Category Archives: symbolism

Contrary: Lack Thereof

The lack of the contrary between “The Chimney-Sweeper” and “The Little Black Boy” stresses Blakes questions on how we know that God exists and whether a  “good” God who allows children of poorer circumstances to suffer is truly “good”. These non-contrarian poems assist in relaying the innocent perspective and tone of children for the circumstances […] Continue reading

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The Eye: In Gaming and Other Forms of Media

A. A. BENJAMIN   I’ve noticed a trend in the different mediums I’ve come in contact with lately.   What is the cultural significance of this eye and why do we fear it? It drives us instinctively to hide even when it has not been explained—game, movie or otherwise—why we should hide in the first place. […] Continue reading

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Symbolism in “Bound”

As I thought about “Bound” after the film screening, I realized there are a lot of really interesting symbols and images throughout the film.  Some of the most titillating symbols were blood and money, fingers, night/darkness, paint, and characters’ names.  … Continue reading Continue reading

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