The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson

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Human; relating to or having characteristics of a person(Merriam-Webster). A human is truly just a soul combined with characteristics of other people, and this is proven by Jenna Fox; the main character in The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary Pearson. After finding out what her body is made up of, Jenna along with other characters think she is not human. Despite this Jenna Fox has always had the key elements it takes to be a human been. Jenna for one has a past and memories that make up her life even after the accident. More importantly it is unfair to call her a “monster” when she shows characteristics similar to that of other humans. Needless to say, Jenna just as any other human isn’t perfect, and she later learns that in order to be one hundred percent human she must have the same chances of succeeding in life as any other human would. Jenna Fox is human because she has a soul regardless of her differences. Jenna has a past and memories that make up who she is regardless of the Jenna before the accident. Memories are vital because they make up an identity and every human has an identity. After waking up from a coma, Jenna doesn’t know her identity which leads her to think that she is not human. When Jenna started remembering who she once was, Jenna shaped into her old personality. Jenna shows this when she goes to Lily for help and Lily says, “Why are you telling me this and not your parents? I’m surprised she would ask. Is she testing me? We both know the answer. Because I always have” (Pearson 186). Jenna’s identity makes her who she is. She remembered the close bond she once had with Lily and regained a small part of Jenna Fox’s identity. More importantly Jenna realizes that she still has the same memories she did befor... ... middle of paper ... ...her did she finally realize that her daughter was a human and she was born to make mistakes. Jenna proves to be a human because she has most important elements of a human. Due to three key human elements that Jenna Fox exhibits throughout the book, she can be considered human. Jenna shows that she has memories; an essential element in deciding your identity. Jenna demonstrates human characteristics an element that guarantees she is not a robot. The last key element that Jenna eventually demonstrates is the element of being unique and demonstrating that she has the same chances of succeeding as any other human. These elements all combine to form a human, and no matter how many artificial body parts one may have with these elements they are a true human. Even being different from everyone else, one can still be considered a human as proven by Jenna Fox.

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