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While reading the book Theft by Joyce Carol Oates I found that often enough or for the whole time I did not think that the story was fiction at all It drew me into its reality and then gave it an ending for me to rest on The biggest part of this story to making someone think it is a real true life story of someones was the ending when it told what happened to everyone That fall Mayra learned that Imogene was living in New York City She had broken off her engagement over the summer she had joined a troupe of semiprofessional actors and lived in an apartment off St Marks Square Theft pg 507 This quote to a person reading the book would see this as a true story for the simple fact that it is usually done in movies today where the plot is based on true-life accountsOther things that came into affect that contributed to this story not being fiction was that when the book started talking about a girls obsession to steal petty little things This is not something that is usually brought into a book by a fictional writer and then to add a twist of revenge to it This girl Marya who steals has an uncanny obsession to steal but then has her best defeat by stealing from someone that she let get close While seeing that this book while I read it seemed very real to me I never lost track of the points that Oates did a wonderful job on keeping the time frame correct and to the factional points of the matter When she goes about telling this story of a true life account it seems to flow flawlessly without any stopping of the reader thinking that this is most likely a fake story She does this also by showing the Scholar ship girl part of her attitude which usually resides within a real
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