Miles and a woman : LUSENET : americanlit : One Thread

I don't understand why Miles hasn't been looking for a woman. It seems that he wouldn't mind having someone else in his life but he isn't reaching towards that. We are told that he has had feelings for some women before but why not now? Does he think that he has become too old and just given up?

-- Anonymous, April 20, 2000


I think that Miles isn't looking for a woman for a couple of different reasons. First of all, in the story, we are told that Miles has fallen in love with a couple of women. He was rejected in both cases. Miles has lost his self confidence. Another reason is that Miles compares all women to his first crushes. They seem to be uncomparable to him. The final reason I have is because there aren't any attractive women available. All of them are already married.

-- Anonymous, April 24, 2000

Miles isn't looking for a women right now for many reasons. I don't believe that he has enough self confidence in himself after being rejected by the loves of his life. The ladys that rejected him put a hurt that they never new on him. I think that they were very harsh blows to his heart and pride. I also think that he does compare all the other ladys to his old loves and no one does compare to them. HE has high standards for himself that no girls can meet. I do also think that he feels too old, his time has past as an eligible bachlor.

-- Anonymous, April 25, 2000

Losing a serious girlfriend to your older brother is a deep cut to a young man. It would take someone years to get over something like that. Miles just took a substantial amount of time longer. Then Thanatopsis came along and Miles fell for her. Before too long Wayne married her. After this Miles probably felt like he was wasting his time even attempting to find a love interest. Or maybe he is just using this as an excuse for not trying anymore.

-- Anonymous, April 25, 2000

Miles likes things as they are. Sure they are boring and predictably but they are comfortable. That is compound with the fact that does not have anyone that he is really serious about. He lives a quiet life, a few parties with friends but not much in the way of meeting new women.

-- Anonymous, April 29, 2000

I think Miles is somewhat content. In the book it even says that not really any beautiful women are available, most are already married. And he's not willing to move to another town to find a girl is my feeling. I think that he like's things the way they are. If the right girl were to come along then maybe he'd act but if not then I think he feels everythings allright the way it is, kind of boring and predictable.

-- Anonymous, May 01, 2000

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