• Compare a&P and Greasy Lake
    John Updike's "A & P" and T. Coraghessan Boyle's "Greasy Lake" have many similarities as well as differences as coming-of-age stories. "A & P" is about a nineteen-year-old boy working at a grocery shop who stands up against the manager trying to defend and impress the girls he is attracted to who ar...
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  • A&P and Greasy Lake
    Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle and A&P by John Updike are both stories about coming of age. Over the generations there have been many changes. In these two short-stories it proves that, although it takes place in different generations, coming of age is still a time to prove one’s self. A&P...
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  • Greasy Lake
    Kellagh Roth Professor Thompson English 214 23 September 2008 Setting in "Greasy Lake" The path to becoming an adult is lined with a variety of childhood and adolescent experiences, some more painful than others and each transforms our view of the world around us. In T. Coraghessen Boyle's sho...
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  • Analysis of Greasy Lake
    Thomas Boyles "Greasy Lake"(1985) was a type of story that. It features an array of out of control juvenile teens, and their wild ways. It displays the profile of what dangerous teens where like "when the winning way went out of style(Boyle 404)." This story is based on a song "Spirit In The Night...
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  • Greasy Lake
    The Rebel's Nature When you are an adolescent, your curiosity runs wild. Rebellion was the first step towards dealing with the stress of supply and demand that the real world expected from the futures of the youth. Whether it's hassling the authorities just to impress your friends or the thrill of...
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  • Greasy Lake Symbolism
    Greasy Lake by T.C. Boyle is about three teen boys considering their selves to be “dangerous characters”, realizing, after a catastrophic chain of events, that they may not want to be quite as bad as they think. The boys go out looking for adventure and end up running into trouble when they get...
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  • Greasy Lake
    Assignment Week 2: Greasy Lake Discussion Questions 1. How can the reader tell that the narrator grows and changes during his adventures? How can you explain the change in the narrator's outlook? The reader can tell that the narrator changes throughout his adventures by his shifting disposition co...
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  • Greasy Lake Essay
    Greasy Lake Essay In the short story Greasy Lake written by T.C. Boyle, the story is about three friends who believe they are “bad”. On a particular night they go out looking for trouble, and trouble is what they find. The tone of this story is serious, dark, and very graphic. This story is f...
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  • Greasy Lake
    "Greasy Lake" by T.Coraghessan Boyle is the story of 19 year old boys maturing into men in a night, back when it was cool to be “bad”. It shows how there will always be people better, or in this case, “badder” than them. It was not the writing itself which captured my attention at first, b...
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  • Greasy Lake
    There comes a time in every young man's life for him to break a barrier of reality to go from invincibility to mortality. They have to take that leap forward gradually, but as they do they will make mistakes along the way and have to learn from the bad ones. The short story “Greasy Lake” by T. C...
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  • Violence in "Greasy Lake" and "The Things They Carried"
    Both Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried" and T. Coraghessan Boyle's "Greasy Lake" display characters' similar reactions to violence, but in different settings and circumstances. In "The Things They Carried," Fist Lieutenant Jimmy Cross is a soldier in the Vietnam War who finds solace and escape...
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  • Vietnam War vs. Greasy Lake War in T.C. Boyle's Short Story "Greasy La
    Sudden and Ironic events that happen to the narrator in T.C. Boyle's short story "Greasy Lake" are the same type of events that in an instant will change a person forever. The ironic circumstances that the narrator in "Greasy Lake" finds himself in are the same circumstances that young people find t...
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  • Tc Boyle Greasy Lake
    Donna Slender Prof. Jon Frederick Writing I April 2, 2013 Greasy Lake by T.C. Boyle The short story Greasy Lake is written by T. C. Boyle the son of Irish immigrants. Boyle recalls growing up ‘as a sort of pampered punk’. We see this pampered punk attitude in the story’s main characters....
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  • Greasy Lake
    The Difference Between, Story and Song In the story and the song, what is too be learned? The story and the song are different in so many ways. The story has a dark side to it and it is not all fun and games anymore. The boys in the story get hurt and scared. The song on the other hand has a lighte...
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  • Greasy Lake
    Austin Jones Mr. Swanson English 1020 25 February 2013 The Demonstration of Ignorance and Impulsivity of Youth In “Greasy Lake” by T. Coraghessan Boyle My parents would always ask me when I was younger, if I would jump off a bridge if so and so told me to do it? I would always respond no...
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  • Character Analysis on Greasy Lake
    Ryan Zull Professor Rodgers English Comp 102: Tue-Thurs. September 16, 2012 A Character Analysis of the Round Characters in “Greasy Lake” T. Coraghessan Boyle’s “Greasy Lake” deals with three young and naive teenagers who think they are invincible and hardcore characters. I know...
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  • Greasy Lake Character Anaylsis
    T.C. Boyle's "Greasy Lake" (1985), exposes the narrator to be the ultimate dissenter upon first glimpse. The anonymous main character goes beyond to appear rebellious to his friends, and anyone around him. Aside from the main character, two friends, Digby and Jeff, accompany the narrator on his jour...
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  • Style, Tone, & Mood in Landlady
    STYLE, TONE, AND MOOD IN LANDLADY Prose 1 Arief Febriyanto 63708028 Moch Fajar Akbar 63708014 Willi Adjie 63706897 ENGLISH DEPARTMENT FACULTY OF LETTERS INDONESIA UNIVERSITY OF COMPUTER 2011 STYLE, TONE, AND MOOD 1. STYLE Style is the use of literary devices...
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  • A Call to Arms - Style and Tone
    "After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain" (332). This last line of the novel gives an understanding of Ernest Hemingway's style and tone. The overall tone of the book is much different than that of The Sun Also Rises. The characters in the book are pro...
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  • A View From The Bridge - Page by Page Notes
    A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE: PAGE BY PAGE PAGE 1: Alfieri: “You see how uneasily they nod to me? That’s because I am a lawyer. In this neighbourhood to meet a lawyer or a priest on the street is unlucky.” This gives the audience some initial insight as to the type of people that live in...
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