What are some similarities between Strong Heart and Sarah?

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Re: What are some similarities between Strong Heart and Sara

Post by meteku4 » 08 Oct 2017, 16:40

I think very much that both are courageous and resilient, fighting hard to overcome their challenges.
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Post by Ash and Stars » 17 Oct 2017, 15:28

I agree that they both show great bravery
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Post by Gingerbo0ks » 18 Oct 2017, 12:08

Yea going by what's said here I think they are supposed to be the same person. I can't think of much that is different.
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Post by Basya » 18 Oct 2017, 12:59

Strong Heart and Sarah are both courageous, determined, and caring young women who have the capacity to see beyond external appearances.

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Post by BoyLazy » 19 Oct 2017, 04:00

Basya wrote:Strong Heart and Sarah are both courageous, determined, and caring young women who have the capacity to see beyond external appearances.
Nice point you have brought forward. Capacity to see beyond appearance is something I would love to develop :)
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Post by Amagine » 19 Oct 2017, 21:23

Basya wrote:Strong Heart and Sarah are both courageous, determined, and caring young women who have the capacity to see beyond external appearances.
Those are some positive similarities. :D
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Post by Brian6 » 21 Oct 2017, 00:53

I agree with most of the comments that strong heart has similar characters with sarah like being brave and determination
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Post by Athena Moon » 21 Oct 2017, 05:50

They are the same person. Nothing made me feel like Sarah would relive somebody else's story. It was her own journey long time ago.

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Post by Kat Berg » 21 Oct 2017, 20:47

I couldn't really read them as two different people. I think that it would have helped if the author had fleshed out the characters more before diving into the Sarah narrative. For me Strong Heart informed my impression of Sarah. It was her experience, whether vision, dream, or reality. But we do see glimpses of the Strong Heart part of Sarah, even from the very beginning. She is thrown into difficult circumstances in both parts of the story, but she is even more disadvantaged in the Ancient journey, and so the sass really can't come out. She didn't even know the language. But look at the names she gave everyone: Weeps a Lot and Weeps a Lot More, the snark is evident. Her character hasn't changed, just her context has.

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Post by BoyLazy » 23 Oct 2017, 12:30

Athena Moon wrote:They are the same person. Nothing made me feel like Sarah would relive somebody else's story. It was her own journey long time ago.
That was the trust formed by the integrity of the young character.
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Post by Amagine » 23 Oct 2017, 22:04

Kat Berg wrote:I couldn't really read them as two different people. I think that it would have helped if the author had fleshed out the characters more before diving into the Sarah narrative. For me Strong Heart informed my impression of Sarah. It was her experience, whether vision, dream, or reality. But we do see glimpses of the Strong Heart part of Sarah, even from the very beginning. She is thrown into difficult circumstances in both parts of the story, but she is even more disadvantaged in the Ancient journey, and so the sass really can't come out. She didn't even know the language. But look at the names she gave everyone: Weeps a Lot and Weeps a Lot More, the snark is evident. Her character hasn't changed, just her context has.
I don't know why but I was only able to read them as separate people.
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Post by Kat Berg » 23 Oct 2017, 22:17

I don’t think you are alone it that. I think that part of the problem is the author did not spend enough time developing Sarah’s character. We really only get to know her very well through Strong Heart. It was my biggest disappointment of the book. He rushed through the first act, and didn’t give us flesh to hang a character on, only bones. For me that is why I HAD to think of them as one person, because otherwise Sarah was...blank.

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Post by jonaya » 24 Oct 2017, 08:33

BoyLazy wrote:
jonaya wrote:Sarah is someone who has a strong heart.
She managed to overcome all sorts of psychological traumas as she was left alone with new faces for the first time without her real parents.She had all the capabilities to prove beyond their reasonable doubts that age is just nothing but a number. Meaning she was able to make her self comfortable in all angles of life.
It's not strange faces who provide discomfort. It's often their attitude and behavior towards us that is the problem.
you are quite right but in this case Sarah is just young who does not know anything concerning psychology . We are able to write something because we have encountered with strange faces before and we know exactly what it takes.As for Sarah she is a small child who needs much help from her parents

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Post by Barry1379 » 29 Oct 2017, 15:23

The similarity between the two has to do with endurance and ability to overcome challenges

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The similarity between the two has to do with endurance and ability to overcome challenges.
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Post by powergirl » 01 Nov 2017, 07:19

I think Sarah is the main character of this book so she is strong heart.
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