Parallels in John Cheever’s “The Swimmer”

In “The Swimmer”, John Cheever’s protagonist embarks on an epic journey that challenges readers’ perception of the world around them. As Neddy embarks on his journey down the “Lucinda River”, Cheever paints a strictly realist portrayal of suburban America. Yet as the story progresses, Cheever changes the environment around Neddy to convey a different message. … Read more