The Corruption Of Greasy Lake

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The setting of the story reveals a lot about the characters. The narrator uses the setting of the story to mirror the state of morality and corruption of the youth. The narrator also uses the setting to create an atmosphere that is appropriate for developing the character of the individuals within the story. In essence the narrator uses Greasy Lake as both a setting and character. The description that is given of Greasy Lake is very disturbing to most who read it. However within the story the individuals as well as the narrator see the lake as being the best place to spend their time. The story describes the lake as being, “fetid and murky, the mud banks glittering with broken glass and strewn with beer cans and the charred remains of bonfires.”

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