The Importance Education Has on Life Essay

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Education has tremendous effects that can determine how nice a person’s life will be and the job that he will receive. It can decide what one will do for the rest of his life, and it can determine how one will live our life. Good education does not come easy though. One must go through struggles in order to obtain it. People spend years to get the degree that they want. Douglass’s struggles were much worse than the struggles we endure today. The fact that Douglass was a slave greatly hurt his chances of acquiring an education. Since he was a slave, it was illegal and dangerous for people to teach him how to read and write because they could get in trouble with the law. Slaveholders and masters feared educated slaves. An educated slave …show more content…

Douglass wanted to be able to read and write so he could write about his life as a slave and his escape from slavery to freedom. Douglass became a great speaker and writer. He wanted to open the eyes of the nation to the cruelty of slavery. Douglass became an avid abolitionist and got arrested later on in his life for speaking against slavery. Richard LaGravenese’s movie freedom writers displayed some of the modern hardships students go through to receive an education. The most prevalent hardship that is seen today is racial intolerance. Students today do not know how to tolerate other races and are not willing to tolerate other races. Mrs. Gruwell intended to teach her students how to tolerate and accept different races She taught them that appearance does not make one person better than the other person. High school students are caught up in the popularity hype. In the movie, the way to gain popularity and respect is to fight people from other races. They think that they gain a lot from beating someone up. Unfortunately, not many people will stand up for what is right because they do not want to get ridiculed. In order to make a change you have to be willing to stick out. Mrs. Gruwell was willing to stand out for her cause so she could make a change and to fix the problem. She was persistent. No matter the ridicule that she received, she kept on doing what was right. Many

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