Let's look back at 9 times the swimming star has said or done some questionable things.Preseason action always provides a jam-packed current of information to pick through, especially when rosters are still being shaped and tweaked as they are early in August.What did the first week of exhibition games teach us?

During the creation of a work, the rest of the world and its struggles go on.

Maybe the author or actor is having relationship issues, or drug issues, or got pregnant, or someone close to them died.

Or something major happened in the world: a disaster, a war, the death or birth of a public figure, a chaotic political climate, what have you. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.

Along with three consecutive gold medals in the 200-meter, Bolt has also won gold in the past three Olympic 100 meters.

Should he win gold in the 4x100-meter relay on Friday, he will become the first man in history to win sprinting's elusive "triple triple." By winning all three medals in the 110 meter hurdles, Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin became the first American women to ever sweep an Olympic track and field event. The United States and Spain finally lived up to expectations, posting blowout wins on Wednesday to reach the semi-finals of the Olympic men's basketball tournament as France and Argentina lost much more than a game.

Ryan Lochte is under fire for reportedly fabricating a mugging incident in Rio.

But this actually isn't the first time he's done something we just don't understand.

Often these events have an effect on the work, but not one that is visible to the viewer or reader unless they are privy to that outside knowledge. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil.

Some subtext is only speculative, and some comes from first hand sources such as interviews and DVD Commentary.