Last leaf is a short story that entails the treasury of life and the existence of faith and hope. It heeds to the importance of living and how we deal with the hindrances we battled through our life story. It is a moving story across the traps that come across us in the most significant part of our lives. The value of life is the centerpiece of the story where all things go back and revolve. A part of the story gives us a hint that God is the only one who knows whether we ride on with life and chances or trail off and be drawn against the judgment. The melodramatic and picturesque setting of the story connects to the negative status of the main character facing life and death subject matter. The development of the character is a conversion from “to see is to believe” to “live for today, hope for tomorrow”. Johnsy was moved from what she wants to see by the naked eye to the unseen truth of life playing with reality to test our limits to the fullest.
The essentials of the story is the framework of Last leaf. First, is the disease which served as the bridge between Johnsy and the hidden truth. Second, Sue’s concern and perpetual love for Johnsy made appearance. Third, the illness is the challenge that Johnsy must face and Sue must endure for their friendship. Fourth, Johnsy’s point of view was diverted because of Behrman’s masterpiece. The premier of the story is the arrival of Old Behrman wherein he played the part of Jesus. In order to save a child’s life he sacrificed his life using his talent that was deprived yet made a special appearance in the end to show the sacrificial masterpiece. The train of events smoothly caved in with the supporting details. The story started with a whimsical setting it presents called the “places” and a background among the main characters and the description of the present situation of Johnsy. The versus part would be the antagonist Pneumonia together with its victim, Johnsy and Old Behrman also the downbeat perspective of...
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