Wed 6 Dec 2006
In Borges’s story, “The Aleph,” we read of an Aleph which is a point in space that contains all other points. It is where every part of the world exists at the same time and it can never be seen. This is a hard concept to understand because it is similar to the idea of infinity. It is not possible for someone to experience every part of the world at the same time. Borges tries to prove that within our memory we can create a reality yet our language will not allow us to hold all of the information that exists in the entire world. Though in the story Borges states that he experiences the Aleph, at the end of the story he is not sure if he will retain that knowledge because our minds are forgetful permeable. This idea is a way to describe the reality that we live in, or that fact that there is no way to describe that reality.