The best short stories have “thought provoking ideas expressed in interesting ideas”
Do you agree?
One thought provoking idea, is expressed clearly in the story The weapon by Fredric Brown. The story suggests many themes, but the main one being the lack of respect humans have with power and their ignorance towards technology. A scientist, Dr James Graham is creating the ultimate weapon. During his study time one night, a guest Mr. Niemand arrives at
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form, as the reader steps in to Charlie’s life, understanding how he feels, and his emotions. These themes are expressed through the language used. The author creatively and realistically, wrote the story, in Charlie’s shoes, the spelling in the beginning is mispelt, and the language is worded so it appears childish and simple- like a second graders diary. This helps the reader relate to Charlie, to understand his struggles and goals in life.