Language Arts 7
11 March 2018
Things That Could Change Your Life
Have you ever wondered about type of commodities could change your life in a matter of minutes? If you have,
then you will understand these stories. In the stories “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley” “At The Crossroads”,
and Profile: Malala Yousafazi:, Scrooge, Nick Kleckner, and Malala Yousafazi undergo a major change as a result of
sudden events in their lives.
In the play “A Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley”, the character Scrooge has a change of being a cruel miser
to being a kind generous individual when he is visited by 3 spirits. The ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future
show Scrooge events from his childhood all the way to the day he dies, causing him to realize the changes he needs
to make to allow his life and other individuals around him lives more positive. “Spirt! Hear me! I am not the man that I
was. I would not be the man I would have been but for this intercourse. Why show me this if I am past all hope?” As a
result of these three visits, Scrooge learns that being generous and kind is the key to a meaningful life. (My
Perspectives page 284)
In the story “At The Crossroads” Nick Kleckner decides to take a 2,500 mile walk from Florida to California
because he doesn’t appreciate his life. Nick decides to take this walk because he isn’t happy and feels a myriad
amount of stress in his life. “But whenever he felt like he had more then he needed he decided to “pay it forward” by
giving it to other folks he encountered along his way”. Nick Kleckner has learned to appreciate everything he has
and to be happy with hi life even if he has little. (At The Crossroads page 1)
In the story “Profile: Malala Yousafazi” Malala, a Pakistanian teen changed when she was shot in the head by the
Taliban because of her religion. Malala was shot in the head on her way to school in 0ctober 2012. Before this
happened she was exceedingly quiet and hardly spoke her mind but after she was shot she spoke her mind about
the problems and expressed her feelings. “And her identity as the blogger from swat eventually became. She
became more outspoken on the subject of rights to girls education.” In the story Malala wins the peace prize for teens
under 18, which has now been named after her.
In conclusion, of you see something from your future, decide to make a journey, if get injured in any way it could
change your life forever. All the people in the stories changed their lives for the better during the drastic change.
When you go through a major change its possible it will change your life forever, but it is your choice how you choose
to deal with the change.