Water By Salvador Francisco Analysis

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“Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you,” said the wisest of wise men. “The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world, and never forget the drops of oil on the spoon.” In this moment in the story, it’s a story in a story. The young boy is talking to an older wise man who is telling the young boy about a story. The story is also about a young boy who is traveling around the world and finds himself at a palace. At this palace the young boy wants to explore but the owner of the palace wants him to hold a spoon of oil. With this spoon of oil the boy walks around the palace but doesn’t observe anything. When he comes back the older wise palace owner asks him what he observed and boy replied with nothing. So the wise man says to him go around the palace again and observe and don’t worry about the oil so much but don’t let it spill. The boy does as told and goes around the palace again but this time he does spill the oil. In turn when he comes back the old man says to him that quote. The significance of this quote is so important because the young boy, Santiago, is actually going around and traveling. So the old wise man wants to give him advice of saying, you may be able to travel but don’t forget where you come from.…show more content…
Again, in the story being to to Santiago, we knew as readers the second time the young child walked around the palace he was going to drop the oil but in that suspense it made the story telling realistic and it brought up a point to Santiago that reflects his own life. We already know that Santiago is traveling but in this mini story it makes me question or challenge if he will ever go back home to where he came from or travel
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