The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
The Graveyard as A Library
We’re going to make what might sound like a bizarre suggestion: the graveyard, in addition to being a graveyard, is also meant to represent a library. No, really. See, author Neil Gaiman says th...
The headstone is a symbol of friendship, caring, and compassion. Headstones themselves are symbols – they’re a sign of respect for the person buried on the spot. They’re meant to keep that pe...
The Brooch, the Knife, and the Cup
These are the items the Sleer guards while it waits for its master. They seem to be signs of greed, and the Sleer is also a greedy being. For a minute, the Sleer seems like it’s extremely loyal,...
Danse Macabre, or the Macabray
The Danse Macabre, or, as the graveyard folks call it, the Macabray, is a dance between the living and the dead. (By the way, anything that deals with death can be called “macabre.” For example...
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