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Ben Evans
10/24 discussion
Fri Oct 24, 2014 5:00pm
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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 condoms and girls wearing kimonos and whatnot, Boyle could possibly be attracted to males for all we know. In your class we have yet to read a story where the male character has not been a greedy brutish pig or a story where the women are not insane, unstable sluts. Boyle could be showing his disdain for women and straight men within his writing. I really do not have a thesis yet, but I have like four minutes until this assignment is due so I am doing my best to make up shit as I go and in all honesty this assignment is really helping me to formulate a working thesis, even if most of this is pretty much flowing out of my ass as I go along. Although I feel that is kind of the message you are trying to get across to us by giving us these assignments that make us think on the spot. I really kind of royally screwed this one up due to my lack of preparation and what not, but I’m hoping you will take some form of pity on me due to this being such an awesome draft.
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  • 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
    • 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
      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 ... more
    • 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
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