How Little a Thing It Takes to Save You or Destroy You

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Jessica Buchanan
Dr. Tatum
English 1302 NTDCB
19 January 2012
How Little a Thing It Takes To Save You or Destroy You
Matilde Loisel was a charming young woman who spent most of her day in her longing thoughts of being rich and desired. One day, her husband brought home an invitation to a ball. Matilde was embarrassed because she had no jewelry or fine clothes. Her husband agrees to give her money to go buy a dress, but that still was not good enough. She also had to borrow a beautiful necklace from her friend. She has the best night of her life at the ball. As she returns home, she notices she has lost the necklace. Little did she know, the next years of her life would be spent paying off the debt that she owes when she buys a new necklace to replace it. At the end, she sees her old friend who let her borrow the necklace and Matilde finds out that the necklace she had originally borrowed was a fake. She went through miserable times trying to pay back the debt. Her hard work and suffering was all for nothing.

Some people believe in fate, that everything happens for a reason. Every event has a purpose in life, resulting in the outcome. Others see life being more random or luck. Your actions will always have consequences, simple cause and effect. Small choices can save you or destroy you.

A musician grew up playing guitar with friends and family. He also joined band in high school to further his education in music theory. Dealing with life, his only way to cope was to write his problems out on paper. These scribbles later became the lyrics to the album he produced with his band. Every weekend the band would travel to Dallas, Texas and perform their music at clubs in Deep Ellum. After several months, it seemed like their hard work was in vein. Then one night, they received an email from a booking manager. He was at the last show, caught the T-shirt the lead singer threw into the crowd, and wanted them to be a part of his tour. It included five States and...
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