Unformatted text preview: this frenzy, their lust and sex drive lead them to attempted rape. It is at that moment, when he swims straight into a rotting corpse, that the narrator realizes the depth of his situation, understanding that he “was nineteen, a mere child, an infant” (Boyle 134). When faced with the opportunity for a night of fun with two blondes, an opportunity the narrator and his friends would have relished a night ago, he reverts to childhood and “wants to cry” (Boyle 137). They rescind the offer, proving the emotional development made in this memorable third day of summer....
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- Spring '10
- Calculus, English-language films, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Greasy Lake & Other Stories