Should Wizard Hit Mommy ?
Should we change ourselves to become better or our true identity is our best self? Should Wizard Hit Mommy is a nice tale to tell your kids.
I read the story in school and I was amazed by it.
In 2 pages, the writer has said more than any 2000 pages books could say.
If you have not read it, it is a short story.. Download PDF from here.
The story is simple. A father, every night tell the story to her daughter. The story of Roger ( animal changed in every story, rabbit or squirrel etc) who have some problem and because of it, no one is his friend. He goes to a wizard who change him for good. Roger make friends and when he reached home, Mom gets angry and say that we should not change ourselves for other people. She goes to the wizard and hit him with a stick. Wizard change Roger into the original state.
One day Jo (daughter) object and say that it should be another way around. Wizard must hit mommy as wizard did the right thing by giving Roger the quality to make friends.
But dad does not allow it and say that it is his story and mommy is right and nothing gonna change. Jo argues that what is wrong in changing your behavior if it makes you likable. Dad says that next time he will see but he does not make the promise to change the story plotline.
Short Story Thought: The Last Leaf
Basically, this is the conflict.
A man standing at the door, at one side is the morals and values he inherited from his parents and on the other side is ideas and innovations of his daughter and young generation.
It creates a dilemma; what should be done. Should we change ourselves just to make friends and to be accepted by everyone OR should we stick to our true nature and be what we truly are.
Is our true self is not enough to make people like us? Or we have to wear a mask to make the people see that we are like them? If everyone is wearing the same mask, then who made the rumor that it is necessary to wear a mask? Why can’t we be what we truly are
What is wrong in improving yourself to become likable? If your life has given you some bad, it does not mean you should stick to it? It is our life and we can change it whenever we want?
The story is so simple that it creates lots of question and one is:
Should Wizard Hit Mommy?