The Love of My Life Essay

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Love conquers all. That’s what we hear over and over again growing up. Everyone longs for that one amazing person to waltz into our lives and steal our hearts for the rest of eternity, but is it possible that love will be strong enough to face any problem that gets in our way? T. Coraghessan Boyle once said “As strong as love might be, there is always something stronger that could come along and shatter it” (After).
T. Coraghessan Boyle was born in 1948 as Thomas John Boyle in Peekskill, New York. When Boyle went to college he never dreamed that one day he would have a major in Literature. He originally went to major in music as an aspiring saxophone player at SUNY Potsdam ("Auteur”). “That did not work out because I did not have near the
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Later, Peterson got married and now lives in Florida. Grossberg has now started a high end greeting card business with her parents (“Amy”). The only differences between the Peterson and Grossberg case and “The Love of My Life” is Boyle changed Peterson and Grossberg’s names and the sex of the baby, other than that the two stories are very similar.
Love is a theme that is expressed frequently in this story, making some wonder, what is love? China and Jeremy believe love should be expressed physically, rather than physically and emotionally. China says love should be “the way it was in the movies, where the stars ambushed each other on beds the size of small planets and did it again and again until they lay nestled in a heap of pillows and blankets” (Boyle 381). Jeremy says explains that “there was no feeling like this, no triumph, no high - it was like being unconquerable, like floating,” (Boyle 381) and for their spring break trip, Jeremy “didn’t even bring his fishing rod, and that was love” (Boyle 383). Their idea of love is questioned when China is pregnant. Jeremy begins to think of China as “pig-headed, stubborn, and irrational” (Boyle 385). Yet he does what she asks, like when she tells him to “get rid of it”, it meaning the baby, he does not ask questions he simply wraps the baby in plastic and leaves the room (Boyle 387). China’s love is also questioned when she chooses to testify