Compare And Contrast Essay On Cinder

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“The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of now, and dissolve the fear in our minds.”
-William James In Cinder by Marissa Meyer, Cinder is a young lady also half robot. She helps work in her step mothers tent in their village and no one knows who she truly is they just know that she is a worker. No one ever thinks to get her name or to talk to her, other than the one day the prince walks in and starts talking to her as if she was a “normal” person. She is used and torn down emotionally and physically then once her environment changes she starts to become a new independent
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This is what she had to say about that whole situation, “I didn’t volunteer. You can’t take me against my will!” (Marissa Meyer, 54). Her saying this makes you think about what was happening and the fact was that her step sister had volunteered her for the testing. This shows that Cinder has no say so in her house what so ever, and that whatever her sisters or step mother say goes. Cinder is then turned into a test dummy for the doctor because she was taken against her will to the testing site. “Cinder swallowed her panic and halted the robot with palm against its smooth forehead” (Marissa Meyer, 38). This is what she had to do while being tested on and the person she was paired to was the prince. In other words she so scared that she couldn’t test alone and she had to have someone else with her. After her step sisters volunteered her for the testing she learnt not to trust anyone and with not trusting anyone she became a very independent person. Cinder is being lied to constantly by the doctors that she has just gotten so used to saying “Another lie” (Marissa Meyer, 126). This shows that she has learnt to not trust many and to be very independent and do things on her
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