For example, the essay shows that the lake serves as a setting for familial interactions, especially in the author’s past.In relation, the lake serves as a venue for reflection.
It stands as a reminder of his childhood experiences.
In this regard, the lake sheds light on the benefit of having some form or degree of permanence in life.
White recalls the time when "[his] father rolled over in a canoe" and another time when "[they] all got ringworm" but none of this mattered in the long run, after all, this was the best place on earth.
To White the mountain lake is seen as "constant and trustworthy", and on the trip back there with his own son, White wondered if "time would have marred" the appearance of the lake.
White’s experience brings him at the lakefront, at which he finds himself staring at the same lake, virtually unchanged.
This means that White considers some things that do not really change in spite of the changes around it and the changes that White experiences in his life.
Thus, White emphasizes the negative side of new technologies.
Nonetheless, a White continues his story, it is indicated that he has a liking for old engines. Thus, even though he first views technology as something disruptive, there is also emphasis on the personal perception factor, which means that White did not like the noise of the new engine and, arguably, did not like the new engine, because of the fact that he wants and expected to see boats with the old engines that he saw in the childhood. All things change on the basis of the underlying principle that nothing is constant in this world and that ever little thing changes. White shows the lake is unchanged, but this may be only in his own perception.
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