Loss in water - The short story A secret lost in the...

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The short story “A secret lost in the water“written by Roch Carrier, holds a deeper meaning to it, than one can skim through and see. After carefully reading the story, I believe the theme of this short story is the significance of the water. As the story progresses, we find the talent that the narrator states that only his father mastered, focused on finding water, by using a mere alder branch. When the father passes this talent or gift to his disengaged son, as the son grows old the son forgets his father’s talent. The symbol, Water has several unique meanings to it: one being, not all fathers’s gifts can be passed down to his child, the other being water is crucial to mankind, and finally the gift of the father is lost in the water. When the narrator is given a chance to remember and master the talent passed down by his father in his early childhood, he struggles to perform the secret. As the narrator struggles to hear the gushing water and the branch to writhe, a fellow farmer says “nowadays fathers
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