The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky Themes

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Crane presents the theme of love in the relationship between Jack Potter and the Bride. Although he mentions that Jack only thinks he is in love with her, the circumstances that surround their relationship and marriage can only leave one to assume that he must be in love with her to risk marrying her. Throughout the story, despite the circumstances, the two are found looking lovingly at each other, despite the predicament acting on these feelings have left them in. Despite his apparent loyalty to the town of Yellow Sky, Jack marries her without their permission or approval, and despite the reprisal he expects, is happy to take her back to Yellow Sky. Further, she is described as being considerably below his class, which can only leave us to assume that his motive for marrying her must be unconditional love and that beyond the story presented here...

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