Some Memorable Images from the Narrative and Why

One part of the book that is memorable is when Booker Washington  was a slave. It was when some of the wheat  fell off the cart, and he just waited until someone bigger and stronger than him, could help him put the wheat back on the cart. This is memorial to me because Booker Washington was willing to get his task done before he move on to something else. Another is when he was working for the salt mine, and he really wanted to be on time at the school so he changed the clock time, so that everyone could get off work, so that he could go to school earlier. This is memorial to me because it showed how eager he was to learn. Another memorial image is when his mother gave him his first hat. This is memorial to me because it showed that his mother wanted to stay out of debt, and it teaches me that staying out of debt can lead to many things that I can keep and enjoy.

One time he overheard some miners talk about a university. This is memorial because it showed how eager he was to continue his education. Another one would be when he picked up an axe and walked over to clear some trees on the newly bought farm. This scene showed that he was not afraid to do physical work and not just teach, and it taught me that we should not be afraid to do hard labor. Another memorial image would be, was when some of the older students that he taught would stop their studies to hold an umbrella over his head when it was raining, while the teacher was teaching. Here it showed that those students, who held up that umbrella when it was raining, showed that they were not selfish and also cared for the other student’s education. The one time he cleaned a classroom to get accepted into the university because he did not have enough money to pay for his schooling. This is memorial to me because it showed me that we can still get money through hard physical labor, if we do a good and proper job.

Another memorial image is when his future 2nd wife does all she can to help get out of debt when it came do. This is memorial to me because it showed that if you work long hard hours, your food and rest always become sweeter and more enjoyable after a hard long day’s work, and it showed how loyal she was to him. One of the things that really stood out to me is that back in those days after the slavery, the true meaning and spirit of Christmas was lost, and that only some of the people had some of the true meaning and spirit of Christmas. This is a memorial to me because it proves that Christmas is NOT ABOUT GETTING, IT IS ABOUT GIVING, and that Christmas is about our Savior’s (Jesus Christ) birth, not about getting drunk, having time off work, or about Santa.

Legend:

Italic-‘the memorial parts’

Regular-‘the reason why it was memorial’

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