The Gilded Six-Bits

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Marriage is pure and powerful, and people do anything to please their spouse; however there are lines that they cross to ensure their happiness. This leads to the complication of right and wrong. The author, Huston complicates the idea of good and evil in the short story, “The Gilded Six-Bits” where Missie May has an affair to please her husband. Missie May loves her husband when she considers crossing a line to make her husband, Joe happy. In this short fiction, Joe tells Missie May of a man named Slemmons and how he is filled with riches and women on each side of him; He tells her that he wishes he had some of his riches. Missie May starts thinking that they too could have that kind of riches, and starts to think of a way of how she might

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