Love In John Gallant's The Other Paris

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The author brings the social issue of love to light in this short excerpt. Carol and Howard are engaged off of a three week relationship where they ate lunch together. They are building a lifelong relationship, till death to them part, over a tuna fish salad. In The Other Paris, Gallant uses a narrative voice and emotionless characterization to satirize society. Carol and Howard’s low risk, cautious personality mock Gallant’s society and their perception of love. Howard takes his sisters advice to propose “who advised him to marry some nice girl before it was too late.” Howard is a young man with his life ahead of him and marrying a girl he hardly knows is absurd. The fact that he followed the advice of others and showed no passion in going
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