Alyssa's Fourth Journal Entry
When I read the short stories "lust" and "how to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl, and halfie" they are similar because both of the stories talk about how relationships and sex are complicated in lots of ways. In the story "Lust" a girl is struggling through the life as a high schooler. She feels the need to go out with many guys because that is what she needs to do to fit in. By the end of the story the girl realizes that all she ends up becoming nothing and feeling nothing. In the story "how to date a browngirl, blackgirl, whitegirl, and halfie" is a story about a guy going through the stages of dating different girls. As he was explaining his dates he had different options for different girls. When he was picking restaurants he seemed to know which of the girls would prefer different ones. A thing I noticed was that in each short story there is really no emotion. It seems that these people are just going through the motions. It is very sad to see that in the end they are feeling basically like nothing by the end of the story.