This poem is inspired by the novel The Secret Under My Skin by Janet McNaughton and uses the novel Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.
“Some believe that it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay… small acts of kindness and love.” ~ Gandalf
This quote relates to The Friday Everything Changed as the evil refers to the inequality of the genders. Ms. Ralston made the small deed of hitting a home run to show the boys that the genders should be equal.
Small acts of kindness are somewhat effortless ordinary actions that one carries out. Concrete examples from everyday life are holding a door open for someone or helping someone travel in a wheelchair.
Louis Riel has been on the forefront of change, but was an ordinary person. Against the Canadian government, he led two Métis resistances to preserve his people’s rights and culture, as the Northwest was changing under the Canadian government’s influence.