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Pet Fly VrS Greasy Lake

There are many writers that write poems and books with the same styles. This essay will compare the styles of Greasy Lake by T. Coraghessan Boyle and the fictional Pet Fly by Walter Mosley. The writing styles of Greasy Lake and Pet Fly are similar in some ways. Greasy Lake and Pet Fly both have a humor and comedic side in their writing. Greasy Lake started the short story with a bit of humor by having the character make him self seem like a bad and dangerous kid, when he was really not. Boyle adds more humor with lines such as "we wore torn-up leather jackets, slouched around with toothpicks in our mouths, sniffed glue and ether and what somebody claimed was cocaine. Walter Mosley also made his character seem hilarious by his personality. In Pet Fly Rufus Coombs falls in love with an employee at his job named Lana Donelli. Lana would later file sexual harassment on Rufus. What makes this all so funny is the way Rufus loved Lana so Page Onemuch while Lana had the complete opposite feelings for Rufus. During this whole love mix up between Rufus and Lana, Rufus finds himself with a pet fly that he keeps in his apartment, which adds on to the humor.Other stylistic elements between Greasy Lake and Pet Fly are the length and complexity of the sentences. Greasy Lake is lengthier and a bit more complex than Pet Fly. Greasy Lake is eight full pages of writing while Pet Fly is eight pages of small paragraphs. Greasy Lake and Pet Fly are both very specific and descriptive. Both writings are not complex but rather simple, straight forward, and easily understood. Pet Fly is more direct then Greasy Lake. Greasy Lake started off on the humor side and then switched over to a more serious ending when somebody almost died. Pet Fly started and finished making the main character look and feel like a fool. Both writings are fairly clear and obscure. Even though Greasy Lake and Pet Fly are similar in some styles, they are also different ...

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