The Rental Heart

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The rental heart

Often when you fall in love you will end up with a broken heart. That happens to everyone at some point. But why not just go and rent a new heart? That is what he is doing in the text and what the story is about. And yes I think the main character is a boy, because if it was a girl, that had got her heart broken, it would be much more dramatic.
The main character keeps getting hurt, so instead of dealing with the pain, he just visit the heart rental place, and rent a new heart. But even though he keeps getting a new heart, in someway it does not make him fully recoverer. Because the pain is not only in your heart ,it is also in your mind. So even though the pain in the heart is gone, the pain in the mind is still there.

The title “ The rental heart” is very describing for the text. Often when you read a text, the title does not really have so much to do with the rest of the story. But that is not the case in this story. Because this story is about a guy, getting his heart broken, and the rent hearts. So the title is very appropriate.

His first love was Jacob, and it is clearly that he was very much in love with him. “Jacob was as solid and golden as tilled field, and our love was going to last forever, which in our age meant six months. Every time Jacob touched me, I felt my heart thud wetly against my lungs”. The story takes use of flashbacks, as you can see in the quote above.

The main character is definitely bisexual, he is in to girls as well as boys. He is a teenager, and when you are a teenager, a lot of things does not make sense. Especially when it comes to love. Love can be so confusing, and it is really difficult to read the other sex. So I think that it must be very confusing for him as well, when he is bisexual. We do not hear anything about his family, maybe they can not accept het fact that he is bisexual. But is seems…...

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