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On the Road to Paradigm Perhaps each of us at a given point in our lives has found a set of personal circumstances to be the most difficult of all others Often times it is taking our focus of our own problems and placing them on anothers that we find truth in who bears the greater difficulty Through comparing the situation of a character from the short-story On the Road to situation of a man this character encounters I believe everyone will become enlightened on just how easy we have it sometimes The story On the Road introduces the reader to a Negro man by the name of Sargeant who is seeking shelter from the snowy cold Sargeant is described as being hungry sleepy tired and unemployedHughes 617 On his mission to seed shelter Sargeant journeyed to the Parsonage Reverend Dorset Reverend Dorset was unsympathetic toward Sargeant and refused to give him shelter Abandoned and desperate to find refuge Sargeant found himself at the doorstep of the local church In that moment of feeling completely helpless Sargeant looked up the doorway of the church to find the crucifix of Christ His eagerness to find resolve compelled Sargeant to push through the locked door of the church The story goes on to explain and emphasize that two to three white people stood witness of his action By the time the police had arrived Sargeant forced the church and crucifix to cratter While running down the road to get away Sargeant heard the footsteps of another It was Jesus Christ While walking with Jesus Sargeant seemed to lose focus of his problems The story of Sargeant reminds me of the story of a man who changed the direction of history His story has been talked and written about for generations There are perhaps more books written about this man than any other in history The story of Jesus Christ the man Sargeant encountered that cold night
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