This quote " i will remember and recover, not forgive and forget" connects with ": Goin' Fishin' " Because Lionel didnt want to forgive Neal becasue of what he had done. Mrs Anderson went to go visit Lionel and told him that she knew that Neal went to go visit him trying to get forgiveness. Lionel still remebers about the insident and has recovered . But he was not willing to forgive. In the story it states " He needs you to forgive him." " wont happen. He killed my family."
This quote " pain makes people change " connects with " Goin' Fishin' " because Neal feels really bad for what he had done to Lionel's family. Neal feels so bad that he went to Lionel's house and tried to fix things with. Lionel opened his door and saw that Neal was there but he didnt want to do anything with him. At that moment Lionel noticed that Neal had changed. In the story it states " I noticed how thin he looked, how raggedy. All his athleticism, that confident gait he had in fourth grade, when he was the sixth fastest hundred yard breast stroker in the state, was gone."
This quote connects with ¨ Goin´Fishin´¨ because leonel feared to tell his father his theory when they were flishing as it states in the story ¨ Dad missed my theory, which was being formulated as we spoke and went something like this : With all those fish in the lakes, there have to be some smart ones and some dumb ones" Etc... Leonel regrets not being a better person as it states in the story " in the moment that i helplessly watched my family's death unfold before me, I wish i lived differently, done my chores on time, told no lies, eaten my vegetables, thanked my parents for giving me a room of my own, told them i loved them been a better big brother for Kyle. Leonel regretted not doing what he was supposed to when demanded and now that his family is gone he feels selfish and ashamed for not being at his best.
This quote ¨sometimes silence is the best way to let someone know they did you wrong¨ connects wth ¨ Goin´ Fishin´ ¨ because Leonel´s dad was a ¨head shaker ¨ anytime Leonel did something wrong his dad would shake his head and stayed silent. In the story it states ¨ My father was a head shaker ¨ Sometimes his dad would tell him ¨ you need to think,¨ he'd say ¨ if you'd just think.¨
this quote " I have an angel in heaven watching over me and i call him daddy " goes with " Goin' Fishin'" because Leonel lost his dad in a sun runner accident. Leonel´s father was killed by Leonel´s best friend Neal Anderson. In the story it states ¨ The person who killed my family was my best friend in fourth.¨ Not only did Neal kill Leonel´s father. This quote connects with this story becasue Leonel´s father is watching over him.
This quote "Life is better with friends " goes well with the story " Goin' Fishin'" because of the friendship Lionel had with Elaine. Lionel has always a special love for Elaine. In the story it states " I never loved her, not like a girlfriend; but i cried with her, and i told her everything." Elaine is like his female best friend, she has always been there for Lionel.