Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cantorne, Arlene M.

I 'm not into reading short stories which are actually lengthy. So when we are asked in our literature class to read "Dead Stars" by Paz Marquez Benitez, it takes few days for me to finish reading it. On the first part, it is very confusing. I have to read it for several times. Whew! At last i'd get it. For me, the story is just ordinary and simple. It is easy for anybody to come up with that kind of story. I didn't consider it as one of the best short stories that I read. However, I noted some lines there that stocked up in my mind. It motivates me to continue reading. In the story, what was Alfredo did is really the right thing to do because love goes through the test of time. His feelings for Julia is just a mere infatuation for me because of the long time engagement of his with Esperanza. Well, I don’t have any other comment about the story.