This trip changed White’s outlook on life, for he finally realized that mortality was closer than he imagined. He was no longer young, and watching his son mature only made this notion more real. One day, he will be only a memory to his son, just like his father is to him. White uses a variety of rhetorical devices to convey the message to his audience that life moves quickly, not stopping for anything, including emotionally-charged diction, imagery, and personification. White uses emotionally-charged diction as a form of pathos to convey his feelings about his past and explain trouble he is having with accepting his old age.
These are factors affecting him in the moment and will carry a lot of weight in his foreseeable future. His need to know will drive him to become more like his father in the end, even if it requires him to be viewed as a crazy old
Andy Poon Ms. Gothelf AP Language and Composition 23 November 2016 In paragraph 5 of E.B. White’s “Once More to the Lake”, White is going fishing with his son at the lake. As they are fishing, he notices that the lake’s setting is practically identical to when White was fishing as a child. White is forgetting that he is now the adult and no longer the child.
A whole new world has been opened for Percy. He now has options and is more confident. He has learned to be a warrior and that he can solve his problems. Percy took on a task that would unbeknownst to him, make him a hero. He had set out on a journey unaware of the person he would become and unaware at how he would change the
W.B. White goes back and forth about how time is or is not an illusion in his essay “Once More to the Lake.” White describes many similarities between the lake he remembers as a child, and the lake he is experiencing as an adult. Time has moved forward because White states that the year is 1941 not 1904, White is now an adult with a son, and the transportation methods have changed since his first time arriving at the lake. “One summer, along about 1904, my father rented a camp on a lake in Maine” (28) states White about the first time him and his family went to the lake.
People always question themselves, they are always trying to perfect everything they do. Everyone does it, because everyone wants to be better. They want to achieve their goals in life and be successful. They will also do almost anything to gain perfection. Whether it’s gain in wealth, jobs, friends, relationships, or anything you could imagine.
we learn that Brian soon returns to life in the city with his mother. He 's been changed, physically and emotionally, by his experiences in the woods. He spends time learning about some of the plants and animals that he had to consume while stranded, and he often has dreams about his time on the lake. His parents never reconcile, and Brian is never able to tell his father about his mother 's involvement with another man.
Even if the relationship that the father and son share has an indestructible foundation that bonds them together, the changes that occur with them aging slowly changes the surface of their relationship, which Trumbo hints with small details. When the father allowed his son to go fishing with Bill Harper he also said, “I’m tired and I think I’ll rest all day” (40-41). Sometimes you can’t expand small details, but Trumbo might’ve added this detail of the father’s tiresome to show that the father is getting old too. More so, this small detail contributes to characterizing the young man and father’s relationship as slowly changing on both ends without losing it’s strong foundation. The father and son may be getting older and spending less time together, but their love as father and son fortifies their relationship and prevents it from completely changing, which is exemplified when the father allows his son to use his rod to go fishing.
The conversation ends short there. Pascoe continues on his journey and meets another Aussie, ‘a good bloke [and a] decent Australian’ (Pascoe 75). He then arrives at a lake, where he is allowed to take photos of it by an Aborigine farmer. Pascoe feels ‘sorrow’ (Pascoe 77) for the farmer:
He is presently a father of three sons and a grandfather of two. When he finishes his shift at school, he arrives home excited to take walks around the park and play in the swings with his grandsons. Garcia, is so satisfied with his way of living that he doesn 't desire wishes he wished he had. To add on, if there was an opportunity of making a change in his life, he chose he would have liked to be more prepared academically so he could have more job opportunities. Also, Jorge regrets starting to smoke at a young age, since he wanted to demonstrate others he was the tough and the leader of his social group.
After nearly 15 years enjoying the lake, a half century old hardware store back in Owen Sound, Christie 's, came available to him and he moved back to his old grounds to take charge. As this would consume a lot of his time, and perhaps he had had enough of fishing, he sold his investment in Blackstone to Mel House in about 1952 who would develop it into Rock Garden Camp. As the relationship between the Brears and Blackshaw are somewhat complicated below a two pronged family tree is shown to better understand how the Brears came to know Blackstone Lake. ohn and Harold were introduced to Blackstone Lake by their half-cousin, Orville Blackshaw.
When the two arrive at Birkenau, Elie clings to his father so he does not lose him. When Chlomo is picked in selection he gives Elie his inheritance. When Elis 's father died, Elie grieved deeply for him. Because of that, Elie begins to lose his fight for life. The death of Chlomo had changed Elie and scared him for life. "
Author E.B. White is an acclaimed author most famous for books such as Stuart Little and Charlotte’s Web. A majority of White’s works are composed of essays just like “Once More to the Lake,” which appeared in Harper's magazine. Author Barbara Kingsolver is a talented essayist, poet, and writer. Kingsolver was educated at DePauw University and University of Arizona. Since her writing career began, Kingsolver has won many awards and written many well-known novels such as The Poisoned Bible, Prodigal Summer, and The Bean Trees.
In the short story “Greasy Lake” by T. Coraghessan Boyle, three boys embark on a journey to the greasy lake, where kids would go to perform illegal activities. At the time it was good to be bad, it was cool to drink and smoke. The unnamed narrator, Jeff, and Digby think that going to the greasy lake will make them look cool to society. The trouble begins when the boys pull a prank on a guy who they think is their friend but turned out to be a “bad greasy character.” The narrator thought he killed the bad character, but really he was just unconscious.
Fear for the Future When people write they can intentionally or unintentionally use rhetorical modes to communicate their message. Two such essayists who make use of rhetorical modes include Frederick Douglass in his essay “Learning to Read and Write” and E.B. White in his essay “Once More to the Lake”. Douglass describes his struggle as a child slave and how literacy helped him and hurt him on his path to freedom. White reminisces about the past and his trips to the lake while on a trip with his son.