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Authors have many ways of making an uninteresting subject like a memoir into something that people will member and want to read again and again Some of the ways authors have found to keep the attention of the readers is by including comedy romance and mystery into the novel Though there were many things that could have been added to this novel it was the choice of Robert Davis to make violence one of the main attractions in Fifth Business after the interesting and extremely unique characters that is The nature of this book is very dull in general by adding violence or violence related incidents Davis manages to keep the novel original and interesting while maintaining its integrity and substance The beginning of the novel the first incident with violence starts with an argument between two boys over a sled These boys are friends who live in the same small town and go to the same small school but come from very different backgrounds This argument results in Dunny the Narrator to walk away from the other boy Percy and go home for dinner On his way he was followed by Percy who preceded to throw snowballs as he walked away Dunny dodged the snowballs and in doing so one of them strayed and hit a young pregnant woman Mary Dempster The hit caused Mary to take a hard fall which broke her water causing her to go into premature labor and give birth to a premature baby she named Paul Pauls birth made Dunny feel guilty for three reasons one was that he knew he was part of the cause that made Paul a premature baby He also felt guilty because even after leaving his hometown of Deptford and returning he was questioned about the incident and urged to tell who threw the snowball and lastly he felt guilty for taking the sanity of a human being Without this incident there would
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