Essay about Free Will

912 Words Jun 5th, 2014 4 Pages
Free Will

People need to realize that their lives are controlled by free will because our decisions shape how our lives turn out so we need to make good decisions for a good future. This is shown in, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck and the films, The Adjustment Bureau, and To Save A Life. Firstly, the environment that someone lives in shapes who the person becomes. Secondly, a relationship in a person’s life helps/hinders how a person achieves a goal. Lastly, the way a person overcomes an obstacle shapes a person’s life. In conclusion everyday people are faced with decisions that affect their lives so we need to make good decisions to have a good future, this is shown in, Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, and the films, The
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“They give me two hundred an’ fifty dollars ‘cause I los’ my hand. An I got fifty more saved up right in the bank right now. Tha’s three hundred, and I got fifty more comin’ the end a’ month” (Steinbeck, 59). Candy has over half the money Lenny and George need to buy their farm. The relationship Lenny created with Candy helps Lenny achieve his goal and for Candy to achieve his of leaving the farm as a farm hand. This relationship started since Lenny chose to talk to Candy and tell him about his dream. This is also shown in “The Adjustment Bureau”. In “The Adjustment Bureau” Harry helps David to prevent Elise from marrying Adrian by giving him his magical hat and teaching David how to use the teleporting doors properly. Harry chose to build a relationship with David because Harry felt guilty for the death of David’s father. In conclusion, a relationship in a person’s life helps/hinders how a person achieves a goal, as shown in Of Mice and Men and The Adjustment Bureau. Lastly, the way a person overcomes an obstacle shapes a person’s life. This is shown in “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck when, Lenny is talking with Curley’s wife when she asks him to feel her hair, when Lenny doesn’t let go she starts yelling causing Lenny to freak out. “I don’t want ta hurt you…but George’ll be mad if you yell”

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