Stright Pool Summer

Stright Pool Summer - Joseph Wilmot TAI 170 July 8 2010...

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Joseph Wilmot TAI 170 July 8, 2010 Straight Pool by John O’Hara The whole story is told from the husband’s point of view, as the story is basically him talking to a good friend Jack about his wife Mae over a game of pool. The entire story is dialogue from the husband’s mouth; it can simply be nothing but told in the form of first person narrative. The reliability of first person is never good; they can be very misleading because it only shows one side of the story. The story is told through his eyes and outside factors that effect the situation are hidden. After reading the whole story the reader can become convinced that the problem with Mae is that she is cheating on him with Jack, the husbands good pool friend. At the end the husband says he is going to go to Brooklyn for some drinks, and as soon as he mentions that Jack recalls that he had a date, in my opinion a date with Mae. The main character is not reliable because he is telling the whole event from the inside, an outside perspective can see that there is more to the story then his wife just acting a little loony.
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