Soul Surfer

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Marlon Christopher T. Cadungog October 1, 2014 BSIT – 1B Ms. Jo Janine Nikkie I. Tuna English 1 Soul Surfer Soul Surfer is the inspiring true story of teen surfer Bethany Hamilton, who lost her arm in a shark attack and courageously overcame all odds to become a champion again, inspiring millions worldwide through the love of her family, her sheer determination, and her unwavering faith in Jesus Christ. This essay will cover some questions and their answers through explanatory paragraphs. Compassion: Changing People’s Point of View Why does compassion change the way we view things? Let us first define it: It is the pity for suffering, with the desire to help or to spare. The definition itself explains the…show more content…
Persons with mental trauma often shows signs of anxiety and depression, and in certain cases, great changes of their personality, either with appearances of positive traits or negative ones. Such happening could also alter the social state of an individual, as it may show some weakness in him or her that could be exploited or pitied by others. In the overall, trauma could give both positive and negative results upon an individual, as it may enhance or degrade him or her. Shark Attack: Bethany’s Response If you would ever experience a shark attack (which would likely not to happen as on your current status and location) and came out alive but left with a lethal wound, you would surely say “God please help me with this!” or maybe “God save me!” which some pessimists will see as a humorous lament or cry for help. But for most others, especially the optimists, it can be sometimes a real life-saver; either through someone notices you and then he or she helps you or through being miraculously saved by divine intervention. You could say that both may happen, but Bethany neither experienced one on her own account, but luckily, she had company with her to aid her in times of trouble. She responded to the shark attack by being calm and then by calling out to Jesus Christ that she should be strong which was induced by Alana’s father. This shows her strength of character as having strong faith in Jesus Christ and this

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