Essay on The Battle Of Gettysburg : Is It Always One?

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One Is Not Always One Does one incident ever really matter? The American Civil War lasted a little over four years with an estimated fifty major battles, so it may appear odd that any single battle can be the sole reason one side prevails over the other. Yet, the Battle of Gettysburg is often considered the turning point of the war and a prime reason why the Union won the war. Some tests in school can have over fifty questions, so it seems mathematically implausible that one question, which is under two percent of the test, can cause a test to end up being a failure. Yet again, sometimes that question can lead to a cascade of future incorrect answers. The real reason behind these occurrences lies within the human mind. Individual mistakes can create the mindset of failure which leads to only failure as time passes. Losing a battle in a war can create the idea that winning a battle is impossible, while getting a question wrong on a test can make one feel that there is no way to get any question correct. Amazingly, even past success can be ignored due to a single failure! In the novel Frankenstein, Mary Shelley shows that individual events such as these, and particularly those with grave repercussions, can significantly alter a person both mentally and physically.
Throughout Frankenstein, Shelley shows how one singular mistake can lead to a bevy of results that adversely affect one’s state, both physically and mentally. The moments following the creation of the monster are…

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