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The story FAT Raymond Carver what I think the story is really about is a woman that is in her husband life that she cannot escape Always doing Rudy her husband wants to do not having a mind of her own A waitress is assigned a particularly obese customer She is mesmerized by him by his physical appearance what he orders how he eats and especially by his gracious manner toward her The consideration he shows contrasts greatly with how she is treated by her demanding insensitive boyfriend The encounter is of major significance to the waitress the first person narrative of the story within a story and the final comment My life is going to change frames the story I feel it On tell a man that was very fat waked in her life and change it The term Fat is used as a metaphor or symbol in this story I think in the story FAT Raymond Carver they used the term Fat they used it as symbol not metaphor Think the symbol of the story the fat Because even thou people look at and say wow his really fat he steal look like and sounds like loves life How does it work as a symbol or more than mere size I think that when the waitress saw the fat and how happy he was she got an epiphany and how she could be happy as wall saw the waitress used the fat man as a symbol Why is this customer important to the waitress She served the fat man batter than any other customer because she felt sorry for him that he was a big size and most people mad jokes behind his back Compare her relationship to the relationships she has with Rudy Rita Margo and Leander I wouldnt call it a friendly relationship more like a commanding one not truly caring for her feelings I
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