Analysis Of Birds And Other Things We Lived In Our Hearts

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Love In The 21st Century
How many people can say they are truly happy? In society today it is mostly seen that people have “everything” like a flat screen tv, an iphone, designer clothing, nice cars, and a big house, but yet they are still not happy. On the other hand there are people that do not even have all the basic necessities like food, water, shelter, and clothing, but are completely happy, or at least trying as best they can to be happy. (Insert transition sentence). In the short story “Birds And Other Things We Placed In Our Hearts” by Timmy Reed the reader can see how people in today 's day and age are only looking for material things to love and not people. Mostly in relationships. There are so many “goals” set for couples to achieve
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This point of view can be sometimes compromising because it only shows one side of a story, and also a biased point because of the narrator 's feelings. When a writing with “I” is takes credibility away from the theme. He emphasises multiple times “I could not make you happy”, and continues to talk about how she was to blame. By what we get from his point of view the woman seems very unhappy, but if it was in a different perspective maybe the audience would know why, and be able to understand why she was in search for so many things. Reed could have elaborated on his story more if it was written in a different point of …show more content…
When reading the story there are many different emotions that come to mind, but first the reader tries to differentiate what character they are most like. They do this so that they can look at it from that perspective. Most people would want to believe that they are like the narrator, and they do not care about “things” but instead the people, but as hard as it may seem there are many people that are like the women, and it is not their fault. Growing up individuals see all the “cute” things on the internet their idea of love changes. The narrator says “You left the house each morning and wandered, looking for new items to replace your heart” (Reed) really showing how angry he was for her doing that. She wanted to love him too, but their way of looking at love was so different that they just kept hurting each other. Love although an extremely common theme can be looked at in many different perspectives, and the way the author is looking at it can really demonstrate what change there can be done in society

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