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The Carpet is an English short story written by Poul Watts and printed in 1969 This story is very much in chronological order The storys amount of time is about the time you take to read it So its very simple and accessible for everybody to read We are introduced to a little boy who stays anonymous throughout the story He is confused and insecure with his own life and how he should behave He endures with some problems These are reflected through the carpet and divided into 3 different sections which I will tell you more about later in the essay This boy has challenged himself to get from the top of the stairs to the front door following the carpet without touching certain spots On the whole this is basically what this short story is about but of course when you read be-tween the lines something lies beneath the surface This story takes places in a very rich environment The family consisting of a mother and her son have at least one storey with an apparently expensive carpet leading down the stairs to the entrance Another argument for how rich this family are is the tennis lawn we hear about A tremendous carpet Bigger than the tennis lawn Line 17-18 The boy we hear about seems to be a perfectly normal kid who apparently had been out playing and had got a cut He finds this scab on his kneecap fascinating The humans ability to convalesce is to him an admiring thing And he bumps into the well-known temptation to pick the scab of the cut The scab lands on the carpet which is the next thing to immediately catch the boys attention He is quickly fascinated again and we are told in specific details how this carpet looks like Not much later he has quickly invented a challenge a childrens game which shows he has a good imagination You see he
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