What Does The Love Of My Life Mean

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“ She lifted her face to him and held out her arms and he was there beside her, rocking her back and forth in his arms. He could feel the heat of her face against the hard fibre of his chest, a wetness there, fluids, her fluids. “I don’t want a doctor,” she said.”The theme I got from the story is that no matter how much you love someone, actions have consequences. You can’t act without thinking of the repercussions.
First, in “The Love of My Life” I noticed Boyle 's style of persistent concrete imagery used to describe a scene or situation. The description of China and Jeremy in the beginning "They wore each other like a pair of socks" is very different. It pulls the reader in because it 's not cliche. Again, the concrete imagery everyone in his intended audience knows what wearing socks are like. These lay a strong role in
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For this reason, my immediate emotional reaction to the part after she gave birth was me being furious at the characters for their actions. Finally, after reading “The Love Of My Life” for the fifth time my reaction was only extreme heartache and sorrow for the baby that did not have the chance to live her life and that sorrow was quickly joined by the sorrow for the multitudes of children who have been aborted and have not been able to live their individual lives. Furthermore in the theme of consequences I see the important insights into a pregnant teen 's thoughts and her partners. Since the pregnancy rate of high school students have been rising, I think this piece is exceptionally relevant to today 's society. Afterward, I was able to see and experience the difficulties of dealing with the emotional and physical pains of high school relationships, a pregnancy during freshman year of college, and the confusion of what to do afterward. In conclusion, I think this story could definitely be used to help young adults going through the same situations to rationally think about the situation they are in, and the consequences of their
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