Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Everyone has trials and tribulations in their lives. The most important thing for people to remember is that, “I may have it bad but someone out there in the world has it worse. Who am I to be selfish enough to mope over what cannot be changed but instead focus on a brighter tomorrow to ensure a better life”. If people keep this in mind it may be easier to deal with some of the problems that people face every day. This is not to say that I personally am not sympathetic of people and situations that they are put into. I feel vast amounts of pity for people who have to go through more than many of us will see in a life time. I am extremely sympathetic to Benjamin’s character and I can relate to his situation because I have been through many things myself.

Sympathetic cannot even begin to describe what I feel for Benjamin’s character. When Benjamin was born he was old and frail still unknowing of the world around him. His parents however would not allow Benjamin to be himself and instead encouraged him to act like a baby. His parents would only give him mushy foods, like food you would feed a child, in order to pretend as though he was a baby. This surely frustrated Benjamin with the situation he was put into every day. I can relate to Benjamin’s character because of my scar. When I was seven months old I had an ASD (atrial septal defect) repair. Now people always look at me and ask what happened and stare. It makes someone that is so confident on the outside feel as large as an ant. It is intimidating to have people stare at you and ask what happened while judging you silently. Although not expressed in the story, Benjamin must have been self conscious to some extent constantly being ridiculed.

Another example of how I can relate to Benjamin is because I have been through many times like his. People ran the opposite way when they saw Benjamin and they were afraid of him. Just last night I had a sit down...
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