The Girls In Their Summer Dresses By Irwin Shaw
Is the word love something that needs to be thrown around, or is it a word that is meaningful and powerful? Does one word, get the point a crossed of how truly affectionate someone is to another? Love …show more content…
The first part in fixing your problems as a couple is admitting when someone is wrong. It can drop the situation and make the future much brighter. Michael, does not have the decency to admit when he is wrong. He truly believes that he didn’t do anything wrong or right. In regards of how disrespectful Michael acts, he makes a comment stating, "I look at women," he said. "Correct. I don 't say it 's wrong or right, I look at them. If I pass them on the street and I don 't look at them, I 'm fooling you, I 'm fooling myself." Michael should at least have the decorousness to look at women on his own time, if he truly feels that maybe his woman does not fully fulfill his needs. In contrast to being “mature” a prime example would be thinking of someone other than yourself and their feelings – realizing that Frances can be deeply hurt by the actions he’s taken.
In conclusion, the story “The Girls in Their Summer Dresses” shows a tremendous amount of fragileness, insecurity, selfishness and fear. It shows that love is a one-way street in their situation, when it should be a two-way. It indicates that one may not be so in love with the other – one’s eye is caught consistently by the opposite gender. Michael, is a selfish and careless individual, while Frances, is all about her relationship with Michael that she starts to feel insecure about herself from the lack of attention from