I just read a short story, "An Incident"
I just read a short story, "An Incident", by Lu Hsun, and I feel puzzled by it because he talks about this incident and how does it keep coming back to him. Is it really an incident? Well what is an Incident? Is it all that significant? He writes how it becomes more vivid than actual life, teaching shame, urging me to reform and giving me fresh courage and hope
One line from "An Incident" that stands out for me is, "My vitality seemed sapped as I sat there motionless, my mind a blank, until a policeman came out. Then I got down from the rickshaw." I think this is an interesting sentence because he used vocabulary I have recently learned and is somewhat new. Another reason is how he wrote it and what it means.
Another line that I read was, "It's all right, I said. Go on". This stood out for me because he wanted to continue to go on even when someone was hurt or in need of aid. He wanted to go on and forget about the problem and leave it to rot and die in the past.
"An incident" reminds me of something that happened to me. One time or many times I would really point out a time but I have been in some situations where I would run away or avoid the problem. Instead of standing straight and bracing my self to face this issue or attack, I would attempt to avoid and evade the problem. But It is better to try fixing your problems, instead of running away to let then attack the second time.
I would like to read more stories by Lu Hsun because his stories seem interesting and show some things to value. I would read more of his stories if I get the chance.