The Notebook And The Last Song Essay

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The famous Nicholas Sparks novels “The Notebook” and “The Last Song” are based on non fictional events, while “Rapunzel” is a fictional short story fully based on fairytale. Although these are two different genres, all three pieces share a common story line and even the same themes. The story line, like any princess fairytale or romantic novel involves two people who fall in love but go through many obstacles to be together. However, in the end, they live happily ever after. The two themes that these three pieces of literature have in common are determination and fate. Throughout this paper you will see this story line and those themes unfold.
We hear determination in our everyday lives, no matter our age nor our location. Although we may hear this constantly, determination is something very hard to obtain. For these stories, the word determination is nothing but known and relived constantly through the character’s lives. In addition to determination, we hear the word fate constantly. We’ve heard this growing up through watching any and every Disney movie out there, including “Rapunzel”. The definition, according to Wikipedia, is as followed: be destined to happen, turn out, or act in a particular way. Everyone is born with a fate, we are all here on this earth for a different purpose and fate. We just don’t know our fate as we go through life, just like these characters.
Rapunzel is a short story by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. The plot of the story is the same as the Disney
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