What Of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?

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Analytical Essay The chief culture has tried to keep us all afraid, to make us choose safety instead of risk, likeness instead of diversity. Moving through that fear, finding what connects us, delight in our differences; this is the process that brings us together, that gives us a world of shared values, of meaningful community. This gives us the respectful matter of accepting others for who they are, despite the differences. Examples of variety can be underlined through the stories of “What Of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?” “American Flag Stands For Tolerance” and “The Wife’s Story” “What Of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?” Describes the diversity in Tel Aviv, Israel, and sacrifice. In the story, Yonatan is a guy making a film of a documentary, asking people that if they found a talking…show more content…
People would answer “foreseeable things: health, money, bigger apartments, either shave off a couple of years or a couple of pounds.”(Page 4, By Etgar Keret.) But, there was also the “powerful moments”, like a wrinkled old lady who simply asked for a child, and a holocaust survivor who had a number in his arm who asked for all Nazis left living in the world to be held accountable for their crimes. (Page 4, By Etgar Keret.) . The people interviewed had different perspectives of wishes; they probably had different experiences in their life to make them say the wishes they asked for. Furthermore, In “What Of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?” Sergei indeed did have a talking magic goldfish that granted wishes. Sergei had used his first 2 wishes helping other but himself. Yonatan goes to Sergei’s house to get footage for his documentary and Sergei thinks Yonatan wants to
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