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What Is The Mood Of The Swimmer By John Cheever

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The short story “The Swimmer” by John Cheever sets in the midsummer season with the main character, Neil Merrill, who is described as a slender man “far from young” nevertheless with a very young soul (1). After Merrill recalls a good summer memory, he decides to go back home in a particular way, swimming across every of his friends’ pools. On his journey, he discovers something else more significant that might had kept him away from reality for a very long time. Authors like Staley Kozikowski in her literary criticism in this story named ,“Damned in a Fair Life: Cheever’s the swimmer”, states that Cheever’s work uses plenty of metaphoric language and makes allusion to Dante Alighieri writing in “Inferno’,
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