The gates of Eden is a story about a man named Joe Gendreau and is a worker at Weights and Measures. He is the best at his job but very aggressive when things don’t go his way or something is not right. Joe is not your average person, he has a lot of issues dealing with others. One day Joe gets a complaint letter from a person named Ms.Ohara and Joe doesn’t know who this was. Reading the expression on his face he still goes to the address written on the paper. Joe doesn’t know the address but was eager to see what it was about. We find out it is a beautiful young women who catches Joes eyes right away. Soon later we find out it is Ms.Ohara. Ms.Ohara gives Joe something to drink and Joe notices it is sake. Soon after Ms.Ohara then seduces Joe and takes him to the back were there was a luscious garden filled with variety of different and unique plants. Then they make love in the pool, Joe notices that the garden is beautiful and is very bright. After this occurs Joe passes out and wakes up with pain. He has multiple stings on his bottom and notices that the garden in very dull has a very odd and mysterious look. Looking for Ms.Ohara Joe calls out to her but of course no response. Joe quickly leaves and the next day at work, there is a note and pictures inside the env...
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...e she wanted to do it just to be with Joe. Ms.Ohara is a very exiting character it brings joy and excitement to Joe and this is what makes her different. Many may say that she was in it for the money the brothers but I feel she was in it for Joe and who he was as a person.
There are multiple Mysteries in this story which are confusing and create an imagination for the reader for them to find out what will happen next. These mysteries provide so much added power to what the writer is trying to envision for us. Mysterious character bring out the story more and more which provides depth to the story. Joe our main character is a very mysterious character but we soon find out who he really is and how he feels towards the end of the story. There is great conclusions to the story but the best conclusion to the story is your very own assumptions and hypothesis of the story.
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