Confessions Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
The Body as The Soul
Clever, clever, Augustine. By using the soul as a metaphor for the body, Augustine is actually being really clever. It may seem like old hat now to say that your soul is sick. But you know how Augu...
You know "The Fire Sermon" section of T.S. Eliot's super-major-important poem, "The Wasteland"? Augustine may as well be the one giving that sermon, because he's all over it… along with the Buddh...
Light and Dark
"And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good" (Genesis 1:3-4). When we see light/dark imagery, we immediately know what's up: good versus evil. Or...
The Pear Tree
Mmm, pears. Oh, sorry, we got distracted for a minute. So, one of the first real sins that Augustine commits—aside from throwing tantrums as a baby, which he can't remember—is stealing pears fr...
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