Would the story have worked as well without fly fishing?

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Richard Whitehead wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 23:49
Richard Whitehead wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 23:48
Yes, it could have worked but tasteless
The fly fishing adds flavor to this story
It's the framework of this story

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Richard Whitehead wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 23:49
Richard Whitehead wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 23:49
Richard Whitehead wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 23:48
Yes, it could have worked but tasteless
The fly fishing adds flavor to this story
It's the framework of this story
It can't be ignored

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I think fly fishing is merely the group activity that brings the women together - they could have bonded over any other group activity since I feel that it is the friendship and bonds form that is the strongest theme explored in the story.

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I can't really tell but I know people make friend at anyplace. Friendship might have resulted without fly fishing.

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Fly fishing was an activity that brought the women together. But i think the story would have worked without it if fhere was an alternative activity that brought the women together

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I think in books like this, something like the fly fishing is a kind of central pivot point around which the plot spins. While you could take it away, it would certainly be a different book then.

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Yes, I personally think another hobby could have been used to replace fly fishing. However, some lessons learned from fly fishing practice such as patience and the like may not be contained in the new story. Also, with a different hobby, the new book may be less unique and appealing though the reverse could also result that is an even more interesting book.

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Sometimes the simplest of everyday things can bring out the best in a story. You'd be surprised how many women love to fish; so the fly fishing was a good touch.
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Kibetious wrote:
22 Apr 2018, 08:23
Vivianne Nat wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 06:32
I believe it would have worked differently though the thought of the fly fishing didn't really matter much. As what you guys said in previous posts, take the story of the characters out the book and land them on different place and their own stories would actually still be the same. It revolved around the idea of friendship hence i believed, it would still live on without the fly fishing thingy.
Nice point there. Taking their stories out and placing them in a different setting would for sure not change their story as long as they share a common interest or were capable of adapting to this setting.
Exactly. Plus, friends always have a thing in common which is why they usually come together. So whichever hobby or thing they get into, the story will still be as good as it is.
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The fly fishing fitted well with the story, however there could have been other favorite past times as well like regular long walks in woods or something like that i guess
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Jeyasivananth wrote:
12 Feb 2018, 14:33
I personally feel the fly fishing sport has worked wonderfully for the story line. I cannot imagine the story without .It is not merely a passion that links all the characters but it also teaches them the skills to sustain and grow amidst the vicissitudes of life.Like the art of fly fishing the art of living too demands one to learn and unlearn , be aware and adapt, practice and persevere and above all to make connection and release. One can maybe substitute this metaphor with something else ..perhaps music or any other . But i feel its too perfect as it is to suggest a substitution.
I agree with you on this. The art of fly fishing teaches the characters a lot. Any other activity will have different strongpoints and might shape the storyline differently.

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I feel that although the fly fishing is a central theme to the narrative, I have to agree that the women's connections and relationships with each other is more important than the fishing itself. The fishing merely acts as a conduit for the friendships and could be, with some careful consideration, replaced with something else.

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I'm not sure, but I believe, this book is first and foremost a story about fly fishing, with the act of friendship as an accompanying theme. So, I'm thinking the story works well to educate and encourage fly fishing as I agree with the remainder of your question and prospective.
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Any sport or activity that could have brought the women together could have worked as well. I don't think there was any special aspect of fly fishing other than connecting them and causing them to spend time together.

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While it is true that the main theme of the book is friendship, the link between the characters is generated by fly fishing. In addition, the fact that this activity requires technique, patience, learning and an outdoor environment, generates a very particular atmosphere that gives a distinctive touch to the book.

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