Analogy Essay

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What do Kingda Ka and the discoverer of radioactivity, Marie Curie, have in common? Actually, there is a lot more than you would think. You might say to yourself that they are completely different, which is correct, yet incorrect. One thing is a rollercoaster and the other is a famous scientist, but when you look past just their physical descriptions, you will see how much they actually are alike. They both follow similar paths and they both faced many hardships, but also many great things. Firstly, they both start off slowly. Marie was just an average girl who was born in Poland in 1867. Kingda Ka was just a rollercoaster when construction began. They weren’t anything special. Marie grew up like all other girls in Poland did at that…show more content…
Much like Kingda Ka, Marie was struck down by the fact that after a while, Marie had learned all she could. If she wanted further education, she would have to wait a while to save up enough money to keep going. As they had before, they didn’t let this obstacle stop them. Kingda Ka was eventually repaired and it continued working as it had before, even though it had many more light breakdowns than it had before. Marie and her sister had worked out a plan as well. First, they would save up enough money between them to send Marie’s sister to college in France first. Then, they would send Marie when they had enough money. Of course, there was a small issue. Since the college was in France, all of the lectures were in French, so Marie would have to learn French in order to understand what was being taught. But this was only a small issue because Marie did know some French, so it was easy for her to learn the rest of the language. But after these early issues, things seemed to be going well. There was nothing major that stopped them. Kingda Ka ran smoothly for quite some time and Marie’s interest in science really grew. This part in their lives seemed like the initial hill on Kingda Ka. It was a huge obstacle and it seemed difficult to make it all the way up, but they found a way to make it work. Of course, though, it didn’t stay this way. Marie was a very intelligent person. She had made many huge impacts on science, such as
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