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The conflict between love and duty in The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky In this essay I will discuss the conflict between love and duty in Stephan Cranes The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky In the story there is a constant reflection by the towns marshal Jack Potter on his recent marriage and his duties and responsibilities to his town Potter recently married now has to split his responsibilities to the town with that of his newly wed wife The marshals role in the affairs of the town has been affected and changed by his marriage The marshal is only beginning to realize the effect his arrival in town with his wife will have on the town Jack Potter the town marshal had left Yellow Sky to marry his bride in secret He the town marshal of Yellow Sky a man known liked and feared in his corner a prominent person had gone to San Antonio to meet a girl he believed he loved and there after the usual prayers had actually induced her to marry him without consulting Yellow Sky for any part of the transaction He was now bringing his bride before an innocent and unsuspecting community 219 Potter was concerned with what importance his marriage was to the town He knew full well that his marriage was an important thing to his town It could only be exceeded by the burning of the new hotel His friends could not forgive him Frequently he had reflected on the advisability of telling them by telegraph but a new cowardice had been upon him 220 His wife tried to get him to tell her what was wrong with him He obviously seemed a little distressed to her The bride looked anxiously at him Whats worrying you Jack He laughed again Im not worrying girl Im only thinking of Yellow Sky She flushed in comprehension A sense of mutual guilt invaded their minds and
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