This Is My Essay
ENG1D1 – 09
29 April 2011
An Eventful Journey of Living on the Streets
Character traits shape the people we all are. For example, they help us face our fears through courage; they show us right from wrong through responsibility; and they show us who to believe in tough decisions through trust. Dana, the protagonist from Eric Walters’ Sketches, has a tough time learning how to show her traits. However, as a child on the streets Dana fights through many tough obstacles that enable her to become an optimistic, courageous and trusting individual.
After running away from her family Dana is very pessimistic about anything getting better, but throughout all of her tests and trials, she becomes …show more content…
Dana endures many tough obstacles while on the streets, but these challenges have only helped Dana learns to become optimistic, courageous and trusting. She becomes optimistic about getting off of the streets; she faces her fears of going back home to become courageous; and she entrusts Nicki with the job of saving her sister from her abusive stepfather. This novel is a great example of a person who perseveres through their challenges to find the real happiness in their life. It is important to understand that despite all obstacles that people may face in life, a person can find true happiness and can always find the proverbial diamond in the rough if they want to. Anything is