The narrator begins the story by reflecting his youthful memories at the lake with his father. Now, as a father, he decides to relive those past moments and feelings with his son. As the narrator begins his journey, despite changes due from the innovation of technology, he notices everything is still the same. However, continuing his journey, the narrator struggles with the distinction between past and present experiences. All through his journey, the narrator feels he is "living a dual existence" At time, he feels the presence of his father in him and his presence in his son.
Duncan changes Gus throughout the book, making Gus realize that there are more important things to life than fishing, and these things can lead to a happy fulfilled life, which in turn will help Gus enjoy life and fishing more. Duncan introduces a character, Eddy, who significantly changes Gus’s views on what he needs in his life and she gives Gus a sense of motivation or inspiration. Eddy changes Gus by their first encounter with each other, when Eddy instills in Gus a need to fulfill his life and when they meet up again, completing his need. Fishing is Gus’s first passion but he loses it after he puts all of himself into it, and when Eddy comes into his picture Gus feels a need to have more in his life, like love. Through finding love he re-finds his passion for fishing and learns more about himself.
To White the mountain lake is seen as "constant and trustworthy", and on the trip back there with his own son, White wondered if "time would have marred" the appearance of the lake. Thoughts of the time spent there summer after summer continued to revisit White throughout the trip and everything from thunderstorms to the stillness of the water Dombroski 2 was seen as a work of art, falling into place and creating an illusion as if it were known what was to follow. White's son acted in the same manner as White did back when he was a young boy, recalling how "I was always the first up" and now, he lay still in bed while his son snuck out early in the morning headed down to the lake. Having seen this anxiety in his son, White "began to sustain the illusion that he was I." Many times during their trip White would feel confused, unable to distinguish who he was, a father with his son, or him with his own father.
He continues to say that this feeling stayed with him the entire time that they were at the lake, and that though he had felt it before, being there magnified the emotion. This is due to the fact that the last time he visited this place, he was a child, much like his son. Now, many years have passed, and being at the lake is a harsh reminder of that fact. He makes constant reference to the way in which the lake has stayed the same, and he expects that he too will have stayed the same. It is extremely disheartening for him to learn that this is not the case.
At one point in time, it was once a huge lake, in the middle of a thriving city, which now is a washed up desert wasteland. It has not rained in that area in years, which is why camp counselors believed this, would be a perfect place to teach troubled kids a lesson. Throughout the novel, Stanley learns that though the people who surround him are the biggest influences. Stanley realizes his transformation from being a young boy and entering manhood. The novel Holes shows that negative treatment from friends and family have a positive impact on the journey towards manhood.
This is why Reverend Maclean tells Norman ... ... middle of paper ... ...a life lesson. The military style of drum line is what has helped me improve in my schoolwork, my family life, and my friendships; I was trained to never give up even if success seems impossible. In the Maclean family, fly-fishing was portrayed as the link that brought the father closer to his two sons. Not only did the family strongly believe in their Presbyterian values, but they believed that fly-fishing was an important way to release their frustrations and just relax together every Sunday after church. In Norman Maclean’s novella, A River Runs Through It, a sport that started out as a hobby transformed into a tradition that brought discipline and structure into a family that seemed as though they would never be able to get along.
Through a simple image, people are able to pick up meaning and make connections to tell a story. Before the written text was even invented, ancient civilizations wrote in pictures. Since photographs are basically everywhere we go, it has become more and more important to be able to interpret the meaning of them seriously. When we view a picture by the National Geographic magazine, of a pilgrim bathing in the Ganga River, it is important to interpret what we see from that. From that picture we can imagine a person who has travelled such a long way from his home to a sacred river to wash away his sins, and is hoping to start again once he steps out of the Ganga River.
The rhetorical questions show how Milkman is coping with the new information he has about his mother. It is this stream of consciousness that helps the reader understand who Milkman is by the reader following his chain of
E.B. White is full of excitement as the lake symbolizes his childhood and the best memories in his life. Going fishing again on this lake, he wants to return his childhood or to return his childhood memories. He later realizes that he is not able to return to his childhood and that he’s getting older and he is not capable of remember all the memories brought from the lake. White says, “I wondered how time would have married this unique, this holy spot—the coves
Lakeside Memories In “Once More to the Lake,” E.B. White expresses a sense of wonder when he revisits a place that has significant memories. Upon revisiting the lake he once knew so well, White realizes that even though things in his life have changed, namely he is now the father returning with his son, the lake still remains the same. Physically being back at the lake, White faces an internal process of comparing his memory of the lake as a child, to his experience with his son. Throughout this reflection, White efficiently uses imagery, repetition, and tone to enhance his essay.