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Pride is a wonderful attribute to have it makes one feel glad about their heritage Pride though can also lead to trouble if used impolitely In the story Borders by Thomas King the mothers traits are brave stubborn and arrogant The mother is very brave because being a woman with her young son it left her very venerable against the people that could have taken advantage of her She told the border officers several times that she was Blackfoot when they had asked what is your citizenship maam The mother knew that she was not cooperating therefore she could have gotten a fine or dragged to jail Also the mother was stubborn she had waited three days in Canada to cross the American border because she wouldnt tell the border guards her citizenship Her son had tried saying We have been here three days to people so that it would point out that the mother is determined to cross the border Lastly the mother was arrogant she used her heritage to get through the American border and travel to Salt Lake City She is proud to be Blackfoot and proves it by letting the guards news cast and the manager of the duty-free shop know When she told the guard many times that she was Blackfoot the guard responded I know Id be proud of being Blackfoot if I were The guards reply to her arrogance explains that the officers were getting frustrated as well as the mother They were both strong-minded When someone has pride in which they are it can help them in future situations Just like the mother in Border
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