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Tom Lee ID: 21846711 9/14/2010 Asian American Study R2A Short Response: Louie “Birthday”, “Bottles of Beaujolais”, “Love on the Rocks” Questions: Why does the narrator care more about the kid than the mother? Aren’t men in affairs think all about the woman and hate the children who connected her to another man? Who was the woman Frank met at the end of the story? Is it the boy’s mother? What does the otter symbolize in “Bottles of Beaujolais”? Is it the narrator himself? What happened at the end of “Love on the Rocks”? Why did Enid scream? Did Buddy murder his wife? Overall themes: People who are involved in love relationships should stay practical and realistic, or else they will trap themselves in the world of impossible fantasy. In all three of the stories, the male main characters were all somewhat blinded by their feelings toward those they loved. Because of his strong affection to Sylvie and Welby, Wallace, the main character in “Birthday”, was unable to see how much the relationship has changed. In “Bottles of
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