everything will turn out alright.” Another example of Matiu being positive is the quote ‘“ But things will be different in Wellington, won’t they Dad?” These quotes support our belief that one of Matiu characteristics is being positive. It is clear that Matiu always approached his characteristic, positivity with the sense that he is bringing his family out of the dark, depressing time they are in. Matiu never lost these qualities and it is because of this Matiu was being more positivity to his parents and siblings. Positivity is are a rare quality, If we had more positivity in the world, we would become more self-confident and we would be able to bring each other out of dark times. We would also become more confident and have more self-esteem.
I admired the character Matiu, in the short story, The Yellow Brick Road by Witi Ihimaera. The character Matiu, in the short story The Yellow Brick Road is admirable because, despite his dismal journey with his family on the dangerous roads to Wellington. He always tried to bring his family out of the dark depressing time they were going through on the journey. In the story you can see this when he says “I begin to sing to myself. Not because I'm happy, but because I think I want to feel sure myself