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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After going on five dates, and olve her to go steady with him, Polly denies him by using all the knowledge he had taught her. 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. Polly is taught the fallacy of false analogy, which included an example of 2 different situations of which one could not make a feasible analogy connecting the 2. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Love is not like a mathematical problem. 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.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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! Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Polly has all of it, except for intelligence. That again proves my statement that there is not the ONE correct answer.

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Rhianna rated it really liked it Sep 08, The smart student starts teaching Polly in logic. Notify me of new comments via email. The narrator tells Polly that they seem to be well matched on the premise that they have gotten along so well together. No trivia or quizzes yet. It is much more than a plain process in the brain. The nerd and Polly go out on dates for five days, and he taught her the fallacies and it took her a while to learn them. Books by Max Shulman. Lists with This Book.

‘Love is a fallacy’ by Max Shulman

Olivia rated it really liked it Feb 25, Then fallacg x must equal 1. In this way, I proved my hypothesis. He had made Petey a deal, and that deal was to exchange the raccoon coatfor Polly.

Because at the end we will be the ones who will end up hurt. Marc Berube rated it liked it Feb 23, There are no discussion topics on this book fallacy.

Aug 06, Chrisanne rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think the title says it all. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Charisma rated it really liked it Sep 17, Jessa Reasonda rated it it was fallscy Aug 22, As I put it in my post, Love and Logic are not compatible to me. You are commenting using your Facebook account.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. I asked, looking at him narrowly. I think that love could be like a mathematical problem. Sara rated it really liked it Jan 19, Each time the narrator teaches Sjulman a fallacy, it is met with great irony later on in the story.


The basic fallacies that are taught to Polly are meant by Shulman to also give the reader some groundwork for understanding fallacious arguments. At the end he asked her for a chance but she responded with fallacies that he had taught her.

“Love is a Fallacy” by Max Shulman

Thanks for telling us about the problem. It shows that some people would risk certain things in their life, for an object.

Shulman illustrates the inner struggle of Petey while he battles between his want of a raccoon coat to keep up with the latest fad and the thought of giving fallcay the girl he likes for it by writing some dialogue between the narrator and Petey.

His own lessons about logic turns to the scales against himself when he tries to convince her that he is the right choice. The nerd asks him if he was taking Polly steady because he had something in mind.

She retorts by saying that he has made a hasty generalization on the grounds that they have only gone out on 5 dates. Amusingly, the reason is that he owns a raccoon coat.

Love Is a Fallacy by Max Shulman

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