Essays Tagged: "Swimmer"

The Effects of Anabolic Steroids

eads atthe gym, the all-star basketball player, the amazing offensive tackle, and the lightning fastswimmer. All of them used steroids, and you knew it. They were all unnaturally strong, andlooked lik ...

(4 pages) 109 0 4.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Compare Cheever's mid-life crisis males, Neddy Merrill and Francis Weed. Why or how does Francis survive his period of crisis and Neddy lose all he has been 'swimming' for?

The Mid-life Crisis' of Cheever's Neddy and FrancisFrancis ("The Country Husband") and Neddy ("The Swimmer") both faced a mid-life crisis. They live in the same class of society with similar social e ... Royal Military College of Canada, Division of ContinuingStudies, 2001. 116-134.Cheever, John. "The Swimmer." ENE 101: Literature and Composition I CourseReader. Kingston: Royal Military College of Ca ...

(3 pages) 67 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Edgar allan poe bio...its really good

schooled at private schools, doing very well in his study's. He was also an athletic child, a good swimmer and shooter. But he was not popular. He was made fun of by his class mates as the son of act ...

(4 pages) 180 2 4.5 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

John Cheever's "The Swimmer".

John Cheever's story "The Swimmer" starts off reasonably enough. The protagonist, Neddy Merrill, is lounging about the swimmin ...

(3 pages) 110 0 2.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Service and how its involved in life.

d. I had to gather sufficient information, get a certified coach to coach me, and register as a USS swimmer under the Rhode Island Interscholastic League as an independent swimmer. The first year I st ... le written about Chariho swimming, which gathered more interest into the sport. I recruited another swimmer and we now proudly swim as Chariho swimmers. I struggled a little throughout the beginning, ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Personal achievement essay.

Super Swimmer"Hey Buddy, you ready to swim?"He hid behind his mom's leg and held on tight. His name was Dy ...

(2 pages) 103 4 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

What is the theme of John Cheever's short story, "The Swimmer"?

River in EgyptLike the famous saying goes, denial isn't just a river in Egypt. On the surface, "The Swimmer" may appear to be a tale of the effects of alcohol abuse or maybe even a characterization of ... nts that have affected his life proves what the human mind is capable of in dire circumstances."The Swimmer", a complex short story constructed on the backdrop of the vices typically associated with t ...

(3 pages) 92 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparision all the main characteristic in the two plays"Fences," and "The Cuban Swimmer."

family also has different ways to raise its next generation. In the plays "Fences," and "The Cuban Swimmer," all the main characters had similar family conditions and adversities, but each one had di ... and he did not know that his decision would affect his son's future.The Suarez family in "The Cuban Swimmer" also had a difficult time when they arrived in the United States. Eduardo and his wife esca ...

(6 pages) 102 1 4.1 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

There is no one agreed voice through which Australia speaks about Australian identity (includes critques of four Australian texts)

or years, and will no doubt continue to be for years to come - as demonstrated by the texts An Open Swimmer by Tim Winton, "A Richer Tapestry of Many Identities" by David Williamson, Australia by AD H ... ssue of Australian identity is discussed in Tim Winton's award-winning, coming-of-age novel An Open Swimmer through the Australian voice of Jerra Nilsam. Set, for the most part, by the coast, Jerra an ...

(9 pages) 121 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

The Swimmer by John Cheever

The Swimmer" by John Cheever was a very interesting story. Neddy andLucinda Merril an older couple spent ... his mind the one-two,one-two of a flutter kick". This could mean that Neddy was maybe a professionalswimmer in the past. " The only maps and charts he had to go by were remembered or imaginary ...

(3 pages) 82 0 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Day of the Dogs- the reason behind the way dogs got their name

water of the great river was particularly high and the current was strong. The Pug wasn't a strong swimmer so only wadded in a little way to get the water. Just then a sudden strong current swept the ...

(1 pages) 74 2 3.1 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

A Comparison of the Main Characters in "Araby" and "The Swimmer"

re reality sets in. This realization happens either very quickly or takes time. In "Araby" and "The Swimmer" the two main characters go through a circumstance that brings them into reality. Even thoug ... cumstance that brings them into reality. Even though the boy in "Araby" and the man, Neddy, in "The Swimmer" are in different phases of their lives they share a similarity in the process of figuring o ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.3 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Social Excesses

eople need to realize how short life really is and take advantage of the good things around. In the Swimmer Cheever's theme is about the social excesses, not merely the alcohol excess. Ned's egotism c ... es him to lose everything his social status, expensive lifestyle, and his family.In the short story Swimmer Ned loses his high social status and no longer fits in with the same clique that he associat ...

(3 pages) 21 0 4.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Johnny Weismuller - Swimmer/Actor

ved a few times, yet always made a good outcome. He worked as a miner, but was always an aggressive swimmer. He was only 12 when he earned his spot on the YMCA swimming team.After finishing school, he ... rs, 800-meters (relay), 50-yards, 220-yards, 440-yards, 500-yards, and 150-yard Backstroke. Being a swimmer myself, I can say that those races are very competitive and not as easy as they sound. By th ...

(2 pages) 23 0 4.7 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

"The Swimmer" by John Cheever

The swimmer written by "John Cheever" is good example of escape from daily life indeed. Cheever uses mai ...

(1 pages) 40 0 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Essay on "An Open Swimmer" by Tim Winton - How have key elements of the Western Australian environment address key themes and issues in society?

ny messages are reveled to us that shape our understanding and interpretation of a text. In An Open Swimmer by Tim Winton, Winton uses elements of the Western Australian Environment to address key the ... ent in the lives of readers to events in the novel and educate us on the text's meaning. In An Open Swimmer it is made evident through particular aspects of the Western Australian environment that at ...

(8 pages) 3222 0 3.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature


nd he was the coolest person I had ever met, because he could do anything! He was the best thrower, swimmer, runner, and biker, and he was the toughest kid I had ever met. He was able to swim from one ...

(2 pages) 679 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Secret Sharer

was a rather regular man, the basic features of any other man. Leggett was an extraordinarily good swimmer. He was found hanging on the ladder off the side of the ship that the Captain was aboard.Lat ... captain understood this and helped Leggett to escape the ship, and, even though Leggett was a good swimmer, the captain got close to an island so Leggett did not have a very far distance to swim. The ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays


ll grab hold of it and not let go. He can also swim freely in the fluid in the womb, with a natural swimmer's stroke. After eleven weeks, all it's organs are present and functioning. He is extr ...

(2 pages) 924 1 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Huck Finn

rt, yet daring individual illustrates his capability of handling tough problems. Huck, a model bold swimmer, deals with such issues as child abuse, stealing, and discrimination. Huck, while not afraid ... o knows where to draw the line. Huck Finn is very much self-reliant, which is a must for every bold swimmer. He embarks on dangerous expeditions and experiences trickery and honesty. Clearly, Huck Fin ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors