* Site-Outage Notice: Our engineering elves will be tweaking the Shmoop site from Monday, December 22 10:00 PM PST to Tuesday, December 23 5:00 AM PST. The site will be unavailable during this time.
© 2014 Shmoop University, Inc. All rights reserved.
The Butter Battle Book

The Butter Battle Book

by Dr. Seuss
 Table of Contents

The Butter Battle Book Competition Quotes

How we cite our quotes:

Quote #1

"'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 #2

"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?

People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...

Noodle's College Search