This Goldfish, Would You Wish?, Texas V. Johnson Essay

2307 Words May 9th, 2016 10 Pages
Based on What of This Goldfish Would You Wish?, Texas v. Johnson Majority Opinion, and my own experiences, our reactions to situations define our relationships with others. In the the short story What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish? by Etgar Keret, Yoni a young man with a thirst or making it big by creating a documentary knocking on doors, and asking people if they had three wishes from a magic goldfish what would they ask for. Along Yoni’s journey he comes across a man named Sergei in which he has altercations with that end in Yoni being killed by Sergei. “Before the mind of Sergei Goralick really understnads what it is that his body has done, he seems to have taken the burner off the stove and hit the boy in the head” (Line 104 Pg 6). In this scene, Sergei has just hit the boy over the head with a stove top burner and is killed instantly. He now he is facing a dilemma in which he is now consulting his fish as to what he should do and how will it affect him.

The relationship in this situation is between Yonatan and Sergei. The relationship reveals that Sergei is defined by his reaction to his fish being stolen by Yoni. The reason being the definition of the word react is to “respond or behave in a particular way.” The definition of the word particular is “to relate a single or specific person or thing.” Sergei’s relationship with Yoni end up being harsh was specific to his situation. This was because of the fact that Sergei reacted in particular way to the situation he…

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