Summer Reads: THE QUIET MAN, by Maurice Walsh

16 Jul

The week of short stories continues.

 Anyone who followed our writings over at the Purple Hearts, knows how I feel about cadence. Sometimes, the cadence of a a story tells as much as the words. The Quiet Man is just such a story.

This is another great short and great movie that have little to do with one another – yet, I highly recommend them both. As usual, the movie can’t help but adding an obvious motive and expressing it more clearly than a man at the running of the brides.

 

Sometimes a man just wants to escape himself. That’s what Shawn Kelvin does when he returns home from America. Instead of fighting for his family’s farm, he takes a quaint cottage on the hillside, as distant and quiet as he is.  Knowing that he’s come to care for the only woman he cannot court, the sister of the man who stole his family’s farm, he remains content.

 

Until. . . .well, untill you read the story for yourself and find the hidden strength the man carries within himself. Very few stories show this preciesly the importance of knowing who you are and being confident in it.

 

Plus, I mean, played by John Wayne. . . .just saying 🙂

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3 Responses to “Summer Reads: THE QUIET MAN, by Maurice Walsh”

  1. bettyreads July 19, 2008 at 7:33 pm #

    Um, hello?!!! Great movie. Great review! I love this new blog…the header…the line. When are they taking your name off the Purple Hearts? or is the entire site down and it’s just there for redirection? 🙂 I’m adding you to Romance in Writing Blog list. Please do the same for me. see ya around. Bethanne.

  2. ernie December 8, 2008 at 9:06 am #

    I’ve read the story and,,i just agree with you.

  3. fahn pham March 19, 2009 at 6:44 pm #

    OMG SHAWN CONNERY IS SO HOT. HE PLAYED THE MAIN CHARACTER IN THE MOVIE RIGHT? AND THE SHORT STORY WAS KINDA LONG BUT IT WAS GOOD. MY LIT TEACHER READ IT TO US IN AN IRISH ACCENT. H_U_L_A_R_I_O_S…… WELL YA SO WAT WAS THE THEME EXACTLY?? I KINDA THOUGHT IT WAS LIKE silent but deadly in a way…. but idk for sure…

    thanx
    love fahn pham…

    and yus fahn pham is my actual LEGAL name

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