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Setting in Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle - Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle Nature has a powerful way of portraying good vs. bad, which parallels to the same concept intertwined with human nature. In the story “Greasy Lake” by T. Coraghessan Boyle, the author portrays this through the use of a lake by demonstrating its significance and relationship to the characters. At one time, the Greasy Lake was something of beauty and cleanliness, but then came to be the exact opposite. Through his writing, Boyle demonstrates how the setting can be a direct reflection of the characters and the experiences they encounter....   [tags: Greasy Lake T. Coraghessan Boyle Essays]
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Water in T. Coraghessan Boyle's Greasy Lake - Water in T. Coraghessan Boyle's Greasy Lake Water is a powerful medium for introspection. This truth is evident in the short story, 'Greasy Lake,' by T. Coraghessan Boyle. In this story, water serves as a catalyst for self-reflection, as it propels the protagonist into a certain degree of conflict, and ultimately works to reveal and confront the character?s inner struggle. In 'Greasy Lake,' the dualism of the characters' nature is ever-present. They are self-proclaimed bad guys who 'cultivated decadence like a taste' (79)....   [tags: T. Coraghessan Boyle Greasy Lake Essays]
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T. Coraghessan Boyle's The Love of My Life Passage Analysis - That thing in the Dumpster--and he refused to call it human, let alone a baby--was nobody's business but his and China's. That's what he'd told his attorney, Mrs. Teagues, and his mother and her boyfriend,and he'd told them over and over again: I didn't do anything wrong. Even if it was alive, and it was, he knew in his heart that it was, even before the state prosecutor represented evidence of blunt-force trauma and death by asphyxiation and exposure, it didn't matter, or shouldn't have mattered....   [tags: American Literature Boyle]
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Analysis of Greasy Lake by Tom Coraghessan - Analysis of Greasy Lake by Tom Coraghessan “Greasy Lake" by Tom Coraghessan Boyle, is the story of a group of adolescents, searching for the one situation that will proclaim them as bad boys and how their minds change. As the story begins, the narrator gives the impression that he feels he and the others boys should have taken notice of some obvious clues about themselves. These clues would have led them to the conclusion that they were far from the bad guys they wished to be. However, the oblivious teenagers ignore these obvious signs and continue in search of their goal....   [tags: Greasy Lake Tom Coraghessan Symbolism Essays]
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Carnal Knowledge by Boyle - Carnal Knowledge by Boyle In the story “Carnal Knowledge”, by T. Coraghessan Boyle, Jim is the main character who loves to eat meat. He would love nothing more than to enjoy a dinner of “Beef, mutton, pork, venison, dripping burgers, and greasy ribs”. (1107) However, Jim’s cravings for “Kentucky Fried or Chicken McNuggets” were no match for Alena Jorgensen. (1108) Alena is an obsessive animal rights activist whom Jim met while laying on the beach feeling sorry for himself. When a person has feelings of depression and loneliness it can be very easy for another person to come into their life and change their whole persona....   [tags: Carnal Knowledge Boyle Essays Papers] 644 words
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Coming-of-Age Stories with Morals: T. Coraghessan Boyle's "Greasy Lake" and John Updike's "A & P" - T. Coraghessan Boyle's "Greasy Lake" and John Updike's "A & P" have many similarities as well as differences. Both are coming-of-age stories that teach some sort of lesson to the protagonist at the end. “A&P” is about a nineteen-year-old boy who stands up against his manager to impress a couple of girls who are dressed “immodestly”. “Greasy Lake” is about many nineteen years olds playing a prank on a couple of bad characters who turn out to show the teens what they can really do in return. Luckily, the narrator and Sammy both realize their deficiency after the situations with the other characters....   [tags: T. C. Boyle, Greasy Lake, John Updike, A & P, ] 627 words
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Comparing Relationships in Susan Minot's Lust and Coraghessan Boyle's Carnal Knowledge - Comparing Relationships in Susan Minot's Lust and Coraghessan Boyle's Carnal Knowledge            "After the briskness of loving, loving stops"-Susan Minot    This quote from Minot summarizes the love affairs in her short story "Lust" and T. Coraghessan Boyle's short story "Carnal Knowledge." The protagonists in these stories go to great lengths to please their significant others hoping to find loving, fulfilling relationships. They make sacrifices and relinquish certain degrees of power to find happiness, only to discover that this happiness is temporary....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparing Kate Chopin’s The Storm and T. Coraghessan Boyle’s Greasy Lake - Comparing Kate Chopin’s The Storm and T. Coraghessan Boyle’s Greasy Lake Kate Chopin and T. Coraghessan Boyle made excellent use of the elements point of view, character, and setting in their short stories “The Storm” and “Greasy Lake”. Kate Chopin’s characters and events follow the setting—the storm. This greatly enhances her work. Boyle’s characters mirror his setting as well—a greasy lake. It is amazing how much greater depth and deeper the insight is for a story when the potentials of elements of writing are fulfilled and utilized....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]
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Two Allegories: "Greasy Lake" by T. C. Boyle and “Young Goodman Brown,” by Nathaniel Hawthorne - How “bad” can one be when put in a seriously “bad” situation. “Greasy Lake,” written by T. Coraghessan Boyle, depicts some rebellious characters getting into situations that are too rebellious for them to handle. These various situations, as well as the characters themselves, tell the reader something more than what is actually happening in the story. This makes “Greasy Lake” an allegory, because it can be read at a literal level, but interpreted on a second, more meaningful level. The story of “Young Goodman Brown,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, can be considered an older parallel to “Greasy Lake.” The main character, an adventurous young man, sets out to do an evil deed and finds himself witnessing something more evil than he can imagine....   [tags: Greasy Lake, T. C. Boyle, Allegories, Young Goodma] 1926 words
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Summary of Boyle's Friendly Skies - T. Coraghessan Boyle’s “Friendly Skies” is the story of Ellen, a woman who is trying to get to get to New York to be with her mom, but has trouble doing so due to several delays. First, the plane has mechanical problems, this is followed by a pilot claim that they have lost their slots for takeoff. When the plane finally leaves LAX, the engine catches on fire, so emergency landing is required. When back at the airport she is only able to get a non-direct flight that stops in Chicago. While on this flight, Ellen reminisces about heartbreaking details of her past, so she takes prescription medicine with alcohol to try and diminish her pain....   [tags: essays research papers] 827 words
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The Styles of Pet Fly and Greasy Lake - The Styles of Pet Fly and Greasy Lake There are many writers that write poems and books with the same styles. This essay will compare the styles of Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle and the fictional Pet Fly by Walter Mosley. The writing styles of Greasy Lake and Pet Fly are similar in some ways. Greasy Lake and Pet Fly both have a humor and comedic side in their writing. Greasy Lake started the short story with a bit of humor by having the character make him self seem like a bad and dangerous kid, when he was really not....   [tags: Papers] 436 words
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Big Game - 	T. Coraghessan Boyle’s "Greasy Lake" and "Big Game" are similarly structured but completely different short stories that explain the transitions of people from fake slaves of their image to genuine and realized individuals. If not portrayed in the stories, the development in the characters certainly escapes into the reader’s imagination and almost magically makes them the learned. The plot of the two stories is one of the strongest lines connecting them together by way of foundation, but at the same time it establishes completely different story lines that follow the same beat....   [tags: essays research papers] 558 words
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"wrong Place, Wrong Time" - Wrong Place, Wrong Time Victims of circumstance, or just unruly adolescents. Or maybe a little bit of both. The young men in T. Coraghessan Boyle's short story "Greasy Lake" were out looking for a good time, but in the end received much more than they bargained for--a near murder, attempted rape, and stumbling across a decaying corpse; just to name a few of their encounters. When taking into consideration all the components which made up the situations, it is easy to understand the peril the boys come across that night....   [tags: American Literature] 648 words
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Comparing Free Will in The Birthmark and Carnal Knowledge - Relinquishment of Free Will in The Birthmark and Carnal Knowledge              In literature it is common to find main characters that display unusual strength or might. Rarely are major literary characters (with the exception of villains) weak figures. Authors typically create strong roles for their protagonists. This is not the case, however, in the short stories "Carnal Knowledge" by T. Coraghessan Boyle and "The Birthmark" by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The narrator of "Carnal Knowledge," Jim, and one main character in "The Birthmark," Georgiana, have few outward similarities....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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