The Swimmer Essays

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...

9th Grade

The Swimmer

“The Swimmer,” is a short story written by John Cheever. In his short story titled “The Swimmer,” the main character, Neddy Merrill, attempts to travel home by swimming through his neighbors’ pools. As the story progresses, time is shown to be...