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Ronald Cotton And Jennifer Essay

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True Strength and Courage are gained through hardships and experiences….
Which situation would you rather be in, being raped and trying to find your rapist to put him to jail only to find out eleven years after that you got the wrong person or being that wrongly accused person to spend eleven years in jail for something that you didn’t do? Jennifer got raped while she was at her apartment and she tries to find and put that person in jail. Ronald is the person that is accused of the rape; little did Jennifer know that she had just put Ronald into jail for a crime that he did not commit. Eleven years was how long Ronald had to spend in jail until he finally proved he was innocent. Both Jennifer and Ronald had to have courage and strength in order to get through with the ordeal that they had. Jennifer’s struggle only lasted for a little bit, she had to through the rape, pinpoint the rapist, and try to ask Ronald for forgiveness. Ronald on the other hand had to spend eleven years in jail, forgive the person that put him in jail, and survive through all the challenges in prison. These reasons are why Ronald is stronger than Jennifer.
Eleven years of struggling in jail and trying to find ways to prove your innocence at the same time is no easy feat. Ronald managed to do this and was still able to move on with his life after the whole incident. All it took to turn his whole life around for the worse was just a simple point of a finger (39-40). Most people would lose their patience or just give up trying to prove their innocence, not Ronald Cotton. Ronald kept trying to find ways to prove that he is innocent; like asking to take the DNA test to prove his virtue. Eleven years of jail is not easy, Ronald had to deal with a lot of things like getting into fights with other inmates and being transferred to different facilities (162). Even with all of these ordeals that he had to go through, Ronald kept going and going not giving up and trying to prove his innocence until he finally proved that he is not guilty (184).
After being wrongly accused by something that you didn’t do and sentenced for eleven year in jail, would you be able to forgive that person? Ronald forgave Jennifer after she put him in jail for eleven years (251-252). Jennifer couldn’t say anything to him, no amount of apology can give Ronald back the eleven years that he had lost, but Ronald forgave her. He didn’t need any explanations from her, she didn’t even get to say her apologies, and...

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