In the short story "Say Yes" by Tobias Wolff, the couple is able to keep romance in their marriage as shown through their routine arguments, the symbols in the story, and the end result of making up.
They spice up their marriage through routine arguments, with the expectation of romance later on. When they first start the night's arguments, the husband notices a "look" in his wife's eyes that tells him, through experience, "he should
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As the years pass them by, the couple struggles to keep romance alive and their relationship zestful. The couple's routine arguments, the symbols provided in the story and their making up shows their endeavor to keep the relationship refreshing. Thus renewing the spice of excitement and the spark of their passions together.
Wolff, Tobias. "Say Yes." Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense; 7th Edition. Ed. Thomas R. Arp. Fort Worth: Harcourt, 1998. 444-447.