Summary Of Alistair Mcleod's The Boat

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The text creator suggests that one 's obligations can restrain the pursue of one 's dreams. In Alistair McLeod 's “ The Boat,” McLeod shows the fathers struggle to fulfill his dreams of attending university because of his selfless inclinations. This portrays the father 's boat, which symbolizes the imprisonment he feels because of his duty as a provider. Whenever the father would come home from work, he would put all of his “earnings” on the kitchen table, a demonstration of his constant sacrifices. His job as a fisherman is a necessity for his family as it is their main source of income. Through this, the conflict of the person versus self arises in the story, for much like the father, the narrator must choose between education and helping
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