This is “part 2” essay of the book In His Steps by Charles Sheldon, as I said in my previous essay. The newspaper company was almost bankrupt, because of the editor, Norman, decides not to publish content that was inappropriate. So they went bankrupt and was bailed out by Virginia. A woman from a rich family and friend of Rachel(the girl who sings for the church).
Now Virginia decides to something good and gives this failing newspaper company $500,000 to help them start back up again. Now for English, my assignment is to tell you, what should Virginia have done before giving Norman, the newspaper editor, $500,000.
Well, first of all, before she even hands in the money, she should’ve check and see if her family needed the money instead of giving it to someone else. If her family did need the money, and they didn’t have it, then they’re in some trouble.
Then after she checked with her family, she could’ve see what she’s investing in. I mean, the whole reason why the paper failed is that they didn’t publish interesting/important things that the town people wanted to read. And if you give money when you don’t know what they’re going to do with it, then that’s a bad idea.
In the book, after Virginia bailed out the company, Norman had a new idea. Instead of depending on subscriptions, like most newspaper companies, it’ll be based on donations. Now, I’m no businessman, but when you don’t have many subscribers, how would get donations. I mean, random people won’t just donate to a company they don’t know or like. And this newspaper was just bailed out, which means they didn’t have much or no subscribers at all.
Now, in conclusion, Virginia should’ve first check with her family, just incase they needed the money, then look into what she’s putting her money in. If I were her, I would want to know where my money’s going. And/or she could’ve just invested in something more useful, instead of a failing newspaper, but that’s her decision.
Overall, I hoped you liked this essay. Please comment if any mistakes.