When you were growing up as a young adult, who do you think had more influence in your life? Your parents or your friends, or your community maybe even your teachers at school. I know my parents don’t influence me as much as my community. That’s why I think that this quote “It takes a village to raise a child” by Hillary Clinton relates to the book “And Still We Rise”. I think that the quote relates to the book because the students really get shaped by their community and surroundings. I think that the teachers played the role as a part of the “village”.
I also think that the community personnel’s affected the student’s life. Lastly but not least, I believe that the friends also a big part of the students “village”. In conclusion I think that there are many factors that make up the “village”. I assume that the teachers play a huge role in the students’ lives. The teachers for some students were what made them come to school every day. Olivia mentions on how she really likes Mrs. Little, and how she motivated her to do her best in everything. Another example is how Mrs. Little got Sadikifu to stop gangbanging and start concentrating more on his academics.
In overall I think that the teachers really influenced the students’ lives. “As you know, I don’t have a family.. , I think of you, Miles, Mr. Braxton and Julia” (pg. 310). In this quote to Ms. Little from Olivia while she is in jail she mentions the people she thinks most about in jail. She says she thinks about Mr. Braxton. I think that the community personnel’s also influence the student’s lives. In the quote she expresses how she thinks about Mr. Braxton’s well-being. In the movie “Rudy” the janitor helps out Rudy by giving him a place to stay at by putting the key under the mat.
He gives the support and love to Rudy that he didn’t get from his parents or family. In conclusion I think that the community personnel play another part of the “village”. I additionally think that the students’ friends played a big role also. Since their friends were younger than the teachers, they could be more open and talk about things they wouldn’t talk to an adult about. For example Julia really has a very close relationship with Olivia. “As you know, I don’t have a family.. , I think of you, Miles, Mr. Braxton and Julia. ”(pg. 10) In this quote she explains how she misses one of her dearest friends, Julia. Also in “Rudy” the movie, Rudy has a really close friend that keeps his dreams still alive by telling him don’t give up your dream. If it wasn’t for his persuasion to make Rudy pursue his dream to attend Duke University, Rudy most likely wouldn’t have strived as much to do so. In closure I think that friends really impact the students’ lives. In conclusion I think that the quote by Hillary Clinton stating that “It takes a village to raise a child” strongly relates to the book “And Still We Rise” by Miles Corwin.
I believe in that because of three simple reasons; First of all I think that the teachers play a big role of the “village” on the students. Secondly I assume that the community personnel’s affect the students life as a part of the community. Lastly but not least, I comprehend that the friends play another big role in the students’ lives. I think that more children should communicate with their communities. Overall, I think that the quote heavily relates to the book “And Still We Rise”.