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Mike Haigh Professor McDonald English 112 September 19, 2007 Jake’s Laziness Limits His Ability to Obtain What He Desires Gilb’s “Love in L.A” is more than a story about Jake’s small wreck in the L.A. traffic. Jake, the protagonist, is revealed to be a lazy, superficial and an unemployed young man of L.A. In a story that probably does not portray more than an hour of the protagonist’s life; the narrator reveals that Jake’s lazy lifestyle limits his ability to obtain what he desires. This is shown by his daydreaming and his lack of any significant accomplishments. In addition, he feels the need to lie about his profession, or lack thereof to compensate for his slothful lifestyle. Within the first paragraph of the story, the narrator shows that Jake’s laziness limits his ability to obtain what he desires. While sitting in traffic, Jake begins to think about how thankful he is that he does not have to sit in traffic every day because he does not have a job. However, immediately he thinks about
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