Presentation on theme: "Fate and Love A compare and contrast analysis of “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning” and “The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)”"— Presentation transcript:
1 Fate and LoveA compare and contrast analysis of “On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful April Morning” and “The Duff (Designated Ugly Fat Friend)”By: Nicole Walton
2 Thesis Bianca and the narrator are alike in their insecurities Wesley is different because he is confident and cockyThe fate of the narrator takes a different path than the fate of Wesley and Bianca.narrator has regrets for letting the girl of his dreams slip through his fingersWesley and Bianca end up together
3 “Bianca has uncontrollable wavy auburn hair, a long nose, big thighs, and small boobs – definitely Duff material” (Keplinger 12) The narrator would “probably go to pieces and never recover from shock” (Murakami 124) if his girl didn’t think he was perfect.
4 Insecurities Pessimistic Sarcastic Insecure Known as “The Duff” designated ugly fat friendapprehensiveHesitantShyInsecureRegretfulLacks confidenceFear of rejectionBiancaThe Narrator
9 Fate of Wesley & BiancaWesley torments Bianca by calling her “Duffy” (Keplinger 8)Bianca needs an escapeTurns to Wesley and hooks upHe’s like her drug, she’s addictedHelps her escape her problemsRealizes Wesley is a good guy and just as insecureOpens up to himFalls for him
10 “Why would he want to be with the Duff?”(Keplinger 224)-Bianca Pushes Wesley awayLow self esteem“Wesley rush doesn’t chase girls, but I’m chasing you.”PersistentFell for Bianca
11 Fate of the Narrator“Maybe the simple truth would do No, she wouldn’t believe it. Or even if she did, she might not want to talk to me.” (Murakami 124)Missed his chanceself-doubtingCouldn’t handle rejectionHas regrets
12 Question to PonderIs it worth the regret of wondering for the rest of a person’s life what could’ve been, by not taking a chance on love?
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