Is Strong Heart deserving of her name?

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Re: Is Strong Heart deserving of her name?

Post by pastime inquirer » 15 Nov 2017, 18:11

Great question! In the end, Sarah became deserving of the name Strong Heart because of how she reacted to and grew from her experiences.
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Post by Amystl26 » 06 Dec 2017, 11:12

I believe anyone encountering triubulations, which this character seems to have done, deserves the title 'strong heart'. It takes a strong heart to go through problems and some out alive let alone be a victor.

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Post by onixpam » 06 Apr 2018, 09:52

She deserves her name, through the book she always shows a great ability to face everything that comes against her and demonstrates her strength even in the most difficult moments.

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Post by VictoriaMcMillen » 06 Apr 2018, 14:04

Reflecting on Strong Heart's behavior before and after her disappearance, I believe she more than earned her name and will continue to prove herself worthy of the name for chapters to come. In most Native cultures, there is more to the name than just a few words used to represent the entirety of that name. The names have facets, journeys of a sense. She was angry and rebellious before and now she is more humble, understanding, receptive of others thoughts and emotions. More will come of this young, Strong Heart.
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Post by Kibetious » 21 Apr 2018, 04:40

She does, given the experience that she comes through and manages to save her friends, Sarah definitely deserves this name.
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Post by Kibetious » 21 Apr 2018, 04:42

onixpam wrote:
06 Apr 2018, 09:52
She deserves her name, through the book she always shows a great ability to face everything that comes against her and demonstrates her strength even in the most difficult moments.
Sure, this is true. There is nothing that came her that she did not face boldly. The name suits her.
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Post by Raya raymond » 21 Apr 2018, 06:13

For a kid she went through a lot and got through so, I think she earned the name strong heart. Yes, she deserves it

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Post by Cswrawr » 22 Apr 2018, 21:55

Sarah certainly deserves the name Strong Heart, not only in the tale from the past but in the present day story as well. She illustrates strength of character and an overabundance of passion (or better said, temper) repeatedly.

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Post by cozark38 » 30 Apr 2018, 14:56

Sometimes I like to just look it up in the dictionary.

Heart: (2) The central or innermost part of something.

Strong: (2) Able to withstand great force or pressure.

Kids often hide their innermost feelings because they don't often know how to express them. They also have an intestinal fortitude that brings out the best in them, not always in the best manner, but eventually the best.

I think Strong Heart is fitting and wise.

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Post by Bukari » 18 May 2018, 16:53

Even though, she was a teenager she had the courage to continue pursuing difficult times in the peninsula. So, definitely, she deserves the title (Strong Heart).
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Post by 10mile72 » 17 Jun 2018, 13:54

She EARNED that name :(

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Post by LaurenHaupt » 14 Jul 2018, 20:28

I think so. She's a fighter and she's tough. She held on to it all pretty well.
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Post by BookReader+6 » 26 Sep 2018, 10:24

She is given that name by the leader of the ancient people, and I think it fits her well. She exhibits many different types of strength in the book, and given all the things she went through, she develops compassion for other's difficulties too.
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Post by Kajori50 » 04 Oct 2018, 10:59

I think Sarah truly deserves the name Strong Heart. She faced many challenges, which are rarely faced by people twice her age.

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