It shows their sacrifice they made to prove their love for them. Winter and Stan both expresses their love and sacrifice yet they displayed it in a different way. The stories “Tommy” and “The Night of Oranges” are about love and relationships. However, in both stories the characters have a different relationship. In “Tommy” the relationship between the characters are a boy and a girl love. When Tommy was eight years old, he expresses his feelings toward Winter by tapping his shoes to make the sound “I love you” (Winter 27).
In “The Night of Oranges” the relationship between the characters are fraternal. Stan shows his love for his brother by buying oranges for him as a gift for Christmas. When Stan hears that there were oranges that are selling at the market he thought he wanted to do something important and give his brother a big surprise (Stan 31). The characters in both stories are very loving towards their loved ones and would do anything to make them happy.