A River Runs Through It Themes

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Brotherly Love

In A River Runs Through It, Norman is concerned about his brother. Paul drinks a lot and when he does, he often gets into fights. One night when Norman spends the night in his brother's home after spending the day fishing with him, Norman gets a call from the police station asking him to come pick his brother up. Paul has once again gotten into a fight and has not been arrested, but faces the possibility of having to pay a great deal of money for damages done during the fight. This worries Norman, who knows that Paul does not have a great deal of money. Not only this, but Norman is worried that one of these fights that Paul often gets into will end badly. Norman tries to talk to Paul about this situation, but Paul does not respond.

Norman's wife, Jessie, has a brother who...

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