LA-Innocence of Taboo

LA-Innocence of Taboo - The Innocence of Taboo A taboo is...

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The Innocence of Taboo A taboo is something that is not accepted or spoken of. It is typically avoided because it frequently evokes guilt or unrest. After reading “My Oedipus Complex” and “Hands”, one can gain a new understanding of what is taboo. While each story’s taboo is unique, it includes a character that is unaware of their involvement in something that is taboo. Throughout each story, the author clearly uses the language of the story to portray the taboo in a certain way. As a child, Larry has feelings of attraction for his mother which he expresses openly. The language used throughout the story portrays the main character’s innocence. “I put my feet out from under the clothes – I called them Mrs. Left and Mrs. Right.” This remark shows Larry’s immaturity and innocence. The language of the story depicts Larry’s unawareness of his thoughts and feelings towards his mother. Once he senses a rivalry between his father and himself for his mother’s love, he wishes for his father to
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