Every Good Boy

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Every Good Boy
The dramatic short story “Every Good Boy” written by David Nicholls is about the 9 year old boy called Michael. The short story is flashback, when Michael, was going through a development, on his way to find his identity. Everybody is good at something, and Michael is trying to find his speciality. The young boy tries with piano, but he is not good at all. The boy’s mom takes him too Mrs Patricia Chin, a local cheap piano teacher. Mrs Patricia Chin was an older lady who lived in a house smelling of cat food and air-freshener, just across the street. She played piano, and was very good at it. Mrs Chin’s piano tone could be heard trough her windows in the summer days. It’s a very bizarre story, which gets you wondering about the narrator’s choices. The narrator tells the story with a sense of self-irony.

The main theme in the short story is about finding your thing you´re good at. Everybody is good at something; you just need to find what it is. It can take you time too find your speciality, but don’t we all want to find our speciality, no matter the time? This kid, Michael, defiantly wants to find his speciality, and doesn’t care about the time. On Michael’s way of growing up, he goes through a change and is about to find his identity. His older brother and sister have already found their passion. Michael thinks that the piano might could be his passion. He considering starting at piano, and didn’t even worry about that he might be to old to be able too learn something new. The piano was like a safety place to him.

Michael who is the main character, and simultaneous are the narrator of the story is a 9 year old boy at the time. The story takes place in his childhood with his mother and father. Michael is the only one in the family who can´t do anything well. Michael doesn’t stop fighting, when his about to find his speciality. He is a very…...

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