Essay character Analysis what of this fish would you wish

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The short story “What, of this goldfish, Would You Wish?’ is a emotive short story written by Etgar Keret. In this story he uses Archetype of the innocent youth being Yonatan an ambitious young documenter, he has a bombastic idea for a documentary which he decides to solely execute by himself. Yoni with his one man film crew travels from house to house, neighbourhood to neighbourhood, asking the same question to a diverse selection of people.
Yonaton would ask them a simple question: If you found a talking goldfish that granted you three wishes, what would you wish for?”. Yonatan determined and unafraid travels to the unsafe areas to get the full extent of responses from more then just one type of person. This is where the
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This becomes apparent as the narrator states in reverence to
Sergei “But what is most excellent about addicts and Arabs and pensioners is that they don’t come around knocking on Sergei’s door” this shows he moved to a area which is not usually desired, purposely Because he knew that in an area like such, he wouldn’t have to have social interactions, therefore no longer having to feel threatened. His hostility is further proved when the narrator and gold fish comments on him not knowing Hebrew, despite the fact he is living in a place where Hebrew is the native language, this shows he avoids and disengages from conversation. The first paragraph Sergei enters the story he discusses what he doesn’t like. “Sergei doesn’t like strangers banging on his door. Especially when those strangers are asking him questions.” What this quote is really saying is that Sergei doesn’t like meeting new people, he doesn’t want to meet knew people and does not wish to get to know them.
Many the strangers that Sergei came in contact with were there to harm him. “In Russia, when
Sergei was young, it happened plenty. The KGB felt right at home knocking on his door. His father had been a Zionist, which was pretty much an invitation for them to drop by any old time” These encounters Sergei experienced as a child showed shaped him to have a negative outlook to people he

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