Change In E. B. White's Once More To The Lake

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Many people dislike the idea of change, because consistency is comforting. However, as time passes, things inevitably transform, as shown by E. B. White’s Once More to the Lake. He writes this essay in order to pass on the idea that one must accept the inevitable changes around oneself in order to grow up. White writes about him and his son visiting a lake that White used to visit when he was a child. There he found somethings so unaltered from how he recalled that he began to fantasize that nothing had changes and that he was his father, but also his son, resulting in an identity crisis. “I began to sustain the illusion that he was I, and therefore... that I was my father... I looked at the boy... and it was my hands that held his rod...
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