There are several themes like friendship, trust, love, time is a great game changer, theme of job and duty vs friendship in the story “AFTER TWENTY YEARS” story that has been written by O HENRY. The story “After twenty years’’ is very impressive story. It teaches us that we should remain faithful and clean heart with our profession, either the conditions are against of us. The main theme is that duty versus relation, friendship, in this story “AFTER TWENTY YEARS” which has been written by O Henry. The moral lesson is that we should perform our duty with full honesty and sincerely. Those nations do not their work with full honesty, they become destroy very soon.
The theme of this story is that we should remain sincere with our friends as well as duty. We should not adopt subjective approach at any case with anyone. We should help our friend in every moment of the life but when duty demands loyalty we should perform duty at first.
In this short story, they believe on each other, they make promise that they will meet after twenty years at this same place. After twenty year Bob comes in same place and waits for his friend. A police man walks on the street of New York. He meets with Bob. Bob says that he is here only for his friend. He loves his friend. Jimmy is the friend of Bob. When he sees to Bob he remembers that he is wanted to Chicago police. His relationship forces him to let him go but duty bonds him to catch up his friend. Bob has good point of view about Jimmy. Jimmy waits for other policeman that he comes and arrests him. A policeman comes in civil clothes. He catches to Bob and takes with him.
This story reveals that Jimmy loves his friend but he does his duty with full honesty. He can inform his friend so that he may save his life. But he perform his duty with full attention and other police man arrests Bob .He keeps respect of his friendship but for him duty is duty
This story teaches a lesson that we should not take advantage in our duty and keep respect in our friendship.
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