O’Brien is ashamed about how he dealt with the notice and he feels as though he is “too good” to go to war. He spends the summer working in a horrible, nasty meatpacking plant in Minnesota. He is undecided and confused on whether or not he should go fight a war he doesn’t agree with. One day, O’Brien suddenly left work and drove north toward Canada. He ended up at a northern Minnesota river which separates Minnesota and Canada.
My dad got in the truck and backed me into the water. I started the boat and backed it off the trailer and waited for my dad. When my dad got there he got in the boat and sat down and I started driving to the area where we were going to fish. When we got there my dad took the wheel to find a spot to drift. Drifting is where you put the boat sideways from the wind and let the wind move you and you put poles out alongside the boat so they drift along about a foot above the lake bottom.
My dad stops after each ditch and plans out how he is going to get around the next one without his car slipping into it. As he goes down this road we are bumping up and down constantly, especially when he hits a small ditch. That road ends right at our favorite fishing spot. It is called “The Backwaters of Crooked Creek” or at least that is all I know it as. When we get off that road my dad parks his car next to the woods and we both get out.
He carries on the father-son tradition by bringing his own son out to the lake, experiencing flashbacks to his youth. White lost his sense of self, as he began identifying himself as his son, feeling as though he was back at the lake with his father. 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.
By any chance, do you happen to know where they go, the ducks, when it gets all frozen over?” (pg 60) This could reflect Holden’s fear about where he, himself, is going in life, and whether he should leave or adapt to his surroundings. Fish: One response that Holden receives to his questions is that "The fish don't go no place. They stay right where they are, the fish. Right in the goddam lake." (pg 45) Unlike the ducks who are able to leave their troubles behind, the fish cannot escape the freezing lake.
His reasoning is “Because it is my name! Because I can not have another in my life? Because I lie and sign myself to lies! Because I am not worth the dust on my feet of them that hang!” (Miller 1333). Proctor tossed away Abigail, lost his faith in Elizabeth and has lost his love for God.
Holden is overwhelmed by the thought of the ducks to the point where it drives him to check on them: “ [He] figured [he’d] go by that little lake and see what the hell the ducks were doing, see if they were around or not” (153). Holden is able to draw a parallel between the duck’s future and his own. He checks on the ducks the same way he wishes someone would check on him, making sure he is okay and protected during the harsh conditions of life. His visiting of the ducks
Peter was a normal boy that has sister and brother. One day, he saw Uncle Victor, who Peter liked very much. He is a fisherman so he doesn’t come back until the snow thaws. But this time when he looked out at the window, he saw Uncle Victor. He waved his hands to him.
We got to the car and left to rocky mountain at our fishing spot and I was just being like most annoying kid would say, "Where are we? ", "Are we lost? ", and "Are we there yet?" That was the longest long ride for my parents, brother, and my brother's friend. We arrived and the first thing I remember doing was getting a rock and throwing it in the river.
Eventually, he thinks of himself as a coward, and he reveals that he “couldn’t endure the mockery, or the disgrace or the patriotic ridicule…[he] couldn’t make [himself] be brave...Embarrassment, that’s all it was” (O’Brien 57). O’Brien feels the shame engulf him and this leads him to submit and go to war. Although O’Brien does not have any incentive to go to war at first, it is the shame that ultimately motivates him to face his fears and head to Vietnam with other soldiers. Without feeling the embarrassment himself, O’Brien would not be anywhere near as motivated to go to war as he is in the book. Society’s influence on him causes him to not only feel ashamed, but to also submit to one of the most dangerous things one can experience: war.
Paul Watson was born December 2, 1950 in Toronto, Canada. When he was six he moved from Toronto to St. Andrews where they are known for lobster fishing. He was the oldest of seven children. Paul Watson lived in St. Andrews until 1964. Then he moved back to Toronto with his dad shortly after his mother died.