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Rebirth through Water

Water as a purifier is used throughout literature to represent a character’s transformation and self discovery.  Foster uses water in baptism to “symbolize death and the rebirth as a new individual” (Foster). Water represents a turning point in the story … Continue reading

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Into the Wilderness

Uncultivated, uninhabited, and inhospitable are some of the words people typically use to describe a wilderness, but in literary terms wilderness can have quiete a different meaning. It can be associated with words such as transformation, self discovery, and growth. … Continue reading

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The Significance of Mealtime

Throughout literature the power of food is interpreted in different ways, all of which stem from the original meals of the Bible. The unifying quality of a meal, first shown in the iconic story of the Last Supper, is remembered … Continue reading

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