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Yellow is a short story written by Peter Carty. The main character in this short story is a man called Jon, who indeed has many troubles in form of alcohol and social problems. His key problem is that and instead of figuring out how to solve his pro

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1. Yellow "Yellow" is a short story written by Peter Carty. The main character in this short story is a man called Jon, who indeed has many troubles in form of alcohol and social problems. His key problem is that and instead of figuring out how to solve his problems, he is yellow. I will try to look at his problems, and also therefore figure out why he at last takes the easiest way out of life. In my comparison I have used text 2: "Prospice" by Robert Browning and text 4: "What Is Reckless Op About?" The short story is set in Egypt, where Jon the main character just has arrived at the hotel he is going to live at on his stay. We already hear about his alcohol problems in line 4, when he dives into his duty-free - his alcohol problem. He was forced to go to Egypt by his editor because the sports editors has refused and no one else would do it. There is no doubt about his feelings for life. ...read more.

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He has no problems of being a fake and a coward, and he chooses to take the easiest way of his problems, though he could have chosen to overcome his alcohol problems and live a normal life.HH The short story is told by an omniscient 3rd person narrator. His alcohol problem is described very well with this way of writing in the text: "He poured more gin, but no matter how much he swallowed, it was never enough" (text 3, line 56). He has absolutely no troubles by drinking too much alcohol, and like a real alcoholic he cannot see the problem. He does not see a opportunity how to overcome this problem, but he only thinks of the most easy way to get away with his problems. I believe that the alcohol problem has grown more and more because of his crisis with his girlfriend and his bad relationship to his editor. I have compared the short story with text 4: "What Is Reckless Op About?" It is about challenging life and also to conquer your worst fears. ...read more.

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Nature does not chasten or subdue pleasure but it makes people happy and it also fills them up with contented elevated thoughts. It is sure he does not believe that the human mind works like that; "The still sad music of humanity, nor harsh nor grating, though of ample power to chasten and subdue" (lines 4-6) I believe that the ocean gives Jon a "pause" from reality, and it is his way to escape from everything, but also a way to challenge his fears. He knows that his life is not great, and therefore he uses scuba-diving to escape from his problems with alcohol, girlfriend and his job. He does not care about what happens to him, and therefore he has almost given up his life. He cannot see the bottom of the ocean and for him it feels like all his troubles is endless like the ocean. Jon is deeply inspired by the ocean -the nature. His problem is that the human nature is ruining his mood, and he it turns him on to challenge life. ?? ?? ?? ?? Patrick Holst Jervild 3.b Aalborghus Gymnasium Engelsk, 24.9.2008 1 ...read more.

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