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In “Greasy Lake”, the three characters are portrayed as ‘bad boys.’ In their attempt to carry out a prank on their friend in Greasy Lake, they accidentally did it on a wrong person and hell broke loose. Some of them got injured in the brawl and had a car damaged (Boyles). These boys liked to be associated with bad things as described in the story. They also portrayed a bad image of themselves by wearing torn leather jackets and smoking what people thought to be cocaine. The boys experienced a bad situation at the lake that changed their perspective as ‘bad boys’ in the end of the story
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The story “Greasy Lake” by TC Boyle is a story about three young men who think they are bad but then find out they are just going through a rebellious phase. Throughout the story there are several themes which are picked up on again and again.
His belief is that postmodernism is a cleverly written “endless circuit of plot and character, the zanier, the more discordant, the more violent the better.” In this sense, Walker offers “Greasy Lake” as a story that possesses the grounds to portray the perfect revelatory, coming of age tale, where the protagonist undergoes changes in character and begins perceiving the world with mature eyes.
They are Romanticists, and as Romanticists, they were lovers of liberty and individualism. These poets, at the time the French Revolution was underway, was famously in support of it, but when Napoleon Bonaparte took office as the leader of France, these poets changed their stances and shifted to being conservatives.
The narrator who is also the protagonist of the narration, depicts his group of friends as “dangerous characters” who conformed closely to the bad boy image that they were so bent on portraying; “"we wore torn-up leather jackets, slouched around with toothpicks in our mouths, sniffed glue and ether and what somebody claimed was cocaine" (125) however these oblivious teenagers ignore intense symbolism that suggests otherwise.; Also throughout the story the incidents that unfold further suggest otherwise.
Alma Takesue is one such person who believes that animals need saving from each other. Dave LaJoy, on the other hand, is an environmental activist who holds the opinion that animals need saving from the likes of Alma. The novel tackles the raging tussle between animal rights activists such as Alma and environmentalists like LaJoy who struggle over the issue of whether or not humans have the right to dictate which animals die and which survive.
He is growing up to be man and wants to shed himself of the image of a boy. For him, growing up means being independent. He seems to have grown up watching movies that cast the bad boy in a very aspiring role for young. This is evident
The years had passed, but Walloon Lake remains to be a breathtaking beauty of nature. The blue water of the lake always give me the soothing feeling. During this season, there were no traces of ice and