Carver describes the setting in order to develop the theme of how a relationship in marriage breaks up ...
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...bs and a divorce can affect the child later in the long run with emotional, physical, and mental problems. What also can rip the child apart is custody battles and fights for the child 's love. This story also mocks the selfishness of two individuals who fight over their children. The parents are looking for what they want and not the well-being and happiness of their own child. The two individuals would rather put their child at risk rather than compromise with each other for the goodness of the baby. The fighting will tear the family apart is the resolution to their conflict.
In conclusion, Raymond Carver 's short story caught reader 's attention with it 's unique way in using style, diction, irony, symbolism, and tone to shape the whole plot. Moral of the story is that a healthy relationship cannot be cemented on untrue love because it will not endure for good.
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