Up/Down Movements: Whenever Nick
stands and climbs, his spirits are likewise rising. If he sits or descends, on the other hand,
he's feeling badly about himself. Thus, Hemingway made form to follow content.
"Good:"Hemingway mimics the biblical creation
story to demonstrate the way in which Nick has created his own paradise of sorts on earth.
River: The big, two-hearted river,
of course, symbolizes spiritual renewal for Nick Adams. This relates, also, to the kingfisher
idea mentioned in the theme review section. Like his character, Hemingway himself found an escape
from his suffering in his frequent trips to the wilderness of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.