In the poem, “The Fish”, written by Elizabeth Bishop, the speaker catches a giant fish while fishing in a small rented boat. Throughout the poem, she examines her catch, holding it up half out of the water beside the boat. After observing the fish, she begins to develop a sense of respect for the fish. The poem takes readers through the speakers’ journey with the fish, from catching it to the final moment when the speaker releases the fish. She describes the fish and their unique relationship using diction, imagery, and figurative language in order to convey her thoughts.
One night in the short story “The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant” written by W.D. Wetherell, the narrator realized that doing what he loves and being who he truly is comes before any significant person in his life. The narrator was obsessed with both Sheila Mant and fishing so if he wasn’t thinking about one it would be the other. On the way down to their date, the narrator found out that Sheila Mant thought fishing was stupid and boring while he could not live without it. During the story, the narrator decided to let down a fishing line while Sheila was not paying attention and this is where he started to face a dilemma.
However, the trout “turn and let the river take them, take them, with passive grace.” The repetition is significant because the tout let these pressures “take them” as they do not fight against the current or “pressures.” Rather, they “drift” along as Kathryn wants to do. She says, “the current always trues [the trout], like compass needles.” The current is a constant flow that gives the trout direction. Kathryn on the other hand, feels the pressure or desire to leave, but she seems to push back against her current. The fish merely drift along with “passive grace” forcing nothing, and Kathryn “feels wise” as she observes them. Feeling “wise,” as defined in Merriam-Webster online, means Kathryn feels that looking at the trout gives her the capacity for sound judgement.
However, in the eyes of the speaker they saw the opposite. Because the ocean is such a strong, powerful force of nature, the speaker thought that whether the ocean was ferocious or serene, it was still something worth worshipping or admiring. Perhaps the admiration comes from the ocean’s ability to change its reputation so quickly, yet be adored and treasured by people all over the world. After listening to the speaker’s portrayal of the ocean, it is noticeable that they are absolutely awestruck. They talk about the ocean with such verneration, making it evident that the ocean, which is a force of nature can ultimately make others appreciate its mere existence.
The peruser expect that the criticalness of this fight was to shield his kin from the flame breathing beast and addition treasure for them. Inquisitively, his activities previously, then after the fact the fight refute this supposition. By retelling his biography before going into fight he is portending his own passing. He realizes that lords are let go with their common fortunes close to them. Beowulf's actual expectation when battling the winged serpent was not to secure his kin yet rather to improve his legacy and to kick the bucket with honor.
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. However, Holden thinks that his life is different than other by saying “the fish is different I’m talking about the ducks” the ducks are a metaphor for his life because he has the option of either waiting for mother nature to help him or escaping. The cab driver gave Holden a better solution besides escaping or waiting for someone’s help. "If you was a fish, Mother Nature'd take care of you, wouldn't she? Right?
The only way that they were going to be free from there poor lives is Coyotito’s future and the knowledge that he would have gotten. Everything had revolved around Coyotito throughout the book. And the one time that they don’t focus on Coyotito, he ends up dying. So that is why they threw it back in the ocean, they had no use for it
Uncle Nathan proves he follows his heart through his actions by saving Delia, destroying the stone man and marrying Eunice. All of Uncle Nathan’s actions are from what he feels in his heart, however there is good and bad to each decision. To begin, Uncle Nathan decided to save Delia instead of is Finance Eunice, using his heart he proved he truly loved Delia more. The positive in the decision was he saved one of the girls lives, however he lost Eunice who he was going to marry and he never seen Delia again, loosing both girls. When making this quick, traumatizing choice he listened to the first instinct his body told him, which was to save Delia even though the logical choice was to save Eunice.
At the end, Edna committed suicide in the sea because it was where she could be free from societal and natural restraints, and where she was innately at peace. In the painting, Ophelia exhibits this same kind of calmness, as it appears she is giving herself over to the control of the water and is doing so in a serene manner. It is blatant that both Edna and Ophelia from the particular painting find such peace in the water because it is the only place where their true freedom relies. It is known that Ophelia was increasingly oppressed by society and male figures within “Hamlet”, which increasingly limited her independence. In Edna’s circumstance, the responsibilities of being a mother and a wife drove Edna to continuously reject her duties and fling herself outwards of societal norms in hope that she would grasp her individuality in the process.
Many people have trust issues, which is understandable because many people are not trustworthy. In order to “be at home,” or to be peaceful, one must find at least one person to confide in. To tell them the secrets that are burdening and don’t allow someone to live their life to the fullest. This is the theme of this poem. In this poem, the author uses different literary devices to help the reader understand the poem’s theme.
The bull whale’s suicide was a sign for us to remember our culture. I felt worried about the future of my people since, the ancient whale meant everything to us. If he dies, we die and if he lived we live. He is our strength. If we are able to return it back it will proof that the oneness is still with us and if not, it means we became weak.
One of the hottest new trends in the world of aquarium fish breeding has to be the care and upkeep of betta fish. To be sure, there are many other fine examples of water creatures out there that would be well worth your while to purchase and raise. For some reason or another however, betta fish care has clearly risen to the top of the heap and by all indications this trend will continue for many more years to come. One of the primary reasons for this seemingly worldwide infatuation with betta fish is of course the staggering beauty of these underwater denizens. The breathtaking colors and magnificent fins of these elegant creatures combine to produce a marvelous visual effect that is hard to equal in the underwater world-and indeed even above ground!
Buddhism or at least Zen Buddhism is about awakening the mind. It’s something everyone has the power to do, however, most choose not to because it means taking the brain off autopilot. A fish who has been submerged in water stops realizing it is in water because there are so many other places the mind goes. A member of Boundless Way Zen, Matthew said, “ First you choose to stop thinking and let everything go, at some point that happens and you don’t realize it. Then you are interrupted by thoughts or outside stimulus and you choose to stop thinking again and the cycle repeats.” That thought in the middle is like fish seeing water.