“The journey will never go as expected, life is going to throw in some curve balls and wait to see what happens.” This is the central message to the story that my father tells several times a year anytime we are about to go on a trip. The story all begins with my Pawpaw John. Pawpaw John was a very loved and lighthearted man who was an avid outdoorsman. He grew up poor, so he was a handy man out of necessity. He embraced he prowess as a handy man and would always buy old run down vehicles and boats as fixer uppers. My father would start the story by saying, “going fishing with John was always an adventure.” He would then begin to tell the story of the time him and my mother had gone fishing with Pawpaw John at Angola’s lake. Since John was always partial to fixer uppers he had this old worn out 19 foot Duracraft fishing boat, which he had salvaged from the junk. They took this boat to Angola on a …show more content…
Once they got to the spot John took command of the trolling motor while my parents fished along the bank. Not three minutes into fishing a huge snake from one of the many trees that lined the lake fell onto my mother’s lap. She flailed hysterically trying to get the snake off of her and out of the boat. My father was able to grab the snake and throw it onto the bank. By this point my mother was done with fishing so they decided to head back in. Not fifteen feet into their trek back to the launch, the boat motor decided to quit running. This caused my father and Pawpaw John to start tearing the motor apart in the middle of the lake to try and fix the problem. After several hours they were able to get the motor running and make it safely back to the launch. The return trip home went smoothly and they were able to look back on the series of events that happened that day and laugh at their
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John was the youngest; their father grew fawned of the eldest to leave the others in the dust. Sometimes John's father would lock John up for multiple days in the house until he returned. While John was still a child he was in and out of multiple cop cars. He would vandalize city property, steele from convenience stores, and had a very bewildering attitude. Dew to his defiant attitude his father sent him
He had a childhood experience of theft and his father would physically and mentally abuse him as a form of discipline for his infractions. Although his mother attempted to protect him, his father would just use these actions as a fuel to be more abusive and incorporate her actions into a way to demean John during his beatings.
In two weeks my Dad, my brother Zach, and I were heading to Canada to go fishing in a remote cabin on an island. The lake was called Lake Wabatongushi, a 22 mile long lake in the middle of Ontario, Canada. We had scheduled this trip months in advance and were just now shopping to get all the lures, rods, and gear we needed. “Can I buy it Dad?” My Dad nodded and I snagged it off the shelf.
We finally made it, the day has come when we arrived at Piermont New Hampshire. Our week long vacation in July has just begun! Even though it was a long two hour drive from Ludlow, it was worth the wait. The jeep wrangler, black in color had pulled up into the driveway. Its boxy structure covered with bug splatters on the windshield from the long ride up.
My family and I were on our way to Mille Lacs Lake, a very great walleye fishery. It was going to be perfect, a small breeze 70 and sunny a perfect day for fishing. Little did we know it was going to be rough. Beep, Beep, Beep, it was seven o'clock AM it was time to get up for fishing.
The most prominent theme I noticed about this story "The Boat" by Macleod was about sacrifice. The speaker is a young boy, youngest of his siblings and only son and tells a tale of his family dynamic, the importance of the sea and fishing. As the speaker ages, his thoughts develop a deeper and honest meaning as he becomes more involved in his surroundings and preconceived destiny. The narrator evolves by becoming more attuned to the reality and environment surrounding him. How the sea is more than a mysterious beautiful thing but holds a significant danger- eventually taking his fathers life.
John had a problem with fighting and petty thievery; he wasn’t what you would call a nice kid. He bullied the kids that were different and smaller in size. Soon later he found school just wasn’t for him and dropped out. He began to work at a machine shop, and worked hard at it. His problem though he liked to party and stay out all night.
John was a husband to a girl name Polly and a father of two. He had some complication back in Scotland and decided to move to Canada. As time pass by while he`s in Canada, difficult situations tend to appear. If I were to descried his personality, I would say he is irrational and manipulative. He tends to lie and seems like every decision he made backfires on him.
At first glance John’s father seemed like a great guy with zero problems: “People enjoyed his company-- John too-- and the neighborhood kids were always stopping by...to toss around a football or listen to his father’s stories…” (O’Brian, 2006, pg.66). In reality, his father was
The Boat by Alistair MacLeod is about a boy who grew up in a fishing town and wanted to escape it retelling his story. The unmanned narrator starts the story by telling the readers of his first boat ride. We learn from the story that his father is a fisherman and his mother has always known this life of fishing. So the narrators entire life was spend on a boat; from reading thee we will learn that the boat is a reoccurring theme and it is kind of personified. The we learn that the narrator’s father is an avid reader and is always reading.
Death is the hardest thing to get over especially if it’s your family members. In the course of my life, I’ve had four people passed away. My mother 's dad and my father 's two brothers and sister died. I really didn 't know much about my dad 's sister but, she died from a brain aneurysm. My dad and his siblings always said how pretty and smart their older sister was.