A Monster Calls
A Monster Calls Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
The Yew Tree
If you don't know what a yew tree looks like, imagine the most Goth-looking Christmas tree ever. It has gnarled bark, a short trunk, and needles and berries instead of big flat leaves. Its branches...
A Monster Calls is chock-full of clocks. Whenever Conor has his nightmare, there's one nearby, and it always reads 12:07. Let's take an inventory. There's:the one beside Conor's bedthe fancy heirlo...
Here it is, ladies and gents: the big fat elephant in the room. The C-word. The ultimate monster.Not only is cancer a plot device (we're all waiting for the dreadful moment when it kills Conor's mo...
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