Chris Kidd
Online Discussion 10/28
Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:54pm

The hardest part of the paper for me was pinpointing exactly what theme Boyle was trying to convey. I have never been good at analyzing stuff and didnít practice much of it in actual English. I felt the mood of the paper was different since I was explain the message I got from Boyle. As I read the two stories again money and greed stuck out like a sore thumb, but I wasnít yet exactly sure what Boyleís main message was. At first I would think I had a pretty good idea about what Boyle was saying, but as I started to add textual support to my paper I saw different correlation between the characters that I had not seen until I was searching through both stories side by side. This would force me change my thesis more than once. This is turn made my paper struggle because I had the facts but the organization began to go downhill once I started changing my intro up. I had trouble picking out quotes that I thought were relevant and ones that supported what I was trying to say.
I thought the easiest part was the explanation part of the theme paper. I felt it was easy to see what Boyle was trying to say about the theme throughout and I tried to support that with quotes as much as possible. I analyzed on for the long haul and the human fly, where money and greed sort of weasel their way into getting the characters killed. I enjoyed how the paper was set up because it was different from just telling a story. Expressing your opinion on something is way more interesting and easier since you have the book to back you up.
My analysis was pretty rough I changed up my thesis a couple times leaving some insignificant information in some paragraphs. I believe I got my message across but the reader probably had to take a second and recap all the facts and quotes that get throw out there. I tried to write it all in one day as usual so I feel like my intro is ok, and then from there on out it gets pretty slippery. I know next time I wonít let this happen.

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