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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Because of his intelligence, he feels superior to his roommate, Petey.

‘Love is a fallacy’ by Max Shulman

He thinks, he has everything except the right woman. He desires Polly, not emotionally but as an object to further his success as a lawyer. She must be beautiful, gracious and intelligent. Polly has all of it, except for intelligence. nax

To get rid of his competitor, Petey, he negotiates with him that Petey gets a raccoon coat if he leaves Polly to him. The smart student starts teaching Polly in logic. Polly learns her lesson and when he asks her if she wants to go steady with him, she defeats because she wants to go steady with Petey.


Amusingly, the reason is that he owns a raccoon coat. His own lessons about logic turns to the scales against callacy when he tries to convince her that he is the right choice. The student thinks he can get everything he wants by calculating and planning.

The story has two main topics: To me, feelings are not compatible with logic. Love is not like a mathematical problem. There is not such a thing like a mathematical formula to solve the problem and get the correct answer. iss

It is much more than a plain process in the brain. I enjoyed reading your post.

I think that love could be like a mathematical problem. I rest my case! In the event of two people creating a new life, you have to involve more factors, e. Then again x must equal 1. Identifying shulkan complex chemical and biological process with a number goes against my sense of the complexity of science. As I put it in my post, Love and Logic are not compatible to me. In this way, I proved my hypothesis. Also, x does not necessarily equal 1.


‘Love is a fallacy’ by Max Shulman | maria’s mindset

That again proves my statement that there is not the ONE correct answer. Feel free to comment this.

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