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A Game of Catch

             "A Game of Catch  is a short story written by the author, Richard Wilbur. The
             interplay of power, control, authority is confusing and misleading and is a favorite literary
             theme. This story underscores the dynamics of a youngster who comes into a situation
             and asserts a sense of autonomous control over others. One of the main characters, Scho,
             will always show up in every classroom, in every social gathering, both in youth and
             In this story, Scho was just minding his own business while walking past the side
             lawn of the firehouse. He noticed two seventh grade boys, Monk and Glennie, playing a
             game of catch. Scho was first intimidated by them because of how well they could throw
             the ball back and forth to each other.
             Richard Wilbur phrased this moment of Scho watching Monk and Glennie as a
             "luxurious dance in the sun, their faces perfectly blank and entranced.  The point Richard
             was trying to get across was how Scho was in such awe of Monk and Glennie's game.
             As Scho was still staring at the two boys Glennie looked over and noticed him and
             invited him over to join, although Scho did not have a glove. Glennie had then moved over
             to form a triangle with the three of them. They had then passed the ball for about five
             minutes, Monk tossing easy grounders to Scho, Scho throwing to Glennie, and Glennie
             burning them in to Monk. After a while, Monk began to throw them back to Glennie once
             or twice before he let Scho have his grounder, and finally Monk gave Scho a fast, bumpy
             grounder that hopped over his shoulder and went into the brake on the other side of the
             street. As Scho threw the ball back to Monk, Monk made it cleared that he should have
             In the author's writing he is now raising up some conflict between the two older
             boys and Scho, the outsider. And then he also proceeds with Monk and Glennie telling
             Scho that they will take turns using the gloves. This makes a

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