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Unformatted text preview: Stephen Jabaut November 27, 2007 Prof. Doty English 11 “Unwilling Wingman” Essay In the short story that I wrote, I had several goals that I wished to accomplish. One was to create a sub level allegory to sex and virginity. Another was creating grotesque characterizations of the creatures and places in the story. I also hoped to have subtle correlations to the macabre. In addition, I wanted to do all of this without dialogue. I also wanted to use motifs of fate and cruelty. I suppose that my story varied more from the others in that the “macabre” and the “grotesque” were simply elements used to advance and deepen the meaning of the story, where as others were the central focus of the story. I stand by what I did and think it all came out very well. The underlying sexual themes also played into the “grotesqueness” of the story. For example the fact that the lion was “white”, not only made him incongruent from the normal, but also made him a symbol for virginity. In addition, all of the characters, save for the crocodile and also made him a symbol for virginity....
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2008 for the course ENGL 011 taught by Professor Johnson during the Fall '08 term at Lehigh University .

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