Practicing Medicine Can Be Grimm Work Analysis

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From the beginning of time, parents have laid beside their children reading them a fairy tale every night before the child falls asleep and enters the land of milk and honey. However, many of these children never fully grasp the concepts and the lessons that these fairy tales are trying to teach. The story of the three little pigs isn’t just a story about how three pigs escaped from a hungry wolf; instead, it is a message saying that by using one’s own wit and knowledge, they are able to overcome the horrific fangs that the world is trying to bite with. Many of these lessons are very applicable to our everyday lives, as seen through author and doctor Valerie Gribben. The title of her passage, “Practicing Medicine Can Be Grimm Work,” uses a …show more content…
In the fairy tale of “Cinderella,” Cinderella’s dying mother told her to always stay pious and good so that she will always be protected by their dear God from harm. Cinderella faced many hardship because of her step mother and two step sisters; she was casted down upon, stripped from her beautiful clothes, and was forced to clean and cook, basically becoming a maid for their family. But nonetheless, she was kind and virtuous. Through all her turmoil and grief, she was finally freed, amounting to the wife of a prince, while the cruel step sisters were pecked of their eyesight after the wedding. The moral of the story was to always be kind and good at heart because those are the ones who will receive their happy ending, or else bad things will happen to you if you are not. After reading and understanding this, I applied the morals of Cinderella to my own life, always trying be a good person and helping those who are in need as best as I could. Although my life wasn’t nearly as hard as Cinderella and my happy ending wasn’t marrying a beautiful princess, my kindness to others have allowed me to create long lasting friendships as I became older, and it showed me that everyone gets what they deserve based off how they …show more content…
The duckling was hatched as one of the bigger and more different ducks, where his feathers were not of the same color as the rest. The duckling was always ridiculed by the other animals and even called ugly by his own mother. But after much searching from place to place, he finally found a home where he belonged and realized that he was not an ugly duckling. Instead, he was a beautiful swan that all the children loved and idolized. Growing up, I was placed into a private school because my parents wanted me to be in a safe environment where I can grow as an individual and receive the best education; I graduated from my private school and I was then put into a public junior high school because the tuition was becoming too much for my family. Transitioning from a private school to public school was probably one of the hardest things I have ever had to adapt to because of how different and how surreal the environment was. The most difficult part of this transitioning was finding a group of friends, or at least a friend, where I can be with and feel comfortable with. I was put at a disadvantage because everyone already knew each other from their public

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