In this uncertain world, when do you know that you will love? When do you know that you will be loved? Are there any chances that you will admire again someone after you were left alone? These thoughts reflect the book written by Roald Dahl on 1991 entitled Esio Trot. His inspiration in writing this is his remarkable insights when he visited his daughter’s home in London. As he leaned on a balcony, he gazed on Mrs. Shrimpton’s tortoise box. He suddenly realized why not to write a fantasy book and grasp what is risible. This story is all about two middle-aged man and woman who were both always lonely. And they almost spent their whole life in their first loves. But because life is full of opportunities, can these two old persons be …show more content…
It’s fantastic and humor give impact on the story that it never become sickly and boring. Its rhythmic plot, warm and sweet tone eliminates the dullness. The book’s intelligent simplicity leads the story to be free from criticisms.
The vocabulary words are straight-forward that’s why readers easily understand how it flows. The title itself, “Esio Trot” gives a twist and made everyone’s mind so curious and thinks much deeper.
It is an uncomplicated love story with a happy ending. Although Mr. Hoppy is a very shy man, he has hidden wisdom, thoughts and resources. He finds his ways to win Mrs. Silver’s heart. It is good that the author never included violence, abuse, or cruelty for anyone, even in the tortoises.
At the end of the story, Mr. Hoppy had dishonesty because he lied and never reveals the truth. And also, it is so short that it left me hanging and wanting more.
But above all, it leaves a lot of lessons. Because of a tortoise named Alfie, two aged persons who felt so hopeless and widow forever, fell in love with each other. Their kindness, sweetness and encouragement made their hearts ached for the second time around. It is very interesting and worth-reading