Angela Duckworth

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Marc Vetri Character Analysis

Marc Vetri is an award-winning Italian American chef from Philadelphia. Duckworth explains how Vetri developed his interest in cooking slowly over time, in part through cooking with his grandmother and in part because he entered the restaurant industry while trying (and failing) to make it as a musician. Vetri’s life illustrates how people should foster interests, rather than expecting to find them in a sudden epiphany.
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Marc Vetri Character Timeline in Grit

The timeline below shows where the character Marc Vetri appears in Grit. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 6: Interest
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...years exploring several different interests.” Swimmer Rowdy Gaines tried several different sports first, and chef Marc Vetri originally wanted to be a musician. In fact, Julia Child didn’t really decide to become... (full context)
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...can help support the development of interests by providing information and positive feedback. For instance, Marc Vetri developed his interest in food by cooking with his Sicilian grandmother, washing dishes in a... (full context)