The Southpaw Judith Viorst Analysis

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The passage, “The Southpaw” by Judith Viorst involves two kids fighting over about who should be in Richard’s team. Richard is one of the characters in “The Southpaw”. Janet is the other character. Janet wants to be in Richard’s team for baseball but Richard won’t let her. Janet doesn’t go down without a fight (verbally). Richard is trying to save his friendship with Janet but Janet is standing up for herself. According to the text, Richard sends his final letter to Janet saying at the end “Your friend, Richard”. Even though it’s the final letter in “The Southpaw”, Richard made it official that they were friends again. He asked to be friends kindly and in a friendly matter, “At least could you call your gold fish Richard again?” Not to mention,

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