The Night Circus
WhenI first read the phantasmagorical tale by ErinMorgenstern, I was fascinated and excited by the events that takeplace in the story. The manner in which Celia Bowen, Prospero`sprotégé, and Marco Alistair, the enigmatic Alexander`s protégémaneuver to proxy their magical actions with those of the realperformers of the circus on stage is quite intriguing. Reading thisnovel evoked my ability to imagine. The events in the story and themysterious characters like Celia, Marco and Bailey prompted me toimagine what would happen if the circus was to happen during themodern days. The following is an account of imagined events thatoccur during the modern day circus involving the narrator as a memberof the circus, Celia, Marco, and Bailey. However, these imaginaryevents will dwell more on the theme of love and friendship since thisis one of the dominant ideas as the tale nears its end.
Marcoand Celia were now apparently in deep love for each other, and mostof the magic actions meant to rival with the circus performers weredone by Bailey. Due to disturbances, the circus had experienceddeterioration, and since they had a small number of viewers, thenumber of tents erected reduced with each day of performance. On thisday, Tsukiko was showing her prowess in lighting fire without a matchbox or a matchstick.
AsThe two lover birds, Marcos and Celia sat on the verandah of thesmall house that Mr. Alexander, now the late Mr. A.H, Celia feltassured that she had caused enough havoc to the poor circusperformers. However, she still thought deep within her heart that itwas not a time to give in to false feelings of betrayal. She and herhusband-to-be would not let those silly contortionists perform theirmagic without being disturbed.
"Weneed to fight until the final hour," Celia said amid yawningafter a moment of silence.
"Yesdear, we have to go out today and find out what that fraught Tsukikohas planned to do today. I hope Widget and Poppet will be waiting forus." Marco spoke as he looked raised his eyes to look at the oldroof of the house while fondling Celia`s tender and slender palms.The house had now become weary due to years of battling with therattling caused by the speeding wind. There was a graffito in onecorner of the walls probably scribbled by Bailey in one of his visitsto this couple. The room was small, but as the two sat contentedly,it was evident that this house was just enough for their survival.
"Whatdoes the contortionist have for us today?" Marco asked Poppet ashe craned his neck towards a small opening in the tent that hadseemingly occurred when a peg was dug through the tent. "Shemust be planning to light some fire using those things she iscollecting." Replied Poppet while pointing his index finger inthe direction where Tsukiko was. Tsukiko was struggling to assemblesome small pieces of used polyethylene papers that were scatteredintentionally, a few meters away from the tent. "Everyone mustnow get ready for action!" whispered Marcos in a tone that wasalmost impossible for his accomplices to comprehend.
Theshort narrative above aims at giving an imagined account of eventsthat occur after the story. The story shows that the ghosts, nowlovers, who are Marco and Celia continue with their acts ofinterfering and rivaling the skills of the circus performers evenafter the death of their parents. This time they have even initiatedother members like Bailey who had initially been only a circus-goer,and Poppet and Widget who are children born to one of the circusperformers (Morgenstern 469).
Morgenstern,Erin. TheNight Circus: A Novel.New York: Doubleday, 2011. Internet resource.
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