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Going to Great Lengths for Love The First Seven Years Analysis In William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet the two main characters go to great lengths for love The main characters reject their parents strong disapproval for their relationship and continue to be with one another Like Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet Feld the main character in Bernard Malamuds The First Seven Years ignores and later resents the fact that Sobel his employee is in love with his only daughter Mariam Feld believes that Mariam deserves a boy who is well educated and financially stable Even though Sobel has little formal education or wealth he still offers what he does have to Mariam his soul Throughout The First Seven Years Malamud exhibits many literary devices such as symbolism setting and epiphany in order set up a well rounded theme for the reader That a parents desires for his child is not necessarily what the child desires or needs In this short story Malamud uses symbolism to exhibit the depth of Sobels love for Mariam During the prelude of the story Feld is annoyed by Sobels fanatic pounding at the other bench893 The continuous pounding of Sobels hammer symbolizes the strength of Sobels love for Mariam For years Sobel silently exhibits his love by working hard at a very low salary As Sobel is pounding with all his might upon the naked last 895 he shows his frustration for his plight Not only will he not be a suitable husband in Felds eyes Feld never even recognizes the bond being established by the couple through their books Later in the story Feld admits his awareness of Sobels feelings but does not want to face the prospect that Sobel might become Mariams suitor The hammer symbolizes the frustration that Sobel feels being unable to prove his love for Mariam Malamud gives great detail to the setting to establish Sobels poverty making him unsuitable for Mariam in the
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