From the onset of civilization, society has increased its capabilities in the quest for survival. Methods of achieving fundamental needs have been belittled through modernization. In 1946, a time period defined by abundant technological advancement, Elizabeth Bishop describes the art of capturing a fish from water, an act once used simply as a food source, in her poem “The Fish.” As the narrator caught the fish only to observe and then release the creature, the reader
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a fish, an act that was once reserved only for a food source, in her poem “The Fish.” As the storyteller caught the fish only to observe and then release the creature, the reader develops a desire to discover what is observed.
Bishop, Elizabeth. “The Fish.” Responding to Literature, 3rd Ed. Ed. Judith A. Stanford. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield, 1999. 1210-12.
Costello, Bonnie. “Attractive Mortality.” Elizabeth Bishop: Questions of Mastery. Cambridge: Harvard U Press, 1991. 63.