The Region Of Unlikeliness Analysis

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The Region of Unlikeliness is a short story narrated by an unnamed female. She lives a very ordinary life until meets two very extraordinary people who change the way she views her world. The only thing is, I believe that the narrator made the entire story up. Ranging from her adventures in the coffee shop, to her confrontations with Jacob, none of it actually happened. The narrator created this facade to make her life seem more interesting than it is. Although my first impressions on Galchen’s The Region of Unlikeliness was that Jacob and Ilan were a father and son who figured out time travel, nevertheless the whole story could have very easily been fabricated by the narrator because the narrator chose to not be a part of something potentially …show more content…
However, this is not the case. “You don’t understand. I guess I should tell you that Ilan is my as yet unborn son, who visited me—us—from the future.” - Galchen, The Region of Unlikeliness In this quote from the short story, Jacob clearly lets the narrator in on the “secret” that the narrator said she wasn’t told about. Her story is not adding up and this raises the suspicion that her narrative was made up. The Region of Unlikeliness was a very interesting read for me, but some aspects of the story led me to the conclusion that everything was made up. I’ve shown evidence throughout the entire story that point to the invalidity of the story by paying attention to detail. The narrator made everything up to make her life seem more interesting, but her flaws in the story make it

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