I Believe I Can Fly

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Before I start talking about whatever, I'd like to share a tip for the next portfolio. Gathering all those links was a pain in the butt so now whenever I make an entry or comment on someone else's, I save the links in a Word file with a description of what the entry is about. Just thought I'd share that.

This is for Ch. 13-15 of How to Read Literature Like a Professor.

"In general, flying is freedom, we might say, freedom not only from specific circumstances but from those more general burdens that tie us down" (127).

Hayao Miyazaki's (known for Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke along with other films) films always have the theme of flight in them. I could do a whole entry on that, maybe I will in a different one.

Flying can also be related to huris aka pride. When someone can fly, they are literally and figuratively above everyone else. As they fly overhead, the people below them appear like insects on the sidewalk. If humanity ever did find a way to fly without the use of an airplane, blimp, etc., we probably wouldn't emphasis it as much.



Jeremy Barrick said:

No, you are right.Flying used figuratively is fantasy like. Flight has not been around that long, but I do realize that people cannot fly by themselves. That is why we, society, has such mechanisms; airplanes and helicopters. They help us get from point A to point B.

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