In the 1960, six-year-old Ruby Bridges changed America by walking up the steps of a white only school to gain an education. To survive this experience, Ruby had to rise above the prejudice, face her fears, and find the strength in her faith. Ruby overcame abundance of prejudice. Everyday marshals had to take her to school because Ruby received so many threats. At William Frantz School there was a crowd of people protesting not to let Ruby go to school there, and when Ruby walked by they would scream and yell mean things to her.
Her mother, similar to Ada, is nonexistent, and her father, Stobrod, is in-and-out of her life. Generally, Ruby has to fend for her survival as a hunter and gatherer. Instead of learning in school, she educates herself through trial and error which is shown in her knowledge on how to efficiently run a farm. Black Cove ultimately thrives through the time dedicated to improving it carried out by women who were seen as outsiders to farm labor. Although Ada and Ruby were motherless, they portray motherly traits.
On the other hand, Ruby Bridges help desegregate schools. They did the same thing in general, but there are differences and similarities. Ruby was chosen to go to a white school. Meanwhile, Rosa chose to stay sitting on the bus. Ruby and three other “colored” girls were chosen to go to two different white schools by a judge.
All her life Rosa Parks fought for black rights and she won. Ruby Bridges was a very brave girl who fought against all of the segregation. Ruby Bridges was born on September 8, 1958 in Tylertown, Mississippi(“Civil rights pioneer: ‘You almost feel like you’re back in the ‘60s.,’” 2014). When it was time for her to school Ruby Bridges did one of the biggest
She is a “motherless child from the day she [is] born” (67), and Stobrod abandons her at a young age. She is forced to grow up early and provide for herself in order to survive, which is contrary to characters in commercial fiction who do not face real life issues like this. Ruby’s childhood and adult life are harsh realities and are not sugar coated. Ruby never mentions her father to Ada and chooses to bottle up her past instead. Ada is shocked as Ruby says, “My daddy.
When Ada complains about a rooster that tried to flog her, Ruby simply kills the rooster, “Ruby looked at her with a great deal of puzzlement. She rose and stepped off the porch and in one swift motion snatched up the rooster, tucked his body under her left arm, and with her right hand pulled off his head … —He 'll be stringy, so we 'd best stew him awhile, Ruby said.” (Frazier, 68) Ruby has a knack for being practical. She gets work done around the farm quickly and efficiently, all the while teaching Ada. Ruby saves Ada from starvation, showing qualities of leadership and pragmatism. Ada respects Ruby as a masculine figure on the farm, “Ada had soon noted the Ruby’s lore included … raising of crops … both animal and vegetable … constantly pointing out the little creatures that occupy the nooks of the world.” (Frazier, 137) Ruby is extremely learned on the subject of the natural world.
A long time ago, people who were Jewish had to face a crucial discrimination ever since others blamed them for killing Jesus. Nobody exactly knows what the truth was but believes in religion books where the elders’ deformed words of Judaism were recorded. Based on the “Sister Rose’s Passion” documentary, Rose Thering - a Roman Catholic Dominican Religious Sister - questioned this false belief towards the Jewish people and dreamed of a world without religious prejudice, wishing teachers to educate their students to make her dream a reality. No one, especially including the Jews, should be raced or hurt by any opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. Throughout the movie, Sister Rose encourages everyone to “Be an Upstander, Not a Bystander” for the Jews.
The two are at Claire’s daughter’s, Ruby, birthday party when there is a conflict between Sam and Ruby. While hiding out in Ruby’s treehouse, Sam is confronted by her and is angered by her harsh words. He pushes her which sends her flying out of the treehouse and breaking her nose. Shocked and embarrassed, Amelia grabs him and leaves. On the way home, Sam begins screaming about how Ruby does not believe him, and Amelia yells back at him asking “why can’t you be normal?