What Do Fish Have To Do With Anything Analysis

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Why do the words that authors use in their writing help set the atmosphere of their tale? In the story, "What Do Fish Have to Do With Anything," a naive boy, who was deserted by his father, and his mother come across a beggar. When Willie is later provided with cake and he asks for more, his mother explains how a serving is how much one needs. After some time, Willie grows curious about the beggar’s character, thus urging himself to shoot questions at his mother about him. In the story, “Dark They Were, And Golden-Eyed” by Ray Bradbury, a party of humans arrives on Mars and try to build their new lives thereafter an apocalypse on the Earth. One of the humans, Harry Bittering, is skeptical about Mars and how living there may not be the best …show more content…
For instance, when Willie regards an unusual man on the street, in the text, it states, “No one seemed to pay him any mind. Willie was certain he had never seen a man so utterly alone. It was as if he were some spat-out piece of chewing gum on the pavement.” This portion of the text means that the man stood out to Willie because that in the text we learn that his mother had advised him of looking at the beggar, and thanks to his “utterly aloneness,” it consequently caught his attention. The words “utterly alone” and “spat-out piece of gum” shift our mood into an uncomfortably dark position, which was what the author aimed to do. Further, when Willie is preparing to eat, it states in the text, “The plate lay on a plastic mat decorated with images of roses with diamond like dewdrops. She also gave him a glass of milk and a folded napkin. She moved slowly.” This means that the mother was providing her son with food and a beverage, but she moves slowly because in the story we learn that "she seemed preoccupied with her own thought" because "she had been like that ever since Willie’s dad had abandoned them six months ago." The point that Willie’s mother moved slowly additionally result the reader's mood as stagnant and lazy that blends with the dark mood from earlier to create a dull mood. This is important, as it …show more content…
For example, after a family has stepped onto Mars for the first time via a rocket that came from the Earth, the text states that “the wind blew, whining. At any moment the Martian air might draw his soul from him, as marrow comes from a white bone.” This means that a party of humans had reached a setting that was unfamiliar because in the text we learn that the humans had emerged from a “rocket” that came from the Earth and that they were currently on Mars. When the author chose to mention that the wind was “whining,” the readers had sensed that Mars’s foreign nature would be leading the situation in the story. Further, into the text, when the family is told that they cannot return to their home, it states, “For a long time there was only the sound of the wind in the late afternoon. Alone, thought Bittering. Only a thousand of us here. No way back. No way. No way.” This text means that the humans who had approached Mars as their new home would be forever lost there, and this is because in the text we learn that “atom bombs hit New York,” causing all the “space rockets” to explode. When the text states that there was only the sound of the wind, that means that the silence that was roaming the family was due to the fact that they were lost in their thoughts and brooding because in the text we learn how that

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