Initially, the short story sensibly disgraces a representation of women in the 1950s. As the male is gracefully seen as a “calculating keen, acute, and perspicacious” individual, also above women. From that, the assumption of “Love is a Fallacy” may veer towards an anti-women point of view. The approach to short story is not portrayed as a single gender discriminator, because it equally displays antagonistic views.
“Love is a Fallacy” victimizes an inaccurate representation of a woman or Polly, as well as a man about the same. Since Polly is represented unfavorably to men; the story seems to place her below the status of men. Polly is depicted is a typical woman, who is inferior to the roles of men in the 1950s. A…show more content… He tries to install some logic into her, and taught her about fallacies, as a result to make her brighter. As for Petey, he showed no remorse, and took action just to simply “fit in.” His decision seemed illogical and unnecessary, to trade and inanimate object for a human woman. The men are looked as foul characters, that can get away with whatever they please.
Towards the end of the story, Polly flipped the script on the narrator. Using his own “creation” against him, Polly struck him down with the fallacies she was taught. He felt like a “Frankenstein” rather than a “Pygmalion,” in the situation. From this scenario, there seemed to be no anti-feminism from Polly’s doing. Polly was told the narrator’s feelings, but ensured the narrator that he was committing fallacies to connect emotionally. Polly expressed that she never like the narrator, because she still liked Petey. For after all, Petey had the raccoon coat and preferred that over anything.
If this story is considered anti-woman, it is equally represented as anti-man as well. Both the genders were poorly characterized through the entire story. Polly looked like a lesser individual, because of the foolish ways she was described. Petey seemed to be an insignificant character (compared to the narrator), from his naïve but resourceful decision. The narrator started as shimmering scholar, only to be shot down, logically, by a surely ditsy woman. Love is a Fallacy’s intention was to interpret love, but