Symbolism In Silver Water

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How often do you find yourself noticing negative things about people you meet? When they say something that may bother you does that automatically make you think differently of them? In the story “Silver water” a family not only overlooks the actions that bother them, but they persist to find the good in one of the family members. The author, Amy Bloom tells a story of how a persistent family helps Rose on her rollercoaster journey of a life. The title “Silver Water” emphasises that even in water there is something inside that makes it sparkle. Bloom, the author of Silver Water makes a specific point that you can find good in everyone no matter what their situation may be, you just have to take the time and effort to go looking for it. In the…show more content…
When Rose was throwing a tantrum she accidently pushed her mom over causing her to hit her head. Realizing what she had done Rose quickly started to pound her head onto the kitchen floor only for her sister to come between Rose and the floor, forcing her to stop. The only thing Rose knew to do was run into her room in frustration that she injured her own mother. This shows that Rose feels remorse for her actions but doesn't know how to act or express herself in a way most people do. When the father says “She must feel terrible, pushing you, of all people. It would have to be you, but I know she didn't want it to be” he knows that deep down Rose has good in her even though she causes harm. Rose is a complicated person with a complicated life. She not only has gone through a lot of change, but she has to constantly rely on her family to be there supporting her as if she was a toddler. Her actions do not define her and her family acknowledges that when others choose not to because they know that she does not understand herself why she acts on impulse. With much consideration the night Rose injured her mother, she decided to take her life. This shows that Rose feels extreme guilt for her inability to control her actions. Rose realized that she was causing more and more harm to those who loved her unconditionally.…show more content…
In the story we see how the therapist Dr.Thorne, Rose’s family, and Rose herself presenting the life lesson Bloom was trying to get across to her readers. If people went about their lives without stopping to think why their friend or family member acted the way they did and instead just picking out what bothered them most.We would of never found the hidden beauty in that person that might of made you think
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