Teddy Symbolism, Imagery & Allegory
Sometimes, there’s more to Lit than meets the eye.
The Apple of Logic
Teddy introduces this concept to Nicholson towards the end of their conversation on the sun deck. When he tries to talk to Nicholson about "getting out of the finite dimensions," Nicholson responds...
Getting rid of the apple of logic is an important concept in "Teddy." In fact, getting rid of stuff in general, emptying out your body, seems to be part of Teddy's multi-step program on the path to...
The Orange Peels
When he's sticking his head out of the porthole, Teddy notices that someone has dumped a garbage can of orange peels into the ocean. Our first thought is that the orange peels demonstrate Teddy's n...
The Gladstone and the Leica
Mr. McArdle's obsession with his Gladstone suitcase and Leica camera exemplify his materialism, or to take on the authorial perspective, his very American materialism. While Teddy waxes philosophic...
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