The Rental Heart Analysis

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When we are loved, we tend to feel it intuitively in our guts. But how does it work? Is there an extrasensory perception in the heart that is able to read the feelings in another person’s heart? Love is an assortment of contrasting feelings. To ask, “What is love?” would be the same as asking, “What is running?” or “What is swimming?” If you ever seen someone run or swim, you know exactly what running and swimming entail. The story “The Rental Heart” deal with love and the feeling you get when love fails you. When you are in love everything seems much better but when you break up everything turns dark and empty. It is for most people a fact, that you during your lifetime are going to get your heart broken. The heartbroken feeling of an…show more content…
So if you break your gear lever, you go down to the shop to replace it, and then your car is as good as new. “The heart was dusty and tarnished and utterly empty. In the centre of it was no picture of Grace, no strands of her hair, no shine of memories, no declarations. The rusting metal squealed when I pulled it out.” Page 3, Line 102-104. The protagonist actually opens his chest, where he finds a dusty nonworking mechanical heart. It does not contain pictures or memories of Grace. After examining the heart, the protagonist pulls out the heart. The fact that the protagonist loves Grace without the mechanical heart shows us, that real love cannot be adjusted or fixed through science. It appears to me that Grace is something special in the protagonist’s life. This leads us to Kirsten Logan’s message. I think Kirsten Logan is trying to tell us, that even though humans develop better instruments and better equipment through science every day, there are some things, which cannot be replaced by science. And one of those things is true

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