30 Oct 2017

BA English Short Story ,The Little Willow,A story of Silent Love


Discuss the short story 'The Little Willow' as a story of unspoken love?

                            The little Willow

                               By Francis Tower

It is a very beautiful story about silent love. The hero of the story is Simon whereas the
heroine of the story is a young beautiful girl named Lisby. Simon and Lisby love
each other but they do not express their love. Their love is only eye to eye and heart to heart.
It is an unspoken love.

Courthouse is a place where the Army officers come to spend their holidays. There live
three sisters: Charlotte, Brenda and Lisby. Charlotte and Brenda are not sincere in love.
They are labeled as husband hunters. They do not love anybody from the core
of their hearts.

When Simon Byrne comes there for the first time, he stands at the threshold of the courthouse.
Lisby looks at him and feels that he is his kind of person. Simon likes the painting that is
favourite with her. They both like each other and start loving each other in their
hearts. But they do not express their love.
After passing his holidays when he is going to leave. Lisby gives him a little willow
tree as a gift of love.

Later was killed in the war. At the time of death he was keeping the willow tree with him.
Although it was also broken by heavy shelling. When the war ends, the lovers of Brenda
and Charlotte return. But Simon did not return.
Once a guest tells Lisby that he was with Simon when he died. He tells that Simon loved the
girl who had given him the willow tree. At that time Lisby tells him that Simon was her love.
She starts crying.

In the end of the story when her sister tells her that there is no letter for her, she tells
her that she has received her letter.

In this story , the willow tree is the symbol of love ,the love which is silent love. It is also a symbol
of purity, the purity of hearts. It is the biggest expresser of love. It speaks the words that
are not spoken by the lover.

The little Willow
                                                                                    By Francis Tower
1. It is a very beautiful story about silent love. The hero of the story is Simon whereas the heroine of the story is a young beautiful girl named Lisby. 
2. The love each other but they do not express their love. Their love is only eye to eye and heart to heart.
3.Courthouse is a place where the Army officers come to spend their holidays.
4.Lisby s’ sisters Charlotte and Brenda are not sincere in love.
5.When Simon Byrne comes there, Lisby looks at him and feels that he is his kind of person. 
6.They both like each other and start loving each other in their hearts. But they do not express their love.
7. When he is going to leave, Lisby gives him a little willow tree as a gift of love.
8. Simon was killed in the war. At the time of death he was keeping the willow tree with him.
9.When the war ends, the lovers of Brenda and Charlotte return. But Simon did not return.
10.Once a guest tells Lisby that he was with Simon when he died. He tells that Simon loved the girl who had given him the willow tree. At that time Lisby tells him that Simon was her love.
11.In the end of the story when her sister tells her that there is no letter for her, she tells her that she has received her letter.
12.In this story, the willow tree is the symbol of love and purity of hearts.



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