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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Reaction on Andrew Porter's Hole

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The short story Hole by Andrew Porter dealt with something deep. Behind the incident that happened to Tal and the narrator, I think there is something hidden we should ponder on. But I don't really think I got the right point on the story.

The story focused in one situation only. It revolved around what happened to Tal when he let the mowing bag slip into the hole. It was his friend who witnessed everything that happened. But even he was not quite sure why it caused him to let the bag slip.

I could see that it was out of fear to his father and brother why Tal struggled to get the bag deep down the hole. It became evident when his friend told him not to worry about it, but still he pursued getting it. Tal was afraid that his father might not trust him again or maybe, because of some other reasons.

This story is interesting because mystery is involved. Everybody loves mystery. It enables us to read the whole story and find out what happens next. That is exactly what makes it good. We craved for the story behind Tal's death and what was really inside the hole.

I appreciate how the writer described every single detail of the scenes which happened hours before and years after Tal's death. It was as if I was the one who witnessed everything. The details were precise and you would not ask for more.

The way the author wrote the story was not really complicated so everybody could understand it.

What I hate most about the story is Tal's stupidity. They already knew how deep the hole is. He even described how creepy it is down there because of those lizards. But despite those reasons, he still went down into the hole. That is an act of stupidity. He didn't think about the risk he was taking. Because of that, he lost his life. Leaving many people confused.

Some might say this story bored them. It could be because it's like a news report elaborated in by a witness in a news magazine. It could be tagged as uninteresting because the story is about one situation only.

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