It's not. I can see you trying to argue this out, which is good.
Ok, yes. But gists are expected to be woven into a storyform.
This is easier to see if you think about Main Characters. If you have an MC who is missing a leg, and they go do do do to make their life better, and keep failing, and then realize at the end that they have to accept their body the way it is... then they still only have one leg, but the problem is gone.
I think this is the story. We are in this broken Universe, how do we deal with it?
And, to repeat, I don't think they pull it off.