The Story Teller Essay

594 words - 2 pages

Many parents with children know how hard it is to travel on long trips with them. In the short story “The Story Teller” by Saki, an aunt was traveling with 3 little children. When the tries to get the children’s attention, the children don’t respond to her and continue to disobey her. When a bachelor that was traveling in the same carriage as them starts to tell the offspring’s a story, the children, with hesitation at first, start to listen to him with excitement. The bachelor seemed to know what story the children will like and what type of tone and language the story had to be told to get the children’s attention.
In the first part of the story, the author presents a scene in which 3 children, their aunt and a bachelor were traveling all in the same carriage on a train. The children don’t seem to want to listen to their aunt and do what they please to do. The aunt tries to tell the children not to do things but all she gets n return is the question “Why?” The aunt then tells tem to move to the window so they could see what is happening outside. The little boy kept on asking questions, which seemed logical but had no definite answers. The aunt seemed to be tired of all the questions so she starts to tell a story. The children again, get diverted from the story, and not pay attention. That’s when the bachelor comes into the picture.
In the second part of the story, the bachelor successfully tells the children a story. His imaginative story amazes the children. When the boy starts to question the bachelor, the unattached man replies to the boys question in a simple way. The...

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