Language Arts 7
27 February, 2018
A Huge Change
Have you ever had a myriad amount of changes happen in your life due to a suddenly occurring event? Most often, the thoughts in a human being are the key to having a sudden change. In the stories, “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley”, “At the Crossroads” and “Profile: Malala Yousafzai” the characters Scrooge, Nick Kleckner and Malala Yousafzai undergo a major change in their lives as a result of a sudden event.
In the play “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley”, the character of Scrooge undergoes a change from a cruel miser to a joyful, generous individual as a result of visits from 3 spirits. The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future show Scrooge events from his life that cause him to realize that making changes in his life will positively affect him and others around him. “Spirit! Hear me! I am not the man I once was. I will not be the man I would have been but for this intercourse. Why show me this, if I am past all hope?” (My Perspective, Page 284) As a result, Scrooge realized that being kind to his friends, family and coworkers is the key to having a meaningful life.
In the story “At the Crossroads”, Nick Kleckner undergoes a change from a man who has everything to a man who doesn’t want anything as a result of a long walking trip. Nick Kleckner went on a 2,500-mile walking trip with almost nothing with him to see what it’s like. “I felt a lot of pressure, stress, and anxiety and decided to get out.” (“At the Crossroads”, Page 1) As a result, Nick Kleckner found a purpose in his life and realized that many people are generous as well.
In the story “Profile: Malala Yousafzai”, the character of Malala undergoes a change from a shy girl to a brave, determined girl as a result of standing up for what she believes in. Malala lives in Pakistan, where girls can’t have a good education. But, Malala stood up for what she believed in, therefore, she got shot by soldiers but continued to believe in what she wanted. “The diary reported her desire to remain in education and for girls to have a chance to be educated.” (“Profile: Malala Yousafzai”, page 1) As a result, Malala realized that she couldn’t be scared anymore to stand up for what’s right, and she became famous while others followed her belief.
In conclusion, anyone’s life can change from a sudden occurring event that happens in their life. The experience of an important event brings the change of the thoughts of a character. Someday, you will find that certain challenge in your life.