Isaac Cernuda Rubio 1NA
What is your interpretation of the short story “The Swimmer”?
In my opinion, Ned Merrill (the swimmer), is a man that has a lot of problems. Probably, he is an alcoholic, and because of this he has lost his home and daughters.
On the other hand, I have read on the Internet that John Cheever wanted to make a critic of the “American way of life”, but, to be honest, I didn’t realize it when I read the story.
Say which of the two short stories we have read in this book you’ve liked more and why.
I’ve liked “The curious case of Benjamin Button” more because it’s less abstract than “The swimmer”. Although it’s a sad story, I’ve liked it because it’s about an original and interesting topic.