Monday, January 11, 2021

Reader's Diary #2161 - James Thurber: The Curb in the Sky

 James Thurber's "The Curb in the Sky" tells of a man who winds up in an asylum due to his wife. A tragedy, I suppose, on the surface but the tone is more amusing than anything. The wife's biggest flaw seems to be cutting everyone off and finishing or correcting their sentences. Annoying, sure, and I suppose we're supposed to side with the husband, but to be honest I found him to be weak. I don't mean necessarily that he had to leave like so many other men had done prior, but never does it state that he tried communicating his frustrating to his wife. It's hard to blame her when she's never been told how her habit was so problematic. 

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