Procrastination Essay on - If on a Winter's Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

Topics: Morpheus, The Matrix, Short story Pages: 3 (853 words) Published: May 27, 2013
Procrastination – An essay on If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler written by Italo Calvino

Perhaps this sentence would suit as the closing one. Well at least I have to consider it. Finally, ideas are starting to evolve now that I have sat myself down with my cup of coffee; Calvino thought drinking coffee was adequate for reading and writing, so I drink it while I do just that, read or write. The amount of procrastination this essay has received is not even measurable through the metric system; such large amounts are we talking about, well that is how my mind put it. I think the deadline was the 21st of December and today it’s the 14th of March, the accurate word for this instance would be insane. An understanding for how evil my procrastinating self can become has been stated. Let’s google procrastination, did you get the same hit as I did? “Procrastination refers to the act of replacing high-priority actions with tasks of lower priority” I could not possibly agree more. “To beat procrastination you have to win the performing-race against your procrastinating self”, well let’s start beating this procrastinating dude then, to begin with, what should I write about? Maybe I can use this procrastination situation in my essay, after all the first six pages in If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino are all about procrastination. Or should I write about how the novel is structured with every second chapter being a separate story and how that is entwined with the duality of procrastination? Perhaps I could relate the novel to a movie or two, now that I think about it The Matrix has quite a parallel I could write about.

The exordial six pages of the novel are all about procrastination. When you have read them you have not actually began read the actual story yet. His prefatory sentence is “You are about to begin reading Italo Calvino’s new novel, If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler. Relax. Concentrate.” That single word about is what fascinates the one...
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