Loss of Innocence / Gaining of Knowledge in Porter's "The…
Loss of Innocence / Gaining of Knowledge in Porter's "The Grave"
Ring : :ring:
temptation , luxury and femininity
Rabbit : :rabbit:
innocence , act of killing the rabbit is loss of innocence
Garden : :evergreen_tree:
garden of eden
Fences : :hourglass_flowing_sand:
the threshold between innocence and corruption
paragraph 11 "Now... shot"
paragraph 14 "Don't tell a soul"
paragraph 10 " Waving... disputed"
paragraph 3 "They made a trade..."
defies gender roles , "powerful social sense" , curious
condescending , bossy , masculine , serious , possesive
symoolizes God (in Adam and Eve metaphor) and is confident in his beliefs
Innocence vs Corruption :warning:
ex: Miranda hunting , graveyard scene , death of the rabbit
Life vs Death :explode:
ex; the dead rabbit and rabbit babies , garden of eden vs the graveyard
Male vs Female :silhouettes:
ex: Paul falls into his role as a male , Miranda defying gender roles but slowly tempting
WHAT THE STORY ASSERTS ; ANALYSIS
in Porter's "The Grave" , she asserts that although difficult, a loss of innocence is a necessary aspect of life that results in both positive and negative effects.
gaining of knowledge
one will never be the same
hard time in one's life
slight comment on gender roles and male dominance