The Butter Battle Book

By Bryce Goodwin

Summary

This book is about a war between two sides.  The sides are the Zooks, who eat their bread butter side down, and the Yooks, who eat their bread butter side up.  The story is from the perspective Yooks.  One off The main reasons they fight each other is that they disagree with how each other eat their bread.  They are constantly at an arms race with each other, due to their disagreement.  The story ends with each of them about to drop a bomb on the other, but ending without telling the reader the resolution.

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Implication 1

What do you believe that this book has implications about?  I believe that this book has war implications in it.  I believe it is about the Cold War, due to it being written about that time, and that it has many war things.  One side in it is blue, while the other side is red, which may represent the US and Russia.  It shows and arms race between the two sides, which could reference the nuclear arms race.  They are constantly getting new weapons to attack each other with.  There is also a wall that separates them, which may reference the Berlin Wall.  In the book it says,"In those days, of course, the Wall wasn't so high and I could look any Zook square in the eye."  I think that references when the wall wasn't built yet, and Germany wasn't split  yet.

Implication 2

My second implication is that nuclear warfare could potentially destroy many people. At the end of the book, they are both in position to drop the bombs on each other, yet the reader is never told what side drops the bombs, or if the bombs are dropped at all, due to it ending on a cliffhanger.  The last sentences say,""Grandpa! I shouted. "Be careful! Oh, gee!  Who's going to drop it?  Will you . . . ? Or will he . . . ?"Be patient," said Grandpa. "We'll see.  We will see . . . ""  I believe that this means that he is very worried about the nuclear bomb, and its affect on people.  The bomb is also called the Big-Boy Boomeroo, which may also be referencing the Little Boy and Fat Man bombs.  I think that may mean that the bombs have very destructive nature.

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2 years ago
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War exists because people do not want to give in and say they're wrong because that would mean they lose. Some of the extremes are murdering innocent people. Women and children dying even though they may have had nothing to do with it.

2 years ago
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War exists because of discrimination, thirst for power, and simply because we cannot get along.

2 years ago
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I think war exist because two sides don't like the way the other side thinks about things. Some concepts of war is you have to have a plan, a rout to go, and also ammunition for guns.

2 years ago
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I like how you compared both implications to real world events.

2 years ago
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The reason we fight is for whatever the cause we believe in that has been, war is brutal to the physical casualties but sometimes there are mental, economic, even the business district can be strongly effected

2 years ago
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I liked both of your implications and how you tied both of them with Cold War. War exists because of not getting along with other or always trying to be the best or have the most power, just like the book they Zooks and Yooks wanted things done their way and everyone else had to do it the way they did it.

2 years ago
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Overall, this was an excellent presentation! I love how you related your implications to wars. I would never have thought of the Cold War, out of all wars! :)

2 years ago
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I like how your implications have real world connections that effect everyone. War is a dangerous thing and it has more than just human casualties. Wars leave an affect on economies, social classes, the environment, and mentally in the minds of its survivors.

2 years ago
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I think wars exist because we all disagree on something. People would be willing to do anything to prove something right.

2 years ago
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War comes from greed ultimately, in the American Revolution we fought because Britain would not let us go they wanted the land and power in WW2 we fought because we were attacked upon all because Germany wanted the world to see them differently and they wanted power any way they could get it. War results in death, injuries (mental and physical) and ultimately destruction that lasts for years. War is never something that we should want or ask for and something we should avoid but when necessary should fight till they end for our beliefs.