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Changing Self The Topic "Changing Self" This Is A Speech It Compares Other Text With The Topic Of Changing Self. . .The Great Gatsby, Double Act

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"Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine." So Change? What is Change? How does a person change?Some people may say that Gatsby doesn't change that much through the novel, but does he? In some ways he does, he starts off as, as Tom says "Mr. Nobody from nowhere" he changes to become a man of wealth and status. The novel The Great Gatsby is about how an important person is portrayed and symbolised as a person with wealth and status. In the same way, Anywhere But Here a 20th Fox film directed by Wayne Wang and produced by Lawrence Mark shows the same concept of an important person, a person with wealth and status. Adel decides to leave her little home town to go to California with her daughter Ann in search for a better life. Ann doesn't want to leave her friends and family but ends up going. She isn't happy that she has to go. Ann and her mother are not as wealthy as Gatsby but believes that money is important. Ann's mother believes that with wealth a person has a place in society and leaving a little town will allow a person to have a chance in the world. An example of this is when Ann and her mother drive through the suburban streets of California and pretending to own the huge mansions that they drive pass. They even go as far as entering one of the houses that were for sale pretending that they had the money to buy it.Gatsby changes in the way that he changes himself to be the man that he believes in his heart that Daisy will love, he changes for her so that he may be accepted in her eyes. In Ann's case it is similar to Gatsby in the way that she was different to everyone that was around her when she moves to California but unlike Gatsby she doesn't personally change herself to fit a criteria.Being accepted is sometimes very hard. People usually change themselves so that they would feel wanted, important, belonging or apart of something.Double Act a novel written by Jacqueline Wilson and was published 1995 is also about acceptance but in a different way. Two Identical Twins who are completely opposite of each other in everyway, learn to accept each others views and to accept their stepmother. The novel is written like a diary to each girl so feelings are expressed a lot more which gives us a better understanding. There is a part in the novel when they show how much they don't like Rose there stepmother "No one can ever be like a mother to us. NO ONE. NO ONE at all especially not frizzy dizzy Rose."Through experiences, trials and event people change to become a different person whether in a good way or a bad way. I read an article about an 18yr old girl that suffered from Osteogenesis Imperfecta, which means that her bones were more fragile than others the title of the article was "I've had 300 broken bones" Jodie is a girl of strength and encouragement. She said "I would break a bone probably once every 2 or 3 months, mainly my arms and legs". When she was about 4 she broke a bone while her mum was taking her jumper off after...

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