Discussion of Love in Raymond Carver's What We Talk About When We Talk About Love

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In the article “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love”, which was written by Raymond Carver in 1981, the author is mainly talking about the story from Mel McGinnis, who is at home with his wife Terri and their friends, Nick and Laura, are drinking gin and tonics and talking about love. The first discussion is about Terri's ex husband, Ed. Ed is the guy she was with before Mel McGinnis. It is a sad story. She says, that night Ed beat her, he told her, "I love you, I love you, you bitch" while he pulled her around the room. Terri considers that what Ed felt for her was love. And then Terri continues with her story. He stalks Mel and Terri, at that time Mel was divorcing his ex wife and living together with Terri. It’s a really…show more content…
It has been confirmed by scientists for many years, that when observed a baby boy and a baby girl’s behavior who are born a few months, when the boy feels upset, he likes to throw things, such as feeder, and some paper towels. The unhappy girl, she likes to cry out. In addition, when a group of children in kindergarten stay together and decide what to play, boys are more likely to choose a toy car or toy guns to play, while girls tend to chat with each other or be social with other girls. There is one more example, when a boy and his mother are at the mall to buy things like electronic products. A fancy toy comes to his eyes, and it’s the one he really desires to have, but his mother refuses to buy this toy. The boy suddenly sits down on the ground, blubber, being angry, pulls his mother's clothes and hold until the mother's consent to buy one. Mental illness may also lead him to misbehave. Mel and Terri are arguing the reason why Ed kills himself at the beginning of the story. He mentions that “He took this twenty-two pistol he’d bought to threaten Terri and me with. Oh, I’m serious, the man was always threatening.”(Carver). This paper describes Ed several times to commit suicide, for the first time with rat poison, the second time with gun, and ultimately ended his life. As a doctor, Mel assumes that this guy has problems. This series of unusual
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