Discuss symbolism in John Cheever’s “The Swimmer.”

Discuss symbolism in John Cheever’s “The Swimmer.”

5+ paragraphs
Details: This week’s literary club plans to discuss symbolism in John Cheever’s “The Swimmer.”
•Part 1: Prepare yourself for discussion with others.
?Explain what you think the following symbolize in this story:
¦The Pool
¦The Highway
¦The Character, Needy
?List and explain 2–3 other symbols you think are important to the outcome of the story.
?Explain why there may be different interpretations by readers.
•Part 2: Discuss with others.
?Discuss the symbolism of at least 2 items with someone who has a different interpretation than your own.
?Explain how and why multiple interpretations can occur when different people read the same story.
For assistance with your assignment, please use your text, Web resources, and all course materials. Please refer to the following multimedia course material(s):
•Unit 1: Imagination: Active Reading & Thinking
•Unit 1: Active Reading Guidelines
•Unit 1: Academic Literary Analysis Conventions
•Unit 1: How to Respond to Literature
•Unit 4: Attitude, Meaning, Symbolism & Allegory
•Unit 4: Tone, Irony & Symbolism
•Unit 4: Practice Analyzing Tone & Symbolism
In your own words, please post a response to the Discussion Board and comment on at least 2 other postings. You will be graded on the quality of your postings.

Discuss symbolism in John Cheever’s “The Swimmer.”