1.The man fishes by night to enjoy the peace and quiet, and found it very different from what they did in the 20th century. This leads to the conflict because since its’s night he can’t see as well as when it’s day. The significance is that he isn’t as prepared or skilled as a man who fishes for a living.
2.Is when he slipped the knot over his wrists.when the man mentioned he let the baby porpoise go.Was when the author said “he looked closely to make sure no stingray was hidden in the mesh.”
3.The complicating incident: The man wasn’t going to cast anything until he saw two or three mullets together. A single crisis: Was when the man realized that he had caught a sea devil instead of some mullets. The climax: When the ray swam quickly and he decided to cut the rope, as his plan worked out in the end. The resolution: The man decided to let the mullet go and he would never go casting at night alone. The ending: The ending is a happy ending because he was saved and realized that its harder then he thought.
4.Civilized world is where everyone is living and everything’s modern and developed.
Primitive world is where its only the natural aspects of earth and nature.
The conflicted against the civilized world and primitive world is that the man against the ray and the darkness of the primitive world. The references of the planes and causeway were a sing or symbol to show that the humans have accomplished a lot. The planes were to show how or that we can float through the air to travel the world, and the lights near the causeway is to overcome the struggles and things that are harder of the darkness. Now the mans wife that had been sitting in her house is to show that mankind or the community is that it stays protected, warm, and entertained during the night.
5.At the end of the story in my opinion the man learns how it feels to be prey to be trapped like cat and mouse. The man had decided to release the mullet because the ray kind of taught the man a lesson of how it felt to be caught up, as the man felt sorry for the mullet.
6. Personification – “the good, rough, honest wood”. Simile – “a great horned thing shot like a huge bat of of the water”. Figurative language – “ he saw the mullet he had just caught, gasping its life away on the floor boards of the skiff.”
Sullen – Gloomy
Weltering – Move in a turbulent fashion
Elemental – Powers of Nature
Sinewy – Lean and Muscular
Hoisted – Raise or Haul up
Phosphorescence – Light emitted by a substance without combustion or a perceptible heat.
Cordage – Cords or Ropes
Exhilaration – A feeling of excitement, happiness or elation
Atavistic – Relating to a characterized by a reversion to something ancient or ancestral
Centrifugal – Moving or tending to move away from a center.
Gauntly – Extremely thin and bony
Impeding – Hinder
Tenaciously – Firm hold of something
Respite – Short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant
Equilibrium – A state in which opposing forces or actions are balanced so that one is not stronger or greater than eachother
Imminent – About to happen