“Erkak yig’lagan kun” by Rustam Jabborov
The story’s intriguing title, “The Day a Man Cried,” hooks the reader’s attention right away. Perhaps there are those who contend that guys cry naturally since they are human, but since we haven’t become accustomed to seeing men cry, let’s resist the urge to do so. One trait that distinguishes members of the stronger sex from miracles—women—is that they do not cry. How come then the play’s protagonist cried? She made a man cry, what kind of day was that? The epigraph provides introductory information that you might use once you begin reading the work. The baby’s body washed up on the shore by the river’s waves, bringing tears to the eyes of complete strangers. Why not shed a tear for the father who caused this incident directly? This event and situation will be remembered in 2015 as the one that shocked everyone who heard and saw it on social media, television, and radio. The father is unable to do anything, in agony, and regretting his actions. What kind of powerlessness led to the deaths of the underprivileged? What makes it so impossible that the father was unable to save his child? Or why did a man cry out of sadness?