A Stroke of Luck

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A stroke of Luck

Life can be iniquitous, and the system can make some really unfair decisions. When you try to do the right things for other people, but you are unable to manage the situation. Then life feels wrongful. In this story written by Jeremy Madison in 2010 it is the exact case, when a girl does not get asylum in the country.

The story takes place in Britain, and our main character is a boy called Max. The story is told from an omniscient narrator. The story starts with a flashback from Max’s childhood, where his father left him and his mother. That’s why Max is careless about what he got. For example he don’t care about his mother who loves him from the bottom of her heart. Furthermore he don’t care about his school. He’s not interested in homework and exams, and often he just bunks of. One day he met this girl called Ishraqi, and she turned his point of view.
Ishraqi is an immigrant from Iran. Ishraqi’s parents got arrested back in Iran at an Anti-government demonstration. Ishraqi is just a few days from getting her General Certificate of Secondary Education, but before the exam something happens. Ishraqi is going with a form of interpreter called Alexs and she tries to keep Ishraqi in the country.
The biggest theme in the history is to value the things you have, and Max is a good example. In the beginning he argues with his mother. He thinks that it’s some nonsense she tells about school, homework and exams, but after the meeting with Ishraqi everything is different. He realizes how lucky he is, to have all kind of possibilities to grow up and educate himself.

A characterizing of Max would be that he’s an affectionate and good boy behind the outer.
Cause in the outer Max seems like a very hard guy. He bunks of, are not interested in school and his future and he argues with his mother.
He try to act very tough, but he’s not. The truth is…...

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