By Sha'Maiya Cobbs
Thesis: Literature of the past is still relevant today because of individualism and self-reliance. "if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." an example is when people put their all into becoming what they want and doing what they love and the success just naturally appears like with mrs. nelsons story. you just have to be patient and eventually everything will fall into place.