Thursday, 12 January 2012

Why?


The story of “Why?” is about war, and I think the title, “Why?” is well-thought title.
The reason why I think title is good is that a young soldier, Alex must go to war in foreign country and he always thinks why the war is occurred, why he has to fight with domestic people, and why war can not be stopped.
However, because of the innocence, he has to die. Through his death, the story tells the irrationalness of war.

Another reason why the title is good is that the story ends with Alex’s girlfriend, Sara’s “Why?”. Because he dies she could not contact with him. She keeps e-mailing him, and asks him why he doesn’t reply to her. It makes us feel sad, and gives us afterglow after we read the story.

Posted for Yumi T