Analogy Essay

Topics: Marie Curie, Curie, Radium Pages: 3 (1178 words) Published: November 11, 2012
What do Kingda Ka and the discoverer of radioactivity, Marie Curie, have in common? Actually, there is a lot more than you would think. You might say to yourself that they are completely different, which is correct, yet incorrect. One thing is a rollercoaster and the other is a famous scientist, but when you look past just their physical descriptions, you will see how much they actually are alike. They both follow similar paths and they both faced many hardships, but also many great things. Firstly, they both start off slowly. Marie was just an average girl who was born in Poland in 1867. Kingda Ka was just a rollercoaster when construction began. They weren’t anything special. Marie grew up like all other girls in Poland did at that time and Kingda Ka was being built the same way any other rollercoaster was built. Marie eventually finished school and Kingda Ka was eventually finished with construction. But neither of them wanted to stop there. Marie and Kingda Ka both faced challenges early in their lives. Marie desperately wanted to continue getting an education although girls weren’t allowed to go to school after they had completed secondary school. She knew she was destined for more in her life. Kingda Ka was also destined to be more than just another rollercoaster. Marie had to find a way to continue her education by herself. This is similar to Kingda Ka because within the first month of Kingda Ka’s opening, it ran into a few problems, much like Marie’s issues with not being able to get a higher education. The launch cable, engine, and brakes all malfunctioned. But neither Marie nor Kingda Ka let their early issues stop them. Marie and other girls, including her sister, in Poland created an illegal school where they taught themselves and Kingda Ka was repaired. They were both quickly back on their tracks to success. Kingda Ka and Marie were both going well for a while. Marie continued her education and Kingda Ka safely continued to work with no more major...
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