Mauro Senesi's Short Story: Change Throughout Life

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Avneet Kaur Mr. D'Apice ENG4UZ-C 13 July 2016 Change Throughout "The Giraffe" and my life Throughout life, many individuals experience change both, positively and negatively, and to different extents. Change is something that cannot be prevented from occurring and sometimes, change is required. Change can vary from a new career to a passing of someone near at heart. Personally, I have faced various changes throughout my years of living, which have formed me into who I stand as today. In Mauro Senesi's short story, "The Giraffe," change results in fear and anxiety, which reveals complexities in existence. The tale can relate to my life as I have personally experienced a variety of changes comparable to the giraffe. A giraffe is left behind by…show more content…
A few years ago, my family and I faced the death of my grandfather. Although we knew that with life, death follows, everyone struggled to accept the change of his absence. However, with each other's help, we got through the rough time although it is still difficult knowing he is no longer with us today. Therefore, the change that the giraffe went through can effortlessly relate to my life as no one wanted to accept the change within the household. Furthermore, Rolandino who agrees to look after the giraffe needs a place for him to rest. The boy comes up with a brilliant idea, and says, "'It'd fit in the church'" (30). As Rolandino is taking full responsibility of the giraffe, he thinks a safe and warm place for it to stay for the night would be the church. The church seems like a good idea to the young boy until he wakes up to the priest's outrageous arrival of the presence of the giraffe. Moreover, like the attendance of the giraffe in the church, my siblings and I have brought a pet dog home. My parents were not comfortable with the change the dog brought into the…show more content…
I did not want to adapt to the change of being in a different country. However, after spending time with my cousins, I began to like the atmosphere, which took my mind off the differences between the two nations. Hence, the change the giraffe feels while being in the town is similar to how I felt when I visited India since I did not want to get used to the transition. Throughout "The Giraffe," written by Mauro Senesi, town members fear changes in everyday life, which can compare to my personal being. The giraffe faces a gruesome death of his owner, where he refuses to adapt to the change of his deceased possessor. Similarly to the giraffe, I dealt with the death of my grandfather, which my family declined to accept. Furthermore, Rolandino steps forward and says he will look after the giraffe, but the townspeople reject to accept the change of a creature being present in their town. Likewise, my parents refused to allow the presence of a dog into our home since they did not like the idea of the pet changing the previous environment. Lastly, the giraffe does not like the atmosphere of the town and wants to leave, especially after the death of his
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