Fever Pitch Nick Hornby Analysis

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Fever Pitch Nick Hornby

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The story starts with this statement:‘’ I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it.’’ (Fever Pitch page 7) So, the book is about Nick Hornby’s life as it revolves around supporting the Arsenal soccer team. Nick Hornby is a child whose parents divorced and have living separately in the beginning of the story. And he feels lonely because of it. His father tries to spend time with him. But when they do something together, neither father nor son can enjoy it. Thus, one day Nick’s father decides to take Nick to a football match although Nick isn't interested in football. He doesn’t want to go at
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A lot of English football club fans are passionate about their particular team. Most of them have obsessions of football like Nick Hornby. The obsession of football has resulted in Hooliganism in these years. Football hooliganism has been a major important point as a result of some happening. The fans behaviors are impolite especially foreigners or to other fans. Sometimes it is not just football. It is a combination of football and violence. Especially, English hooligans caused the death of thirty-eight people, most of them Juventus supporters occurred on 29 May 1985. In addition to this, some of Juventus fans died because the wall collapsed with the result in panic and a chaotic atmosphere. So these examples show that English Hooligans, who acted very cruelly at the Heysel Stadium make a bad impression for football. So, violence in football is common in this period. However; Nick Hornby doesn’t support this idea. Even if he is obsessed with football, the violence of football has always been criticized by
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