Why I Would Want to be Matilda
Ashley Han, Division 1, 4th grade #ws18e-s1d1

If I could choose to be any character from a book, a movie, or a television show, I would want to be the character Matilda from the book Matilda by Roald Dahl. Not only is she intelligent, courageous, and determined, Matilda also has telepathic power. These are the reasons why I would want to be her so I will be successful in life and become a productive citizen in our country.

To be intelligent means I can solve problems easily. If I can solve challenges swiftly, my life would be less stressful, allowing me to be more relaxed. I would also want to be smart because I would make less mistakes, devoting more time to be attentive and focusing on details. Even if I could be clever, I would also be modest about my ability, just like Matilda.

Having courage is another reason why I want to be like Matilda. Being brave gives me confidence to face difficult situations without being nervous and doubtful. If someone was in trouble or being bullied, I would be able to stand up for them and tell the bully to stop. Having courage is a necessity and along with intelligence, I can face any obstacles in my way.

Matilda’s determination in achieving her goals is perhaps the trait that I admire the most. I want to be resolute because it is important for me to set goals in life and accomplish those goals. Being unwavering will keep me going until I succeed. Since determination takes planning, I will also learn to have the good habit of meeting deadlines instead of waiting for the last second to scramble and mess up my plans.

Lastly, I would want to have telepathic power like Matilda. This special power would allow me to move things when I concentrate on the object that I want to move. If I had telepathic power, I would use it to help people like Matilda did. For example, I could help older people to carry heavy grocery to their cars or place books on high shelves in a library.

To be the great character, Matilda, can change my entire life. I will be smart, courageous, and determined. That is everything I would like to become. A quote from the book Matilda says, “If you are good, life is good”. Having a good life is what most people strive for in their journey on Earth. I, for one, would love to lead and live a life with meanings and compassion.
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