Love In John Collier's The Chaser

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In the book “The Chaser” by John Collier, he demonstrates that love has to be won and if it 's purchased your activities will bring consequences. Throughout the book it shows that the actions he takes will bring some sort of consequence. In the story, the main character Alan loves this girl named Diana so he goes to this place where the old man supposedly sells potions. He goes so he can get a love potion. In the book it says, "My dear sir," replied the old man, "my stock in trade is not very large-I don 't deal in laxatives and teething mixtures-but such as it is, it is varied. I think nothing I sell has effects which could be precisely described as ordinary." This shows how he went to the old man to get potion of love but because of his…show more content…
The old man knows that he is getting lured in to all this and then he continues saying how the love potion is just a dollar and if that’s what you want than just take it. The quote that shows this is, “Oh that, said the old man opening the drawer in the kitchen table, and taking out a tiny, rather dirty looking vile. That is just a dollar. I can’t tell you how grateful I am said Allen.” The old man is giving Allen a bottle that has a potion of love for just for a dollar. Now think about it no one will sell it for a dollar because it won’t cost that much. Therefore, there has to be a catch to it. This also connects with a quote from the passage that says, “Customers come back later in life when they are better off, and want expensive things. Here you are. You will find it very effective. Thank You again, said Allan. Good bye. See you again, said the man” So you see what I mean the old man knows he will be miserable after a while of Diana in love with Alan. So he only sells it for a dollar knowing they will come back for the expensive bottle of potion. In conclusion, in the book “The Chaser” by John Collier, he demonstrates that love has to be won and if it 's purchased your activities will bring consequences. Throughout the book it shows that the actions he takes will bring some sort of consequence. This is not considered as true love where you basically drug the person to fall in love with you. True love comes from both people’s
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