Thoughts on “a sign in space by italo calvino”
What the heck am I reading? That was the first thought that came to my head when I began this story. I felt as though I had been thrown into a whirlwind of words. I had to go back and make sure I was not reading the middle of the story. I felt completely and hopelessly lost. It made me question if I should drop writing 150 all together! I began to question my own existence! Well maybe not that far but I did feel confused. What was this sign he was talking about? But I kept reading. And as I continued to read I began to become more evolved in the story. I began to see that the author wanted us to be confused, to feel the confusion that Qfwfq felt. This character himself was confused about the sign. Qfwfq himself felt lost in the universe lost in his own creations. By the end of the story I finally began to understand a little of the story. The author I felt was showing the confusing concept behind signs. How can you say that because some little thing happened it is the bigger meaning for something else. I am at fault with this wishful thinking of signs as well. Too many times have I taken small insignificant things to mean grand answers to questions or a way to fix my problems. Safe to say that after this story I will not be dropping writing 150 and will think differently about so called “signs”.