped a boy who had fallen, hitting his head on a rock, and the way the strangers
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Appraisal from a stranger means more to some people than anything else in the world.

Calling a person mean names, and saying negative things about them can change the way a person views himself. Spinelli gives Misha the nickname of “Stop Thief” in Milkweed which robs him of his true identity and changes his outlook on himself. By being nicknamed “Stop Thief” Misha begins to degrade himself in his mind, because he finally realises that he is committing a crime. Bullying has always been a reality for me. People whom I thought to be my truest friends have turned their back on me and said anything and everything to bring me down.
Bullying has always been a reality for me.By being nicknamed “Stop Thief” Misha begins to degrade himself in his mind, because he finally realises that he is committing a
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