Short Story Review - "There's Man in the Habit of Hitting Me on the Head with an Umbrella" by Fernando Sorrentino

986 Words Nov 29th, 2012 4 Pages
Have you ever read the short story titled ‘There’s a Man in the Habit of Hitting Me on the Head with an Umbrella’ (by Fernando Sorrentino) ?

http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/TherMan.shtml

What do you think of the story?

As I read this short story in the beginning, the gist of what I have captured the narrator writing is whether the man with a strange habit does really exist or not. Or, if he did exist who was the man that was hitting the narrator in the story on the head without stopping. It sticks in my mind wondering who the strange man was to the narrator. Somehow, despite the agony of trying to understand the motive underlies the story; I was at first wondering what was the strange man had gone through
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It’s kind of dynamic and changeable. What we might love and have today might not be ours tomorrow and what we really hate today, might be what we really love most in the future. We can’t guarantee of what we have planned about certain thing is 100% perfect. Life itself is about a trip to a destination. Life is like a journey. Maybe we have done our best prevention to prevent something from being done or from being successful in our journey of life but something might happen in between that could put the kibosh on our trip. In this kind of fast lane life, we have to see things in an open minded way and learn to accept that Allah Almighty is the best planner and HE had pre-planned everything for us. All we need to do is to do our best to accommodate the demand of life according what have been taught by our religion and belief. Sometimes we just need to accept the destiny and be grateful of what we have as well as always belief that there’s always a blessing in disguise when unwanted matters appears in our path. On top of that we should always seek for HIS mercy, the Supreme Creator.

The narrator has put the message he was trying to convey in an excellent way. He made me as the reader think beyond the box and he had succeed to make me think and accept that life is funny in its own way and we can’t be too extreme on accepting new things and neither we need to be ignorance about the conflict

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