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Warriors Don't Cry Analysis

Summary: Melba Beals' book Warriors Don't Cry chronicles her experiences as a fifteen-year-old girl among the black students who enter Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957, amid the wrath of angry whites, racial taunts, and threats to her life. Her story shows her dynamic juxtaposition from scared little girl to a warrior -- fearless, loyal, brave, and persevering. The title of the book is used first as a command, then a way of life that Beals adopts to overcome her circumstances at Central High. Eventually, the title serves as a regret, as Beals realizes the extent of her sacrifice in standing up for her race, her freedom, and her dignity.
A warrior is a hero, a role-model, fearless, loyal, persevering, brave - there are few that are able to fulfill these standards. Yet Melba Beals, a fifteen year old girl, not only claims this illusive role, but cannot escape it. Through the journey into integration Melba acts as a dynamic juxtaposition, moving from a scared little girl to a fierce soldier, yet never truly satisfied with her position. This conflict arises from her personal, family, and religious values, the impact of integration in Little Rock, and her experiences during her time at Central High. The title Warriors Don't Cry is employed as a command as well as a way of life and later a regret as this memoir progresses.

As Beals' journey begins so do the warrior references, even before Melba herself is capable of realizing it. As Melba fights for her survival in only her first week...

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