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British author Aldous Huxley said, "Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him." His reactions to these clashes not only shape him, but also give him more knowledge. In books, characters are constantly presented with choices about what to do with conflicts that confront them. A character's choice sets off a catalyst of events
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to take on by himself.
Shakespeare's Macbeth and Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War both show characters that persist through hard times. These characters are faced with obstacles they cannot fight and in the end fall to their demise. Aldous Huxley's quote explains that a man's reaction to an occasion gives him experience on things. However a man's reactions are not always of the strong side. His environment and the incidents that occur impair his judgment.