Everyone wants to be a leader in something, weather it’s in sports or even group projects, but being a leader can be very difficult and it takes a lot of skill. In the story “The Marble Champ” by Gary Soto is about a girl named Lupe who wants to win a marble championship at her school even though she is more smart than athletic. Lupe is a leader because she is very smart, a hard worker, and determined. One reason that Lupe is a leader is because she is very smart. It states in the story Lupe, “never missed one day of elementary school.
In Amy Tan’s short story, “The Rules of The Game,” Lindo is a definite ally to Waverly, although she may have trouble expressing it. For instance, in the beginning of the story, Waverly goes to her first official chess tournament. As she leaps up from her cold metal seat after being called to play, Lindo gives her a good luck charm. The author writes, “My mother unwrapped something in her lap. It was her chang, a small tablet of red jade which held the sun’s fire.
Then, she was spelling bee champion in the school’s spelling bee. Furthermore, she is the playground grand champion in chess. Another example, she is a straight A student. What’s more, she never missed a day of school except when she was stung by a wasp. Last but not least, her dad rigged lights in the backyard so she could practice at night.
Her devotion to piano outweighed her willingness to stay with her family, a quality that few possess. This fifteen-year-old girl was willing to remove herself from her social life, free time activities, and even her family in order to further her piano career and thus earn the coveted respect of her Tante. That requires an immense amount of devotion, likely even more than some adults have. Hannah was so absorbed in her piano studies that “sometimes it seemed that there was nothing else in the world but Tante Rose and me and Tante Rose’s piano” (3). She saw nothing but what was necessary for her goal of becoming a concert pianist.
For example, in the text it said she won: “Spelling bee champion 3 times in a row, blue ribbon awardee in the science fair, she is a straight-A student, and many more!” She must have had to study a lot, be responsible, and have to have stayed on top of her homework. In addition, Lupe is not good at sports, In the story it said “No matter how hard she tried she couldn’t run as fast as the other girls.” Another example why Lupe is determined, is because in the story it said that she did 20 push-ups on her fingertips. I can’t even do one push-up on my own hand let alone my finger tips. She must have had to keep trying and practicing. This shows that she is determined to keep
She credits her success to her mother’s lesson of the power of invisible strength. She recounts how “my mother taught me the art of invisible strength. It was a strategy for winning arguments, respect from others, and eventually, though neither of us knew it at the time, chess games.” (p. 89) Waverly goes on to have a lucrative career as an attorney, while her mother 's power over her gradually wanes reminiscent of the Taitai’s power over Lindo. Waverly Jong exercises her own free will, and has a white fiance. It’s assumable that marrying outside of the culture isn’t normal, as no other character in the book did that.
“The chessboard is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the Universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature and the player on the other sides hidden from us.” This quote from Thomas Huxley is evident in the short story, “Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan. Waverly, a child prodigy chess player, is taking the world on as her opponent, as her strength and technique grow together. Waverly is only six years old when her brother receives a chess board for Christmas and begins to study the rules of the game. Waverly’s mother teaches her the art of invisible strength as wind. In “Rules of the Game,” the wind symbolizes force and strength because it represents how Waverly does not want to be knocked down but wants to knock down her opponents.
It worked. The fierce opposition fueled my fire for greatness. Woman golfers are not unheard of, there are leagues globally, who says that I can't be a golfer too. I practiced every single day and ended up teaching myself how to perfect my game. By the end of the season, I went from the girl who wouldn't be allowed to finish a match, to the top golfer on the team.
For another example she tried many sports to try and find the sport she really likes and is good at, baseball, running, biking, swimming and soccer are a few. This last but not final reason is she didn’t do her homework when she got home, she went straight to practicing. She didn’t even stop for a meal, all she ate the hours practicing was a candy bar. This to me would have to take a lot focus and willingness. This proves that
Without determination, Annie would not have been able to achieve this miracle. Accomplishing teaching with success is troublesome without the determination to do so. In Act I of the play, Kate Keller, Helen’s mother, showed determination towards helping Helen. Helen struggled a great deal since the beginning of her life, and all Kate wanted was to help her daughter lead an average life like any other child; to do this, Kate needed determination. Kate’s motherly and concerned attributes gave her the ability and strength to support her daughter.
Her "...world has changed so much. On the shelves of [their] rented living room are awards from around the world—America, India, France, Spain, Italy and Austria, and many other places. [She 's] even been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest person ever. When [she] received prizes for [her] work at school [she] was happy, as [she] had worked hard for them, but [those] prizes are different. [She is] grateful for them, but they only remind [her] how much work still needs to be done to achieve the goal of education for every boy and girl.