'Chicxulub' and Life
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In this article, the writer argues that the main theme of T. Coraghessan Boyle's short story "Chicxulub,"-- which provides parallel stories about the death of a child and a civilization-ending meteor, is to get meaning out of life by appreciating the moments with loved ones.
From the Paper:"There are few scenarios worse imagining in life than those offered by T Coraghessan Boyle in his New Yorker short story Chicxulub. The title refers to the first scenario as it is the name given to the giant asteroid that struck the earth millions of years ago and caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. In Chicxulub a civilization-threatening meteor hitting the earth is one unimaginable scenario offered. The second scenario relates to Ted and Maureen Biehn who get a phone call late at night telling them their ..."
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