The next day she gives Gus a plan that he must follow of catching a fish with her techniques. He finds his equilibrium on page 274 “Equilibrium derived from a kind of inner balance: it transmitted itself from the soul to the mind, and from the mind to the body, and when a man possessed of it put his hand to an art or craft he was capable of unheard of feats.” Gus’s equilibrium was his love for Eddy and he states on the same page “Why shouldn’t love be my Equilibrium? Why shouldn’t love be the forceless force running through the wound and into the fish? Couldn’t love create that sacred balance? Wouldn’t love dissolve all stress?” Eddy also changes as person because she stays longer and longer with Gus, doing all sorts of things together, eventually marrying Gus.
Then when luck comes you are ready.”(32) Santiago coordinates good luck with offerings from the sea. He also said, in order to catch the big fish I must go out far enough where the great one will ... ... middle of paper ... ...as a man once again. I think there are many occasions in a person’s life where manhood is questioned and a rebirth of ideas is abroad. We might be able to call these our phases of life everyone seems to undergo. As Santiago’s life slows down it is harder to prove to himself his own worth, but through the boy he is allowed a chance to reflect his own aspirations and honor for the sea on to the boy.
“The Fish” is filled with minute details that paint a picture for the reader. With each new element that is introduced, it becomes easier to visualize the fish. The speaker is able to show the reader the beauty as well as the ugliness of this creature with her vivid imagery. The imagery used is so distinct that the reader can envisage being the fisherman and catching this fish. Another important element involved in this poem is irony.
He gives a great example of selfishness by using a beautiful, yet exceptional blue fish, unlike any other fish in the sea. Rainbow Fish goes from being self-centered to becoming selfless. A valuable lesson is taught by the author for the sole purpose of educating our youth and making them understanding that egocentric behavior can lead to a lost in friendships and acquaintances. The moral of The Rainbow Fish has encouraged me to have purpose and meaning behind my writing. RESOURCES Pfister, Marcus.
Secondly, and arguably more importantly, using the word “wallpaper” helps create a connection for the reader between boringness and objects from the domestic sphere. Throughout her entire poem, Elizabeth Bishop champions nature’s beauty through her... ... middle of paper ... ...m the “battered and venerable and homely” fish is now a decorated war hero who has fought many battles. The speaker always had respect for the fish but at the end her admiration is so outstanding that she feels obligated to honor it. The final declaration is, “And I let the fish go” (76). This is the culmination of all the previous dialogue and shows the speaker’s utmost respect for the fish and how it would be inhumane of her to kill it.
"The Fish" was written to provoke a point while giving the reader a powerful set of images and details about the fish, making it into not only a poem with a purpose, but also a poem for the sake of visual language. Bishop, at first, gives the reader an adjective such as "tremendous" to describe the fish. Usually when told grandpa's tales of catching humongous fish, "tremendous" is a positive word--so positive that the prize fish usually grows an inch or two with every telling. Because of this, the reader initially thinks of the catch as a great one. However, with every line of the poem, Bishop slowly uncovers the truth about the fish, and how it and its environment was abused by the old oil-leaking motor pushing the rental boat that carried the fisherman.
His tranquil manner in dealing with the fish and the pain it induces in him proves that Santiago’s ambition to catching the fish will help him to achieve his ultimate goal—reel in the fish. Santiago’s willingness to put up with pain shows his dedication to his job as a fisherman, and its positive effect on his goal of catching the fish. Furthermore, Santiago’s dedication to catching the fish is demonstrated when he says that “‘pain does not matter to a man.’ He took hold of the line carefully so that it did not fit into one of the fresh line cuts and shifted his weight” (Hemingway 84). Santiago says that pain does not affect him, and that he will focus on reeling in the fish. He shifts the line to avoid an... ... middle of paper ... ...r chance of achieving his goals.
The narrative tells a story by presenting event in some logical orderly way (Kirszner & Mandell, 2012). The narrator brings in the imagery of the poem in the writing. Bishop uses imagery in this poem, as it is reflected visually, auditory, and sensory. The imagery in this poem has a robust visual presents. While listening to the poem, close your eyes and see the woman holding the fishing pool and having the fish half in and half out of the water.
“The Fish,” written by Elizabeth Bishop in 1946, is perhaps most known for its incredible use of imagery, but this analysis does not merely focus on imagery. Instead, it is based on a quote by Mark Doty from his essay “A Tremendous Fish.” In it he says, “‘The Fish’” is a carefully rendered model of an engaged mind at work” (Doty). After reading this statement, it causes one to reflect more in-depth about how the poem was written, and not just about what its literal meaning lays out. In “The Fish,” Bishop’s utilization of certain similes, imagery in the last few lines, narrative poem style, and use of punctuation allows the audience to transport into the life of the fish; therefore, allowing them to understand Bishop’s ideas on freedom and wisdom. In “The Fish,” Bishop uses four similes, in particular, that permit the audience to understand the feelings of freedom and wisdom.
And Bishop feels lucky to have encountered such a remarkable fish. Now with "The Fish" by Bishop’s sound check in the poem, alike rhythmic and alliteration. Bishop use the rhythmic power of "and" throughout the poem to keep the flow going. She use “and” to put two sentence together to preserve the flow of the poem. Alliteration is having the same first consonant sound, occur close together in a series, and Bishop decreases it some, by creating a sense of sonic unity without blasting out somebodies eardrums.