Thursday, May 15, 2014
Extreme fly fishing narrative
I would like to suggest the narrative, A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean. This narrative is an excellent work that illustrates the spiritual and coming of age adventures of the protagonist, Norman Maclean, and it also depicts some beautiful fly fishing scenes, one of which, near the end, is actually quite extreme because it involves the brother of the protagonist swimming down the river through rapids with his rod in the air after a fish. Interestingly enough, this narrative also broaches on the conflict between fiction and nonfiction because although this narrative is in essence a true story, many of the details at the end of the novel have actually been altered because of the guilt felt by the author. In this way, this narrative appeals to me and is appropriate to the class because it embodies several kinds of adventure, broaches on the conflict between fiction and nonfiction, and, in one scene, acquires an essence of the extreme.