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Literary Essay Based on "The Seed" When people tell you that you can't do something, that doesn't mean they're right. If you want to do something, do it. Don't let someone tell you what you can or can't do. In Teresa Sendra Aganosts short story "The Seed" from Chicken Soup for the Kids Soul 2 a girl named Teresa wants to grow an orange tree, but, she lives in New York. Everyone says she can't but that doesn't mean she won't try. This short story teaches readers that you can do anything if you belive in yourself.
Early in the story, there is evidence of the power of believing. For example, when Teresa came home from school one day, she said '".. I want to grow an orange tree."' Then, her mother frowned and said that she couldn't. Teresa told her mom that she was going to grow an orange tree no matter what she said. Her mother claims that she can't grow an orange tree because it is too cold. Teresa still disagrees. Then Teresas mother suggested that she grow some flowers in the spring. Once again, Teresa dissagrees. She only wants to grow an orange tree. Teresa won't settle for anything but an orange tree. This shows that Teresa belives that she can grow an orange tree if she tries, and belives she can even when she is told she can't.
Later in the story, Teresa gets an orange seed from an
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But one day, after school, Teresa ran to her room. She checked the pot like she had every day before. Only, her exitment kept coming. Her plant had sprouted! When Tresa's mother came home a while later, Teresa danced around her chanting, "I grew a tree! I grew a tree!" Teresa's mother was shocked. She couldn't belive that Teresa grew an orange tree. Her mother thought that for sure Teresa couldn't grow an orange tree. Teresa was thrilled! She had grown an orange tree! By herself! And all she needed was to hope, a pot and planting soil! This proves that by beliveing in yourself, you can accomplish anything, like
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