Picking Cotton

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Picking Cotton

Ronald felt it was necessary to inform Jennifer of Bobby’s death. Although it didn’t supply closure, it did supply an ending. P. 270This is a moment when Jennifer feels like the forgivness has shined through and produced an outcome. The death of Boby Poole.

Eventually, my heart adjusted to where I thought of her as a friend P. 262Forgiveness not only can repair broken relationships but can open new doors and create friendships that last a lifetime.

The state paid me $109,150.69. No rounding up, despite all that talk that you can’t put a price on a man’s life. P. 257Although the monetary compensation was warmly welcomed, the true prize in this situation was the mended relationship between Jennifer and Ronald.

Forgiveness is tricky. People think when you forgive someone, you excuse what he did. That’s not what it is. It’s about power and letting go. P. 252To move on with her life, Jennier had to accept what happened and let go of the pain and void that it caused in her life.

Robin, I am sorry. I know I was so wrong. P. 248This quote touches on how Jennifer has many people she feels she owes an apology to. She is trying to set the wrong right.

Guilt, fear, anger-they were all their own kinds of prison. You could be out in the world and still be doing time. P170This quote explains the importance of forgivness. Without it, Jennifer would still be trapped in a world of fear, anger, and sadness.

Rage ate at me like a cancer. I could scream and shatter my eardrums, but no one else heard me. P. 121Rage was an emotion that Jennifer could remove through forgivness. After forgivness, she found her peace.

I was so hungry for life, but at the same time, it scared me. P. 67Jennifer was afraid of forgivness. What would happen? How would she know if Ronald and his family could accept her apology. After such forgivenss, she would find life.

I had an extremely hard time replacing the false image of my rapist with the actual man who committed the crime P 214 This quote shows how even after Jennifer had let forgivness in, she still struggled with the mental replacment of Ronald Cotton to Bobby Poole.

If I spent the rest of my life telling you how sorry I am, it wouldn’t come close to how I feel. P. 244 This quote emphasizes the sorrow that Jennifer feels toward Ronald Cotton for taking away a large portion of his life.


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