Aunt Burnie before was always perceived as the picture of virtuous she was kind, patient, optimistic, and passive, however, it seems her virtuous qualities affected others as well.. When Aunt Burnie was introduced, she walked in to Min and Jade arguing with each other while the children were crying she easily calmed down the situation and was described as by the narrator, “Aunt Burnie 's a peacemaker. She doesn 't like trouble.” This quote sho...
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Passivity is never a means to the ends, life is a cruel reality and being complacent of a current situation will not change anything for the better even if you hope with all your might. Saunders always meant for Aunt Burnie to be a good role model, but at a different perspective. Someone who is kind, patience, complacent, and most of all passive during horrible circumstances will never see any changes or improvements in their life. Though Saunders doesn’t out rightly say that these virtues are bad he only implies that though these virtues are great to have sometimes you need to induce fear or radical worldly views to see changes. Through hard circumstances, virtues are only an obstacle, a hindrance that only can cause you to become complacent of your surroundings and those around you but if you changing your views of the world changes will happen.
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