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Analysis of the Theme in TC Boyle's Greasy Lake

Summary: This is an indepth analysis on the theme of T.C. Boyle's "Greasy Lake" short story. It focuses on the message communicated to the reader from observing the actions of the narrator throughout the story.
The nature of life reveals, through its dark accidents, the limitations on being bad in order to be viewed as hip or cool and that there always will be someone who is worse than you. This is the lesson that the narrator learns in T.C. Boyle's "Greasy Lake" through a series of accidents as a result of his recklessness. The narrator, in the beginning of the story, believed himself and his friends to be dangerous characters and that "it was good to be bad, when you cultivated decadence like a taste." However, painful lessons were learned that reveals to the narrator that there will be a price to pay in trying to appear bad. It also goes to show him that there are limits to how far he is willing to go and not care about the consequences.

It was the third night of summer vacation and...

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