Everyone is made up of various traits and qualities that make them .
For every occupation, certain traits/qualities are required to be .
expressed. It is the same for any character in a work of literature. In the .
novel Gone With the Wind written by Margaret Mitchell, the title character .
Scarlett O"Hara displays great determination which is an essential quality .
that every educator should possess. .
Throughout Gone With the Wind Scarlett faces many hardships. Her .
determination allows her to surpass these hardships and move on with life. .
One reason that determination is a quality that every teacher should have is .
that without it nothing would be accomplished. If the educator has a lack of .
determination, then he/she will not be able to teach their students to live up .
to their full potential, to be goal oriented, and to never give up. .
When Scarlett's beloved plantation home, Tara, is threatened by .
carpetbaggers, she does not give up. She is determined to save her home, .
and that's exactly what she does. If a student does not understand the .
learning material, then it is the teachers responsibility to help he or she learn .
and comprehend. Determination is what makes this all possible. If Scarlett .
did not have any, she would have considered it impossible to save Tara .
and given up without a fight. In the case of the teacher, he/she would be .
giving up on his/her students, which would be a devastating mistake. .
Since this novel is set in the south during the Civil War, there were .
many difficulties and hardships to encounter. In Scarlett's case this came in .
the form of near starvation. Thanks to her determination, she defeated this .
fierce hunger and even vowed never to be hungry again. Educators should .
follow this example by never allowing a student to fall behind. However, if he .
or she does happen to fall behind, it should be the teacher's goal to help .
him/her succeed. .
In conclusion, determination is a powerful thing.