Two Views of a River

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Analysis of Two Views of the River by Mark Twain Wisdom and knowledge takes the poetry from our hearts . “Two Views of the River ‘ is an essay that depicts the passing over of an individual from innocence to wisdom and how things loose their significance when they cease to be something new , and later on , what we thought we wanted will become something trivial and insignificant in our eyes as we discover what it truly is .The way Mark Twain said “the language of the water ‘ reminds me of things in our lives , perhaps trades that we are trying to become the world ‘s experts of . Indeed , we try to work on our goals and become as great as we could be . We learn every facet of that object , as the river was to him . Referring to his mentioning of romance , it is comparable to falling in love . When people fall in love , they are in a fantasy world where everything is seen in rose-tinted glasses . Seeing only all the wonders of that world and refusing to see all the bad side . Once the glasses are removed , you can still remember all the memories and reminiscing all the thrills and happiness that those memories made you feel just as he recalled the way he was when he first fell in love with the river .When he learned everything he wanted to know , he discovered that what he has found was something worthy but in the process , he lost a part of himself that he could never ever regain nor recapture again and perhaps it is his ability to dream . What he has found disillusioned him . But then he remembers the way he was and the way he used to view things . All the beauty he once saw has turned jaded . It is perhaps his perspective that changed but even , it makes him sad to realize that . Maybe , he also realized that he has become cynical , if you will view his loss of passion in relation to life , politics even . He was reminiscing the way he had first seen the river , like someone “bewitched ‘ and in awe of all the beauty that he saw and he said that instead of seeing...
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