“Failure Is A Step Towards Success” It is amazing when people are faced with failure, how they can turn it around to create success from that failure.
In both short stories “The Lamp At Noon” and “The Blue Kimono”, George, Marthe and Ellen showed some type of failure. Then, turning it around and making a success out of it. Ellen was the first one that I noticed, since the first short story was “The Lamp At Noon”. She definitely failed at first, but picked herself up and created a little success.This was shown when she was being nasty to Paul, making him sound like a failure because he wouldn’t leave their house in the storm. But, in fact she was the real failure. Paul knew that the storm was going to end in three days but Ellen did not believe this. Ellen left the house in the middle of the storm with her baby and was on her way to her parents house.
Paul noticed they had left and went out searching for them. He later found Ellen crouched in a drift of sand, the baby had died.So, as you can see Ellen was a very negative type of person, a complete failure. She was always thinking negatively and could never say anything positive about the situation.
I think she found later found out how much of a mistake it was when the baby died. It did all create success in the end. The storm finally ended in the three days Paul said it would.Paul accepted Ellen back into the family after she ran away. The last thing was that Paul promised her that he would change his crops, breed cattle and restore the land again. So, Ellen did succeed in the end.
Secondly, I found that Marthe create success from her failures in “The Blue Kimono”. She knew herself that she was a failure. Just the way she related her Blue Kimono to her own life.The Kimono was all ripped, torn and shredded just the way her marriage and life was. There child was really sick as well, and had a bad fever.
They thought the boy was going to die. Those are her failure points from the story. Her and Paul began to talk about the boy, and started to think together about taking him to the hospital. Suddenly, Marthe checked the child’s forehead and it was beginning to cool. Her life was becoming to turn around.Marthe began to sew her torn Kimono. Thinking if she did this, her life would become an even bigger success.
As you can see, Marthe was a failure at the beginning of the story and changed it around at the end. Lastly, Marthe’s husband George was found to be a failure. He was basically the same as Marthe. He had only Negative things to say about the child, their luck and their marriage.
He knew his whole life was a big failure. George and Marthe began to argue over the whole situation. Telling each other that their whole life was one big mess. George and Marthe began working together to help their child.
They found when they worked together, the child began to steadily improve. In the end, George was playing around with his son.He thought this was a step in turning his life around. In Conclusion, both of the short stories were basically the same I thought. There were always negative decisions and arguments.
In all cases though, what seems like a failure in the story, wound up turning into a success in the end of the story.