Thursday, December 22, 2016


The hidden blog, is a blog not late but undiscovered.  It is analysis of two unexpected pieces of Literature, Fable by Charles Yu and Three Short Moments in a Long Life by John L’Heureux, I didn’t have any writing events to discuss so instead I’ll talk about my semester as a whole.  I fully realize this isn’t the criteria for the blogs but I feel this will provide the best paper.

These two short stories are amazing representation of life’s events artfully created to become connected with the narrator rather then the story itself, because even if the stories are told beautifully the real importance is the narrator himself. In Fable, the story told is one that is mythical that is supposed to describe his life, but it is the reactions he gives when the therapist forces him to keep talking.  In Three Short Moments in a Long Life the narrator goes over three huge moments within his life, each one shipping who he would become, it is not the individual stories but rather the sum affect that it had on him.

Fable begins with the narrator talking to a therapist and being told that he must tell a story describing his life, which in the beginning he gives a  mundane story that just describes how bad he essentially feels for himself.  The therapist tells him the story doesn't go in depth enough, the therapist continues to tell him to describe in better detail until he realizes what actually has him in such a troubled state, his child who he loves but also causes a great deal of added stress.  It was not what he wanted to say for fear that it wasn't an appropriate thing to say.  The narrator has trouble comprehending that this could the source of his problems and then realizes that he has to come to grips with it and change his mind set.

Three Short Moments in a Long Life has the narrator describe 3 moments that greatly impact his life, they are normally heartbreaking but give a relevant idea as to how the narrator was thinking at the time of these stories and how the narrator matured.  The final story includes the narrators death but this is no normal death in a story but a very real choice made by a human.  Due to the experiences throughout his life he decides that the next seizure he has he’ll not ask for treatment and allow himself to die.  His wife is reluctant but because of her love for her husband she allows it to happen.

I have no great stories from this semester I just know that is was a bad one.  I was sick for about 2 1/2 out of the 3 1/2 months which not only hurt my social experiences at school but also greatly impacted my athletic performances.  It was heartbreaking and greatly annoying seeing a lot of hard work going to waste.  But I can only imagine like the stories above that these experiences will shape me further and I firmly believe that most bad experiences can be learned from.  These small stories connected with me so well that shared them with my girlfriend and we talked about them after she read them. 

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