I think there is a difference when pertaining to this situaton. She has survived something awful, the bus/car crash that killed a peer. The great thing she's done is come back to school and actually work hard to make things easier for herself. Even though she doesn't think she is doing anything, she is inspiring and being great in her own way.
I think that what ever way you say it, it dosint chance what hapend but i think it dose change how people ook at it. when she says she did something great than it makes the situation a lot better in the fact that since you can't change what happend then change the wa you looked at it make the situation a better even if it is just a little better it is still beter. you can also make the situation worst in a way by saying you survived something awful because by saying that it can make other people more nervos of what happend and that 'worry' will always come back to you, and make you look at things in the worst way possible in Jessica's case she could eaither say "i am so thankfull that i managed o get through all this" or she could make the situation worst and say "How can this get any worst i just lost the oppertunity of doing the only thing i evr wanted to do...running all because something awful had to happen to ME" so i think that it would make a big diffrence on how you describe the situation that Jessica is going throught it won't change what happend ( the leg) but it can make a big diffrence ( Jessica's attitude on going back to school).!.!
I think doing something great and surviving something awful. Is about the same thing as surviving something awful because surviving something awful is great to be able to get back on your feet
I think these two things are the same, because she did do something great by surviving something awful. It is basically the same thing because one creates the other in a way. If something awful never happened, she would have never done something great.
I do not think there is a difference between surviving some thing awful and doing something great. Since she survived something awful that is great. It gives us all hope that we can over come anything. Say if you are having a very tough test, thinking of someone who survived a car crash will give you hope.
Yes, I have done that.
Yes i think that there is a difference, but at the same time, they are the same thing. She survied something awful, being the car accident. She also has done something great by surviving. So they are the same thing. In both "sayings" it explains how she survived. But in one it says she survived somthing awful and in the other it is how she did something great. It is almost like the second one is sugar coated but the same thing.
I dont think there is difference between the 2 descriptions. I don't think there is a difference because she had done something great by surviving the accident. So there isn't much of a difference there. Everyone is congratulating her because she is getting stronger and letting go of all the anger she had before and because she survived a big accident that another kid didn't.
I think, although those statements are completely different, they are basically give the same point. One is just optimistic and one is pestimistic. Glass half full, half empty. When Jessica was still getting the feel of having one leg, she was thinking as she had just survived a tragic accident. As we read farther into the book you can see her flip to an optimistic feel on things.
I don't think there is a difference, because these are both big deals; That she has done something great and that she survived something awful. When I look at this situation, I think cause and affect and that this is a new beginning for her. Just like what came first the chicken or the egg, she couldn't have one event but not the other.- Adelina
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Yes because doing something great is general and surviving something awful is more specific.And surviving something awful is more lucky than doing something great.
I think that there is a difference between the two descriptions. One of them is she maid a difference in someone elese life.
I think that there is a small difference. If you've done something great I think you would have to put in some effort. If you've survived something awful, that's good, but most of it is luck :)
Im not exactly sure but I think that there isn't a difference between the two.... I think that because Jessica survived something terrible. And it's great that she recovered from the accident. So, in a way the two descriptions are the same!
She has done something great by surviving something awful. So I really think there is no difference.
I think that both descriptions apply to Jessica, but they have two different meanings. She did something great when she healed so fast and only missed one month of school. The second thing is that she survived the awful accident. That is the difference between the two but also they both apply to her situation.
I think there is a difference between these two descriptions, it just depends on your perspective. There is a difference because there are some things that are great for Jessica and some things aren’t.
Jessica thought it was great because she survived the pain of the accident, and the operation. Jessica also thinks it is great because people recognized her bravery during the school party.
Jessica doesn’t like to be an amputee because she believes her dream of becoming a professional runner is ruined. She also hates the concept of never having her real leg back, so she can be normal like other kids. Jessica dislikes her injury because she is scared that people will stare at her when she goes out with friends.
they are way about the same. one means she is being very srong most of the time. the other means she just lived and tryed to stay srong. so they are about the same yet very little difrenses. so they are in conclusion the same.
I think there is a difference between the two descriptions of the same event. One is Jessica's expeirence. She survived somthing awful. She was in a car crash and she lost a leg. The second description is the publics perspective. They look at Jessica's incident and say that she did something great by surviving a car crash, even though she didn't do anything. If somebody survives cancer we say that they are a surviver. The patient probably thinks of himself as a victim.
I think there is a definitley a big difference in these two sentences, just because the topic about the same matter is the same doesn't mean that both statements are true. The first sentence is more describing how everyone else felt about it especially the poeple at the party fro Jessica because they think it's a tragedy she lost her leg but she survived which is a grea thing in their interpretation but not Jessica's. Jessica thinks about her situation more along the lines of the second sentence because she thinks whats happened to her is awful and she looks at this as a bad thing. In the end it is kind of like a glass half emtpy glass half full type of the
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