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INTRODUCTION

For a brief introduction, I'm going to write about the author of this short-short history, his name is Shinichi Hoshi.

He born in 1926, Hoshi was raised in Tokyo by his grandparents. Hoshi graduated from the prestigious Tokyo University in 1947, majoring in biochemistry. His first short story, "Sekisutora" (Sextra), followed by "Bokko-chan" (Miss Bokko) and "Oi, Detekoi" (Hey, Come On Out!) were printed in Hoseki magazine in 1957 and caused a great sensation. He received the 21st Japan Mystery Writers Award for his book "Moso Ginko" (Delusion Bank) in 1968. Hoshi also wrote several full-length novels.

Shinichi Hoshi's contemplation of humanity's most universal themes earned him a world-wide audience. His stories have been translated into more than 20 languages. Now, nearly a half-century since his first publication, Hoshi's shrewd, prescient tales are perhaps more relevant than ever.
Now, I’m going to do an analysis of his short-short story: Hey come on out!

BODY

Now, I’m going to explain something about the short-short story. He-y come on out!.
I have read a lot of stories written by Shinichi Hoshi, in every story, he explain situations about "the modern society" despite of that he wrote these stories long time ago, this apply in our era, it is
a story of social criticism with an ecological message

An example is the story "Hey come on out" in which he described that when we do something this have consequences.

For example, when the men discovered the hole, they tried to know what was the function of that, because the hole was where they wanted construct their temple.

In spite of the investigations, they didn't discover what was the function of that hole, so, the president offered to the people construct the temple in other place and he'll be the owner of the hole.

The hole begin to be used for the trash, toxic waste, hide economic mismanagement, etc.

It appears that an easy solution for a clean and prosperous world has been found, and the city expands, building skyscrapers reaching up into the clean blue sky. One day, a workman is sitting up on top of the scaffolding of one of these skyscrapers, and he hears a voice above him call “He-y, come on ou-t!” followed by a pebble falling from the sky.

The story ends there, leaving the reader to imagine the chaos and destruction that will follow as the other contents of the hole make their way back to the people.

In this story, Shinichi Hoshi use metaphors and irony, and he criticize the modern society, the problems that we have as society, and a lot of problems that we have in the actuality

CONCLUSION

There is a strong ecological message in this story. The people disregard the environment and think that they have found an easy solution for all of the harmful chemicals they have created and all the dangerous waste they have generated. However, it turns out that their thoughtlessness for the well-being of the earth is going to revisit them as their waste rains down on their heads. The author wants the reader to think about our actions as we quickly pollute and damage our environment. A few decades ago, people just dumped trash into the ocean because they couldn't see the damage it would do in the water, and just wanted to get rid of it. It seemed like an easy solution then, just throw it in and it disappears. Throughout history we've just dumped our waste in places and watched it disappear, but it never just "disappears." It always comes back to affect us in some detrimental way, whether it kills off species of animals or pollutes our water or depletes our ozone. This story illustrates the very thing that we do, we dump our problems and hope that they'll disappear. No one wants to think about it, but Hoshi's story reminds us that we can't hide our mistakes so easily, because it will come back to us somehow.

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