QALiterature › “The Swimming Contest” ends with the word “losers”
Q

“The Swimming Contest” ends with the word “losers”

What do you think the author means for readers to understand was lost?
A

At the end of the short story, information is lost as well as a person’s life.  At the end of the story, the author is contemplating what knowledge they have lost following the demise of Abdul Karim. The writer uses the duration of the narration to show the continuous conflict between those of Hebrew and Arab descent. “Losers” means that there are no actual winners in the happenings both in the short story and during the conflicts.

9 months ago
38 Views