The hedge strips him of his worldly possessions, while the water cleanses him spiritually, preparing him for the life to come. Forster's allegory is the transition from life on earth to life in heaven. They discuss the many reasons why the people choose to go to the United states for work rather than stating within the country itself. It seemed to come from the hedge; and, when I opened my eyes, there was a glint of light through the tangle of boughs and dead leaves. The Allegory of the Cave can be interpreted in many ways; one way is to make a comparison between the story and the way of thinking by individuals in a closed society. The narrator walks through the hedge into a place that is described as Heaven-like.
Though he does not know what the prize may be the narrator still wants to keep walking. I slid off the milestone into the road, and lay there prostrate, with my face to the great parched hedge, praying that I might give up. It could almost be a spin off of communist ideals, or marxism. To teenagers an expectation: a strong belief that something will happen or be the case in the future, is nothing but a restriction upon them. Also, the story tells people that assisting others to succeed provides a far greater reward than satisfying ones' selfish desires. . Furthermore, the story tells many ideas most life.
Elements of the Plot Rising Action The rising action is when he takes a break and sits down on a milestone, when he receives a reviving puff of air from the hedge. My muscles were so weary that I could not even bear the weight of those things I still carried. This further indicates that all links to the narrator's past life have been destroyed. Who by all means appears to be happy. They are fairly romantic, so I've never understood just what the appeal was.
I'm not really sure how that could tie in with the fact that his brother shows up after. The writer uses the route and the prison. The Lodge on the corner of Moor Green Lane and Yew. Just like the narrator may be should he give Heaven some time. Despite the lush pastures and cool waters in contrast with the desolate road, the narrator seems perplexed with the idea of enjoying things for the own sake.
The narrator eventually considers leaving the road because he is tired of the long journey and curious about what is on the other side of the hedge. Narrated in the first person by an unnamed narrator the reader realises after reading the story that Forster may be exploring the theme of acceptance. The days of anxiously waiting by the mailbox for news from a long distance relative or lover are over. There is also a sense that the narrator cannot let go of the life he is leading. For we of the road do not admit in conversation that there is another side at all. Neither you, nor the coeditors you shared it with will be able to recover it again. The theme of the story is that people's desires to compete drive people to achieve their life goals.
The blue sky was no longer a strip, and beneath it the earth had risen grandly into hills—clean, bare buttresses, with beech trees in their folds, and meadows and clear pools at their feet. I do agree that this story does have very religious overtones. This article does not any. I found it difficult walking, for I was always trying to out-distance my companion, and there was no advantage in doing this if the place led nowhere. And I had already dropped several things—indeed, the road behind was strewn with the things we all had dropped; and the white dust was settling down on them, so that already they looked no better than stones.
Forster, seems to be nothing more than a story about a man walking down a long road. After passing through the hedge, the narrator immediately falls into a moat. I forgot the road that lay before my eyes, and I sprang at him, wrenched the can out of his hand, and began to drink. The water also causes the main character's pedometer to stop working. The narrator has set himself an unrealistic goal in which he was not sure what the ends might be. We do not know where it will lead, but we become specialized and grasp for power and wealth the objects to reach the end which is, ironically, the simple life that we began at. Some of them were singing, some talking, some engaged in gardening, hay-making, or other rudimentary industries.
But it makes me only twenty-five. However, it was not always this way. He has went through the hedge and is in a Utopian world in which some critics suggest is Heaven. After the introduction, the video shows texts stating…. On the other side, Forester perhaps suggests that we are never free, since we are interdependant with other members of mankind.