No. 5

  Think carefully about the issue presented in the following excerpt and the

  assignment below.

  An actor, when his cue came, was unable to move onto the stage. He said, “I

  can’t get in, the chair is in the way.” And the producer said, “Use the difficulty. If it’

  s a drama, pick the chair up and smash it. If it’s a comedy fall over it.” From this

  experience the actor concluded that in any situation in life that is negative, there is

  something positive you can do with it.

  Adapted from Lawrence Eisenberg, “Caine Scrutiny”

  Assignment: Can any obstacle or disadvantage be turned into something good?

  Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support

  your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies,

  experience, or observations.