Essay by EssaySwap ContributorCollege, Undergraduate February 2008

download word file, 2 pages 0.0

What is Reality? Reality can be defined in many ways. It is as a characteristic that is true to life or existence. It means anything that is real or actual. Reality is inevitable and cannot be controlled by others. Often times, people are forced to deal with reality while others choose not to face it at all.

On September 11, 2001, terrorists attacked the United States of America. The World Trade Center in New York City was the target. Two airplanes were hijacked and crashed directly into the towers killing almost all that were in the building. Moments after the two attacks, the historic towers collapsed. A dark cloud of dust and debris filled the Manhattan streets that covered cars and made it almost impossible to breathe. Those that were fortunate to escape were forced to run into other buildings to flee from the smoke. After the smoke cleared, a hunt was started to look for any survivors.

According to the Tampa Tribune and the news, there were almost 5,000 casualties and hundreds of others that were seriously hurt. The American people were forced to deal with the horrible reality that some of their loved ones were hurt or killed in this tragic event. To date, not all of the missing people were found. Many families are still looking and hoping that their friends or family members will be recovered in the debris.

On that same day, 3 different men hijacked another airplane. The plane crashed into the Pentagon, which destroyed one whole side of the building. There were hundreds of people that were injured and killed in this second attack. Both of which were in the Pentagon building and the unfortunate passengers that were aboard the aircraft. As a result of the attacks, America's reality was that it...