What was your reaction to the conversation between the astrologer and his wife? Does this new knowledge reinforce or change your opinion of the…

What was your reaction to the conversation between the astrologer and his wife? Does this new knowledge reinforce or change your opinion of the…

What was your reaction to the conversation between the astrologer and his wife? Does this new knowledge reinforce or change your opinion of the…

What was your reaction to the conversation between the astrologer and his wife? Does this new knowledge reinforce or change your opinion of the…
An Astrologer’s Day is such a simple short story, but the end grabs you. It makes you think differently about everything. The story starts explaining the day of an astrologer. His day starts of as a simple day. The astrologer is not a real astrologer, but he relies on his wit and his ability to read people. When he sees a man standing on the road, he wants to make him a client. The two start chatting and the astrologer learns that this man is looking for a man from his past. The man wants to find a man that had left him for dead. He pays the astrologer to help him. When the astrologer gets home, he tells his wife, that in the past he thought he had killed a man. He was now happy to know that the man he helped today was not dead, for he was the man he thought he had killed. It is a shocking twist at the end. From the beginning you get a sense that the astrologer is trying to cheat people, but not that he could be a killer. There is a sense of peace around him.Having read this short story, from the first page, I didn’t care for the astrologer. I didn’t think he was a fair man. I thought he cheated people and made them believe he was something he wasn’t. However I never thought of him as a killer. It was a clever plot twist, to throw in the man he thought he had killed, as a potential scam for him. He deceived the same man twice. The conversation he has with his wife shows what kind of man he really was and still is.