Essay on Outcomes of Gaining and Losing Faith

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Everyone's future depends on their self-belief and how positively they look at the events that occur in their life. This is portrayed through Suzanne Buffam’s “Trying” and Alix Ohlin’s novel Inside. The speaker and Anne both face inner conflicts; the speaker gains faith in herself which helps her overcome her conflict and have a peaceful state of mind, whereas Anne loses faith in herself which leads to her failure in overcoming her conflict and losing her confidence. The speaker’s reassuring tone shows her peace of mind contrary to which Anne’s melancholic tone which shows her low self-esteem. Furthermore, the speaker’s use of allusion shows her inner peace, which is the result of gaining faith in herself, whereas Anne’s use of diction …show more content…
Everyone's future depends on their self-belief and how positively they look at the events that occur in their life. This is portrayed through Suzanne Buffam’s “Trying” and Alix Ohlin’s novel Inside. The speaker and Anne both face inner conflicts; the speaker gains faith in herself which helps her overcome her conflict and have a peaceful state of mind, whereas Anne loses faith in herself which leads to her failure in overcoming her conflict and losing her confidence. The speaker’s reassuring tone shows her peace of mind contrary to which Anne’s melancholic tone which shows her low self-esteem. Furthermore, the speaker’s use of allusion shows her inner peace, which is the result of gaining faith in herself, whereas Anne’s use of diction shows the demolition of her self-esteem. Both the poem, and the novel show the importance of having faith in oneself; however the poem’s speaker gains faith through her struggles which leads to her peace of mind, and the novel’s character Anne loses her faith which results in the degradation of her self-esteem.
The speaker and Anne both struggle with an inner conflict; the speaker’s faith in herself helps her overcome her conflict, whereas Anne’s loss of faith does not let her overcome her conflict. The speaker calls her husband, “cooperative” (Buffam), but then she says, “And yet sometimes I worry that it is his fault. That either he is not trying hard enough, or that he is trying too hard …” (Buffam). It is evident from this that the

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