Analysis of the Go-Between by Ali Smith Essay
This short story is about a 33-years-old African man craving to cross the strait between Africa and Europe in order to enter Spain. He's a refugee from Cameroun living now in a Spanish city in Morocco where he helps people like him to get over the border. He used to be microbiologist in a university, he has some knowledge in medicine and is able to speak several languages. He can so help the French doctors and act as a mediator between them and the refugees. He tried himself to cross the border a couple of times but didn't make it to Spain. It results from these attempts that he lost the top of his ear and his third finger caught in the fence.
The short story is written in the first person, it is so based on the …show more content…
The author of the short story, Ali Smith, wrote it to celebrate the anniversary of the proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She certainly has found much inspiration in Article 13, which says that everybody has the right to freedom of movement within the borders of each state by illustrating the difficulties encountered be the refugees crossing the border and also in the first article standing that “All human beings are born free and equal” because this story precisely is at variance with this statement by showing that refugees aren’t treated in a fair way