Happy Endings

Topics: Murder, Oprah Winfrey, Life Pages: 2 (673 words) Published: November 16, 2011
“Happy Endings”
In the story “Happy endings” by Margaret Atwood, the theme is, the only similar part of life for all of us is death. But what is different is how people in this story live and die. In the story Margaret wrote, “You’ll have to face it, the endings are the same however you slice it.” It is the beginning and the end of our lives are similar, but the middle separates us from how we lived. What the author tries to say in this story is that all situations start the same and end the same, the difference is what happens during the life and how death occurs. Atwood also states in her story that by the beginning and the middle of the life you can guess the end, by predicting what happens next, “John marries Marge and everything continues as in A.” When a child is born, all parents wish their baby grows up healthy, and then goes to school, college, finds a good job, starts a family and lives happily ever after. But not all lives go as they were planned. In the story Atwood wrote. “Beginnings are always more fun.” The middle of the life makes us all unique. It doesn’t matter how much money you have made and what position in society you have. Someone’s life can be colorful and full of achievements like the lives of Mother Teresa or Oprah Winfrey. Also, life can be simple but colorful by the amount of events that happen during a life time. For example, my grandmother was born and lived all her life in a small Ukrainian village, but she lived through the Revolution, Collectivization, World War II, and the Golodomor starvation along with raising five kids as a young widow. Her life was different but unique on its own way. By knowing the middle or the end we can predict the other. If a person was convicted and sentenced to life in prison without parole, we can predict how or why it happened, that he or she might have murdered somebody. It seems we can guess what happened in someone’s life by knowing the end. Nobody knows...
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