The Order of Things

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The order of things The Order of Things Essay -”The Order of Things” Carl is a reverend and the main character in the short story by Judy Troy. He has a wife and a daughter, but he is having an affair with this woman, Lily Forrest. The story goes about how he and Lily isn’t satisfied with their marriages, and are trying to make up with it by having sex. These to person’s looks almost like each other and this is why Carl has fallen in love with her. Carl sees himself in her, in a female version. The description of the persons looks is very direct (explicit) in the story, we are told for an example that: They’re in the early forties, married to teachers, they look alike (Six feet tall, pale eyes, angular features and light hair). The…show more content…
He has a wife and a daughter, but he is having an affair with this woman, Lily Forrest. The story goes about how he and Lily isn’t satisfied with their marriages, and are trying to make up with it by having sex. These to person’s looks almost like each other and this is why Carl has fallen in love with her. Carl sees himself in her, in a female version. The description of the persons looks is very direct (explicit) in the story, we are told for an example that: They’re in the early forties, married to teachers, they look alike (Six feet tall, pale eyes, angular features and light hair). The story hasn’t many characters in it, and they’re well described, the looks directly, but the personality indirectly (you have to guess how they actually feel), and you might get mixed signals at some points. It’s funny to think that a Reverend, who have become this, because he is so religious, is having an affair with somebody else. He should at least be so religious that he wouldn’t cheat on anybody, even though he doesn’t like the wife? The fact that he is a Reverend in this story and not an ordinary man, might be to show that love beats everything, and also might not be. I think the relationship is only based on sex and have no feelings from Lily’s side. Carl has fallen in love with her, because he can see himself in her and not because she is a unique woman (depends on the definition of unique, unique might be as
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