Essays Tagged: "T. Coraghessan Boyle"

BOOK REVIEW- The Modest Proposal by Janathan Swift

The Modest Proposal by Janathan Swift and Top of the food chain by T. Coraghessan Boyle are short stories written to make the reader realize how humans do absurd thing ... n the reader and change his/her point of view on the cruelty to the Irish.In Top of the Food Chain, T. Coraghessan Boyle speaks of a village called Borneo and how it was infected by millions of mosqui ... was absurd but instead of being discouraged, they were very proud and thought their ideas were great. In reality, their plans did not help the problem but instead made it worst.Both Top of the Food C ...

(2 pages) 134 0 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Greasy Lake", by T. Coraghessan Boyle, and the writing techniques that were used to develop the theme and meaning.

; only know of the later consequences of that action, and the looks on my friends faces when I did it. My parents were all very much surprised and wondered what I was thinking, and I all I said was ". ... t know". I was the quiet kid in class, of whom no one would expect to do such things, even when upset. I didn't do it because I was upset, but because my friends were around and I wanted to prove I co ...

(7 pages) 239 2 4.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

"Greasy Lake" by Jack London and "To Build a Fire" by T. Coraghessan Boyle.

ething bad will happen are "To Build a Fire", written by Jack London, and "Greasy Lake", written by T. Coraghessan Boyle. Certain aspects of both these stories give the reader an idea of what is to co ... reason that it may seem to have an evil atmosphere is related to the lake where the boys go at night. It is all dark and gloomy, and looks as if people only go there to be unruly and do bad things. T ...

(4 pages) 98 0 5.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Relationships in literature

a family bond can be. In addition to studying family relationships I examined "Carnal Knowledge" by T. Coraghessan Boyle to show how love between a man and a woman can alter how one acts. The last typ ... y but once you understand the character and look at it from his point of view, it will become evident. The three characters in the story got a taste of pleasure, it was only temporary.The story "Killi ...

(5 pages) 107 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Greasy Lake" by T. Coraghessan Boyle

In "Greasy Lake" by T. Coraghessan Boyle, the author illustrates the journey towards adulthood for three teenage boys in ... in some way symbolic, but the body the narrator finds in the murky water has to be the most important. The body of Al symbolizes the consequences of being "bad." This leads the author and his friends ... the author and his friends to the realization, as best quoted as, "I was nineteen, a child, an infant..."(133) and that being "bad" was not so cool after all.Boyle's use of language plays a significan ...

(4 pages) 36 0 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"1984" and "The Crucible"

Somehow, someway, the writing of history has changed over time, even if it is just the slightest bit. For example, there are different stories of why the U.S. has gone to war with Iraq. If you were t ... is always some agency like the Ministry of Truth to deny the memories of others, to rewrite the past. (1984 xxi)"Thomas Pynchon was born in 1937 in Glen Cove, Long Island, New York (Wikipedia). He at ...

(4 pages) 21 0 4.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Greasy Lake's Narrator

ugh changes, you have gone through changes, and everyone will go through changes. The narrator from t. coraghessan boyle's "greasy lake" is no exception to this rule. From the beginning to the e ... irst paragraph of the story, the narrator gives us a glimpse of what he was like going into the night. "We were dangerous characters then....we were bad" (Pg. 112). He also gives us other clues ...

(3 pages) 24 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Limits or Choices: "Boys and Girls" written by Alice Munro and "Greasy Lake" written by T. Coraghessan Boyle

o stories, “Boys and Girls” written by Alice Munro and “Greasy Lake” written by T. Coraghessan Boyle. The common theme between those two stories is coming of age. Although both mai ... s to escape from what she has to be a girl her parents think. But, her parents didn’t realize it. Though she wanted to choose what she was like, the environment surrounding her – her parents ...

(7 pages) 33 0 5.0 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Significance of Setting in “Greasy Lake”

e setting of "Greasy Lake" is what eluded me as to what would happen next in the story. The author, T. Coraghessan Boyle, foreshowed each phase in the story by providing the reader with such a detaile ... ese were mindless children looking for trouble. I could tell where this story was headed by the way T. Coraghessan Boyle laid out the setting of the story.The way the author describes the lake itself, ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Analysis of "Greasy Lake"

In T. Coraghessan Boyle's "Greasy Lake" three boys become young men on the third, boring night of their ... s place. This first-person short story is taking place in early June in the silence of a single night. The narrator is faced with both internal and external conflicts. The internal conflict is that th ... that could occur on both sides of the party in the most epic battle of his life.Bibliography:Boyle, T. Coraghessan. "Greasy Lake." Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing. E ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Irony in Top Of the Food Chain

Irony in "Top of the Food Chain" by T. Coraghessan Boyle10th Grade EnglishMs. DeAnna BridgesVeronica PantinT. Coraghessan Boyle's "On To ... centered in working for his comforts and indifferent to the havoc his choices make on the environment. Humans believe that we can solve everything that is put upon us, but there is always a catch. In ... something that he believes is good for him, but instead it ends up being entirely the opposite of it.The story reflects that humans can do immoral things, without thinking well of the consequences an ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Mar/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors