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Taylor Pease
Discussion 10/16
Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:55am
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For the Boyle Paper, I am still debating about what to write about. I am making a list of pros and cons in order to make my decision a little bit easier. After class on Wednesday, I feel more comfortable analyzing two of the stories. I believe that I am more willingly going to write the theme paper because there are many different themes that compare to the other stories. Out of all of the themes, I think that I am going to choose to write about obsession or the environment and animals. I believe that these two themes are significant because they are in at least three of his stories, so therefore, they are more important than other themes that we discussed in our last class. I think that obsession would be good because I really was intrigued by the story The Human Fly. I felt that it was very symbolic of how people in today’s world act. Also, I found it interesting that one could be so dedicated to trying to become famous, but also just as dedicated to dying. It is ironic to me how the agent does not see this, or try to stop him because he is so blind due to the greed. I believe that I am going to also write about Little Fur People as well. In this story, there is also obsession and greed. I believe that this story would be interesting to write about because Grace is so attached to these squirrels that she builds a love for them and even when they are healthy again, she does not let them go. She has an obsession of squirrels because they keep her happy and what she thinks sane is. Also, I believe that in this case, one can also say that Officer Kraybill is a little bit obsessed with trying to attain these squirrels and keep them as government property. Furthermore, this story also demonstrates greed as well. Greed is shown throughout the story because Grace does anything that she can in order to keep the squirrels as her babies. I believe that these two stories would make an interesting theme paper.
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        word count: 352 sorry!!!!!!
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