“What, of this goldfish, Would You Wish?’ by Etgar Keret Essay
“What, of this goldfish, Would You Wish?’ by Etgar Keret
The short story “What, of this goldfish, Would You Wish?’ is a emotive short story written by Etgar Keret. In this story he uses Archetype of the innocent youth being Yonatan an ambitious young documenter, he has a bombastic idea for a documentary which he decides to solely execute by himself. Yoni with his one man film crew travels from house to house, neighbourhood to neighbourhood, asking the same question to a diverse selection of people. Yonaton would ask them a simple question: If you found a talking goldfish that granted you three wishes, what would you wish for?”. Yonatan determined and unafraid travels to the unsafe areas to get the full extent of responses from more then just one type of person. This is where the hostile Sergei Goralick is found.
Who completely contrasts Yonis high energy character He is a paranoid and lonely character, who isolates himself completely from social activities. Sergei then faces more then one challenge as he encounters Yonatan. From his fear of peoples he automatically morphs Yonatan’s innocent intentions into an assumption that he is there to cause Sergei harm by taking the only thing that provides him with some companionship, his only comfort from his fear of loneliness. Sergei’s paranoia is his main attribute that forms his other traits and persona. It leads to his hostility as too protect himself because of his belief that no one would want to create a ny sort of relationship with him without an ulterior motive.