As soon as Nick stepped off the train the reader could feel the disappointment that Nick had and the understanding that he was a troubled soul.Why has this practice withstood the tests of time. The last two paragraphs of Part I conclude with Nick's preparation for sleep, as he crawls into his tent and feels sleep coming. On another very enlightening website, we are told more about the story, by Ernest Hemingway. The black grasshoppers symbolize the soldiers who all wear the same uniform, and when they returned home, they either find out that their towns have been decimated or they have been permanently scarred by the traumas of the war, or if they are unlucky enough, both. She lived with her father, Leo, and helped him run their pay library. Nick looked down the clear, brown water, colored from the pebbly bottom, and watched the trout keeping themselves steady in the current with wavering fins. As soon as Nick stepped off the train the reader could feel the disappointment that Nick had and the understanding that he was a troubled soul. While first reading the story one might not notice that Hemingway has many symbolic parts, so that he can get the true meaning of the story across to the reader. The trout are all steadily floating in deep, fast-moving water. Second to the pharaoh, the Nile controlled the life of the Egyptians. This especially true in arid regions which are very dependent upon water. Music lifts the broken-hearted, celebrates with the joyful, can soften the hearts of the most impenetrable of souls, aides in expressing the inexpressible, and can even intensify feelings of love, hate, anger, joy, happiness, and intrigue. To do so, he feels that he must isolate himself from the rest of humanity until he regains his own sense of sanity and humanity.
The implication is that Hopkins was swallowed by the world of money and materialism and forgot about such basic values as friendship. Nick looked down the clear, brown water, colored from the pebbly bottom, and watched the trout keeping themselves steady in the current with wavering fins.
The telegram that Hopkins received was probably a telegram saying that he has been drafted in the army, like most men of proper age during the war. The Revolution did not only affect the people of France, but also the citizens of England as well.
And his style matches his subject matter perfectly: Nick is not one to engage directly with his emotions, so Hemingway denies his readers that possibility, too. In the novel, there was a constant fight taking place between the good and evil characters, and though based around family, love, and brotherhood, the novel mainly focused on the conflict between these characters.
Nonetheless, beyond the winding roads, fields, and stretches of woods, the river is visible, and recovery is possible.