Mary Morris Analysis of “The Lifeguard” by Mary Morris Freshta Nejat Analysis of “The Lifeguard” by Mary Morris “ The Lifeguard” by Mary Morris is a brief story portrays the reality of changes over time. The author revealed the story of lifeguard as the lord of all he surveys with a big self-esteem. Mary Morris in this article exposes the fact that we recognize what we have only when a devastating event occurs as in the story he proves lack of efficiency in the first aid needed to save a toddler, Becky, on the beach. Overall, the author portrays Symbolism, Characterization and Foreshadowing by inferring that once we realize what we have, it’s too late. Throughout the story, the outlook of the character in the story has been changed from the commencement of the story till to the end.
Ned’s journey towards the truth, that he has tried to avoid/deny, is marked by kindness of his friends, the weather, condition of his body and his memory which wavers. Subsequently, throughout the ‘Swimmer’, the themes: passage of time and appearance versus reality are explored, and as a result contribute to Neddy’s realisation of what he has lost. On a Sunday afternoon in midsummer, as revealed at the beginning of the ‘Swimmer’, we, the readers, take a dip into the surreal and initially, are only shown glimpses of what is on the shallow surface of Neddy’s life. From the start, we are thrown into the illusion of Ned’s world: a place full of grandeur and contentment.
In A Separate Peace author John Knowles reveals that even a strong friendship can be damaged by resentment or jealousy. Set in an all boy’s school in New Hampshire, A Separate Peace is the portrayal of a friendship between gene and Finny. Their friendship evolves from competing to completing each other’s identities. Gene and Finny initially had different strengths: one is highly valued that the other. Gene is less valued than Finny because of his Athletic skill is not as good as Finney because finny broke the school swimming record within one try.
So basically Bonnie and Clyde's life of crime started from the lack of value and excitement in their previous lives which is a reflection of how people lived during that time. An example of the second way in which people's lives are depicted is the scene where Bonnie and Clyde meet two farmers whose property has been taken away from them by the bank. They then go to the bank itself which also appears to have been shut down because of lack of funds. Another is example in a later scene when Bonnie and Clyde are injured that go to a group of people on the side of the road who seem to be living without a home
Economics class, which led to the other classmates finding out that Willem was indeed African American. What I found interesting about this was the classmate’s reactions. Willem felt like his classmates saw him differently, and that his classmates felt betrayed. Willem also felt kind of sad because nobody thought of him for his achievements anymore, however everyone saw him for “that smart black kid”. People didn’t believe him because he could swim, and he didn’t play basketball.
However, he is not real family to Huck. Even though they are genetically related, the relationship between Huck and Pap has none of the characteristics that make up true family such as trust and wanting what is best for the other person. Huck is at the receiving end of an abusive relationship with his father. Pap is a lazy, alcoholic, racist, and contumelious man who doesn’t truly care about Huck. As a wretched drunk, in and out of jail, Pap is part of the lower class in society due to the fact that he spends all of his money on whiskey.
Most of the time men are seen traveling alone, so when the owner saw that George and Lennie traveled together; he didn't trust George because most of the time people aren't seen traveling together unless the other person sn owes money. “ Well, I never seen one guy take so much trouble for another guy. I just like to know what your interest is.” The owner was suspicious because the time was set when the Great Depression existed. When people were greedy and lonely and that was one of the things Lennie and George tried to avoid. But sadly the intimacy of George and Lennie didn’t last long because of Lennie’s mental state.
The depression started in 1929 when the stock market crashed, and a lot of shares from people and companies were worthless. This left many people in the United States jobless and without money. The dollar bill would not have the same value until 1944. In the book, Scout sees that Maycomb was a poor town and that nothing bad would really happen that could be worse than the way they were living by saying “There was no worry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with”(Lee 6). For example, Mr. Cunningham, who was a poor neighbor, has to pay Atticus with vegetables because he cannot pay him with real money for his work.
Various sources have stated that if Trina did not come into as much money as she did, their story may have been different. But because their financial status changed so abruptly, they both ended up falling farther down the social ladder than when their story began. During their spiral downwards, Trina because obsessed with saving money, only spending it when absolutely necessary, and selling all of their possessions. McTeague begins drinking everyday, only worsening when he becomes unemployed. Trina begins denying him money for his bad habit and this infuriates McTeague to no end.
It was made pretty obvious throughout the story that his real job and his lack of education were generally frowned upon. In fact, it’s heavily socially disapproved, judging by the reactions of his family. Though it could partly be attributed to him drinking, it is mostly due to what society deemed acceptable at that time that he decides to deceive them. Being a horse dude without a formal education apparently was not what it considered desirable. Thus, he was compelled to lie about his identity, which ended up screwing things up for himself in the long run.