A river runs through it

A river runs through it - Marko Urlic April 21, 2009 Prof....

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Marko Urlic April 21, 2009 Prof. McKean Paper #4 A River Runs Through It While reading this book, some of us may see fly fishing as a sport, or even as an art. I see it as a way of life for the MacLean’s. This four count rhythm performed between ten and two o'clock was in the core of every relationship in this book. It was the thing that bonded two brothers together, and the tool by which their father taught them discipline and values in life. Each individual found something important in fly fishing which made them better people. Paul found peace and purpose in life. Norman saw it as a bond with his brother while father used it to teach his young kids discipline and values in life. Fly fishing meant more than anything to the MacLean’s. As a young boy Paul enjoyed fly fishing and showed great skill and determination. He loved to compete, he loved to be the best. He would often push Norman into making bets with him about who could catch more fish. When he got older he continued in the same path. He was what you would call a “free soul”. He lived life the way he wanted to, without especially caring about the norms of society and the law. Often getting in trouble in bar fights and spending quite a few nights in jail, drunk and broke. He was a fisherman and lived by nature's laws. His biggest joy in life was to go fishing. He
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would get away from all the problems of the world and just fly fish for hours. He looked “beautiful”
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