scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,148
In theory people make decisions about becoming involved romantically or otherwise with other people based upon a number of criteria with which they evaluate the qualities of the other person In some situations an individual may consciously think about the criteria or qualities they are looking for in that individual and then evaluate if the person meets the criteria In most cases however the person does not consciously think out this process but simply knows if he or she likes the other person or not In some cases the most important criteria at least initially are surface type attributes such as race appearance or material wealth In addition the individual will sometimes intuitively know that the other individual is not appropriate to start a relationship with but is overwhelmed with the surface appearance For all of these reasons relationships will sometimes fail since the initial evaluation can be based upon qualities that are not truly the most important for a long lasting relationship I will try to show that based upon two characters in American Knees their relationships failed or at least struggled since they had not explored the most important qualities of the other personA second sub-thesis of this discussion relates to relationships that are chosen for individuals For example a mother father sibling would fit into this category In these situations the individual does not do the same type of evaluation since there is no decision needed to become involved in the relationship However at some point in the life of an individual they actually do recognize that a relative meets or does not meet the most important criteria for a long lasting relationship In these cases there can be anger and frustration since individuals may conclude that this person does not have the qualities you want and yet by definition they are chosen for you I will show in Comfort Woman that characters find-unappealing qualities in relatives and this causes
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA