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Because of his intelligence, he feels superior to his roommate, Petey. He thinks, he has everything except the right woman. He desires Polly, not emotionally but as an object to further his success as a lawyer. She must be beautiful, gracious and intelligent. Polly has all of it, except for intelligence. To get rid of his competitor, Petey, he negotiates with him that Petey gets a raccoon coat if he leaves Polly to him.

The smart student starts teaching Polly in logic. He succeeds. Polly learns her lesson and when he asks her if she wants to go steady with him, she defeats because she wants to go steady with Petey. Amusingly, the reason is that he owns a raccoon coat. His own lessons about logic turns to the scales against himself when he tries to convince her that he is the right choice. The student thinks he can get everything he wants by calculating and planning.

The story has two main topics: love and logic. To me, feelings are not compatible with logic. Love is not like a mathematical problem. There is not such a thing like a mathematical formula to solve the problem and get the correct answer.

It is much more than a plain process in the brain. I enjoyed reading your post. I think that love could be like a mathematical problem. I rest my case! In the event of two people creating a new life, you have to involve more factors, e. Then again x must equal 1. Identifying a complex chemical and biological process with a number goes against my sense of the complexity of science. As I put it in my post, Love and Logic are not compatible to me. In this way, I proved my hypothesis.

Also, x does not necessarily equal 1. That again proves my statement that there is not the ONE correct answer. Feel free to comment this. You sure did a good job correcting my love equation. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Search Search for: Go. Like this: Like Loading Modern Love by T.

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Love Is a Fallacy

He is interested in Polly Espy, a girl who lives in her own world and is quite pretty. The narrator provides the coat to the roommate in exchange for Polly. In the dates, he teaches her lessons about fallacies and make her worthy of his wife. This short story is anti woman as equally is it antiman. There are many factors as to what makes an individual intelligent. Once he actually talks with her to let her express herself, he analyzed her as unintelligent based off faulty reasoning.


‘Love is a fallacy’ by Max Shulman




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