Comparison between Kirk and Spock

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Comparison Between Kirk and Spock

In the movie Star Trek there were two main heroes side by side. One was Kirk who liked to live life on the edge. The other was Spock who lived life by logic. Both Spock and Kirk have many similarities and differences in their birth, their call to adventures, and their characteristics. Both characters had an unusual birth. Kirk’s unusual birth was that he was born with during a space attack when the Romulans came and attacked the USS Kelvin. During the attack his father sacrificed himself for the safety of Kirk and Kirk’s mom. Spock on the other hand was born part human and part Vulcan. Spock’s father is Vulcan and Spock’s mother is human. Spock gets made fun of because of his father marrying a human. The other Vulcans tell Spock, “Your father is a traitor for marrying that human whore.” On Vulcan, Spock, despite being discriminated against for being half-human, is invited to join the prestigious Vulcan Science Academy. However, upon learning that the Academy views his human mother Amanda Grayson as a "disadvantage," he decides to join Starfleet. On Earth, Kirk has become a reckless but intelligent young man. After a bar fight involving friends of Uhura, a Starfleet cadet, Kirk meets Captain Christopher Pike, who encourages him to enlist in Starfleet Academy. Kirk is a character begins as "a reckless, bar-fighting rebel" who eventually reaches "maturity". The character is "a 25-year-old who acts like a 15-year-old" and who is "angry at the world". Kirk and Spock clash at Starfleet Academy, but over the course of the movie, Kirk focuses his "passion and obstinance and the spectrum of emotions" and becomes captain of the Enterprise. Spock is intelligent, highly logical, but he possesses some human emotions as well. Spock was raised in a logic-based society that rejects all emotion. As fiery instinct clashes with calm reason, their unlikely but powerful partnership is the only thing capable of leading their...
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