Poetic Justice Essay
Many of us would not let go of who we are. We do not like the fact that we are getting older, this scares a lot of us to death. Suddenly we have to be grownups and act like one. Another thing we experienced when we were younger was our first love. It would, for many people, be awkward t meet their old boy- or girlfriend again. Time really changes us and we do not always want to do the same thing as others.
The short story, Poetic Justice, written by Diana Appleyard, is about a woman who gets a flashback to when she was younger. She is sitting at the computer and sees a familiar name, Jed Cunningham, which is her old boyfriend. Jed is described as an ‘Irish poet’ and a man who is living his dreams to the fullest. He had …show more content…
This short story’s themes would be love, happiness and jealousy. Love is of course a theme, because the narrator and Jed were in love and happiness because they were happy, and because later on the narrator realises that she has a lovely family. Jealousy is also a part of this short story, because the narrator sounds like she is jealous of other people’s fame. She believes that Jed is living a better life than she is, and looks much better than she does. It turns out that they live the same kind of typical boring life.
“Poetic Justice” is a story told by a female narrator, which we do not know the name of. We know how she