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Love is Priceless Blackberries by Leslie Noris is a story of trying to buy love Have you ever had someone try to win over your affection by buying you something This happens every day because our society has become very material centered I our lives today we are taught that material things are very important Society today is very driven by material things This story shows how sometimes we need to go back to what matters the most The story takes place in a rural community This is shown by the barber shop When the child goes into the shop with his mother the barber asks how the boys father is doing The family that the story revolves around is a poor family We know this because in the end if the story the mother says that they dont have money 442 It also is hinted that the father dose not have a good job because the mother complains that he doesnt do much There is more than one type of conflict going on it the story Other than the parents fighting for the Childs affection there is a competition going on between the parents Both of the parents want the child to love them They both have their own ways of trying but when this occurs the child looses his status as an individual and becomes an object that is fought over That is why the child isnt given a name Without a name the boy can be anything This helps the story fit into our own lives The mother in the story is has very different views than the father She is more interested in material things The mother knows how much the boy is attracted to the father She is very troubled by this The mother really wants the boy to be on her side when the boy isnt it causes a conflict between the two parents On the
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