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Erica Bonner
Discussion #5
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:05am
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For the Boyle paper, I decided to write about the compare and contrast of two stories from the love section of his book. The two stories I’m going to use will be Little Fur People and Carnal Love. I chose these stories because they really caught my attention. With them being in the love section of the book, they had a different spin on love. They are not the traditional type of love we all know about with a man ad women falling in love and living a fairy tale ending. The stories both had good similarities with love for certain things but also had some dissimilarities with other things. I feel that with the stories Boyle writes, those two in particular, he shows the different kind people in the world. He gives a point of view in every story by giving you personalities and feelings coming from each character. Whether or not if a character plays a big role or not, everyone in the story plays some type of role and has a good meaning somewhere in it. He gives us hints on who he wants us to focus more on and who side we should favor more as well. This actually sounds like the story Little Fur People. He wants us to somewhat be more on the main characters side rather than the other main character. In Boyle’s stories, he wants us to let our imaginations run wild. Even in some of the stories, we are somewhat able to predict with what the whole outcome might and will be. But with the way Boyle writes his stories, you have to keep reading until the end of them because of the talent and passion he puts in the details it keeps you wondering. Also I feel the way he writes all of his stories, especially the love section, is because he has a wide span of opinions and characters within himself. I believe he was able to put all the experiences he’s dealt with from his own life growing up into actual characters in his stories. From death to love and everything in between. He was able to put them all together and create special characters and events in the stories.
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