What is your interpretation of the short story “The Swimmer”?
Paloma García 1ºNA
1. I think what the swimmer's author tries to say is that the American dream is not like everyone imagines. The book starts in a beautiful sunny summer day, when he decides to go home swimming through his neighbour's pools. He starts very opimistic and full of energy but as the time is passing the weather changes to the worse, he sarts getting tired and his neighbours began to think he is a fool, even one of them tells him he had broken overnight. After a hard journey, he arrives home and found it empty and completly locked.
Say which of the two short stories we have read in this book you’ve liked more and why.
2. Without any doubt I've liked Benjamin Buttonn more. First of all because I knew this story through the film and second Because I found it a funny story some way.
The situation was almost comical though it was a tragedy. I think it is a gripping tale.