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Whats the Lesson If you want to get anything in life you must work hard In Toni Cade Bambaras short story The Lesson the single unifying fact is exploring life outside of your own realm of knowledge is the key to success This is proved to be true when Miss Moore took the children to see a way of life they have never to known to exist Miss Moore taught the group of children the basic principles and values of life each day as well as the other characteristics of an education Today there was Slyvia Flyboy Fat Butt Junebug QT Sugar Jr Rosie Giraffe and Mercedes Miss Moore asked the children if they knew what money was She explained how to earn money as well as how they should always save it When Miss Moore gave Slyvia a five dollar bill to pay for the cab ride the children were faced with one of their first real-life examples of money interaction Slyvia was bothered with a strong intention to ditch the cab at a stop and then go blow the money on junk food When the children reach their destination they taste the first display of how exploring life outside your own realm of knowledge is the key to success The children are in down town New York when they get outside of the cabs The children are surrounded by people wearing suits fur coats and stockings The children were not used to seeing so many people all dressed up especially for everyday life Miss Moore then walks the children to a store and stops in front of the windows The first thing the children see is a microscope A microscope scope closely analyzes things for a view that is invisible to the naked eye The microscope symbolized how the children were looking into their own lives then comparing it to the lives of those around them The next thing
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