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To honour. To mock. To fear. To hate. To be fascinated. To laugh out loud. (629)

This was a complex story, mainly because it was filled with so many switches in the narrator’s train of thought. I felt that this added a sense of realism in the narration. By switching the narrator’s train of thought, the story¬†mimics how people, often in situations of stress, think and feel. Other than this very specific narration style, I was completely perplexed by the plot of this story, and maybe that was the point. Maybe we as the reader understand as much as the main character does of his own life.

As the story progresses, the more dream-like it becomes. As a reader, I started to doubt whether or not the story as a whole was a dream that the narrator had trying to deal with his midlife crisis and his own mortality.

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