Johnson Moore, the main character of the short story ‘The lower’, is probably one of the most memorable short story characters. He was born as an orphan who was abandoned by his mother due to the difficulty to live. He faced a lot of difficulties when he grew up. He lived with his stepmother, Mrs Shear, but he earned a living himself. Finally, he could achieve his dream of being a singer.
Firstly, Johnson is a memorable character because of his unswerving determination to sing although he lacked encouragement from others. When Johnson lived with Mrs. Shear, she did not treat him well, even did not support him to do anything. Until one day, he heard some melody of songs from his neighbour and inspired him a lot. Then, he wanted to become a singer in the future and started to practise everyday without anybody’s help. His courage is a good model to us because we need practice to make our dream successful.
He was alone in the time of growing up. He gained strength and ability of doing things independently. It is important when we attend to work on one thing. Doing things independently is difficult because we may be affected by our friends and a lot of temptations. John did not gain my support, including financial assistance and mental encouragement. He could still fight against those difficulties and pursued his dream. ‘Dream can change our life,’ said Johnson when he was pracitising inside his extremely little bedroom. Eventually, he got a chance to perform in the famous TV station and became famous.
While I was reading ‘The lower’, I really enjoyed getting to know more about Johnson because his background is special so that it makes me interested to know what is going on. In fact, by the end of the story, I liked him so much that he made his career successfully and become a famous singer, of course my favourite fictional character also. I also aspire to be like Johnson in everything that I do because his story will change his life and finally achieve my dream.