October 15, 2002
M, R, F-10am
After reading the story titled Vanka I used to be both amused and saddened. Vanka was a poor orphan child who had been obviously quite desperate as a result of miserable conditions of his life. The kid Vanka is definitely reaching out in desperation to his grandpa much similar to individual may well reach out to a greater authority that he or she believes in with great trust and hope. As is often the case in apparently hopeless circumstances, people is going to promise items that are frequently outside of their control. Vanka tells his grandfather that he will not let any person harm him. Obviously, that is somewhat unrealistic. No one can control the environment of another. The storyplot of Vanka is a sad story also. It produces in mind the unemployed of a lot of people and how these types of situations loom even bigger during the christmas. Vanka is away from home and alone on Christmas, one of the most solemn of holidays. It's the season of reminiscing and Vanka is doing just that. Unhappy too can be, the life that poor Vanka is leading. He is just a child. He longs intended for the content life this individual once knew with his grandfather. I suppose he liked and respected this kind of man a lot. Even the grandfather's everyday life seems to be depicted much larger and more vital that you Vanka it would be in case the situation for the boy were diverse. Vanka guaranteed things past what this individual could offer. To live with his grandpa who were living a life that was pleasing to him but not dedicated to a great degree to Vanka. The story proves that family ties are the essential fabric of the lives. They are really what keeps people grounded and grounded in what they believe. Shown too is the chasteness of children, the longing for the families plus the unrealistic assure of the needy.