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If on a winter's night a traveler

If on a winter's night a traveler

  

by Italo Calvino

If on a winter's night a traveler: Symbols True or False

1. What object symbolizes Silas Flannery's male gaze and feeds his desire to write an ideal book? -> His spyglass
2. According to the boy scouts, what supernatural agent is sending messages through Silas Flannery's writings? -> Extraterrestrials
3. What do trains primarily symbolize in this book? -> Stories that are supposed to move along a clear path
4. What does Lotaria's story-analyzing machine primarily symbolize? -> A more efficient way of reading stories
5. What is symbolized by Ermes Marana's account of the Father of Stories? -> The total nonsense behind storytelling

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