The Go-Between

1085 WordsNov 10, 20125 Pages
The Go-Between The story ‘The Go-Between’ is a short story written by Ali Smith in 2009. The story was written for a collection of short stories written to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The story is inspired by Article 13, which stands for the right to freedom of movement. In the story we read about a 33-year-old man who’s name is not revealed. The 33-year old man is a former microbiologist and has worked in a university. In the text we follow this man who gives the reader a directly insight in how it’s like to be an African refugee trying to cross the border between Morocco and Spain. The narrator of the story has tried several times to cross the border…show more content…
”I landed in no man’s land! Wise Professor Me.” (p.4, ll.87-88)“The Cameroon swimmer. Philosophical Proffessor Me. Border Crosser Extraordinaire.” (P.5, l.123-124). There are a lot of personal experiences in the story but Ali Smith do not use any names in the story. I believe that Smith have chosen to do so because the persons in the story represent more than themselves. Ali Smith intensions with the short story are to highlight human rights and show the rest of the world that some people are invincible and ‘don’t
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