It’s all about time, and sometimes it can’t be controlled. Our whole lives, from the time we are born until now, has revolved around the concept and thought of time. No matter how much we’d hate to admit it, we truly depend on time. Even if we try to escape time, it will always come back to haunt us. It can’t be stopped; it is the reason why we age and always have the stress of being and turning things in on time.
The book explains his struggle to kill the fish and bring it back home. The book symbolizes the struggle of the author to write a great book. Santiago is an old man that wasn’t having much luck fishing. One day he decides to go fishing and hooks a marlin. The man struggles to kill the marlin and in the process he is pulled very far out into the ocean.
Perch, Bass, Bluegill, even Northern Pike had come to know death in this small room. Their colors could be seen reflecting in the wood of that counter-top. At night, the small light would cause the wet counter-top to shine like scales flashing against the sun. It was a place of beauty, and a place of horror. I was young, perhaps six or seven when my dad taught me to clean our catch in the small fish house.
As he is struggling to find his own meaning of life, he cares less about others and worries about how he can be a hero not only to himself but also to the innocent youth. As Holden is grasping the idea of growing up, he sets his priorities of where he belongs and how to establish it. As he talks about how ‘phony’ the outside world is, he has specific recollections that signify importance to his life and he uses these time and time again because these memories are ones that he wont ever let go of. The death of his younger brother Allie has had a major impact on him emotionally and mentally. The freedom of the ducks in Central Park symbolize his ‘get away’ from reality into his own world.
This unprovoked act of kindness from Boo is a brilliant way for Lee to bring a little more compassion to the story. While Mr. Arthur could have been irritable and annoyed that the children kept bothering him to leave the house, he instead reaches out in his own timid way, looking after Scout. Throughout the story, Boo also leaves little trinkets and artifacts in the tree near the Radley house for the kids to keep and enjoy. The children had done nothing for him, yet he still reached out and gave what he had out of no obligation whatsoever. Again, this is another display of what compassion is about- Arthur kept giving without ever expecting anything in return.
Doodle’s brother is not ashamed by Doodle when they are alone; therefore, this is the only time he really sees Doodle as what he is, a human. This change in Doodle’s brother causes Doodle to feel welcome in the swamp, and even though he still knows his brothe... ... middle of paper ... ...e is regretful and horrified by how he treated Finny. Gene and Doodle both seek an escape from society’s prejudices in Old Woman Swamp and the Devon School, but these settings instead lead to a catastrophe for both people. Doodle feels welcome in Old Woman Swamp, where he is not affected by judgment people in society, and he travels there with his brother. In the swamp, he is judged even more harshly by his brother, and it is the cause of his death.
The Macleans compared the river to life, went fishing to answer questions, and created a river that has a past full of memories. The river and fishing become metaphors for life by having a life of its own. When the Macleans, especially Norman speaks of the river they are also referring to life, their lives, and themselves. When Norman couldn't catch any fish on the open river Paul declares, "Brother," he said, "you can't catch trout in a bathtub. "You like to fish in sunny, open water because you are a Scot and afraid to lose a fly if you cast into the bushes.
She absorbs the lesson her father had been trying to teach her "Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them." (1). Scout stands on the porch of the Radley house and understands that it hasn't been a monster watching them grow up, it has been a caring and gentle man. It is at this time Scout learns that prejudice and stereotyping hurts everyone, it is excruciating for those suffering from it, and those that are prejudice are robbing themselves of amazing experiences.
He tells a story of inhibition while growing up which makes this 50’s tale timeless. With the use of relatable, emotional symbolism, Salinger and Caulfield draw on the reader’s attention to illustrate of a picture of the harsh realities of real life. After telling his story to the world, Holden Caulfield leaves the audience with one powerful word of advice. “Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” (Salinger 277) Works Cited Salinger, J.D.
Simile, irony, imagery and tone are some of the elements used in Elizabeth Bishop’s poem, “The Fish”, to convey her theme of admiration and respect for a hard life lived. This poem is about a fisherman who catches a fish and then ultimately lets the fish go when the speaker gains respect for the fish and how he has lived through being caught five times. The poem mostly consists of descriptive similes to describe the fish and clever imagery to allow the reader to really see what the fisherman is seeing and feeling. The irony in this poem is in the first and last lines when the fisherman’s view of the fish changes dramatically from start to finish. The tone changes three different times throughout the poem becoming more about the fisherman then the fish.