Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Short Stories :: essays research papers
Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã In the two short stories, Ã¢â¬Å"The Free RadioÃ¢â¬ and Ã¢â¬Å"Everything Rises Must Converge,Ã¢â¬ the main characters of each story have to make many important decisions/choices. The choices that are made change how other characters see the main character as well as how they react to them. Ã Ã Ã Ã Ã In the short story, Ã¢â¬ The Free Radio,Ã¢â¬ by Salman Rushdie, Ram has many choices to make throughout the story. Ram who could have had anything in the world he wanted made many poor choices. Ram was the cutest guy in the town; he had everything going for him. Then he met the widow and her five children, and he also started hanging with the youth armbands, these people lead to the downfall of Ram. The radio represented a way for Ram to escape reality and when Ram didnÃ¢â¬â¢t get it he had to deal with all the negative choices he made. This is what hurt Ram because he had made so many negative choices in throughout the story. The theme of this story is to be happy in whatever you do and if your not you can always move to a new town and start over like Ram did. In the short story, Ã¢â¬Å"Everything That Rises Must Converge,Ã¢â¬ by Flanery OÃ¢â¬â¢Connor, Julian learns there are more people in this world other than himself. The way he learns this is by taking his over weight mother every Wednesday night to the Y so she could exercise. JulianÃ¢â¬â¢s mother is scared to go by herself because her town has become segregated. In the story there is an expensive hat that is wore by JulianÃ¢â¬â¢s mother. The mother was skeptical to wear it because she thought it was funny looking, but she wore it anyway. While on the bus to the Y a colored lady came on with a similar hat as JulianÃ¢â¬â¢s mothers. When Julian saw this he began to make fun of his mother because she had the same hat as a colored person.