Essay about Erosive
“The waking thought of her, sunlit and new, then the all-day hopeful lightheadedness, and behind it all, dull as a blown-out light bulb, the fact of the word never.” (ll. 5-7 p. 1). The quote is from the nameless main character in Ali Smith’s short story “Erosive” from 2003. As the quote implies Ali Smith tells the story of unrequited love. Through post modernistic techniques he portrays the main characters coping with hopeless love. A distinctive feature of post-modernistic literature is that they are often open to interpretation. The story can therefore be analyzed in multiple ways, and the observations I have made are not “set in stone”.
The main character in “Erosive” is a first-person narrator who falls in …show more content…
Besides a post-modernistic structure, Ali Smith uses post-modernistic techniques. One of the features is “hyper reality”. Hyper reality characterizes the inability to distinguish between reality and fiction. While reading, we assume that the narrator cuts down the tree. However, in the last paragraph we find out that the tree is still standing,