Life is a Highway

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"For about as long as anyone's been writing anything, there seasons have stood for the same set of meanings." (Foster 178)

I had never really but this particular observation together until now and now am finding examples of seasons representing things in many works I read before. The relationship between spring and youth became exceptionally noticable to me in the musical "Spring Awakening". I mean Spring in right in the title!

But what's more interesting to me is that we always have to relate or compare something to something else. Nothing is just plain black and white. I feel like it's so much of our culture. We have to use metaphors for everything. For example, your life just can't be your life, but it can be compare to a  journey or a highway or the seasons and so on and so forth. It get's a little annoying.


Jennifer Prex said:

In terms of things in literature not being black and white, I think that's because nothing in life is just plain in black and white. It's not that simple in real life, so why would it be in literature? I agree that when a comparison is overdone, it can get cliche and annoying. That's why it's a good idea for writers to always try to come up with something new when possible.

Meagan Gemperlein said:

You're very right. I think you comment was what I was trying to get at, but it didn't come out right.

I get very, very annoyed when analyzing liteature because sometimes I just want to take a work for how it is. I don't what to find symbols or make connections. I just want to appreciate the story as just printed words on the paper and nothing else. I think looking into literature can sometimes kill the story for the reader.

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