The Extended Metaphors

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The extended metaphor about Noah emphasizes on Durrell's mother's courage and resilience. As stated by Durrell, "she has steered her vessel of strange progeny through the stormy seas of life with great skill, always faced by the dangerous shoals of overdraft and extravagance, never being sure that her navigation would be approved by the crew, but certain that she would be blamed for anything that went wrong." (10) The image of Noah steering his ship in the hectic sea proficiently expresses the danger he faces, whilst the shoals resemble the high stakes, and the numerous animals on his ark represent the life placed in his hands. Rather than spending multiple paragraphs describing Durrell's mother's financial and emotional struggles, a single
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