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Walking Distance-Twilight Zone 1×05

Walking Distance-Twilight Zone 1×05

-Find Episodes of Twilight Zone on Amazon Walking Distance (1×05) “Walking Distance” of The Twilight Zone is entirely about nostalgia, and the protagonist, Martin Sloan, is symbolic for it. Martin is a stressed business man who happens to come upon a drugstore in his hometown. When he enters this drugstore, he is overwhelmed by the sense of nostalgia he gets from it. The drugstore, for him, is a symbol of the good times he had as a child, noted by how much he discusses with the owner the memories of being in the drug store when he was young. He speaks fondly about how everything is the same, which is […]

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Time Enough at Last-Twilight Zone 1×08

Time Enough at Last-Twilight Zone 1×08

-Find Episodes of Twilight Zone on Amazon  “Time Enough at Last” Symbolism (Twilight Zone) “Time Enough at Last” is a Twilight Zone episode that is about the dangers of obsession. Henry Bemis, the nerdy glasses-wearing protagonist, loves to read. Books end up being a symbol for obsession, as everything in the story revolves around them. Henry Bemis is always talking about books at his job to customers, even if they don’t care, and goes so far as to read and ignore customers to continue reading. He even sneaks away during work to read. This symbol of his obsession becomes even more apparent when his boss scolds him for reading like […]

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Monsters Are Due on Maple Street-Twilight Zone (1×22)

Monsters Are Due on Maple Street-Twilight Zone (1×22)

-Find Episodes of Twilight Zone on Amazon The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (1×22) “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” is a Twilight Zone episode about paranoia. The town of Maple Street is a symbol for the United States. The monsters that everyone is looking for are symbols for communists. To understand the symbolism in this story, it is necessary to understand that this episode was created with McCarthyism in mind. McCarthyism was the hunt for communists who were hiding in America during World War II. This paranoia caused by McCarthyism caused Americans to turn on each other in an effort to find and arrest communist spies, and […]

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Hitch-Hiker-Twilight Zone 1×16

Hitch-Hiker-Twilight Zone 1×16

-Find Episodes of Twilight Zone on Amazon The Hitch-Hiker Meanings and Interpretations “The Hitch-Hiker” is a story about the fear of death. Throughout this entire Twilight Zone episode, Nan Adams is seen running away from a mysterious man hitchhiking. This hitchhiker is the symbol for death and he continues to follow Nan Adams through the episode as she tries to flee from him. During the opening narration of the episode, Rod Serling mentions that Nan had an accident on the road, but it is never really elaborated on. Nan first sees this hitchhiker after this accident, and the hitchhiker relentlessly follows her. When talking about the hitchhiker at the beginning […]

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Rafts in Lost

Rafts in Lost

Throughout the first season of Lost, Michael tries to build a raft to get everyone off the island. Despite rafts being used to travel, the raft in Lost symbolizes no escape. Michael spent much of his time with a few others building the raft. When it was nearing completion, it was set on fire by his son, Walt, because he didn’t want to leave the island. This is just the first of many times that the raft has impeded the survivors from leaving the island. Michael built another raft with more help from the survivors and seemed to make great progress on it. While they were going on time to […]

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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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Numbers in Lost

Numbers in Lost

The numbers were the winning lottery numbers that Hugo “Hurley” Reyes won $114 million dollars. Throughout Lost, Hurley had incredible bad luck after winning the money and believed the numbers were cursed. This is shown to be true throughout the series because the numbers are constantly seen when bad things happen. Because of this, the numbers in Lost symbolize bad occurrences. When Hurley was in a mental institution, he heard of the numbers from a mental patient who repeated the numbers constantly. When he later went back to ask the mental patient about all of the bad luck, he suddenly becomes more lucid and starts shouting that Hurley should not […]

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Running in Lost

Running in Lost

Kate Austen is seen running away for most of Lost. The reasons that Kate would often run away is because she didn’t want to be accountable for the things she’s done. This means that running is a symbol for avoiding accountability for Kate. This begins for Kate when she kills her stepfather by blowing up her own house and making it look like it was the result of a gas leak. When she told her mother what she had done, her mother informed the police about what happened. This is what has led Kate to constantly run away from the accountability for her actions of murdering her father. She is […]

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Hayden McClaine in FX’s American Horror Story

Hayden McClaine in FX’s American Horror Story

Find “American Horror Story” on Amazon Hayden McClaine as a Symbol American Horror Story’s Hayden McClaine is the young woman that Ben Harmon had an affair with. The character of Hayden McClaine is a rather disturbed and detached woman that becomes very psychotic as the series goes on. Because of this, Hayden is a symbol for deception. During American Horror Story Hayden is often seen lying to Ben in order to force him to do things for her. When it comes to Hayden, Ben lies about her to his family and directly lies to Hayden as well. Meanwhile, the character of Hayden McClaine is constantly lying to Ben and his […]

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