Monday, September 26, 2016

Kian Raheem
English 1109.01 Monday/Wednesday 10:30-12:20
September 26, 2016

Journal Four

My favorite Chapter was Four Skinny trees. The reason it's my favorite chapter because it talks about how the trees are strong and how Esperanza is the only one who understands them. She also says, she feels out of place just like the trees are out of place where their planted. I relate to this because I've always felt out of place wherever I was. Being in school I felt out of place, at home, at work. People thought I was different and that’s how Esperanza feels. In the book the quote that stood out to me was "Their strength is secret. They send ferocious roots beneath the ground"(Esperanza 74). That stood out to me because though trees seem harmless they are strong and like keep going. It reminded me of when I felt like I didn't fit in and I just stayed strong and kept focused on my goals. 

My role model is Stephen Curry. Now I know that many people will say I'm a band wagon, but I do have my own thoughts on him. The biggest thing to me is that it doesn't matter about how much he is getting paid to play for the Warriors, but he cares about playing the game. Compared to other players in the NBA, he makes a considerable less amount than other players in the league. The other reason he is my role model is that he cares about his family and that family is number one. I'm a family person and he shows you that family is important and you should care about them no matter what. 


  1. I like your description on how you compare to this story. I also really like the quote you chose from because its very meaningful.

  2. I like how you related the chapter to yourself.

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  4. That's true family is always number 1.


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