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Kathleen Henderson
10/17 Discussion
Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:51pm
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I have chosen to write about the themes of two T.C. Boyle stories. Iím going to write about the theme of animals/environment. Boyle has three stories that involve animals and the environment so he has a clear opinion about the environment and animals. Each theme of the stories has a different lesson to them. Two stories involve people trying to save animals while another story involves people killing animals and not caring about the environment at all. Big game is different from Carnal Knowledge and Little Fur people because Big Game is killing animals for decoration. However, eventually the biggest animal kills them all so we can tell that T.C. Boyle agrees that saving the environment and animals is important. But in Carnal Knowledge and Little Fur People he still doesnít agree that the way both characters go about saving the animals is the right way. I chose to write about Carnal Knowledge and Little Fur People. In Carnal knowledge Alena is trying to save the animals she is an eco-terrorist and T.C. Boyle believes that she goes about it the wrong way. Alena commits a lot of time and he makes us believe her heart is in the right place but he makes her to be a dirty not so smart girl. Which makes us question if her actions are actually helping. While Grace is an old lady who tries and save sick squirrels, however T.C. Boyle believes Grace goes over board and has too many sick squirrels. I think T.C. Boyle thinks that saving the environment and animals is important but people donít go about it the right way. While Alena claims to be saving the environment she does things that actually hurt the animals and environment. T.C. Boyle also write Little Fur People so that we are on Graceís side because we believe what she is doing is nice for the animals however he also makes us question if it is good to take care of thirty two squirrels. We want Grace to keep the animals because she isnít doing any harm however, T.C. Boyle makes us realize Grace has become obsessed and it has affected the relationship of her and her daughter.
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