Love Is A Fallacy And How He Point The Irony With Humorist Technique

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What is the theme of Max Shulman`s “Love Is a Fallacy” and how he point the irony with humorist technique. The theme of “Love is a Fallacy” irony about what the main character teaches the girl who he likes, she use for him. Max Shulman, an American humorist writer twentieth century. He is concerned about the romantic relationships from young boy perspective that is main character in story. The author prefers to teach the reader about fallacies with humorous style, at the end of the story, whole story shows that love is fallacy. Shulman`s work is to give reader analytical thinking about fallacies with humorist method. In this story he makes challenge with emotional feeling between logical fallacies. At the end of story, he prefers to teach the readers emotional feelings can win this competition because of human being. The story about those three main characters: main character without name, Petey Burch who main character’s roommate and Poly Espy the girl who, main character and his roommate like. First of all, Main character is basically young boy who is arrogant and thinks that he is perfect. The author used narrator method on main character view. He thinks that Poly who she is not intelligent enough for him. Shulman describe that about Poly on main character view: “Beautiful she was…Gracious she was Intelligent she was not. In fact, she veered in the opposite direction.” (Paragraph 21) and his idea about Petey is similar: “Same age, same background, but dump as an ox.”

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