* Chapter 4: Jacob was doing watch wile customers waited outside to see Barbara.
After, Jacob met up with Camel who complained of being too old and his whole body aching. Later the evening, Earl takes Jacob to see Al so he can get a better job.
“Water for Elephants” really just symbolizes everything about the novel.
From the old man telling his story in the beginning, to the relationship of the characters in the circus, to the plot, the title relates to everything.
Jacob becomes their vet and bunks with Kinko, a performer.
* Chapter 5: Jacob wakes back up to reality where he is ninety or ninety-three. During lunch he watches out the window at the circus. He gets angry about the food not being real and throws it on the ground.As the river fell down the chasm the sound was as thunder, and water spray rose high in the sky, white like the smoke of a bush fire.The bush is like a tropical forest as the spray rains down on it continually, and it is untouched by man.I think it could be interpreted in many different ways.If I had to rename it, however, I would choose something along the lines of “The Most Spectacular Show on Earth.” Mainly, because that is partially what the name of the actual circus is called, and the title would also show irony. I think that Sarah Gruen did a great job showing contrast between history and fiction.Soon the animals were gone; the river flows on into the night.Not far away there was a noise like thunder that sounded constantly.They carefully approach; stopping to be sure, no predators are near. Some suddenly will jump and struggle as a crocodile grabs it and drags it under the water.Elephants come and splash around squirting water over themselves with their long trunks, or rolling in the mud, which is to them a treat.The valley is 1500 miles of wilderness, totally unspoiled by man’s encroachment. On its banks are mud flats and reeds, where crocodiles lie in the sun, and further away dense trees and forests of Mopani trees, interspersed with huge grey prehistoric baobab trees with branches that look like roots.In the day, the sun is a burning yellow fire, and everything wilts under it. As the evening comes the setting sun paints the sky with streaks of pink and orange, and the animals emerge. In the water large hippopotamus frolic, not intimidated by the presence of crocodiles. Large tan colored kudu, as tall as a horse, with their white flashes and meter long spiral horns, smaller dark brown impala with short spiked horns, tiny brown duiker.