Honors Language Arts Essay

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Shane Thompson Honors Essay Language Arts Have you ever had a change of some sort forced upon you? Did it have an affect on you or your life? Well, the main theme that can be taken from both, The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas) and Ender’s Shadow (Orson Scott Card), is that when a change is forced upon a person it will have an affect on the course of the world, not just the person the change was forced upon. Or as Isaac Newton would refer to this process, “Each and every action has an equal and opposite reaction” (Newton’s 3rd Law). The people that were on the short end of the stick in this theory were Ender, Bean, and Edmond Dantes (Count of Monte Cristo). Three characters from two books that couldn’t be any different…show more content…
Another effect of the changes forced upon him is that he makes a bad first impression on most people, Bean stated when talking to Dimak about a question Dimak had asked, “I’m little and I’m smarter than they are. Nobody’s standing in line [to be Beans friend]” (pg. 217). This shows Bean’s first impressions aren’t great because he is younger and smaller, yet still smarter than anybody in the level he is at. It also shows that Bean understands and knows the reason why he doesn’t have many friends. Those are two examples out of an entire book full of them to choose from, but they summarize Bean’s hardships pretty well. So the characters were different yes, but when they had changes forced upon them they all had effects, both positive and negative, forced upon them too. Ender, Bean, and Edmond Dantes all faced many hardships in their stories. However, they all came out better. Ender commanded the fleet that destroyed the “last” of the buggers. Bean was on the control team, with Ender, that destroyed the “last” of the buggers. Edmond Dantes became the Count of Monte Cristo and got the revenge he wanted, not to mention being one of the richest men in the world. They all came out having gained something to benefit them. So maybe having a change or two forced upon you isn’t all that bad. It may seem horrible when if first begins, but just keep looking for a way to

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