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Modern Monsters Essay

  • Submitted by: anonymous
  • on December 3, 2013
  • Category: English
  • Length: 627 words

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Modern Monsters
Todays world is full of monsters, from addictions to diseases, it doesn’t matter what it is. They could happen to anyone at any given moment. Now you have to decide whether the monster you are fighting is physically real or mental. The monster that I’ve been dealing with all my life and wont ever disappear is the fact that I have asthma. Ever since I was 6 years old, when I was first diagnosed with asthma, I can remember hating it more than anything in the world. My goal is to one day end this continuous battle by finding a cure, not only for me but for all the people that have asthma.
Every warrior needs a weapon to fight their battle. An inhaler is the one and only weapon a victim facing asthma has. The down fall of an inhaler is the fact that it is only a momentary fix. They may only take away the pain for that instance and that it doesn’t take a way the pain for eternity. I would like to be like Beowulf, for honors sake, and make the only weapon I use my brain, and bare hands. That would be the most honorable way to defeat this beast that we call asthma.
Undoubtedly, my friends are right there along beside me in this battle too. I do think I have friends that will stand there with me till the end, but I also do think I have some that will run away when times get difficult. Everyone tries to find friends that will stick it out with them till the end, but when you face actual reality, you find out who your true friends are. It saddens me to think that some will leave you high and dry when you need them the most. Nevertheless, I sincerely think my closest friends will be there when I am in need of their help even in the toughest times.
In addition to learning about how things were back in the Anglo-Saxon period, Beowulf also taught me how to fight for honor, remembrance and how to deal with arrogance. “Their courage / Was great but all wasted: They could hack at Grendel from every side, trying to open / A path for his evil soul, but their...

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