Life for this sparrow is very hard, but even so, she had a pleasant character. Then an eagle fell in love with her. He explained to her:
I did not adore you because you could make an adorable sparrow merely out of discomfort, distress, and even sorrow. No, you could not. I love you because you had built such an attractive and agreeable character, on such an imperfect and precarious basis. （self-made）
My purpose is to say that adversities themselves did not make the sparrow cute, but the fact that she became a cute on adverse conditions. I doubt that “make… out of” means the same as “build…on the basis of”, and thus that all my words finally means nothing.