Cat's Cradle Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
The Book of Bokonon / Bokononism
Bokononism is the native religion on San Lorenzo, and it's easily one of the oddest things in the book. Unlike most religions that claim to have answer to life, the universe, and everything, Bokono...
Okay, this one seems easy enough, right? This stuff represents the atomic bomb. Ice-nine is a polymorph of plain old ice and was developed to make war easier to win—just like the atomic bomb. Joh...
Graves and Death
You might have noticed grave imagery popping up often in Cat's Cradle. We don't mean grave as in serious—though it's that too—but grave as in tombstones and death and such. The novel is stuffed...
Was it just us, or was there a lot of bug imagery in Cat's Cradle? Well, let's scour the book and see what we can sweep up:• We are introduced to Frank shaking a jar full of insects during the da...
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