Usually not literal flying, but might use images of flying, birds, etc. f.Irony trumps everything16.It’s All About Sex…a.Female symbols: chalice, Holy Grail, bowls, rolling landscape, empty vessels waiting to be filled, tunnels, images of fertilityb.Male symbols: blade, tall buildingsc.Why? i.Before mid 20thc., coded sex avoided censorshipii.Can function on multiple levelsiii.Can be more intense than literal descriptions 17.…Except Sex.When authors write directly about sex, they’re writing about something else, such as sacrifice, submission, rebellion, supplication, domination, enlightenment, etc. 18.If She Comes Up, It’s Baptism 19.Geography Matters…a.What represents home, family, love, security?b.What represents wilderness, danger, confusion? i.e. tunnels, labyrinths, junglesc.Geography can represent the human psyche (Heart of Darkness)d.Going south=running amok and running amok means having a direct, raw encounter with the subconscious.e.Low places: swamps, crowds, fog, darkness, fields, heat, unpleasantness, people, life, deathf.High places: snow, ice, purity, thin air, clear views, isolation, life, death 20.…So Does Season 21.Marked for Greatness
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