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Mitchell 1 Ethan Mitchell Professor Elaine Stephens English Composition 1102 May 1, 2017 Love and Sacrifice in Mending Wall by Robert Frost, First Love: A Quiz by A.E. Stallings, Trifles by Susan Glaspell, and Downwind by Sarah Alisabeth Fox A complex, confounding topic, love is a many-headed beast that is all at once alluring and terrifying, depending on which face you are currently staring at. Various types of love waltz across the pages of essentially every short story and poem ever written, and, in all honesty, love is the reason many books and poems are created in the first place. Some people are willing to sacrifice everything for love, whether it is really what is best for them or not. Examples of this type of sacrificial behavior are found in Mending Wall, First Love, Trifles, and Downwind, which also describe a variety of sometimes frightening, by always familiar types of love. In its first line, Mending Wall poses the question, “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.” Here, the author conjures up images of two types of love all at once: love of the familiar and love of safety. Unmoving and, for the most part, unchanging, once a wall is built it tends to

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