Like the Sun

Makayla S. Elisha H.


Sekhar, a teacher, is thinking about truth. He feels that truth is like the sun you cannot look at it directly. He believes that people spend their lives avoiding truth. Sekhar decides to spend one day telling only the truth. That morning, he tells his wife that the breakfast she has made is not good. At school, one of the teachers tells him that someone they know has died. Sekhar replies that the man was selfish and mean. Then the headmaster invites Sekhar to his house. He knows that Sekhar has good taste in music, and he wants Sekhar to listen to his singing. In return, the headmaster tells Sekhar that he can have extra time to grade some test papers. Sekhar listens to the headmaster sing. The singing is terrible. Sekhar is afraid that he will lose his job if he tells the truth about the headmaster’s singing. Sekhar tells the headmaster that his singing is not good. The headmaster thanks him for being honest and says that now he does not have to continue paying the music teacher but he tell Sekhar that he has to finish checking the 100 papers before tomorrow morning.


Sekhars Home, then it went to School, and ended in The headmasters Home. A small town in India, mid-20th century


Sekhar: His very musical, teacher, shy

The Headmaster: indecisive, mean, principal, controlling, careless, truthul


It was external because This story is a internal conflict. The headmaster told the truth to Sekhar about his music, and the outcome was Sekhar had to grade a hundred papers in one day.


The theme would be to practice honesty no matter the consequence. I think this because, Sekhar (the main character) sets a day aside to tell the utmost truth to anybody that asks of it. In the end of the he even tells his boss that he is an awful singer, and he later reveals that the punishment was a small price to pay to tell the truth.


The tone of the author was annoyed and worried. He was worried because he had so many failing grades. He was annoyed because the only way he could get more time for making up his grades could only be rewarded if he listened to the headmasters music. He comes up with some courage in the end.



Sekhar decided to tell the truth, and he learns it is not so bad.telling the truth is very helpful and it also makes people trust you more

Attention to Detail

This story was easy to read, but it's kinda hard to understand and its not interesting.

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