Use Of Imagery In The Lie By T. Coraghessan Boyle

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Being the first time in reading a short story from T. Coraghessan Boyle, I have to say that his way of writing is bold. In “The Lie”, Boyle chose the perfect point view and perfect use of characters but what he also did well was the use of imagery. Boyle’s use of character was astonishing because he tended to give each character their own personality as well as their own problems. The point of view Boyle chose was perfect because throughout the whole story I felt connected to the protagonist along with what he thought and the actions he took to solve his problems. Now, with the imagery I think Boyle out did himself because from beginning to end I felt in some sense that Boyle used imagery to carry the reader through the trials that the protagonist had. Some examples of imagery would be in the beginning with the LED alarm clock and the description of the clothing his wife Clover had at the beginning of the story. One thing that really bothered me about the protagonist was that he did not seem to feel guilt over the lie he had said about his daughter until the question of money was br...

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