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Compare and Contrast:
Chanda’s Secrets/Blood Diamond
Introduction: The compare and contrast essay is about two true story’s, one on a book called Chanda’s Secrets, and the other is on a movie called Blood Diamond.
Chanda’s Secrets: the book Chanda’s Secrets are about a girl, named Chanda. The book describes her life mostly and how it is hard to live with AIDS, or being respected by having AIDS. Chanda has gone through many events such as the loss of her sister, her father, and her two brothers. He sister died of AIDS at the age of one, and her father and two brothers dies in a diamond mine cave-in. her family could not afford much because of no husband and no jobs so Chanda’s mother had to find a new husband to live. (they had a couple of money from the company as a apology but the mother was too upset to take it and did not take it as an apology Chanda has a friend named Esther and she likes to pose and model to tourist. Later on she becomes a prostitute to try to get money for her family, but she gets raped by a couple of guys in a limo and an old man passes on AIDS to her purposely. (Esther dies later on of AIDS)
Blood Diamond: Blood Diamond is about diamond traders who smuggle diamonds from Africa to where ever for an exchange of weapons. How they get these diamonds is by going to villages, mostly gunning everyone down, and the ones who survive either get their hands sliced off or, work in a diamond shaft or a river bed by panning. Once they have there new workers they treat them like dirt. They do not get paid and never will. Later on in the movie, a man named Danny, a diamond smuggler, decides to help a reporter on her how diamonds can get smuggled across country to country. (If you think about it in a way, Danny can be a father of diamonds because he watches out for them and takes care of them) In one of the scenes Danny stumbles upon a prostitute and she was claiming that she dose not have AIDS and was probably prostituting for money for family or for food.
Comparison/contrast: there are many comparisons in this essay, one Chanda’s father and 2 brothers are both diamond miners, and the man who got captured is a diamond miner too, except Chanda’s father is the one who gets paid. Another comparison is when Danny was walking through the streets a prostitute popped up and wanted a time with him. This made me think of Esther how she prostitutes for her family and to do it just for money.
Conclusion: in conclusion there are diamonds that can be brought over by the wrong, or by the right, there for when purchasing a diamond make sure it is from a paid miner or mined in our state or province or even city.
Article posted April 13, 2009 at 12:20 PM •
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