Friday, March 16, 2012

Day Seventy-Six: "I Don't Love You Anymore" by Joseph Heller


A young couple deals with the aftermath of a soldier's return home after the war. A man tells his bride who had spent months alone while he was away that he doesn't love her anymore and the reader quickly sees that he is lying. He is lying to himself and to her and it's what he wants to do. It's easier that way. The concluding scene of this story is wonderful and sweet and gives the reader hope that things as simple as a pitcher of beer can sometimes make things alright. However, the undertone of the story is the fear that "alright" is only temporary.

No comments: