Rhetorical Analysis for “Once More to the Lake” Life is fleeting and time moves quickly. In the blink of an eye, childhood becomes only a memory and the difficulties of the world become a factor of everyday life. E.B. White reflects on his earlier years in his personal essay “Once More to the Lake,” a detailed account of his childhood memories with his father at the lake. He carries on the father-son tradition by bringing his own son out to the lake, experiencing flashbacks to his youth.
They stay right where they are, the fish. Right in the goddam lake. The fish--that's different. The fish is different. I'm talking about the ducks,” (00) the fish here can be interpreted as a metaphor to the life of normal people who are going through teenage years.
I was taught to cast a fishing line and how to handle a 12 gauge shotgun by my father and my Uncle Joe. We’d spend countless hours fishing for trout, but most of our time went towards duck hunting and it is still the best way for me to relax and clear my mind. Duck hunting is a very social kind of hunt and that means it calms my spirit. Hunters experience nature in such a way that they become part of it, and when that experience is shared with another human, it forms a bond like no other. Some of the best conversations I’ve ever had took place sitting in a duck blind, waiting for the ducks to fly overhead.
The way Mix and Wull met is pretty simple. Wull and his grandpa were just riding down the river while Wull was also giving water to Wull’s grandpa. His grandpa then scraped his knee on boards of the boat. They proceed to find a bandage but can’t find one. A random voice says that there’s one right here.
In the story E.B. Whites “Once more to the lake”, a story based on a father and a son who go on a camping trip, where White becomes captivated with and stuck in his own childhood. It shows that time passes and people grow of age. When white takes his son to the lake he realizes that even though the lake has barely changed, that time has changed. He has a sense of his son replacing him as he is replacing his dad.
Raami’s father expressed “I told you stories to give you wings, Raami, so that you would never be trapped by anything—your name, your title, the limits of your body, this world’s suffering”(134). This quote shows Raami was told countless stories which dealt with mythical creatures, animals, people their issues and how they were overcome, so that she may understand how she could apply the wisdom of those creatures and animals to reality. Eventually, Raami learned through the atrocities that has happened in Cambodia and she realized the survival is this that cannot do not lose of sense of self. She stated that, “If I was to survive my uprooting and transplantation, I must grow and stretch myself as a young rice shoot would. I must rise above the mire and muck, the savagery of my environment, while appearing to thrive in
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. Although the brothers were born in Detroit, Michigan and were living in the suburb of Grosse Pointe, the Brear family was quite familiar with the Parry Sound area, for that is where their father, William was born.
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.
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 even took the chance of going farther out into sea than any other boat dared. Hemingway wrote, “the sun rose thinly from the sea and the old man could see the other boats, low on the water and well in toward the shore, spread out across the current” (32). The old man was not scared of going out farther into the sea if it meant the possibility of catching a fish and ending his drought. Another time in the novel that the old man showed the properties of hero is when he hooked an enormous marlin and wouldn’t give up, even if it killed him. On page 92, the old man thinks to himself, “you are killing me, fish…” (Hemingway).
He is the only one that has ever done so. The last necessary plot is when Ender leads the Dragon Army to win every battle they were in. It shows that no one can beat Ender and it also represents that Ender is the quintessential recruit that the I.F. needs. Those are the main points, themes and plots that are critical for a proper portrayal of Ender’s Game.
That was alright because there was tons of ponds and creeks for me to go fishing at. Fishing was something I did when I was board and didn’t have anything to do. At my school fishing was a popular thing that was talked about so I didn’t stand out when I talked about fishing. Fishing is something that I grew up with and it was what most of my family enjoyed doing. My grandpa made different types of baits, and would show me how to build them.
“Ka-plunk”. We drop the anchor, stopping the boat in shallow sandy area where we can spend the afternoon. With little hesitation we are in the water. Splashing fights are immediate, but soon we start an organized game of tag while the grownups relax and prepare lunch aboard the boat. Sandwiches in the cooler, our parents make their way into the water too.
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.
The narrator might pick the bass. First, fishing is his favorite pass time. The whole summer, if he wasn’t watching Sheila, he was fishing. When he gets ready for their date, he puts his fishing supplies in the boat without even thinking about it. He also took a lot of time to learn about fish, like he