I Just Called to Say I Love You

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Sarai Fuentes March 10, 2013 Professor Crowder English 170 The way a person expresses his or her love to another person should not bother other people. In the article “I Just Called to Say I Love you” by Jonathan Franzen he clearly states that he hates hearing other people saying the words I love you to another person. He believes that the privacy of others should be kept to themselves and their personal feelings should not be said out loud in public places. Although this may be true there are also other perspectives of how one can handle situations like of expressing feelings when they occur. Not only is the expression I love you the only way of expressing ones feelings for another but there are many other forms of love that are…show more content…
In his final article Franzen says “The part of me that’s angered by cellular intrusions comes from my father. The part of me that love my blackberry and wants to lighten up and join the world comes from my mother” (Franzen 375). This is a great example of how we see the true feelings of Franzen and how in reality he does not hate others for saying the words I love you but in fact he has forced himself to believe it is wrong because of his dad. At the end of the article Franzen admits that if his mother was still alive then he too would be in an airport telling his mother that he loves her. This is a great shift because the author leads us to believe one thing but then he truly actually believes another. Franzen does a great job connecting with his audience because he refers to things that happen now a day quite often and it is relatable. His style is appropriate it is easy to understand and it is intriguing, because it is a topic that most of us deal with in our lives. At first telling his audience that he hates people that say I love you in public but in the end saying that he too would say that to his mother we see that he actually plays a little of both sided of the argument. We get too see both of the perspectives and we are free to make our own choice. In the end his argument is agreeable people should be respectful of others around them but at the same time showing affection towards your loved ones

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