The Butter Battle Book
The Butter Battle Book Competition Quotes Page 2
Quote #4 "'Oh, be faithful!Believe in thy butter!'" (122-3)
Propaganda, anyone? Part of what escalates competition is the belief that your side is just flat out better than the other.
Quote #5 "The Big War is coming. You're going to begin it!And what's more, this time you are certain to win it" (128-9)
Finally we've been swept into direct confrontation. The language has changed from that of games and national pride to warfare and conquest. Is it possible that war, rivalry, and healthy competition are just different degrees of the same feeling?