Within his journey, the river has encountered a handful of times. His experience with the river is different each time as he tries to find his true self. Overall the river is there for Siddhartha it quenches his spiritual thirst as he goes on his path for knowledge and attempting to find himself the unity he needs. The importance of the river is immediately evident through the first chapter, as we learn Siddhartha grew up alongside a riverbank. “In the shade of the house, in the sunshine on the river bank by the boats, in the shade of the sallow wood and the fig tree, Siddhartha, the handsome Brahmin’s son, grew up with his friend Govinda” (3).
He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut. The fact that Louie is throwing himself into being the leader of the tough situation and using his mental skill to comprehend ideas which could lead to a different fate shows how skillful he really is. As can also be seen in the text: "He snatched the cord, reeled the raft to him, and climbed aboard. He rowed to Phil and Mac" (Hillenbrand 4, 5). This also shows how important skillfulness is due to the fact that Louie found his solution to a problem and put it in action.
The speaker in the poem “Prelude to Jumping in the River” by Katia Grubisic, uses his observations of a man preparing to jump into a river as a metaphor for making important decisions. The speaker presents instances of metaphor in the moments before the jump, the unpredictable outcome of the jump, and in the possibility of missing the jump. When the speaker witnesses a man standing at the edge of a river preparing to jump he reflects on how “the mental preparation takes some time” (4-5). Comparably, careful thought and anticipation are also involved when approaching significant decisions. Certainly, the speaker’s observation addresses how responsibly handling a major decision is a lengthy process that requires careful consideration.
The dangers of the river can be symbolic of the dangers people face every day. People get taken advantage of and used every day. The girl in the story is heavily influenced by the water spirit boy. “And the spirit of a boy who had drowned many years ago looked up and saw her lovely face” (Chang,
Throughout “The Bronze Horseman”, Pushkin used symbolism. The river Neva, Peter the Great, his statue, and even Evgeny are all hold another meaning. The use of symbolism in ”The Bronze Horseman” was vital to the poem. Without symbolism, the poem is simply about a man losing his mind in St. Petersburg. The river Neva causes the flood in “The Bronze Horseman”.
Paul Maclean knew that he had a gambling problem and aggressive tendencies, and he made the conscious choice to continue living that lifestyle. Once, on the river, Paul said he had nothing to do in Montana. “Except hunt and fish,” replied Norman. “And get into trouble,” (Paul) added (Maclean 63). This shows that Paul knew he was in trouble and was willing to admit that.
That is exactly what he is doing driving around the lake, trying to trigger positive images from his life but he is not able to, he just keeps going around and around the lake like the sprinkler. The Song Tra Bong River is a symbol of the once pure lake that would turn to mud and create a disaster that would overflow his life for a long time, if not forever. Norman explains that the river “was exactly like any other river, nothing special” but in the wet seasons that “the rains never stopped, not once, and so after a few days the Song Tra Bong overflowed its banks and the land turned into a deep, thick muck” (O’Brien, 135). This represents the turning point in his life from clear and simple to a never ending rain turning the river into muck. During the war his life felt heavy and difficult to get through.
Symbolism can be found in many places throughout the book, but the Mississippi River is the main symbol of this story. The Mississippi River symbolizes freedom in the story. Before Huck and Jim take a journey on the rapids, Huck feels as if he is restricted by society (Shmoop). Afterwards, there is nothing to hold him back. Hence the river
Throughout Robert M. Drake’s poems his use of metaphors allows the audience to build an understanding of the visionary that the poet is trying to express. Within his poem Just Us Forever, Drake delivers his form of love through expressions of rain, “just us forever, floating through the blackness of infinite”. In this verse the author romanticizes the state of the abyss of blackness as not something to be afraid of, but something of wonder; in relation to the rain, Drake further highlights the contrasts of light and dark as the rain can be seen as hope when in need. The second poem Burned Alive, metaphorically associates love as experiencing pain; however the pain without love is indicated to be feared as more excruciating when he reveals how
Some people want the river to be left alone and allow the body to remain there while some want a dam to be built so the body can be retrieved. Luke is one that believes it should be left alone. Luke was the main person that helped the Tamassee River become a Wild and Scenic River in the first place, he doesn’t want all his hard work to be immediately thrown away. Luke experienced being beat up by loggers and having his place of work shot up because of people disagreeing with him. He believes that once they allow one person to start doing stuff to the river, everybody will start to mess with it.
Below is what the lake looks like during off season, before the rain hits in the winter. Most people don’t realize that this is also the perfect time to take a walk, or even a run, on the bottom of the lake. It can be an eerie site at times, almost as if you’re on another planet. Sometimes you will see a couple people wandering around, curious at the changes that have occurred. And sometimes you won’t see a soul in site.