The short story “Checkouts” by Cynthia Rylant is a story about the young minds and hearts of teenagers and how they can change in a very fast. Love is a very complicated emotion that is almost impossible to understand. I will use two elements to show what the author used to communicate the aforementioned theme to the reader. The first element that I will examine is the plot. Second, I will examine the setting and how both of these elements help the author convey the overall theme of the story.
This story is about a girl who moves away from home and develops an interest in a bag boy at a local grocery store. In her mind she has fallen in love with the bag boy and in his mind the bag boy has also fallen in love with the girl. They start
The story I selected is Checkouts by Cynthia Rylant. The theme of the story is love which
is a very universal, in other words, many people can relate to it because love is an idea that could
apply to anyone regardless of your race, gender or culture. Irony and the climax are the elements
the author used within the short story which conveyed the theme. Checkouts being only one of
more than a hundred literary works she has published nonetheless is still vital because it serves
its purpose as a…