The Cricket in Times Square Themes & Motifs

George Selden
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Boundaries of Friendship

In "The Cricket in Times Square" by George Selden, there are several examples of unusual friendships that cross the boundaries of what is considered normal. The most obvious of these examples is the relationship between Tucker, a mouse, and Harry Cat. It is a well-known fact that cats and mice are mortal enemies and that most cats would consider a mouse to be a quick snack at best. Harry is different however. He forms a friendship with Tucker Mouse. They share a home in a drain pipe in Times Square's shuttle station. Together, they watch the Bellini family struggle to eke out a living in the station.

Another example of a friendship that crosses boundaries would be the friendship between Chester and Mario, which blossoms when Mario first finds him in the shuttle station and brings him back to the newsstand. Mario cleans him...

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