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Women And Their Adversities Essay

804 words - 3 pages

Woman, half of the population is made up of us. Woman is the mother of life. If we are not here, there will be no father, no sons, no husbands, and no human beings. Adversity is a very difficult situation or problem that you face in lifetime. Every day women around the world face their adversities because of their sex, their colour, their religion, and what they wear.Good morning, everyone! I am Alice Walker. I am a black woman. From my experiences I have to say being a woman in a patriarchal society is not easy, and being a black woman is even harder.I lost one of my eyes when I was eight. It was the one of the major adversities in my life. And I overcame it by working to my full potential in school. Education plays a big part in my life. I overcame many adversities by education. The education I am talking about is not just going to school and learn the thing in the textbook. It can also mean watching TV, read book, and learning new things and skills.I believe that the quickest way to learn new things is through the media. One of my favourite movies is called "˜Paradise Road'. It based on a true World War II story. It tells a group of women with different background who were held captive in Singapore by the Japanese in 1942. With the support from one another and their incredible courage they survived the inhumane conditions in the concentration camp. They formed a music band with their voice, which expressed their unbreakable spirit of survival. The strong bonding developed among them and their courage touches me and inspires my writings.I also like to read novels and poems. In the poem "˜Legend' by famous Australian poet Judith Wright, the adventure of a blacksmith's boy was described. It shows the aspects of the human journey of transformation and growth through adversities. I always believe that the Blacksmith's boy in the poem symbolise all of us, especially those willing to climb mountains on their both physical and psychological journey of life. It gives me strength and courage when I am in face of my adversity, if a young boy can do it, so can I.Once I read a novel called "˜The Cage of Butterfly' by Brian Castle. Some people said it is a novel for children. But I think it suits everyone in...

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