The Cactus by O. HenryI loved the irony of this story. Im not going to spoil the story but I love how the author tried to picture out the dilemma of the people in this story. Yes, this is romance but not that kind of romance that full of action-pack-words-swooning-legs-crumbling-emotions-bursting but nevertheless this is romance and I loved the simplicity and the narrative it delivers. It tackles about male egoism/pride and female romanticism. And I just like the fact that it was not tragic but very very VERY twisted end to finish a story. As a reader Im content on how it tried to captured my attention but as being me, I would love more. I would like to know if he wins the girl :>
The Cactus by O. Henry
The Cactus by O. Henry: A Story About The Irony of Fate
For O. Henry, the short story was not just a literary act of communicating his artistic imagination, but also a vehicle to explore the extreme possibilities of such an endeavor. His stories are characterized by extreme unpredictability, transforming the genre into an active, pulsating living presence. The readers are , for the principal part of the story, invited into an assurance of predictable dullness when suddenly their trance is broken and they are awakened to a revelation. Poet, Blogger, Undergrad Professor. Literature and film enthusiast.
I guess it's high time to share emotions and expectations. It was interesting to blog. It was a new experience for me, but it took a lot of time and I didn't manage to do my work in a proper way. From the very title I liked the story, though I didn't know the plot of it. I relied on my intuition and it didn't dissapointed me. I really liked the story.