In this essay, I am going to tell you why I admire Kofi in the book, The Captive
Probably the number on reason I admire Kofi is the way he never gave up. First of all, Kofi never gave up on his previous life after he became a slave. Next, Kofi never stopped trying to escape from Mr. Brown and his horrible whippings. One thing that was interesting was when Kofiís flute was stolen, he hunted it down like a fox stalking a rabbit; and after a while, he finally found it.
I admire Kofi very much because when he became a slave, he had an intense determination to get home. One thing that impressed me the most was when Kofi was on the slave ship; the fire in his heart and his flute in his hands kept him alive through all the disease and beatings he faced. One time when Kofiís stubbornness and determination came together, it made him run away form a nice man named Atta so he could get home faster. The last incident was when Kofi ran from a Muslim trader named Sharif. Doesnít sound like Kofi has a Knack for running?
I think highly of Kofi because he performed many acts of bravery. One of them was when he resisted many beatings dealt by the ruthless Mr. Brown. Another event involving Mr. Brown was when Joseph, Tim, and Kofi ran from Mr. Brown to the election day celebration in Lynn County. Finally, one of Kofiís last gallant acts of bravery was when he was starving on the slave ship and he repeatedly refused to eat the slop. Donít you think bravery is on of Kofiís strong points?
These are reasons I admire Kofi. I hope you think as highly of him as I do. These are only three of the many impressive characteristics of the Ashanti prince named Kofi.