Summary Of ' Good People ' By David Foster Wallace Essay

879 Words Apr 14th, 2016 4 Pages
Samuel Allen
Dr.Suderman
ENC 1102
5 Mar. 2016
Good People
The essay “Good People” by David Foster Wallace, tells the very intimate troubles of a young couple. The story is told by alternating between the first-person point-of-view of Lane A. Dean, Jr., and limited omniscient point-of-view who knows the thoughts and inner feelings of the couple. Both Lane and Sheri are devout Christians who have grown their relationship in the eyes of God, so they take their religion very seriously. The essay focusses on the couple’s intimate issue of Sheri being pregnant. The couple obviously was not expecting this kind of dilemma so early in their relationship. Both Sheri and Lane had decided that she should get an abortion since they were in no shape to be able to take care of a child. Sheri also convinced herself that Lane did not love her in that way. Lane states how he doesn’t think of himself as a holy man of God and thinks he is nothing but a sinner who is going to hell. The couple spends the entire morning thinking about their future until Sheri finally has a realization. She finally knows that she cannot go through with an abortion and that she will do everything in her power to take care of her child with or without Lane. By the end of the story Lane finally “sees” what he is looking for in the form of an answer from Sheri. His prayers were finally answered and his vision had been clarified. This story is full of different metaphors and similes. One example of a simile would…

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