Monday, October 15, 2012

The Fruitcake Special - The Moral Values That I Have Learnt from the Short Story

The Fruitcake Special - The Moral Values That I Have Learnt from the Short Story
 
             I have selected the short story entitled 'The Fruitcake Special' written by Frank Brennan in order to answer the question. The moral values that I have learnt from the short story are to be hardworking, to be responsible and to be a brave person. Armstrong who is a quite good looking man, a bit short and a little thin on top portrays the moral values above. He is a hardworking, responsible and a brave person.
 
            First and foremost, Armstrong is a hardworking person. He delivers pizza for Anna for a week when her cooker breaks down. He falls in love with Anna the very first time he delivers pizza to her. However, he wants to be a success before asking Anna out. He sets his goal and works hard towards his goal. Finally, he succeeds in his life and owns his own pizza company, Armstrong’s Peachy Pizza. He works very hard to transform himself from an employee to a real boss of a pizza company.
 
            In addition to this, Armstrong is a responsible person. He knows that Anna deserves no less. This is the reason why he never confesses his love towards Anna when he was only a pizza delivery man. To him, Anna deserves more and he has the responsibility to make sure that he is good enough for Anna before he confesses his love towards her. He knows that he has the responsibility to provide the best for the woman he loves.
            Last but not least, Armstrong is a brave person. He dares to confess his love towards Anna, the woman he loves. He tells everything about his feelings to Anna and gives her flowers. Finally, Anna sees Armstrong as a strong candidate for a good husband and accepts his love.
           
            In conclusion, the the moral values that I have learnt from the short story are to be hardworking, to be responsible and to be a brave person. I learn the moral values through Armstrong, the ‘pizza delivery man’ who is a hardworking, responsible and a brave person. His unique character traits earn him  success in his career and also the recognition of the woman he loves the most.

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