Count To Ten Analysis

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Success is like climbing an immense mountain. Once you reach the top using your strength, courage, and every last bit of sweat that dripped down your face you feel accomplished and fulfilled. Similarly, if you were you to reach the top of a mountain using a vehicle, that same happiness would not be there because you didn’t climb the mountain by yourself. You would still succeed by reaching the summit but the feeling of actually going the distance wouldn’t be there. To succeed is to achieve the desired aim or result. In the modern world, this triumph is often misinterpreted because some people cheat their way into being acknowledged which isn’t the proper and ethical way of attaining success. In the stories, “Two Ways To Count To Ten” and “The Race Between…show more content…
In “Two Ways to Count To Ten” the author provides the theme in an ethical way, whereas in “The Race Between Toad and Donkey” the writer illustrates the idea of success through modes of cheating. The antelope uses his cleverness by saying two numbers that reach ten, however, Toad cheats by placing his children at each milepost so that when Donkey approaches the milepost they will also give a signal saying Toad has reached as well. This advantage over Donkey was unfair because Toad didn’t go the distance that was required of him while Donkey did yet, he didn’t win. On the contrary, both texts, illustrated the concept of success in a similar way because both stories had a contest. In “Two Ways To Count To Ten” there was a contest where the animals had to prove themselves worthy while in “The Race Between Toad and Donkey” there was a race where Toad and Donkey were competing against each other to receive the prize from the king. Both stories clearly demonstrate the character’s view and the path each character took to achieving success. Clearly, there were some major differences in both stories that made it
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