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Ashley Larsen
Discussion 10/17
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:28pm
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Ashley Larsen
For the Boyle paper, I have chosen to do theme instead of comparing and contrasting. I chose to do the theme because there are similar themes throughout the different stories, which makes the paper easier, also, I donít want to just be restating the story through summary, I want to dig deeper into the idea behind the story and analyze how Boyle feels about certain things.
After I decided on analyzing theme, I next had to decide what stories I wanted to choose, and that was the difficult part. I liked different aspects of each of the stories, but choosing two all came down to what themes each story portrayed that I felt would be the easiest to talk about. Also, I had to have two themes that were similar in each story I chose. The theme I have chosen is obsession and greed that are reoccurring themes throughout Boyles stories. However, the stories that I have chosen to do are On For The Long Haul and Human Fly. I didnít really like Human Fly when I first read it because it seemed like one crazy stunt after another and then he died at the end. Now, after looking at the themes and the multiple stories we have read thus far, I have decided to actually choose this story to analyze. I also chose On For The Long Haul, and I chose this because I found the story to be interesting and didnít really expect the ending to end how it did. Therefore, I really liked it because it was not predictable. Again, I didnít like that story as much to begin with, but the more I look over the story, the more interesting things I find throughout the story.
The reason that I chose to compare and discuss the themes in these two stories is because they have many similarities throughout the story, in regards to the theme. They both show numerous examples of how Boyle feels in regards to obsession and greed and how these qualities people experience make them do crazy things. Boyle discusses his feelings on these emotions through his wonderful stories and that I why I chose to focus on those themes.
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