Monday, October 15, 2012

The Fruitcake Special - The Most Important Event in the Short Story

The Fruitcake Special - The Most Important Event in the Short Story

           
            I have selected the short story entitled 'The Fruitcake Special' written by Frank Brennan in order to answer the question. The most important event in the short story is Armstrong meets Anna for the first time when he delivers pizza to her house. This event is important because the meeting leads to Armstrong's success, both his career and his love life. The meeting motivates Armstrong to be a more hardworking, responsible and braver person. The unique character traits finally bring success to Armstrong.
 
 
            First and foremost, Armstrong becomes a more hardworking person after the meeting. He meets Anna for the first time when he delivers pizza to her house. 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 harder 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 becomes a more responsible person after the meeting. 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 becomes a braver person after the meeting. He dares to confess his love towards Anna, the woman he loves when he is ready. 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 most important event in the short story is Armstrong meets Anna for the first time when he delivers pizza to her house. Armstrong, the ‘pizza delivery man’ becomes a more hardworking, responsible and a braver person. His unique character traits then earn him success in his career and also the recognition of the woman he loves the most.

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