Genre: drama, short story
Life is a fantastic thing. It has detestable sides, yet if you change your way of thinking they will become magnificent. That is what the story “Starasti Mordasti” all about.
This short and very vexing story was written by Maxim Gorky.
Once a random man found a seedy-looking woman in the dirty puddle.
Her name was Mashka. She was drunk and singing a peculiar song.
That kind man did not leave her in trouble. He cordially brought her home.
In her rickety home he met a little boy without legs.
Then between the boy and the man unrestrained conversation was suddenly sparked.
Little one was very astute and smart. He clearly seemed to understand the life he was living and understood it as it was.
After little while he looked at his intoxicated sleeping mother and asked a question, which flabbergasted the man:
“Would you like to lie with my mother?”
“Why are you asking that?”
“Because everybody does. Don’t worry, I will turn off the light.”
At some point you start to feel very sorry for the situation.
You realize that when an individual has hit rock bottom in life, a human being never loses their sense of beauty, humaneness and purity of mind. You realize that life is beautiful since you are alive.