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Unformatted text preview: how the water of Lucinda River were sapphire colored and the banks were lush and bonny. To me this represents how he longed for his wife, hence why he went swimming along the Lucinda River. How his wife was well respected and liked. Also a symbolic item for me was alcohol. In most pool scenes Neddy sought after alcohol, to me this is symbolic of a man depressed, wanting to forget his past. Neddy represents all of our struggles in life, the ups and downs we all face and the hard times we have when important decisions need to be made. I feel there are many interpretations of this story because people can relate to it, and intertwine Neddy with their own personal experiences in life...
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- Fall '10