The Swimmer" by John Cheever was a very interesting story. Neddy and
Lucinda Merril an older couple spent there warm summer Sunday at the Westerhazys. It
is fairly obvious that the community is very wealthy and older. The cry of hangover was
a whisper in the community, which can show that the town is a bunch of close friends.
Cheever Tries to let us know early in the story that Neddy and Lucinda do
not live at home. "As he jogged toward the smell of coffee in his dining room "(P.193)
Neddy awakes at the Westerhazys house and begin to think of his house "where his four
beautiful daughters would have had there lunch and might be playing tennis"
Neddy seems to start thinking of how to get home by water. Maybe it is
something he did in the past, or it's just the fact that he seems to be in the stages of
Alsheimers. He calls his little swimming journey down the stream Lucinda after his wife.
After jumping in the Westerhazys pool. Neddy thought " in the back of his mind the one-
two,one-two of a flutter kick". This could mean that Neddy was maybe a professional
swimmer in the past.
" The only maps and charts he had to go by were remembered or imaginary but
clear enough" This must have been something Neddy has done in the past. He seems to
know all of the neighbors between the Westerhazys and Bullet Park. It seems like they
are located in a gated type elderly community that is very wealthy. Everyone is either
partying or away on vacation . I feel he is somewhere right outside N.Y.C. or in the outer
banks of New Jersey." The Levys driveway marked with a private property sign and
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