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Torah (Book)

Torah (Book)

-Find the Torah on Amazon Symbolism in the Torah Myths tell people who they are. The Book of Genesis told the Israelites who they were, where they had come from, and where they were headed as a people.  The books of Exodus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy continued the myth of the Israelite people. The Book of the Leviticus does carry the myth as well but is a book of laws and regulations rather than a book of creation myth. The Book of Genesis told the Israelite people why they were in Egypt and where they were headed as people. The Book of Exodus gave details about the captivity of the Hebrew […]

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Harry Potter, Mythology, and the Bible

Harry Potter, Mythology, and the Bible

-Find Harry Potter on Amazon The Symbolism of Harry Potter, the Bible, and Mythology Myths are either alive or dead. Western culture lost its ability to create myth, especially myth connected to sacred words and sacred space upon the arrival of the Enlightenment.  However, centuries of cultural memories of sacred space and sacred words are alive and thriving in modern Western culture. Images of the sacred can be found throughout modern literature and modern films. J.k. Rowling’s the Harry Potter series has sold millions of copies in multiple languages and The Harry Potter movies have made billions of dollars at box offices worldwide. In the film Harry Potter and the […]

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I Shot an Arrow into the Air-Twilight Zone (1×15)

I Shot an Arrow into the Air-Twilight Zone (1×15)

-Find Episodes of Twilight Zone on Amazon I Shot an Arrow into the Air (1×15) “I Shot an Arrow into the Air” is a Twilight Zone story about desperation and survival. A space ship launched and disappeared from communications, prompting the survivors of the crash to assume they landed on an asteroid. One of the survivors and the protagonist of this episode is Colonel Donlin, the symbol for humanity because he cares for the survivors.  Officer Corey is a crew member who wants to survive by any means. He symbolizes desperation. While Donlin wants to try and save the remaining survivors, Corey butts heads with him because of his selfish […]

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Heroin in Lost

Heroin in Lost

What Does Heroin Symbolize in Lost? Each time that heroin is seen in Lost it symbolizes addiction. This is seen primarily with the character of Charlie Pace, because he is shamelessly addicted to heroin at the start of the series. Before he crashed on the island, Charlie was a rock star who blew much of his money on heroin. Before Charlie got addicted, his brother Liam was addicted during the time that their band was popular. They soon lost popularity because Liam was becoming sloppier, showing the destruction of addiction.  Eventually, Charlie got so upset at his brother for destroying their band he took the heroin for himself and eventually became […]

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Hatch Door in Lost

Hatch Door in Lost

Hatch Door Meaning in Lost The hatch door in Season 1 of Lost is symbolic for faith. Throughout the latter half of Season 1, the hatch door was a focus of John Locke and Boone Carlyle. They both tried to open up the hatch, thinking that it would lead to something great and helpful for the group. They spent weeks trying in vain to open it up, but each attempt led to failure. Locke believed that the island wanted him to open up the hatch and even though Boone had wanted to give up at one point, Locke was able to convince him to believe in opening it up again. […]

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Anton Chekov and Symbols of Love

Anton Chekov and Symbols of Love

Find Anton Chekhov on Amazon Find the Symbolism of Love in Anton Chekhov While considered a modern playwright, Anton Chekhov’s ill health and work in the medical profession eventually lent itself to portraying the ideas of romanticism in his work. Out of all playwrights known to mankind, Chekhov is the most misunderstood, used, and abused. Every day horrific productions occur where amateur actors portray Chekhovian material as a melodrama void of any hope.  Chekhov himself often felt misunderstood by his peers and society, he thought himself to be funny, while others viewed him as dark. Chekhov’s true artistry is rooted in the fact that Chekhov genuinely cared for the people, […]

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Survival  in Anton Chekhov

Survival in Anton Chekhov

Find Anton Chekov on Amazon Symbols of Survival in Chekov Irina’s monologue in the beginning of Three Sisters symbolizes Anton Chekhov’s commitment to work. Using Irina as the vessel for these thoughts implies a naiveté in this process of thought.  Being the youngest, Irina is idealistic and still excited for the possibility of happiness-through work. It is not uncommon to see this piece of text perceived as reflection rather than an epiphany.  It only works with the latter, Irina is the heart of Three Sisters and so it is only appropriate she speaks from her heart, with boisterous urgency. When executed and analyzed correctly, Irina’s idealism is contagious.  Though “work” […]

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Skull and Bones Symbol

Skull and Bones Symbol

Find the Skull and Bones on Amazon What Does the Skull and Bones Symbol Mean? The skull and bones symbol is used by many secret societies to promote their agendas. The symbol is also used loosely with other organizations in attempt to portray a certain dark, evil image, and in others, a positive one. The three secret societies that the skull and bones symbol is most notable for is the Freemasons, Illuminati, and the Skull and Bones Society. The Freemasons use the skull and bones symbol as a marker for their emblematic culture and ceremonies. In the context of Freemasonry, the skull and bones actually doesn’t have a negative meaning at all, it represents rebirth within […]

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