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The Golden Darters We live in a changing society where people have to deal with hardships emotions and differences The relationship of father to daughter is one of the hardest We as people have come along way It used to be that a father and daughter couldnt be close The mother and daughter are together and the father and son are together Now it is encouraged for different sexes to be close In the Golden Darters Elizabeth Winthrop uses symbolism to demonstrate the difficulty of a father-daughter bond In the beginning of the story Winthrop uses the symbol of the golden darter to show how different fathers and daughters are Emily the young girl in the story has gone up to the lake house with her family for the month of July Her father has taken up the hobby of fly-tying a peaceful and relaxing hobby Throughout the story we come across the importance of fly-tying to the father I was the only child allowed to stand next to him while he worked 146 Emily and her father werent close which is why I imagine to be the reason of her fathers sudden wanting of Emily to tie flies Although Emily had other ideas we talked to boys smoke and had leg shaving parties 151 Despite Emilys unwillingness to help her father she finally gives in to her fathers demands Why father Because its time for you to try Thats ok I want to just watch Nonsense Emily Youll do just fine 147 As you can see Emily and her father may come from the same family but there is an obvious difference in opinion between the two Through the use of symbol of the golden darter Winthrop suggests that the reason for the daughters different ideals come from the age difference with her father You can break the overall concept of father-daughter difference into sub groups Such as age gender and
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