Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes Analysis

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In elementary school, I read the tale “Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes” when my obsession for origami first manifested. In the story, anyone that folds a thousand cranes is granted a wish. Being a gullible child, I was fascinated by this legend and in turn, attempted to fold as many cranes as I could, measuring my hours and days by how many I could create. As I grew older, the moral of the cultural myth has stuck with me. The cranes now are a materialistic representation of the time and effort I invest into my endeavors and the desired wish I’m granted comes in the form of a medal, grade or feeling of satisfaction. The art piece depicts how I measure a year, in the cranes that I need to fold, the bundles that I complete, and those that I gave up and left…show more content…
As Uncle Ben from Spiderman has taught me, accepting these new entitlements and rights requires that I be accountable for my actions. To show this, I used hot glue to assemble the art piece; the adhesive rubber cooling and settling firmly, unlike the easily adjustable “Elmer’s disappearing purple” glue that I’ve outgrown. This shows how the decisions I make now are more permanent than ever and have a greater perpetual impact. The choices that I make carry over to my following year, impacting the way I measure it. My year was measured in the many things I wished I did, the various projects I abandoned, and the goals I worked to accomplish. They are represented by the cranes resting on the scale, that I constantly work to maintain at equilibrium. I begin my year with the idealistic venture to complete a thousand cranes in order to claim the reward. However, through experience, I learned that every force has a counteracting one; the failures that result must be an integral part of my life to achieve growth and

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