Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe

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“Another secret of the universe: Sometimes pain was like a storm that came out of nowhere. The clearest summer could end in a downpour. Could end in lightning and thunder.” Pain is always just like that, it comes without warning and leaves in the blink of an eye. Throughout the book Aristotle And Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, the main characters go through both physical and emotional pain. The pain in which Aristotle and Dante go through shapes their lives into something that they may not have expected. “Maybe we just lived between hurting and healing.” Since most pain is healable, it means that Ari and Dante had to go through some healing of their pain. When pain is healing, it can sometimes feel …show more content…
One of those pains includes the pain from rejection. Although the rejection that Ari received from the girl that he thought he loved helped him find his love for Dante, it still hurt him. In short, although the pain of rejection hurts, it helps us find the ones that we need.
Even though distress is not necessarily a type of pain, everyone goes through it, even book characters. Ari and Dante goes through major amounts of distress when leaving each other and not seeing or being in contact with each other for long amounts of time. The distress that they were going through caused them to make bad decisions, such as starting to smoke, do drugs, drink alcohol, and be careless teenage boys, which is not their personality type. Distress is painful, and all pain hurts, it is what we do with that pain that makes us great.
When agony enters our lives, everything gets turned upside down. Although pain is a recurrence in our lives, it still hurts whenever it faces us. Living through pain and agony is just a part of our lives. Whenever talking about pain, we all can write our own version of the
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When Ari and Dante were separated, they did crazy things and pretended to be in love. Going through depression caused me to be a crazy version of myself, and to pretend to be in love with hating myself. For Ari and Dante, seeing each other again was medicine enough, but I had to actually had to start real, chemical altering meds.
Just like Aristotle and Dante, leaving behind my pain has created more room for positive emotions, such as love and friendship. Although my loss of pain has not guided me into the arms of another, it has opened me up to more love.
Pain shapes our lives and our happiness. Even though it is constant in our lives, there are ways to overcome it, such as medications, therapy, and love. Ari and Dante were able to get rid off most of their pain by being together and giving into the happiness and love. “Time doesn’t heal anything…..It just teaches us how to live with the pain.” It takes a real person with real emotions and struggles to own up to their pain, such as Aristotle and Dante. Their pain and struggles have made them real and just like us. Their pain can’t be forgotten and lost in our memories, it needs to be brought to life and made understandable and recognizable. Even though pain hurts, saving it’s memory, reminds us how to move forward and be

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