Norman Mclean


if anyone knows the book A River Runs Through It by Norman Mclean please email me with some information i would greatly appreciate it if you could help me answer this question " The Father explains to Norman that the 'words are beneath the water'. Explain what he means by this and explain why this is important in terms of the relationship between paul and norman. PLease help
thank you

>>By jessika   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 02:14)

what do you need to know about a river runs through it

>>By mountain boy   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 02:14)

jessika, what i believe he is saying by the words are beneath the water, is to listen to the the water and it will talk to you, he is trying to show paul the deeper side of fly fishing, rather than justt go out there and toss your line in the water. that is the way i see it. hope that may give you some insight.

>>By mountain boy   (Sunday, 26 Jan 2003 02:14)

When God created all acoording to the bible, he did it through word (check out the greek meaning of logos, not enough time to write all about that). By looking beyond the physical, or beneath the water, we can see the word of god. Futhermore, we can participate in this word, not just spectate, not sit in church and read about others visions of the word. Establishing this contact with the spiritual side of fly fishing bonded the brothers no matter how much their lives drifted apart. When they went out together, judgements and fights were left behind.
Of course this is all just my interpretation.

>>By blue_heron74   (Monday, 10 Feb 2003 17:22)

It says: eventually, all things come together and a river runs through it. Raindrops on top of rocks and beneath them are the words of those past. Water still haunts me! I believe this is an interpretation of how one can see the past in the present. How you can feel the words beneath them

>>By tim   (Monday, 31 Mar 2003 18:33)

i think he feels he will always remeber the memories of his youth, and that they will never leave his mind

>>By sharan   (Friday, 11 Apr 2003 03:01)

the words have allways been there.there was no beginning and there is no end .the rocks turn ,change shape,change locations,but the words will never change they have been there before the begging of time. the words are the words of God.

>>By john morton   (Thursday, 15 May 2003 21:51)

Have you watched the movie? it follows the book!

>>By Lynn   (Friday, 16 May 2003 04:31)

The words are the landmarks of time itself; the imprint left by all things that have existed for the brief period that life affords us. But life, apart from our solitary existence as individuals, flows constantly through the soul of the river. Time has no barrier and no exact place to go. Our lives create the words of the past that speak to us constantly as a reminder of all things that have existed. Those words become the tracks left by time on it's journey to forever.

>>By Phillip Bunn   (Sunday, 18 May 2003 18:31)

What a beautiful movie and a refreshing departure from typical hollywood trash. Robert Redford did a wonderful narration. I have seen this movie several times due in part to the magnificently spectacular scenery. I also love the music scores.I do read alot but i havent read the book. Does Norman Mclean have other works as my reading usually leans toward science and history i am unfamiliar with some of the literarys.

>>By wes crittendon   (Friday, 30 May 2003 07:08)

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