Posted by Hil on October 21, 1997 at 19:26:24:
In response to How Could I Miss It???, written by Karen R on October 21, 1997 at 18:13:43
] ] If there is a biologist or zoologist out there, please confirm whether my anatomical analysis is correct!!!
] Cropper is a worm
] Beatrice is the bird
] Blackadder is the snake
] All of them are animals who have this pre-stomach thing. They all possess bits and pieces of the poet's life and have only partially digested them.
] Cute, huh??? Byatt is soooooo good. Now I can go home.
This is a wonderful analysis! I'm so glad to be sharing all this! I always have this feeling that so many of the allusions are passing me by, but I get so driven to find out what happens next that I leave them. This way I can revisit them, and find out a lot more that I hadn't even thought of.
Don't you always wonder just how many of these allusions and themes are deliberate? Obviously many many are, but I think the writer must become so immersed in it that some slip in inadvertantly.
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