Secondly, Lupe ran home threw her backpack down with her homework and dashed straight up to her room to practice setting aside school which she loves, to practice that's surprising. Also, Lupe worked so hard her thumb became swollen with muscle showing she tried hard on every practice shot and exercise. Second reason Lupe is a role model is she is a good sport. For instance, Lupe is a good sport because the story said “ She beat her first opponent easily, and felt sorry for the girl because she didn’t have anyone to cheer for her” and
But, Lupe was a very smart character. She would win almost every school award and would get perfect attendance. One day as she sat on her bed stressing over not being good at sports she picked up some marbles and at the word marbles, she got an idea. “That’s it. Maybe I could be good at playing marbles.” said Lupe.
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
As proof she practiced against her brother who also won the marble competition and her neighbor. In the story her neighbor Alfonso said “Man, she’s bad! She can beat the other girls for sure. I think.” When Alfonso said that to Lupe it shows that she has been practicing because in the beginning of the story Lupe said she would never be good at and sports which means she has been very working hard. What’s more Lupe did 20 push-ups on her fingertips.
When she decides to pursue this goal, Dr. Larabee decides not to coach her at first because of her attitude. Nevertheless, she qualifies in the Regional tournament and befriends Javier Mendez, a fellow speller played by J.R. Villarreal. Dr. Larabee finally agrees to coach Akeelah after her qualification at Regionals and a bit of persuasion. After months of working with Dr. Larabee, friends,
She is a good sport because, the first girl she went against and beat had no one to cheer for her so Lupe invited her to go along with her. Secondly, everyone she went against and beat she invited to go along with her so she had a bunch of people with her. Inviting people to go with you is a good sport because,it is kindof hard to invite someone you don’t know to come with you. In addition Lupe told the girl in the baseball cap she was a great player. Last but certainly not least, at the end of the day Lupe thanked her thumb and dipped her thumb in a sink full of water.
Although Raymond was not actually in the race, this was really his run. When Squeaky realizes winning isn't everything, she sees Gretchen as a person who also works hard to achieve her aspirations. She looks at her rival, thinking that perhaps she would be the type of person that would help coach Raymond. At the beginning of the story, Squeaky was totally focused on herself. She wanted to be the fastest runner and beat her rival Gretchen in the May day race.
According to the text, it says that she “practiced shooting” to get accurate aim. After she found out that she didn’t have enough power in her thumb to move the marble far enough, she decided to exercise her wrists and fingers (specifically the thumb). First, she made her wrists more powerful by doing “twenty push-ups on her fingertips”. Then, she “squeezed a rubber eraser one hundred times.” These examples illustrate how Lupe put a lot of effort into learning how to become better at sports. Furthermore, she listened to her brother’s advice on playing marbles, since he had competed with it, too.
Which means she is going to have to work very hard because she is very weak. Lupe ends up winning the championship, and she is proud of what she has done. I think that Lupe is a very admirable person. She is admirable because she is intelligent with the situations life throws at her and in school. A following reason, is that she is determined.
For example both girls need someone backing them on their decision on who they are going to fall in love and be with forever. In this situation Juliet has so much from her family that it disables her from making decisions on her own. For instance, Juliet’s parents made the decision on who she going to marry, when actually Juliet already was in love with Romeo and had zero interest in Paris. (Rom 4.1.) Juliet parents supported Juliet so much that when it came to making a decision on her own, she literally crashed and burned because she had never made that big of a choice on her own.
While Cameron’s life was flourishing, Screamer left Messina in hopes of becoming an actress in Hollywood (65). Rather than showing the world her talent, she tried to sleep her way to the top, which hurt her in the long run (66). According to Nat, Cameron’s best friend since Kindergarten, Screamer looks like an aging high-dollar call girl, while Cameron is nothing but class (98). Neely neglected Cameron because Screamer was hot and trot, but fourteen years later all she had become was a thirty-two year old, looking fifty that was fat, ugly, and tired (97, 182-183). Outer beauty, obviously, cannot define a person for who they are.