Literary Elements: The Butter Battle Book*
1 - The Yooks and the Zooks live on opposite sides of a long curving wall. The Yooks wear blue clothes; the Zooks wear orange.
2 - The primary dispute between the two cultures is that the Yooks eat their bread with the butter-side up, while the Zooks eat their bread with the butter-side down.
3 - The conflict between the two sides leads to an escalating arms race, with each side trying to create weapons that are stronger and better than the other.
4 - Eventually, each side possesses a small but extremely destructive red bomb and neither has any defense against it.
5 - No resolution is reached by the book's end, with the generals of both sides on the wall poised to drop their bombs and waiting for the other to strike.
* This book was written in 1984 during the Cold War era and reflects the concerns of the time that the world could be destroyed in a nuclear war.
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