David Foster uses expressive literary to communicate the societal gap in communicating perceived feelings and thoughts among the members (Kelley pg. 324). Ability to express feelings in the story leads to the thought of lonely single parenthood, something contrary to the Christian beliefs, values and also social image tarnishing. In various instances in the story, Lane and Cherry fail to share their true feelings and thoughts as Christians regarding their love affection (Douglas pg. 550). The two have a strong perception of betraying leading them to a sin territory which limits their degree of expression. Severally, Lane was narrated to avoid direct eye contact with Cherry due to his inability to express his feelings that he was not affectionately in love with her. For instance, lane freezes in silence being fully aware of the pregnancy and still unable to clearly express his limited affection for Cherry.
Again, David used ethical literacy in communicating on the life and expectations of a Christian young man and a girl. In addition to author mentioning several biblical quotes, Lane expresses a feeling of failure in abiding by the biblical teachings (Kelley Pg. 328). As prayerful young people with a strong Christian foundation, Lane, and Cherry opt to meet away from related setting and prefers a picnic beside the lake typically showing dissociation from values expected from Christians. For instance, Both Lane and Cherry feel guilty, curse their actions and even question ‘what they became’ since it fell outside ethical expectations as Christians (Douglas pg. 557). Again, Lane sees himself as a hypocrite depicting his guiltiness.
Douglas, Christopher. “David Foster Wallace’s Evangelicals: The Other Postsecularism.” Christianity & Literature, vol. 67, no. 3, 2018, pp. 548–558., doi:10.1177/0148333117731582. Kelley, Theresa M. “Women, Gender and Literary Criticism.” The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, 14 Sept. 2015, pp. 321–337., doi:10.1017/chol9780521300100.017.
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