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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Petey at first denies the raccoon coat, but then rationalizes his decision to accept the trade mwx saying it was not as if he and Polly were in love.

Divine Grace rated it it was amazing Jul 03, John Loid rated it liked it Jul 30, But being the keen and calculating fellow he is, the narrator will educate this beautiful woman and make her more suitable for him. To me, feelings are not compatible with logic. The story has two main topics: He believes that when he is a lawyer, he needs to have a beautiful woman as his wife just as he sees all good lawyers do. Open Preview See a Problem?


In this way, I proved my hypothesis.

However, maybe she knew about the trade the entire time. Takekun August 1, Rhianna rated it really liked it Sep 08, By clicking “SEND” below, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy. This is an example why we must be careful who we fall in love with.

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She must be beautiful, gracious and intelligent. You are commenting using your Facebook account. To get rid of his competitor, Petey, he negotiates with him that Petey gets a raccoon coat if he leaves Polly to him.

Return to Book Page. Olivia rated it really liked it Feb 25, He desires Polly, not emotionally but as an object to further his success as a lawyer.

Love Is a Fallacy by Max Shulman

Want to Read saving…. It’s clever and amusing. Modern Love by T. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Maria McDonald rated it it was amazing Feb 17, Mattea rated it really liked it Nov 22, This got me real good.

This site uses cookies. Thanks for telling us about the problem. One favors materialistic objects, and wishes he had a raccoon coat, and the other favors looks, and beauty, and wishes he had a certain girl to go steady with. Petey might have alerted Polly to this, and since she was his sweetheart, though not officially, she might have agreed to help him. Haven’t fa,lacy the Essay You Want?


‘Love is a fallacy’ by Max Shulman

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. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Kristina rated it liked it Nov 09, Sara rated it really liked it Jan 19, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

The basic fallacies that are taught to Polly are meant by Shulman to loce give the reader some groundwork for understanding fallacious arguments. Refresh and try again.