Short Story #225: The Murder by John Steinbeck
Title: The Murder
Author: John Steinbeck
ReflectionThe layering of this story with the idea of a castle, the need for a new space, and the various ideas of property and ownership were well constructed. However, the idea of property and ownership within this story were problematic, given that the protagonist is legally free to kill a man and nearly kill his wife. I would love to see a more complicated meaning here that provides more criticism of Jim but the biggest commentary appears to be to take proper care of his property and that is just not really a message I can appreciate in any way given who is considered property.
Short Story #225 out of 365
Rating: 3 (out of 5 stars)
Date Read: 7/28/2014
Source: The short story can be found at this website.
For a full listing of all the short stories in this series, check out the category 365 Short Stories a year.
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