Essay about Every Good Boy
Finding something you are good at is a big part of growing up. Parents and the surrounding society expect us to be particularly good at something. Today it is all about being different from others and to stand out from the crowd and to have a talent. People want to practice a lot because they are told to. But the question is, “does practice really makes perfect?” People have a fear of not being good at anything at all. People want richness and fame. People have high expectations for themselves, and want to reach a high level. Quickly they are under pressure, and they try to practice even more. But that will often give the opposite effect. In the short story "Every Good Boy" written by David Nicholls the …show more content…
In the end of the short story Mrs. Chin dies while teaching the narrator in piano. The narrator tries to cover up, because he thinks that he killed his piano teacher. He feels guilty and he tries to obtain talent but it leads to an extremely sense of guilt. It will follow him until he is big enough to realize that it was not his playing that was the reason for his teacher’s death.
The story begins in medias res. “it’s a piano” And it is written in past tense. It is written from the narrator’s point of view. The title