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It Takes Courage

Author: 
Ibrahim R.

Have you ever been embarrassed because of somebody you know? In “Abuela Invents the Zero” and “The All- American Slurp,” the characters felt humiliated with their family members around. Their family members had done things that most people would not normally do. The protagonists were very embarrassed of what people would say but kept on going. For them, courage was being afraid but going on anyway.

            First, in “Abuela Invents the Zero,” Connie took her Abuela to a mass at church. There, the Abuela made Connie and herself to go through a crowd of people just to get to her seat. Next, Abuela prayed out loud in Spanish, disturbing others. Then, she walked around the church and people giggled, but Connie felt too humiliated to do anything. After the incident, Abuela didn’t let Connie help her with anything like walking on the slippery sidewalk, even though she almost fell a couple of times. But Connie had enough courage to go through the whole incident.  

            Next, in “The All- American Slurp,” the Lin’s daughter felt embarrassed because of her family’s actions. First, the Lins are invited to the Glesons and felt embarrassed when they stripped their celery stalks and everybody looked at them. Next, the Lins go to the Lake- View Restaurant and when they slurped on one of their dishes, the Lin’s daughter felt so mortified, she hided in the restroom. Then, the parents embarrassed themselves when someone stepped on the mom’s foot and the mom said, “Your welcome!” Even though the Lin’s daughter felt mortified, she kept going.

            On the other hand, the characters of both stories should learn to not care about what other’s think. First, in “Abuela Invents the Zero,” Connie was concerned about what others may say to her like jokes about her Abuela. Next, in “The All- American Slurp,” the Lin’s daughter was mortified because her family slurped but the Gleson’s daughter, Meg, slurped on a milkshake and said it was normal. The characters felt embarrassed during the events they went through. But even after feeling embarrassed and ashamed, they kept going which shows courage is being afraid but going on anyway.

            As you can see, courage is being afraid but going on anyway. In “Abuela Invents the Zero,” Abuela walked around the church and Connie felt very embarrassed. In “The All- Slurp,” The Lins slurped on one of the dishes and the Lin’s daughter felt so mortified she hided in the bathroom. In conclusion, one must have courage to continue after a mistake or incident.

JT