'Love is a Fallacy' by Max Shulman
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In this paper, the clever finality of this story which Shulman imparts on the narrator is that Polly has actually been trained well enough to actually refute the very man trying to impose his authority over her. According to this paper, all of the logic that has been taught to her is now used against the narrator, as Polly logically breaks down his sexism through the logic she has come to learn.
From the Paper:"In this literary study the short story "Love is a Fallacy" by Max Shulman will be analyzed. By critically pointing out the sexist nature of the narrator of the tale, Shulman uses arguments based on logic. However, the narrator's inability to realize his own hypocrisy in gaining a "trophy wife" through treachery and guise devolves his misogynist actions and behaviors. In essence, "Love is a Fallacy" uses hypocrisy, sexism and logic to create a devolving tale of a college student with an inferior intellect. The beginning of Shulman's story reflects an arrogant young college student who thinks that he is superior to his roommate, Petey Bellows. The first part of the story revolves around the narrator's inability to see how Petey is easily susceptible to `fads' on campus. Shulman writes: A nice enough fellow, you understand, but nothing upstairs."
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