Composing a Life - Chapter 3 From Strength to Strength Summary & Analysis

Mary Catherine Bateson
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Chapter 3 From Strength to Strength Summary and Analysis

Chapter 3, From Strength to Strength, explores the idea that individuals need to move from a core place of confidence and strength in order to grow through discouragement and prejudice. Mary Catherine Bateson explains that all of the women she has worked with on this project have dealt with frustration and difficult choices and interruptions throughout their lives. However, they all continue to creatively reassemble the pieces and move forward.

She uses examples in each of their lives to show how they have been able to move from one place of strength to another and Mary Catherine Bateson also gives examples of instances when there were failures, when they were momentarily unable to overcome obstacles because of starting from a place of weakness or discouragement. She concludes the chapter by calling on all members...

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