Once again her fears take hold of her and she slowly drifts away from it, making sure she makes the tiniest movements, careful not to splash. Nonetheless is she obsessed with the swan and like river, is she longing to see it. “She cannot stop thinking about the swan […] And now the image of the swan makes it even harder to concentrate, so she promises herself a swim, at nightfall.” Her evenings are reserved for the swan and every evening she tests her boundaries by approaching the swan a bit more each time. There is a strong parallel between the woman and the swan, as both are held trapped by something. She knows that she is out of her element and invading the swan’s territory.
The short story “The swimmer” is written by S.J Butler in 2011. The story is about a girl, who desires to swim her days off in the river. But something is preventing her from pursuing her wish. She has a fear of being seen by other people, and the fishermen could see her, if she decided to take a swim. On a hot day, she decides to conquer her fear of being seen, therefore she got ready and went for a swim in the river.
This directly correlates with the situation that Neal is in because is mother is asking Neal and Paul to take him fishing. Neal kindly accepts the offer, but does he really want to go? As the reader can tell, he doesn’t want to go; he doesn’t want to upset his mother. When Paul and Norman take Neal out to go fishing he doesn’t participate in the activity because he has a drinking problem. He ends up getting sunburnt all over his body because he fell asleep naked in a grassy
In this passage it portrayed her feelings for the surface world: “On such evenings, while her sisters swam, hand in hand, up through the water, the youngest princess had to stay below. She would look sadly up after them and feel like crying; but mermaids can’t weep and that makes their suffering even deeper and greater” (61). The little mermaid being the youngest could not travel with her sister to the surface world and felt such sadness but has no way of showing it like how humans show it through tears. Her feelings towards the surface world isolated her from her people for she did not desire a life under the sea. Her determination to gain an
3, l. 108), but she is not quite brave enough to come real close. It is only when she has no choice but to come out of her comfort zone that she dares to overcome her fear. This happens when she finds the swan bound in the fishing lines , and she has no other choice than to come close enough to release the swan. And as she releases the swan, she sets herself free of all of her fears. And in the end she just lets herself flow with the river with-out a worry about the swan or anything else, “And at the next bend she can not tell it from the mist rising from the water.” (p. 5, l. 160), so at last the river has carried her last fear
The Swimmer begins peaceful and gives an energetic feeling from the main character, Neddy Merrill. Both stories share similar themes but also have many differences that make the stories unique and leave the reader in a depressed state of mind. Its a Sunday afternoon in the middle of summer. Neddy and Lucinda Merrill and Helen and Donald Westerhazy sit around a pool. They complain about their hangovers from the previous night of drinking.
She started getting a little nervous and headed back towards shore. When she was almost there, but still in a position where she couldn't see the bottom I started to form a swirl motion in the water in front of her. As soon as she saw it she stopped breathing and her heart started pounding faster and harder. It began to move faster and pull her down she started screaming so loud and she was so scared she forgot to keep swimming. I watched and I began to feel bad, but then something in me told me to keep pulling her down and show her I'm not something you can just forget about.
“Mommy, Mommy!” I screamed with terror. Then my mom came and looked at the pool and all she thought was, this can 't be good. She sees me standing in a puddle of pee and tears. She took me to our belongings and sat me down. “What happened?” She questioned with concern I finished my weeping and crying for the most part, and told my mom in a post crying voice trying to hold back tears, “I peed in the pool, and it turned blue for some reason.
For example, when Annie and her mother visit Rat island together, she recounts the event saying, The only way I could go into the water was if I was on my mother 's back, my arms clasped tightly around her neck, and she would then swim around not too far from the shore. It was only then that I could forget how big the sea was, how far down the bottom could be, and how filled up it was with things that couldn 't understand a nice hallo. (42) Here, the motif of water personifies the closeness of their relationship.