Nick's Use Of Symbolism In The Road Hemingway

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First on Hemingway symbolism is river. The river is something that Nick can rely on, like a certainty, or like a insurance. Now, while Heraclitus said that “No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.”For Nick it provides all sorts of safety clearly because he knows that it will always be there in the same place. If the readers see, change isn’t Nick’s thing—at least, not with the way he is in this story. Stuff like the burned town of Seney, or the sudden movement of the trout, seem to really bother him. That’s because change is unpredictable, and he can’t really do much about it. But the river is always and the same spot. It’s a constant that Nick can use to establish his own position,
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