Essay on Analysis of Fish by Joanne Harris

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The short story of “Fish” by Joanne Harris is about the young and successful protagonist, Jack, who marries the youthful and wealthy antagonist, Melissa. To celebrate their honeymoon, Jack chooses to take his newly wedded wife to a city in Italy called Naples. There, Jack gets a chance to get to know Melissa better, as well as himself. In “Fish,” Joanne Harris shows how Jack is able to reconnect with his past and true self after he arrives in Naples with Melissa for their honeymoon.
The life Jake previously lives, in England, the one before coming to Naples, is a materialistic one. Jack marries Melissa for the same reason she marries him. That reason being the fact that she is a member of a wealthy family and that he is a successful young
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The short story of “Fish” by Joanne Harris is about the young and successful protagonist, Jack, who marries the youthful and wealthy antagonist, Melissa. To celebrate their honeymoon, Jack chooses to take his newly wedded wife to a city in Italy called Naples. There, Jack gets a chance to get to know Melissa better, as well as himself. In “Fish,” Joanne Harris shows how Jack is able to reconnect with his past and true self after he arrives in Naples with Melissa for their honeymoon.
The life Jake previously lives, in England, the one before coming to Naples, is a materialistic one. Jack marries Melissa for the same reason she marries him. That reason being the fact that she is a member of a wealthy family and that he is a successful young individual. Marriage was even “the first step in his long-term plan, and much would depend on keeping Melissa and her family sweet” (Harris, 251). In order to keep himself attached to a rich family, he would need to treat her well and show his worthiness to her family. When first arriving in Naples, Jack’s focus is still on obtaining Melissa’s wealth and not the honeymoon. After their first argument upsets Jack, he reminds himself, why he had married her and that “there’s no point in getting your foot in the door if the next thing you do is stick it in your mouth” (251). Through this passage, Jack is telling himself to calm down, so that his plan does not fail after it has been progressing perfectly so far. This plan can lead to more wealth
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