Find Metaphors Unattractive

| Learning | January 15, 2016

(We are reading an excerpt of a story for a mock test. It’s about a woman who removed the boots of a lover, which caused him to turn into a mackerel. The teacher is currently out of the room.)

Classmate #1: “I don’t understand this text! What’s going on?”

Me: “Have you read it through critically?”

Classmate #1: “Yes, I understand that he turned into a mackerel! But why?”

Classmate #2: “Because it’s meant to represent her changing something abou—”

Classmate #1: “But why a mackerel? They’re so ugly!”

Me: *facepalm*

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