The Other Wife is a story which narrates us a discussion between two people.

The Other Wife is a story which narrates us a discussion between two people.

The Other Wife is a story which narrates us a discussion between two people; a couple made of a man that has been married twice, and his latest wife. They are eating in a restaurant, and there, the man sees his other wife eating in another table. The couple talks about her; Alice asks him why did they get divorced and Marc tells her that he couldn’t make her happy. She asks him also why he didn’t tell her that she had blue eyes like her. She seems to be jealous from the beginning. There are five characters in this story: Marc, his wife Alice, the other wife, the waiter and the chauffeur. This story, for me, was a good, and at the same time, a bad story. It’s really a good story; it made me think and made me infer a lot because it’s not so specific. For example, it didn’t tell me why they could get married if Marc never made the other wife happy. What really makes her happy? Was she alone in the restaurant? May be she is not happy with anyone and she could be alone, so what’s wrong in her life? That’s an aspect I should take from the reading; make my own conclusions. Another example that seems to be very interesting in this story was when Alice asked her husband why he didn’t tell her that his other wife had blue eyes. I think that this was very important for her, because, Marc could find Alice’s eyes special because they are blue, and if the other wife has blue eyes, she could be special for her eyes too, and this makes Alice get jealous of her. The bad aspect I found in the story was that it could have been less complicated and more specific. I really like inferring, but this reading has things that seem to be complicated to understand. In fact, I had to read it two times to get the point of the author. For example, what has the chauffeur to do there? Why is he in the reading? Why the author couldn’t make the story only with three people and the waiter? I think that, if he was in every moment, he could be t…


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