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Hagen 1 Jonathan Hagen Colleen Humanities 20C April 07 2011 E1D2 Way to Reinvention How can people make a difference in their life through second chances? Throughout people’s lives, they are sometimes offered second chances. People must grab these second chances because they can make a huge difference. In the movie The Spitfire Grill , Percy who is the movie’s main character, is granted a second chance following her prior mistake. She uses the opportunity and earns people’s trust. Nahum, Shelby’s husband, is also given a second chance and repents in front of the townspeople. The town called Gilead, located in Maine, reinvents and becomes a brand new town. When I moved to America from Korea, I received a second chance to study, and it gave me a different future. Second chances that are given to the people who have experiences of failure can change their lives. One person who reinvents herself is Percy, the protagonist of the movie. Percy has been charged for manslaughter and has been in jail. She has received parole after five years, and has moved to the town. Townspeople do not trust her because of her past. However, Percy uses her second opportunity to try to make a good image of herself. She takes good care of Hannah, and starts the contest which brings liveliness to the town and connection between the people. Hannah starts trusting Percy since Percy is following Hannah’s orders, and taking care of Hannah when Hannah breaks her leg. Shelby also begins to believe Percy because Shelby shares friendship with her and receives confidence that she never has before. From then on, most of the members of the town start believing that Percy has changed since the beginning. For example, when Nahum and Shelby are fighting one night, Shelby says, “The whole town looks up to her”. This
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