T. Coraghessan Boyle’s “Greasy Lake” and “Big Game” are similarly structured but completely different short stories that explain the transitions of people from fake slaves of their image to genuine and realized individuals. If not portrayed in the stories, the development in the characters certainly escapes into the reader’s imagination and almost magically makes them the learned. The plot of the two stories is one of the strongest lines connecting them together by
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Game.” Although death is present in the “Greasy Lake,” “Big Game” actually shows it happening and goes as far as to have it happen to the main characters of the story.
Boyle’s maturation of style has given up the changing and dynamic plot of his past with a more detailed account of less events. The plots in his story have changed, but they still revolve around lessons learned the extremely harshest and toughest ways.