Love In L. A Literary Analysis

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Ann Landers the person who wrote this quote, “Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.” , kind of tied together what “Button,Button” and “Love In L.A” and “The Gift Of The Magi” because in all these stories there was either love without trust and loyalty or love with trust and loyalty. This is true in Matheson “Button,Button”, Gilb's “Love In L.A”, and O.Henry’s “The Gift Of The Magi” where the characters were either having love without loyalty and or true love or with no love but with loyalty. All the stories show a complicated or unknown/ununderstood type…show more content…
In “Button,Button” the author Richard Matheson was showing a love that is complicated and misunderstood because during the story the end was not foreshadowed on who was gonna die, but it definitely foreshadowed the fact that the button would get pushed and someone would end up losing their life at random. During the story, Matheson shows the disconnect between the Norma the curious wife and Arthur the parted and distant husband in the way that they have little to no communication skills between each other, “Why wont you talk about it?, Norma asked, Arthur’s eyes shifted as he brushed his teeth.” (Matheson 4). The way Matheson portrays there disconnection is threw actions and expression and word choice because he writes that arthur shifted his eyes and so to the reader it seems…show more content…
It’s that love that you have for a someone that you just seen for the first time in your life and you just fell for the person at first viewing. He also had a hidden relationship which was jake and his car/dream car,this is how it was shown, “He needed an FM radio in something better than this ‘58 buick he drove. It would have crushed velvet interior with electric controls…” (Gilb1). Gilb was trying to portray a different kind of love which was a human to material love or a dreaming of this thing love. He was proving that not only humans and other humans are the only thing that can be wanting to be together but also material things. Gilb’s scenario of where the conversation had taken place between Marianna and Jake sounded sort of like it was a personal experience and it sounded like he did and said these things himself, which was this, “So how you doin? Any damage to the car? Im kinda hoping so, just so it takes a little more time and we can talk some or else you can give me your phone number now and i won’t have to lay my regular b.s on you to get it later.” (Gilbl 2). Gilb was trying to display how vulnerable young people are and how they don’t know what real feeling for someone and real liking someone can be. Gilb at one point in the story felt like he was trying to show how quickly something can go wrong between two people so fast, whether one of them is in a relationship
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