Literature - How to Read Literature A beautiful girl was...

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How to Read Literature A beautiful girl was “provoking friction” between Tommy Forester and a “huge man with dark eyes”; after they fight, Tommy and the man cannot decide “who had won” the fight (Gaiman 10). This example is an element of violence. Because both men fought for a beautiful girl, the fight reaffirms the idea of women tempting men and causing their downfall. The author ends the fight with no winners to express the idea that in an emotional breakdown (such as an argument for love), no one wins. In other words, the agony caused by their decision to fight will impact the fighters more than the actual fight. In order to get love, a sacrifice is needed. In this situation, Tommy sacrifices his dignity by fighting in a public place. A chilling April morning marks “English Spring” at Wall, England (Gaiman 11). This element is the season. Outsiders come to Wall at Springtime. This scene dramatizes the mood of happiness and growth in Spring. Because the fair occurs at Spring, the reader can assume that the springtime initiates the opening up of the people of Wall towards
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