The Physics of the Struggle

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Brandon Herrera
Dr. Jacobi
English V
October 25, 2012
The Physics of “The Struggle”
Everyone has struggles; everyone has problems, but Jack’s problems are beyond others. Physics is a very hard subject and this particular class does not make anything easier. Jack is your typical teenager; he wants good grades, likes hanging out with friends, and has a good time. Jack’s life has not always been a smooth sailing one, and most people would have given up on things, but not Jack. Jack has a struggle with physics and some aspects in his life as well; he soon will be overcoming his struggle and succeeding in his life. Jack O’Brien did not used to have the name of O’Brien for his last name; it used to be Hebert-Cogan. His last name changed because his step dad adopted him when his mom got married to him. Believe it or not this is the first time his mom actually ever got married. When his mom and his biological father had him, they were not married. They were only 17 years old. They also never even lived together, they just got pregnant with Jack and then split. After they broke up, his mom then got married for the first time in 1999 to Chris O’Brien, who is now currently his step dad and whose last name he possesses. He actually did not change his last name until sophomore year of high school, even though they had already been married for 11 years. The series of events that Jack went through was a hard struggle. He had to overcome plenty of hard things that sometimes he didn’t really understand, but was starting to mature enough to start making decisions for himself.

He waited to change his last name because at first it was a custody battle for him. He also decided that he was going to wait until he was 18 to actually possess his step father’s last name but decided not to wait and went ahead and did it sophomore year. When he did this he, court had to make sure he was mature enough to make that decision on his own; when they approved he decided to take his...
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