When the Candy Boy Grew Up - A short story with exercises
by Maryam Abdullah Alnaymi
Translated by Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi
In his childhood, Ghadban Sameer - that is his name - didn’t accept a fair share from the big candy box his mother kept in a special place in the house.
He was making troubles and starting quarrels with his brothers and sisters only to get the largest possible share from each candy box available on the house.
And because he knew for sure that his mother wants to avoid further chaos he was causing, he chose on purpose with determination to turn to violence and stubbornness whenever he yearned to eat more of the family candy boxes.
His personal desires were more important to him than anyone's rights, and for these desires, he was ready to turn to any possible means to achieve them.
When Ghadban Sameer grew up and became a young man in the university his selfishness's space was multiplying with time, it was like he was in a race with time to tell the people around him, “If I wanted anything I get it for sure and without caring for others rights or benefits.”
This situation continued with him for a long time, but days surprised him with a consequence that he never predicted.
When the Candy Boy Grew Up story directs the light on a complex character, its existence in life is an element that weakens the society.
The goal of the story is to build and develop the students’ awareness of the importance of self-raising in caring for others' rights and feeling the responsibility towards them.
Attached to the story analyzing questions of the hero’s behavior, Ghadban Sameer, the candy boy whom the students should take the moral from his behavior and end.
Improving the students’ abilities on understanding the characters around them and specifying and defining their moral behavior enhances their psychological and moral immunity and establishes the values community which is the shortest path to success and achieving personal and societal successes.
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