OoC Thread: Swords Crafted From Ink (Read the Rules)
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02-19-2007, 06:59 PM
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Re: OoC Thread: Swords Crafted From Ink (Read the Rules)
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For the most part, writers don't sit down and consciously decide they're going to put certain things in their stories in order to be symbolic. The way I've heard it is that writers are the ones who sit down and write a good story, while the literary analysts are the ones who pick over an already published story to try to make sense of what the writer is saying.
Lets be honest, many writers who are accliamed as having in depth symbolism in their writing simply wrote what came to mind. Symbolism is an almost entirely personal thing, it is only when someone points out the symbolism in a peice of writing that it becomes apparent to many. This is not because they are somehow less observant or stupider than those who do see the symbolism, they simply just don't apprehend it as they do not feel that personally that it carries any symbolism. although most would subscribe to the symbolism of the topis they still don't feel any personal connection to it and thus the said symbolism is an entirely third person experience.
"The vessel is just a construct of that which it contains,
its thought and its essence,
thus becoming the soul."
I know people who see something that and go into overdrive, literally.
Not because they are any smarter than me, they simply see a greater meaning in what is to me something that is dramatically straightforward. Its a guy talking about a car. They however blabber on about it being the very definition of human conciousness and awareness of self?
I just thought I would elaborate on that point.
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