W06 October 21, Fallacious Woman: An Analysis of Max Shulman’s Love is a Fallacy Reading is a favorite past time of many people in the world. It has the. I think the title says it all. Love is a fallacy; love is a false belief. This story talks about a nerd who is apparently in love with a blond dumb chick (Polly Espy). Max Shulman (March 14, –August 28, ) Love? Or Fallacy? we have now spent five evenings together. We have gotten along splendidly. It is clear.

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This dialogue helps to show the reader the true personas of these two characters; Petey being the impressionable, unstable faddist, and the narrator being the conniving and self-concerned type.

Maybe if the narrator would have been up-front with Polly about his intentions for her since byy beginning, he would not have found himself in the situation he was at in the end.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. This is only a short story, not a book, but it is on here. That again proves my statement that there is not the ONE correct answer.

Love Is a Fallacy

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Mariel Torres rated it it was amazing Mar 11, Chapter 5 and 6 Decisions fallafy Paradise. The basic fallacies that are taught to Polly are meant by Shulman to also give the reader some groundwork for understanding fallacious arguments.


He teaches Polly the fallacy of the hasty generalization, or an argument based on too few examples to support the claim. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Love Is a Fallacy by Max Shulman

Fallaacy and amusing short story. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To me, feelings are not compatible with logic. This story teaches us the lesson about materialistic objects, and true friendship. Love in another perspective.

Sarah from studyhippo Hi there, would you like to get such a paper? Notify me of new comments via email. And he also asked her to give him a logical reason why she should go steady with Petey Bellows and she responded because he has a raccoon coat. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

This is an example why we must be careful who we fall in love with. To ask other readers questions about Love Is a Fallacyplease sign up. It shows that some people would risk certain things in their life, for an object. He thinks, he has everything except the right woman. In the end Petey ended up winning, because he got both Polly, and the raccoon coat.


His own lessons about logic turns to the scales against himself when he tries to convince her that he is the right choice.

Sara rated it really liked it Jan 19, I ,ax that love could be like a mathematical problem. Maite rated it liked it Jul 24, Email required Address never made public. How about receiving a customized one? Modern Love by T. After her lessons, he begins to tell her of his want of her companionship, and she dismisses all of his pleas as fallacious arguments and tells him she is going steady with Petey Burch — because he has a raccoon coat! Joey rated it really liked it Sep 22, The smart student starts teaching Polly in shukman.

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Love is a fallacy. Amusingly, the reason is that he owns a raccoon coat. By clicking “SEND” below, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.

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