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Destiny Jackson
3/6 discussion
Fri Mar 6, 2015 2:55pm
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I am writing about stories from the love section. These stories are Carnal Knowledge and Modern Love. I am choosing to compare and contrast them. The major points that are going to support my compare and contrast paper are that both men are in their 30’s and both female characters are crazy. For the contrast part of the essay I will be talking about the ending of both stories and how the men reacted differently to the women leaving them. In Carnal Knowledge the male character in the story got what he wanted form the girl on the first day she met him. In Modern Love the male character got what he wanted but there was no skin to skin contact. Both female characters have hang ups and they show it throughout the whole story. The male characters in the story ignore all the crazy things in the female characters make them go through. Breda from Modern Love definitely puts her guy through hoops. The worst things for him were that he had to have sex with a full body condom on and have no skin to skin contact. Then he had to go through the doctor’s appointment. The doctor’s appointment was described as painless but he was confused about why the test was being done to him in the first place. In the story Carnal Knowledge Jim was so desperate because he started off his birthday feeling sorry for himself. He had plans to have a cake with his mother and his aunts so they could tell him how old he looks and talk about how cute he was when he was younger. Then he met Alena when her dog peed on him while he was lying on the beach. Alena invited him to her beach house that she was watching and he got laid on the first night. Jim found out that she was an eco-terrorist at the beginning of the story. Both guys were left at the end pf both stories. Jim was alright with being left because he got laid probably without a condom on the first night. The male character in the other story was dissatisfied with the ending because he still never got any skin to skin contact.

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