horse dealer 1 - nature as a doctor. Jack later states that...

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Blake Roby Professor O’Leary ENC1102 1/30/08 Thesis: To pursue happiness and find true love one must look where they would not ordinarily look sometimes. Topic 1: The pond represents the death of Mabel and Jack’s separate lives and the rebirth of their new life together. Topic 2: Mabel changing her out of her wet and smelly clothes, into her “best dress of black voile,” symbolizes her rebirth as a new person. Topic 3: Finding true love is not always cut and dry. The pond represents the death of Mabel and Jack’s separate lives and the rebirth of their new life together. When Jack first enters the pond Lawrence describes vividly, the horrible stench of the mixture of murky water and soft clay. He also describes the pond using provocative imagery such as dead, cold, and lifeless. This symbolizes Jack and Mabel’s relationship with one another before Jack rescues Mabel. It is apparent at this point to the reader Jack’s only motive for rescuing Mabel was because it was just ‘in his
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Unformatted text preview: nature as a doctor. Jack later states that as he speaks with Mabel by the fire. If you have ever been near a pond when the wind is not blowing and there is nobody around to disturb it, you know how calm and flat the water is. When the two soon-to-be lovers enter the pond they cause ripples. As these ripples meet each other and intertwine so do the lives of Jack and Mabel. Lawrence tells us, He was afraid of pitching with his mouth underneath. He could not swim, and was afraid.(188) Through this we can observe how Jack later reacts to Mabels proposal that he loves her. He has never been in love, as he cannot swim, and is afraid of opening up his heart to love her, as he is afraid of drowning. When Jack finally grasps Mabel and drags her to the shore he carries her home. Even though every step he takes will be his last, and that he can go no further, he somehow makes it back to the house. His love for Mabel gave him this strength....
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course ENC 1102 taught by Professor O'leary during the Spring '08 term at South Florida Community College.

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