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Gattaca Essay

  • Submitted by: alexcaldwell
  • on March 26, 2014
  • Category: English
  • Length: 1,516 words

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By Alex Caldwell
Short Story

Shane Peterson was a lucky child, he was born into wealth and didn’t really have to try hard at anything, it didn’t matter if he wasn’t good, he had all the money he could ever need. Though he was rich he saw it a disadvantage because people always looked down on him as if he was a rich person who had no respect. Because of this he knew that he had to be great at something but he really struggled. He went through his school life skimming through and he hadn’t found a passion, nothing that he loved doing and was good at. He passed year 12 and 5 years passed, finding himself in a nice house in the outer city with two cars but still no career path.

He also had a girlfriend now; she was attractive with jet-black hair, dark brown eyes, tanned skin and   5'8”. She was protective, very competitive, and out-spoken. She was the same age and her name was Ariella Carlson. This relationship had been his longest and he really felt as if she were “the one” but didn’t want to lose her respect as had happened with most of his “friends”. He had few friends so he spent most of his time with his Ariella.

Shane had been with Ariella for three and a half years now and he really did feel as though it was time to pop “the big one” so he took her out to the most expensive restaurant in town and waited.
They sat there for forty minutes talking and then Shane called the waiter over and   ordered their entrée. He excused himself to “go to the toilet”.
Instead he went out the back of the kitchen to take the entrée out for them, keeping the ring in the serviette ready.
He took the entrée out and extremely anxiously asked ‘will you marry me Ariella?’, he waited in silence for what seemed to be days and she blushed and kissed him leaving him hanging for a little before saying, “yes!”

They had an amazing honeymoon thanks to Shane’s wealth and they moved in together. Shane had never been so happy but he still hadn’t achieved his goal. He had given up hope...

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