One Is One and All AloneThe Moral Values I Have Learnt
I have selected the short story entitled ‘One Is One and All Alone’ written by Nicholas Fisk in order to answer the question. The short story tells about a girl named Trish who travels to Planet Trion in a spaceship in 2045. She clones herself in the BioLab and Clo who is her clone becomes her companion. However, the twist happens when Trish is disposed by her own clone.
The moral values that I have learnt from the short story are to think carefully before we take certain actions and we must not be cruel to others. The moral values are portrayed by the main character in the short story, Trish. First and foremost, Trish does not think carefully when she decides to clone herself in the BioLab. She then clones Clo who becomes her companion but later her enemy because Clo is always interrupting her privacy. In addition to this, Trish does not think twice when she decides to dispose Clo by using the spaceship disposal system. She forgets that Clo thinks the same thing as her too. Last but not least, Trish is cruel by having the bad thought to dispose Clo through the hatch. In the end, Trish does not think of the consequences of her actions and Clo outsmarts her and disposes her.
In conclusion, the moral values that I have learnt from the short story are to think carefully before we take certain actions and we must not be cruel to others. I do not want to end up like Trish in the short story.