X-Men: First Class and Respecting Opinions

X-Men: First Class and Respecting Opinions

A Story by Aurora Lynn
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Because we had to write a persuasive essay on respecting opinions for English.

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X-Men: First Class and Respecting Opinions

 

                Respecting the opinions of others is a very important part of today’s society. Too often we see people completely disregarding other people’s opinions. This can cause mistrust and hatred between people, when we can easily get along just fine. When you respect other people’s opinions, people can get along much better and you actually get more done. Of course, there are some limitations to the respect that you should give other people, especially when it concerns your own safety. To describe the importance of showing every opinion the respect it deserves, I am going to tell you about one of my favorite movies.

 

                In X-Men: First Class, respecting the opinions of others is a major issue. Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr, two mutants with extraordinary powers, have to face every day regular humans who just do not respect their opinion that mutants are not a danger to the human race. Charles and Erik were of the opinion that they were not a huge danger to society, and the humans did not share nor did they respect this opinion. Throughout the movie they are prosecuted by such humans who are bent on destroying them. In the climax of the movie, the two sides end up fighting in a decidedly one-sided battle. Many innocent people died (mostly humans), Charles Xavier had a permanent paralysis from the waist down, and Erik Lehnsherr turned completely evil and homicidal. All of that that could have been avoided if the human race were a little bit more open to the idea of mutants who did not want to destroy the humans.

 

                But not all of the humans disrespected the opinion of mutants who were not homicidal. Some of them actually found that the ability of Charles and Erik (and other mutants) very useful. When the humans were not trying to kill the mutants and respected their opinions, they were using their abilities to help prevent a World War III. During this time they managed to recruit many young mutants to their cause and stop the Russians from blowing up the United States. If only the rest of the human race could have seen how valuable the ability to respect the opinions of others, then they could have kept the help of a telepath (Charles Xavier) and a metal bender (Erik Lehnsherr).

 

                Of course, there are times when respecting the opinions of others just is not an option. Erik even said in the movie “Peace was never an option.” When half of the human race thinks that you are an abomination and you need to be exterminated and actually tries to kill you, there is no way that you can respect their opinions without getting yourself killed. The only thing you can do is fight back for your own personal safety. But that whole situation would have been avoided if the humans had respected Erik and Charles’ opinion that they were not abominations and did not need to be exterminated.

 

                Granted, X-Men: First Class is a fictional movie with fictional characters and fictional events, but it still helps prove my point. Good things happen when you respect the opinions of others, like preventing a nuclear war. Bad things happen when you do not respect the opinions of others, like a one-sided war between mutants and humans. And unless the opinions of others are directly endangering your life, I would suggest that you respect the opinions of others. The last thing you would want would be a group of rogue mutants destroying the entire human race.

© 2011 Aurora Lynn


Author's Note

Aurora Lynn
DON'T JUDGE ME I HAD TO WRITE AN ESSAY AND I HAD JUST WATCHED X-MEN FIRST CLASS SO I WAS LIKE "What the hell, why not?"

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I BE SO FREAKING PROUD OF YOU!!! *huggles* I LUFFLED IT. I was like, so touched the entire time. I TOLD YOU IT WAS AN AMAZING MOVIE. I love how you were like, "And Erik turned completely evil and homicidal."

...no matter how true, it was awesome.

NO MENTION OF CHERIK?! Well, it was an English essay.

Me be so proud. I luffles you. Well done, Jossykins.

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YOU

WROTE

YOUR

ESSAY

ON

FIRST

CLASS?

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I BE SO FREAKING PROUD OF YOU!!! *huggles* I LUFFLED IT. I was like, so touched the entire time. I TOLD YOU IT WAS AN AMAZING MOVIE. I love how you were like, "And Erik turned completely evil and homicidal."

...no matter how true, it was awesome.

NO MENTION OF CHERIK?! Well, it was an English essay.

Me be so proud. I luffles you. Well done, Jossykins.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

This is really amazing! I like the ending.

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