Three Men in a Boat


Jerome K. Jerome

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The River

The river represents the powerful indifference of nature in contrast to the men’s romantic idealism. It is, of course, the site of the men’s attempt to relax and reach a state of leisure. Because it…

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Food in the story represents the conflict between the men’s desire for the simple pleasures of nature and the comforts of modern life. Though the men profess to seek communion with the natural world, the…

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