The Tortoise And The Hare Analysis

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How does a tortoise beat a hare in a race? In the short-story, “The Tortoise and the Hare”, the tortoise teaches many lessons that have impacted my life. This short-story has been very impactful in my life and still is today one of my favorite readings. The lessons that the tortoise teaches are to never judge a book by its cover, always face your problems head on, and to never give up. At the beginning of the story, the hare believed that he was unbeatable and no other animal would stand a chance versus him in a race. The tortoise, however, became tired of hearing the hare brag about how fast his was and decided to challenge him to a race. The hare obviously accepted the challenge, knowing he would soon have an easy win. The other animals …show more content…
For obvious reasons, no one wishes to race the hare because he is too fast for them. The tortoise shows courage in his actions and braveness when he says to the hare, ““Who do you think you are? There’s no denying you’re swift, but even you can be beaten!” (Rackham 1992). The tortoise did not even want to race! His only intentions were to finally put the hare’s money where his mouth was and beat him at his own game. Similar to an earlier section of the story, I have a personal experience that intertwines with this area of the story. When I was in middle school, I was having problems with my science classes. Instead of just trying to pass the class with the lowest grade possible or even resorting to cheating, I decided it would best to solve the problem head on. To face my problem head on, I began going to science tutoring sessions every morning before school. After about a month of going to tutoring, I finally brought my grade up to a B by the end of the semester. One of the most important parts of facing your problems head on is to never give …show more content…
The hare turns to the tortoise and says, ““I’ll have forty winks and catch up with you in a minute.” (Rackham 1992). The race starts and the hare takes a monstrous lead while the tortoise began walking his usual walk along the track. The hare becomes bored as he nears the finish line and decides it would be a wonderful time for a nap. The tortoise, on the other hand, has different plans. The tortoise keeps on going and does not stop until his foot crosses the finish line. He never gave up. The tortoise beat the odds and beat the hare once and for all. As I was growing up, I was very active in sports. I played baseball for my entire life until I broke my collar bone two games into the season. I stayed out for the whole season, and instead of moping around all day, I got to work. My next season was one of the best I have ever completed and it was all because I learned that you should never give

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