Written Analysis The essay “Once more to the Lake”, written by E.B. White, is a story about a trip that White goes on with his son. The trip takes place at a lake in Maine that White and his family went to when he was young. The main theme of the story is White’s feelings of being back at the lake. He believes that it is still the same as it was when he and his father were there.
He sees himself in his son and starts feeling like his father. His story shows how making memories is very important and how much those memories impact us. Even if most dont realize it- its what we pass on. Days before Hurston decided to go to the lake, he craved to go. While him and his son were on the trip he already imagined what the lake would look like.
When Kane dies he utters the word “rosebud”. We are never told directly what he meant by it, but at the end we see his sled from his childhood that has that same word on it. I believe that rosebud and that sled was a symbol of Kane’s childhood, and his happiness. Kane was happy as a child, when things were care-free and great. He was playing on that very sled when the men took him away to begin his training and education.
There is nothing in life that is more everlasting than change. As described in Elwyn Brooks White’s "Once More to the Lake," change is at the very center of our being. During the years in between White’s visits to the lake, we can see a change not only in people’s age, but their surroundings as well. In 1941, after a tense emotion to revisit old haunts and an inner need for the placidity of the lake, White takes his son fishing in the very same Maine waters, as he did with his father in 1904. Only what White remembered had changed forever.
Once the boy asked for guidance to feel around for his last shrimp he lost on the ground he assures McDonald that he will catch a Tarpon. McDonald determined to get back on track, starts back jogging as the young boy shouts at him again as a tarpon torpedoed six feet out the water. After all the struggle the boys line suddenly went limp and all determination was lost as the boy didn’t realize that the fish was not unhooked but scurrying back up stream heading towards the pilings. Once the boy landed the fish McDonald helped land the fish as the young boy asked him what it looked like as McDonald responded “Look down here and check him out.” (126) This was the defying moment of the story as McDonald then realizes as he second looks the boy and his 50’s glasses that he realizes he was blind. McDonald then goes in depth to explain how beautiful the fish was and releases the
Stewart wakes the morning after and instead of worrying, he goes fishing and the others soon join in, it isn’t until the next day that they head back and report the body. The surroundings influenced Stewart getting him to not worry or stress about the pressures he would normal feel back in Jindabyne. Jindabyne is a town of beauty, the glasslike lake, the vast, expansive plains and the lush, shadowy forests surrounding it. But just like Claire and Stewart we take in so much from our environment that influences how we behave and how we feel. Just think, if you went to a different school or dropped out of school all together you would be a different
In the first film, Stewart, Claire and their son love each other so much. Stewart kisses his wife and wants his son to do that too before they go fishing . Stewart and his son sit on the ground beside a beautiful lake and Stewart teaches his son how to fish very carefully. This scene filmed with eye-level shot presents how Stewart and his son become fond of each other and the peaceful view of the landscape. Claire loves her son, too.When Claire is swimming, a man comes and talks to her son.
Vanessa Benedetto The Boat The short story, “The Boat,” by Alistair MacLeod is written in first person. MacLeod writes about the life in Cape Breton from a boy’s point of view. The man remembers his childhood with his family on the wharf. From the way the man tells the story he gives the reader the impression that as a child he had a strong relationship with his father, and admired his selfless, hardworking actions. Clearly his father had more of an impact on his life because he talks more about his father.
White is an essay in which a father revisits a lake with his son that he once visited in his childhood years. The father remembers how so many of the details from his past that he now experiences with his son are the same as those he experienced with his father many years ago. The father looks back at those years and tries to relive the moments through his son's eyes. He knows he cannot, and has difficulty dealing with the fact that he can't go back in time. At the end of the story the father remembers that time has moved forward and like his father he will soon become just another
Jory Marini-Berry AP language Lake Placid was always a place I enjoyed as a kid because we had a hockey tournament there each year. I loved the ride up. It had a relaxing array of scenery that I didn't get to see often. Thinking of those trips brings back good memories that are filled with jokes, music, and stories. My dad and I normally made fun of each other and had everyone else in stitches.