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Allison Peek
10/12 Discussion
Fri Oct 12, 2012 2:40pm
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We’ve read stories from two different sections of the Boyle book. The stories were either from the love section or the death section. I’ve noticed a pattern in the love section. Of course all the stories are about love and most of them don’t have a happy ending. The main characters are all very similar. The main characters in Modern Love and Carnal Knowledge both fell in love and would do just about anything to please the one they loved even if it meant being someone they weren’t. Also in all third love story we read, Little Fur People, even though her love wasn’t a person she was willing to do just about anything for her “babies.” In the death stories, they all end bad and with death. In the death section, they were either looking for money, fame or something they enjoyed. The stories always ended up with them dying. I found that there were more similarities between the love stories than there were between the death stories. In the love section, I think the two stories Modern Love and Carnal Knowledge had a lot of similarities. They were both really desperate for love. However, the two people they were in love with were so different from themselves so they changed who they were just so their relationship would work out but in the end it didn’t work out for them in the end. I think in the death section, Big Game and The Human Fly had a lot of similarities also. In the Big Game, the main character was trying to make money off harming animals and scamming other people in the process. In The Human Fly, the main character’s agent was trying to make money off of him whether he got harmed in the process or not. They were both selfish. Based on the stories we’ve read so far, I think the author wants us to feel sorry for some of the characters. I think he may have had something crazy happen in his life time because the characters in his stories are kind of crazy. All of his stories are very similar in a way too.

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