A Thousand Cranes Reflection Paper

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As we all rush to graduate it's a great time to look back on our high school years, good morning/afternoon and hello. My name Zoe Silva and today I will reflect back on high school English. Whilst many texts were studied throughout the years, many didn't catch my attention, however, a few did. Those few texts impacted my core beliefs through impressionable and truly memorable aesthetic devices, which ultimately changed the way I view the world. The texts I studied were Kathryn Schultz Miller's touching play ‘A Thousand Cranes’, the golden film directed by Francis Ford Coppola, ‘The Outsiders’, and finally the stimulating fiction novel ‘Ender's Game’ written by Orson Scott Card. As the famous Albert Einstein once said: "Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
Kathryn Schultz Miller's play ‘A Thousand Cranes’ is an emotionally moving play that recounts the true story of Sadako Sasaki. The bright and bubbly character of Sadako falls ill due to the lasting effects of the atomic bomb dropped when she was 2. The play goes on to explore the legend of a thousand cranes which says that if someone folds a thousand cranes they will be granted one wish by the gods. In hopes that she can gain her health back and run again Sadako starts to fold 1000 cranes however, she never accomplishes her goal.
This touching play not only affects the reader on an emotional level, it is constructed to compel the reader to think critically about the portrayed
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