Number five: Fambul Tok is a movie based upon the various forgiveness sessions that took place between the people of Sierra Leone. In the beginning of the movie the audience listens to the powerful forgiveness session between a young woman and her uncle. The session is about a woman named Esther, who was raped during the war by her uncle when she was just 13 years old. After Esther listens to why her uncle raped her, she decides to forgive him. Esther showed that she can be a role model of forgiveness when she decided to forgive her uncle for his actions. It takes a woman great strength to forgive the person that raped her; Esther forgave her uncle not because he begged but so that she can live her life without being afraid and angry.
In life, you have to forgive others so that you can continue to live your life and be in control. These five role models of forgiveness forgave the person that treated them wrong for several reasons. But the most important part is that they have shown other people that we can forgive each other and be in control. Being in control means that a person is in control of their happiness and their life. If you stay mad at a person that does something wrong to you then that person controls your life. The Native Americans, Amish community, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Corrie Ten Boom, and Esther all taught people that forgiveness can be one of the most rewarding things that people can.
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