“At two o’clock Gatsby put on his bathing suit and left word with the butler that if anyone phoned word was to be brought to him at the pool” (161). This unusual time to swim symbolically represented the wrong time he was living. As his assassination were to take place at the pool due to the far-out time he was acting. Just like the rest of the novel, his obliviousness to see the present led him to lose all he once loved, Daisy. Also , Fitzgerald uses literal time when explaining the old clock that Jay knocked off the mantle.
Obviously these aren’t ideal recovery conditions for a man who’s had back surgery a few months prior. Jack served in the pacific, and as he served he began to realize how pointless the war seemed. He said that the pacific theater was “just God damned hot stinking corners of small islands in a group of in a group of islands in a part of the ocean we all hope never to see again” (100). One night, Jack became a hero. Since the PT boats that didn’t fire torpedoes also didn’t have radar, it was difficult for them to find each other.
Boo Radley transforms from appearing as a mysterious and reserved monster to being recognized as a real hero because of the events concerning his uncertain past and the slow, yet sure build up of trust to where he finds the confidence, and capability to save Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell’s attack. Rumors spread quickly throughout Maycomb, and one of the most mysterious and alluring is the one of the monster, Boo Radley. Few people know the truth behind Boo’s reasons for his seclusion-- most of those such as Atticus Finch refuse to speak openly on the matter, especially in front of the children. Because many do not know how accurate the myths are, they assume his life story,
The story “Contents of a Dead Man’s Pockets” by Jack Finney, Tom Benecke makes a dramatic discovery about his life and how he has been spending it. He is a go getter and has put all of his energy into getting ahead in his job. He is obsessed with being successful, and making money, even if it means pushing his wife, Clare, away completely. Finney begins with Tom’s wife asking him to go to a movie with her, but he refuses claiming that his work needs to be completed. Then, as she is leaving, his most important work documented on a yellow sheet of paper flies out of the window and onto the ledge of his apartment building.
Paul gave a clue that he was going to go and party. As the reader reads on, they find out that Paul is hungover the next morning. Another foreshadowing example is “So he made the arrangements for what turned out to be our last fishing trip together” (Maclean 86). The reader does not find out until later that Paul is killed. Norman gave the hint that Paul, Norman, and their father were never going to go fishing together again.
Nick Carraway, the protagonist in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, often functions as the guardian of the inconspicuous curtain between fantasy and reality, leaving his readers to test the validity and accuracy of his character in several situations. Delving into Nick’s complex character, it can be easily deduced that Nick withholds certain aspects of the story to shroud the reality in a cloak of mystery; however, he is also hasty in jumping to conclusions, thus emphasizing his unreliability. To begin, Nick embodies a unique role in The Great Gatsby because he is both a narrator and participant which inclines him to tell incomplete stories. For example, “Nick’s first meeting with Gatsby mixes reality with fantasy-- for Nick as well as
He cannot know that it is only one man against him, nor that it is an old man.” Even though Santiago latches onto the marlin on his first day fishing, the determined fish absolutely refuses to be caught and come to the surface but instead pulls himself, still hooked to Santiago, straying the old man from land. Santiago expresses admiration for the marlin 's attraction and tolerance, and considers the marlin a "worthy" adversary, explaining to him multiple times that although he loves it, he must kill it in the end. Santiago 's struggle with the marlin is as internally as it is externally. “You are killing me, fish, the old man thought. But you have a right to.
“The Swimmer” follows the mental and physical devolving of Neddy Merrill, who as the season changed from summertime romance to autumn tragedy, he changed from youthful and vibrant to old and secluded. Neddy Merrill tries to be better than he is, and is confident that he can swim all the way home because he thinks he’s “legendary”, but in reality, he suffers great loss because he had no awareness and ultimately lost his financial and social status, along with his family. Neddy’s abandoned house symbolizes his loneliness and lack of awareness. Probably the biggest archetypal image in the story, is the water image of the swimming pool, which stands as a time manipulator and trap of sorts that depletes one of their energy. Cheever utilizes heavy archetypal images, especially color symbolism, like the changing colors illustrating the changing seasons, which also stand as a metaphor for Neddy’s
Throughout the film A Secret Life of Walter Mitty wrote by Steven Conrad, you can see Walter as an introvert and someone who is not comfortable with himself. He likes to remain invisible. Until he goes out on an adventure to find Sean. Where Walter Mitty quickly moves to a dynamic protagonist with the help of writer Steven Conrad's creation of static characters. An introvert is someone who prefers calm, minimally stimulating environments.
Marlin’s worst fear was resolved when Nemo found his way out of captivity. Father and son were reunited but the meeting was cut short with another test. A large fishing net captured Nemo once again and Marlin had to fight against himself to trust Nemo and all the others to work together. The net broke and everyone was free including Nemo. Marlin and Nemo lay on the ground while they bask in the calm that engulfed them.