Imagine that you discovered a fish that would allow you to receive three wishes, with the ability to wish for anything, what would you use it for? In the two stories, What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish by Etgar Keret and The Fisherman and His Wife by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, the two antagonist use their wishes in a selfish and greedy way. However greedy, both stories also have different meanings behind the greediness. In both text, the three wishes are used in the same manner, but for different outcomes. In the story What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish, we follow a young boy named Yonaton, who is creating a documentary.
Yoni barges in anyways and immediately he sees Sergei's goldfish. Little did Yoni know that it actually was a magical goldfish that Sergei found. Of course Sergei thought Yoni was there to take his magical goldfish, his only friend. Sergei panicked and hit Yoni in the head with a burner. Yoni fell to the floor and died.
The characters of both stories made some good and bad choices for their wishes; wouldn 't you! In the fictional short story ‘What of This Goldfish, Would you wish’, Sergei Goralick, a Russian hermit living in Jaffa, was fishing on one of his valued late night fishing trips, when he caught a magical goldfish that granted him three wishes. He uses his first two wishes in order to help his friends, but is hesitant to use his last. Sergei knows that when he uses his third wish, he has to let his goldfish, who is now his best friend, free. One day, a boy named Yonatan comes to Sergei 's home, and asks him questions about what he would wish for.
The characters of both stories made some good and bad choices for their wishes; wouldn't you! In the fictional short story ‘What of This Goldfish, Would you wish’, Sergei Goralick, a Russian hermit living in Jaffa, was fishing on one of his valued late night fishing trips, when he caught a magical goldfish that granted him three wishes. He uses his first two wishes in order to help his friends, but is hesitant to use his last. Sergei knows that when he uses his third wish, he has to let his goldfish, who is now his best friend, free. One day, a boy named Yonatan comes to Sergei's home, and asks him questions about what
Despite the original quest the new quest is more substantial and it is to survive being stranded at sea with dangerous zoo animals. His love and care for animals comes to a sudden halt; He has to fight and survive like an animal. There is one moment in the story where all his developed instincts were challenged. He was met with a school of flying fish that would jump out of the water and into the lifeboat. He had wrapped one fish in a blanket and intended to kill it with a hatchet.
In the Stephen King short story, The Man in The Black Suit, the narrator Gary recounts an experience from his childhood that scared him permanently. When he was nine, Gary was tormented and stalked though the woods by the devil, who manifested himself after Gary wandered into the woods. During their interaction, the Devil lies to Gary and says that his mother just died at home. The Devil claimed that Gary’s mother was killed in a similar way that his brother, Dan, was also killed not too long ago, as she was apparently stung by a bee and is dead in his kitchen. Gary knows the Devil is a liar but finds it difficult to resist believing him.
Out of loyalty, Selena did nothing, later, her father began receiving calls from some of Selenas fans complaining that they weren’t receiving the things they paid for (People.com). When the Quintanilla’s confronted Saldivar, she insisted nothing was wrong and kept cool. It wasn’t until Selenas father kept seeing a problem and decided to do something about it, that Yolanda started to panic. The day after Selena and her family confronted Saldivar and were going to fire her, Yolanda called Selena and asked her to meet her at a hotel so that they could talk privately. It was that night when Selena died, Saldivar shot her after begging and pleading Selena not to fire her.
Jewett explained earlier in the text that Sylvia “would have liked him vastly better without his gun,” but while Sylvia sat in that tree her eyes and mouth became that same vessel. She could decide to climb down and tell the hunter where the bird and its mate nested, killing them, or she could keep their secret and allow the two creatures to live. If she told the hunter, she would have been just as bad, if not worse than him. The forest trusted her enough to bring her to the top of the tree, so could Sylvia hold as much power of the gun in her hands as the hunter could while killing the heron? This was where Sylvia made her final decision, and one that will change the course of her life and what she views as truly
Many might say this passage is cruel telling from a girl who wants to torment the wild animals and other say it 's just the circle of life. What could be said about this specific passage in which many readers have different opinions? In “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek”, the flippant and earnest tones mirror the events among the frog, the girl and the waterbug, but later displays an apprehensive and mournful approach. This girl would walk through edges of an island to see the water but to enjoy the the feeling of scaring frogs, but then thought about a water bug, which in fact eats frogs. Through the course of events there was remorse that the girl felt for what happened to the frog and anger towards the action that the waterbug had committed.
Thomas Jefferson once said, “When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to make up our minds to it, meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil; while fretting and fuming only serves to increase your own torments.” Life can sometimes get the best of us; it throws tough situations our way, breaks us down, and we are left to clean up the pieces and make the best out of what is left. In his terrifyingly realistic short story, The Secret Goldfish, David Means delivers a message on the importance of perseverance through life’s many trials by utilizing flashback, symbolism, and metaphor, without these devices the story would not have been the same. The talented David Means is the author of four award winning short story collections and a novel. Means’ work is most often compared to the writings of renowned authors like the Nobel Prize winning, Alice Munro, Ernest Hemingway, and Flannery O’Connor.