Sarah Cole: a Type of Love Story

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Sarah Cole: A Type Of Love Story
In the story “Sarah Cole: A Type of Love Story”, the author, Russell Banks tells us a story about a man named Ron who meets a woman named Sarah. It tells a story about a high class man meeting an underclass woman. In the story Ron speaks of Sarah as if she’s kind of a low life, saying she was unattractive and the homeliest woman he had ever met. At the same time he kind of ends up with this girl regardless of all the things he said, in a way he considered her his lover. Throughout the narration it is shown that even though Ron says all these things, he doesn’t want to be seen with her in public or meet her kids, regardless of all that he still ends up falling in love with her

“Go on and leave, you ugly bitch, he says to her, and he says the words, as one by one they leave his mouth, she’s transformed into the beautiful woman her has ever seem.” (Banks 18). He’s finally realizing how beautiful she is. As he says what he says all this beauty he never seen unfold and he doesn’t know what to do. Even though he’s not stopping what he’s saying in a way he kind of regrets it. He fell in love with this woman but in a way he let his pride get in the way because since she was lower class he didn’t want to been seem with her, he might of thought that it wouldn’t work but now he sees what he has done wrong. In a part of the text the narrator says “he looks around the room, as if searching for her. Sitting down in the easy chair, he places his face in his hands. It’s not as if she has died; but as if he has killed her.”(Banks 18). By this he realizes she is never coming back after that was said and done. He sees that he has messed up but now it’s all over because he feels like he killed her, not physically but mentally. In the story you meet Ron but that isn’t his real name, he doesn’t want to say his real name because some of the things he says are cruel and he doesn’t want to be looked down upon. He wants himself to think it was the...
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