TheLast Leaf is a short story written by O Henry, Settled in Greenwich Village. Itsdepicts characters and themes are typically of O Henry’s work.
Johnsyhas fallen ill and is dying of pneumonia. She watches the leaves falling from thewindow of her room, and decides that when the last leaf drops, she will die,too. To encourage her, Mr. Behrman painted the last leaf in a stormy night buthe died of pneumonia because of his efforts in the storm.
Thisis a sad story about sacrifice as well as a moving story about hope. Likewise,we can learn about something from this story, something that totally differentfrom each other.
Everyonehas a certain purpose that support all his life, and we call it hope. Hopemeans an oasis to a man walking in the desert.From Johnsy’s recovery, there’s no doubt that hope is her holy light whichpoints out her direction.
Meanwhile,everything should be paid off, including kindness. Maybe we can considerJohnsy’s recovery as an exchange with Mr. Behrman’s sacrifice. No wonder itwill be a cruel comparison, but it is an universal routine in the world. In addition,it warns us not to let ourselves have our own way without limitation.
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