Topic: Small Great Things, Jodi Picoult
Ruth is the protagonist in Small Great Things. The moment that changed her life was when she was young and it had snowed so much they couldn't go to school. Not able to stay home alone Ruth and her sister, Rachel, go with her mom who works in a big house for Sam Hallowell and his family. It was early in the morning the Hallowells were still asleep when all of the sudden a scream so piercing that it stabbed Ruth in the chest. This is personification because it is giving the scream the human ability to stab someone which a scream can't do. Ruth's mom nearly dropped the teapot and then she flew upstairs to find Ms. Mina ready to give birth. She was one month early and not ready at all. Lou, Ruth's mom, called the ambulance but they weren't able to come due to all the snow so Lou helped Ms. Mina deliver a baby. This is the day that changed Ruth's life. When she grew up she became a delivery nurse. Another way that it changed her life was watching how two women of different color were seen as equal. One woman helping another. I wish that all races and genders were seen equal all the time just as Ruth does.