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Thomas Grotheer
Re: 10/17 Discussion
Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:46pm
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For the Boyle paper I have chosen to write my paper on the themes of different stories. I choose this option because I think that I will have the most success writing about this topic. In our recent classes I have been able to understand how to write a successful theme paper but had a hard time trying to figure out how I would write a compare contrast paper. This is why I think that I will be able to right about the themes better than about comparing and contrasting. I think from the stories that I have read, I am going to choose to use the stories On for the Long Haul and the Human Fly. I want to make my thesis that Boyle thinks that obsessions such as the ones I am going to list are unhealthy as well as being overly greedy can be unhealthy too. Both of these stories have the themes of obsession and greed. In both of them the themes stand out and are easy to talk about. In in for the Long Haul the main character Wemp is obsessed with protecting himself from an apocalyptic situation and the agent that sells him the loge has no regard for him when he lets someone who would kill his family move in right next to Wemp. Also in on for the long haul, Arkson who pretends to actually care about Wemp and his family actually has no care about his family at all. From this we can see his greed because he only cares about the money that he can make off these people. In the Human Fly we meet the main character Zaltan, who is very skinny almost bones who is obsessed with making himself famous for doing crazy stunts. In this story we can see that this character is risking his life to become famous which is very unhealthy. Also the agent who seems to have the best interests in mind for Zaltan does not care in the end. We can see this because he only wants money and says that they profited even though he died. 354

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