Love Conquers All Essay

706 words - 3 pages

Love Conquers All

When love is strong between two people it can outweigh the problems of a

marriage, if the couple can work together in solving the problems. In the story The

Gilded Six-Bits written by Zora Neale Hurston, you meet a couple very much in love, Joe

and Missie May Banks. In the story Shiloh written by Bobbie Ann Mason, meet a couple

who is not so sure of what they want, Leroy and Norma Jean Moffitt. In these marriages

there are a few similarities and a few differences.

One difference in these marriages is why they married. Missie May and Joe

married because they had fallen in love with each other. Joe would come home and play

games with his wife every Saturday. They would laugh, play and chase each other

around. Norma Jean and Leroy on the other hand, married because Norma Jean was

pregnant with Leroy's child. They felt it was the right thing to do. Now the baby is dead

and Leroy was injured while driving his big rig. He is home on disability now. Norma

Jean is always working or exercising, Leroy is always home alone building craft kits.

One similarity in the two stories is their mothers trying to help them. In The

Gilded Six-Bits Joe finds his wife in bed with another man, Otis D. Slemmons. Their

marriage was very rocky for a while. No more games were played or chasing each other

around the house and no more candy kisses to get teased with. Missie May was going to

leave his house when she ran into to Joe's mother. Joe's mother changed Missie May's

mind about leaving and she went home. In the story Shiloh Leroy was always gone for

months at a time and then Leroy was injured, leaving Leroy at home all the time. Leroy

notices little things that have changed about his wife. Once again a mother suggests they

get a way for a day and spend time together,...

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