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My Body is a Cage: T h e F o u n t a i n and Our Literature Of all the healthy points of light in the sky, how did they find one that was dying? Our bodies are prisons for our souls, our skin and blood the iron bars of confinement. But fear not. All flesh decays. Death turns all to ash. And thus…death frees every soul. --- Trace the parallels between the three stories: Tomas the Spanish conquistador/Queen Isabelle, Tommy the modern researcher/Izzi, his wife, and Tom the lonely traveler. What links and commonalities do you see between the three eras? (They’re direct at times, and symbolic at others.)
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Unformatted text preview: The film emphasizes cycles and circles in its dialogue, plot points, and imagery. What is it getting at? What do you think they mean? Which other themes and motifs do you see reinforced, and how are they featured? Why are they significant? (Some places to begin: light, love, loyalty, denial, defense, fear, etc.) Would you drink from the Tree of Life? Would you choose to live forever? How does this film relate to our curriculum? In other words, how can you connect it to our literature and ideas? Write notable quotes here; you may find them useful later. (Hint, hint.)...
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