Obsession In The Narrator's Story

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Simply reading the first paragraph in the story, Axolotl, the reader immediately realizes that there is something abnormal about the narrator. The story begins with a young boy who has a love for animals in the zoo, referring to the lions and panthers as his “friends”. One day he gets bored of them and decides to visit the aquarium. In the aquarium he sees the axolotls and develops, what he feels, a connection. His fascination of this marine life soon turns into an obsession as he grows up to visit the axolotl everyday. If one were to diagnose this obsession, they would refer to it as OCD- obsessive compulsion disorder. The narrator becomes so infatuated with this fish that he starts believing that he is an axolotl and that the axolotls behind
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