Sorry for Disturbing You
Sorry for Disturbing You is a short story written by Richard Knight and its main theme is regretting some of the choices made in life. Two guys are regretting things in this story – an old man called Michael and Ian, who is also the main character. Michael is an old sick man one night knocking at Ian’s door asking for a phone to call for a cap. Ian doesn’t feel like letting him in, but he follows his instinct and finally lets him in to help him. Ian following his instinct turned out to be a good thing, because letting Michael made Ian change The story is told by a third person limited narrator, as it is only Ian’s thought that appears in the text. So reading this story Ian is our eyes and ears. Every description is given to us by his point of view, which means that the impression of the characters that we get is affected by what Ian’s thoughts of these people. The fact that the narrator is a limited narrator, also has the effect that Ian can only be described by his thoughts and the few dialogues that he has. The story is told in present tense and its progress is chronological. The language consists of a few comparisons as like a newborn child. The story is a short story which is also confirmed when reading it as it has a lot of the novel genre’s characteristics – there’s only four important persons in the story, there’s no long descriptions and flashbacks either. The story only covers a couple of hours. And as in fairytales it the short story has a frame. The story starts with Ian being home and having his wife Karen living at her mother’s house and his life is being all messed up, but then Michael comes knocking on his door and he brings him through a mental journey – Michael teaches him something. And in the end Ian is back and suddenly he has a brighter future – He is home, goes out and ends up home again but as a different guy. When Michael comes knocking on Ian’s door he is drunk and sick and needs a phone to call a cap. Ian...
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