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Shane Castillo
Boyle Stories
Fri Mar 16, 2012 4:21pm
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So far in this class, the T.C. Boyle story that I have enjoyed reading the most would have to be Green Hell. What I loved about Green Hell was how the narrator reacted so calmly to everything, and how he depicted most everyone who survived the carnage as an ass. In basically most survival situations, the group of survivors would fight like hell to survive. The narrator in the story seemed to sway away from the group and its obnoxious and ego-filled leader and accept the fact that he might live, but will probably die. Another thing that I love not only in this story, but in almost every T.C. Boyle story, is his use of satirical diction. I think its pretty funny because every time he reverts to this type of diction, it always lightens the atmosphere. Another aspect of Green Hell that I enjoyed was the setting. The plane crashes in the middle of the Amazon Rain Forest no where near civilization. It makes for a really interesting plot and outcome. How will the survivors react to the different terrain and ecology? What surprises await them? Will they survive?

So far in this class, there has not been a T.C. Boyle story that I have not enjoyed, they are all entertaining. The Boyle stories have not differed much from stories that I have read in other english classes in certain context. For example, I have read quite a few short stories that use the same rhetorical devices as Boyle in previous english classes, especially AP English. In my previous english class, we also read a lot short stories that were quite similar to the ones in the T.C. Boyle book. I would say that one of the few differences from previous english classes compared to this one is that in my previous classes, we read and looked at quite a few poems. Further, in previous classes, not only did we discuss, annotate, and read short stories and poems, but we also read a few novels to mix it up a bit. Other then that, I should really get to work on my annotated bibliography.

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    • 3/16 - Margaret Kristofak, Fri Mar 16 4:37pm
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    • Boyle Stories - Shane Castillo, Fri Mar 16 4:21pm
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    • Online 3/16 - Meredith Masteller, Fri Mar 16 4:02pm
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    • 3/16 Discussion - Cassidie Edman, Fri Mar 16 2:52pm
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    • Online Assignment for March 16, 2012 - Collena Robertson, Fri Mar 16 2:41pm
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    • 16 March 2012 - Brittany Swinson, Fri Mar 16 1:59pm
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