Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Lauren Smith
10/24 Discussion
Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:13pm

My thesis for the Boyle paper is that T. C. Boyle shows his opinion of obsession in many ways different stores and ways of how it can ultimately destroy your life and take over your mind. The stories that I feel have supported my thesis statement is the little fur people and On for the Long Haul. Little Fur People the main character, Grace, is a crazy squirrel lady because she is obsessed with squirrels they are like her babies. Even though Grace does have a daughter of her own, her obsession with her little furry squirrels have ruined that relationship with the only daughter Grace has ever had. In the story we know that she is a widow so maybe if her husband was still a live he might would have left her because of her crazy obsession. After putting all her time and effort on these squirrels her obsession ultimialty got taken away by Officer Kraybill. In the story On For the Long Haul the main character, Bayard, is obsessed with keeping him and his family safe from danger. After putting a lot of time and money to keep his family safe he moves them out in the middle of nowhere. Bayard does this because he is hoping that this way there will be no contact with anyone and he will be completely safe in a little cabin in the middle of the woods. Luckily, for Bayard is agent moved another man beside him who is crazier than Bayard is about staying safe and alive. Ultimately Bayard’s obsession lead to his death. I love these stories because they do prove my thesis and the prove Boyles points on how obsession is not good to have. Obsession can make you lose your relationships with part of your family and friends. Or obsession can even be so bad that it can lead to your death. I think Grace in Little Fur People is a great example on how obsession can run your life and van ruin your relationships and Bayard On For the Long Haul shows also how obsession can run your life and that it can lead to your death.
Word count:361

  • 10/24 Discussion - Andy Bates, Thu Oct 23 8:50pm
    What is your thesis for the Boyle paper? Which stories do you feel best prove it? What parts of the stories best support it?
    • 10/24 discussion - Ben Evans, Fri Oct 24 5:00pm
      My thesis for the T.C. Boyle paper is that Boyle has a serious problem with women in general; I mean let’s face it the man probably never got laid in the first place. All of the writing about body... more
    • Re: 10/24 Discussion - Thomas Grotheer, Fri Oct 24 4:44pm
      The thesis for my Boyle paper is the characters and events from T.C. Boyle’s book prove that Boyle thinks that greed and obsession are harmful. I believe that I can correctly link the two stories “On ... more
    • Re: 10/24 Discussion - matt ward, Fri Oct 24 4:41pm
      The thesis I decided to use for my paper is “T.C. Boyle feels strongly about how greed and obsession are negative and are killers, he shows this in both On For the long haul and the human fly by... more
    • 10/24 discussion - jinseul kang, Fri Oct 24 3:18pm
      My thesis is held by two stories, ‘On for the long haul’ and ‘Peace of mind’. Two stories shared identical subject or theme, safety or peace of mind- they are interchangeable. Besides the similarity... more
    • 10/24 Online Discussion - Janice Stroud, Fri Oct 24 2:14pm
      For my T.C. Boyle paper, I chose my thesis to be “T.C. Boyle feels strongly about the roles animals play in the environment. The way be portrays the characters in the stories I chose tell me he feels ... more
    • 10/24 discussion - Jared Holst, Fri Oct 24 1:55pm
      My thesis in the Boyle paper was a pretty easy one to decide on. The themes that I decided on were obsession and greed. Boyle talks about how Zoltan is obsessed in “The Human Fly” with being famous.... more
    • 10/24 Discussion - Brandon Goodwin, Fri Oct 24 1:38pm
      For my T.C. Boyles literary analysis paper, my thesis is based off of the stories “The Human Fly” and “On For The Long Haul”. These stories tell me that Boyle thinks obsession and greed are killers... more
    • 10/24 Discussion - Lauren Smith, Fri Oct 24 1:13pm
    • 10/24 Discussion - Ashley Larsen , Fri Oct 24 1:02pm
      Ashley Larsen For the Boyle paper, I did the theme paper in which my thesis states - Boyle shows his disgust towards these characteristics by showing how obsession can cause one to do wild things and ... more
    • 10/24 Discussion - Jenna Russo, Fri Oct 24 12:38pm
      I believe I have a strong thesis that really fits well with my theme paper. My thesis for the paper is the following: “The stories and the way the characters are tell me that the author thinks that... more
    • 10/24 Discussion - Henry Spence, Fri Oct 24 9:26am
      My thesis in the T.C. Boyle Stories paper is based around a theme in two of the stories we have read so far. The theme I introduced in my thesis I my paper was obsession. The stories that support... more
Click here to receive daily updates