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God is not a Fish Inspector

“God is not a Fish Inspector” In the short story “God is not a Fish Inspector,” written by W.D. Valgardson, Fusi’s powerful determination was influenced by the citizens in his community. To commence, the elderly populace reinforced Fusi’s resolute characteristic through their everyday lifestyle. By perceiving the routine of his age mates, Fusi realized that he did not want to be like them. He did not want to wait for death to come. They were confined to a senior home where rules and regulations were forced upon them. The freedom of doing, eating and even sleeping anytime they wanted was taken away and a new routine replaced their former habits. Fusi did not desire to be placed in that kind of confinement, nor did he want his freedom taken away from him and he did not want to just wait for death to befall him. As a result, Fusi Bergman became even more determined to not concede to his inevitable fate, and tried to avert his unavoidable ageing process. In addition, Mr. Bergman’s strong-willed persona was further induced by the fish inspectors. The power that drove Mr. Bergman to continue his ongoing fishing trips was the fact that he believed that he was too cunning to be caught by the authorities. Although the inspectors were aware of Fusi’s daily activities, they did not fine, nor approach him because they believed that no harm could come from what he was doing. By neglecting to allow Mr. Bergman to know what they were up to, he assumed that he was too shrewd to be caught. The thrill of deceiving the law impelled Fusi to be even more determined to continue his swindling of the law. Furthermore, his demanding daughter and his cowering son-in-law also provoked Fusi’s determination. Fusi’s daughter, Emma and her husband, John, only yearned to have Fusi sent to a senior home so that they could be rid of their burden. Emma said that she only had the best intentions for her father bu...

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