One large similarity between the two short stories is that both nameless characters start off as hateful and spiteful people. In Greasy Lake the young men were looking for mischief at the beginning of the summer vacation after a year of college. The best place to start doing this was at Greasy Lake that had a reputation of being a vulgar and disgusting place for harlots and troublemakers, which was exactly what...
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...He finally understood what it was like to be Robert and that he wasn’t a bad person at all but a better one. He learned something from Robert that he would have the rest of his life to look back on.
Both these stories contribute to the fact they though they may not have had the same experiences as each other they both learned valuable lessons. This can be said about most people in real life too. Many of us take advantage of the life that we are given and exploit it for the world to see. If we all took a moment to really analyze our lives and put our priorities in check we could eliminate all of the negative behaviors and start fresh. Unfortunately it is human nature to go against this thinking and go for primitive desirers over self-improvement. It is in these stories and ones of similar that gives humans a reality check and brings them back from obscurity.
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